OnePlus is all set to launch its OnePlus 5 smartphone in the coming months. The company is busy with the last minute preparations for the device for which many fans are waiting eagerly. However, another group of fans may be feeling let down. The older device users had earlier requested the China-based company to release regular Android and security updates for the Oneplus 2, similar to how the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T handsets receive them.

However, now the company has specifically confirmed that it will not be releasing further updates for the older generation devices, such as the company's 2015 smartphone.

This news is likely to disappoint many fans and users of the handset, who had started a Thunderclap campaign asking for the updates earlier. Although the phone maker did not state whether the OnePlus X will keep receiving the updates, it seems unlikely at this point of time.

The smartphone will not receive Android Nougat update

Unfortunately, those who are still holding out hope of ever receiving the Android Nougat update on the OnePlus 2 smartphone, OnePlus’s confirmation comes as a disappointment. The company has declared the devices obsolete now and thus will not be updating them any longer. In an email reply to one user who had asked the company whether they would be releasing Android Nougat update for the OnePlus 2 handset, a company employee revealed that they would like to offer the update but, the company has discontinued such service to the “dated” phones.

It is interesting to note that the OnePlus 2 was launched in the markets in August 2015. So, technically it has not even been two years since its release and the company is already calling it “dated” and stopping all updates to the device. People who buy smartphones expect at least 2 to 3 years worth of upgrades so that they would not have to replace the devices each year.

However, company's policy of not updating its smartphones for at least 2 to 3 years could be a cause of worry to all OnePlus mobile phone owners.

Specs of the mobile phone

The OnePlus 2 features a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD display with 401 PPI pixel density. Apart from this, the handset comes with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of flash storage.

Alternatively, a 3 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory variant were also available in the markets. The smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC.

The device also boasted a 13-megapixel primary camera and a 5-megapixel front facing sensor. The OnePlus 2 comes with a 3,000mAh battery in tow and sported a fingerprint sensor and other mid-range specs. However, even though the hardware seems to be still up to date, OnePlus has decided to do away with software updates for the device.