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Android 10 for OnePlus 6 and 6T is next as OnePlus prepares the devices with Open Beta 25/17 updates

Once Google triggered the Android 10 OTA release button today, OnePlus was quick to follow the suit with its own rollout of Android 10 update for its OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro, both of which received the Open Beta 1 update today that gives users a taste of OxygenOS 10 in a beta build. But that left many OnePlus 6 and 6T users a bit disappointed as they also expected to get their own Android 10 update today itself.

Well, it seems there was a reason OnePlus couldn’t update the OnePlus 6 and 6T to Android 10 just yet. It looks like they need to prepare the devices for Android 10 update with another pre-10 Pie-based Open Beta update — and that actually also makes sense because these two devices didn’t get the Android 10-based DP4 and DP5 updates that OnePlus 7/7 Pro got.

Anyway, if you own a OnePlus 6 series device, and are on Open Beta build, then you must be receiving an OTA update to Open Beta 25 or Open Beta 17 respectively for OnePlus 6 or OnePlus 6T.

The changelog of the latest Open Beta update for the OnePlus 6/6T has only one item: preparing the device for the “major upcoming updates.‘ And that has to be Android 10, right?

OnePlus 6T Open Beta 17 update

If you ask us, this gives us a lot of confidence that an Android 10-based Open Beta update for the OnePlus 6 and 6T is right around the corner. There is no release date for that, but it may take OnePlus a few days to a few weeks, but we won’t mind it.

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If you consider like-for-like devices from any other OEM, let’s say Samsung, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9, which were its flagships last year, both the devices are expected to receive Android 10 beta only sometime in Jan-Feb 2020. If OnePlus gets you Android 10 Open Beta update in late-September or early-October, you have to be happy, right?

Thanks, Sameer!

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