OnePlus says the 7 Pro 5G will get Android 10 in Q1 2020
We’ve been talking a lot about the OnePlus 7T series lately, which initially launched without a separate 5G model. That was surprising considering OnePlus was one of the first to launch a 5G phone. We now know the OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition will be launching with 5G on T-Mobile, but we’ve also got some good (and bad) news for the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G on EE. It’s getting Android 10, but OnePlus says it’ll happen next year.
OxygenOS 10 based on Android 10 was released for the non-5G OnePlus 7 Pro and OnePlus 7 over a month ago. However, the 5G variant was left out in the cold, which certainly didn’t make owners happy. There’s a lengthy complaint thread over on the OnePlus Forums about the device. A OnePlus Community Manager took to that thread to share the news that they plan to release Android 10 for the OnePlus 7 Pro 5G EE in Q1 2020.
As a reminder, this is the changelog that OnePlus included with the OxygenOS 10 update for the 7 and 7 Pro (non-5G):
- Upgraded to Android 10
- Brand new UI design
- Enhanced location permissions for privacy
- New customization feature in Settings allowing you to choose icon shapes to be displayed in the Quick Settings
- Full-Screen Gestures
- Added inward swipes from the left or right edge of the screen to go back
- Added a bottom navigation bar to allow switching left or right for recent apps
- Game Space
- New Game Space feature now joins all your favorite games in one place for easier access and better gaming experience
- Smart display
- Intelligent info based on specific times, locations and events for Ambient Display (Settings – Display – Ambient Display – Smart Display)
- Now possible to block spam by keywords for Message (Messages – Spam – Settings – Blocking settings)
“Q1 2020” puts the release date somewhere between the first of the year and the end of March. It should also be noted that the Community Manager explicitly mentions the EE model, so we have no idea when Android 10 will arrive for OnePlus 7 Pro 5G models in other parts of the world. That’s a pretty big bummer as the 5G model costs more and has received a lot less support.
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