The Android 11 replace for the OnePlus 7 and 7T collection of telephones might be delayed, in keeping with an announcement made to the corporate’s Chinese language discussion board. This contradicts the earlier leaked schedule that indicated a December launch date. Given we’re midway by means of December, that just about actually means it will not land till subsequent 12 months.

The delay is because of a software program problem OnePlus claims to have encountered with decrypting knowledge on OnePlus 7 and 7T collection gadgets underneath Android 11. The corporate has been working with Qualcomm to discover a resolution, which is anticipated to occur this week. If that happens, a closed beta will occur this month, with an open beta deliberate for the long run. Whereas the announcement of a delay is restricted to the Hydrogen OS model of OnePlus’s software program (learn: the Chinese language model), the problem virtually actually impacts gadgets within the US and different markets that use Oxygen OS, given a shared codebase.

Though we’re fairly assured {that a} delay in Hydrogen OS means a delay for Oxygen OS as nicely, we’ve reached out to OnePlus to verify that’s the case, and we’ll make sure to replace our protection if and after we hear again.

OnePlus is falling additional and additional behind in terms of immediate supply of updates for its older telephones. In case you evaluate to final 12 months, the OnePlus 6 and 6T collection noticed a botched Android 10 rollout, which began in November of 2019, was subsequently pulled due to points, and in the end rolled out over the subsequent month. Which means the 7 and 7T collection are behind the schedule set by the prior technology’s telephones — and that is even earlier than this new delay. There’s additionally the lackluster replace schedule promised for the corporate’s newest Nord N10 5G and the delays for safety patches on the OnePlus 5 and 5T.

Hopefully, OnePlus can flip issues round and begin delivering extra immediate updates to its older gadgets. The OnePlus 7 Professional stays one in every of my favourite telephones from the previous couple of years. However the older it will get, the much less consideration it appears to obtain from the corporate, and that is a problem all of OnePlus’ older telephones appear to undergo.