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Android offers so much flexibility as an operating system. Each and every OEM takes the platform in its own direction, adding key features to make Android unique. OnePlus is one of the best examples of this, and it’s found a way to offer one of the best Google experiences you can buy.

Whether it’s the powerful OnePlus 9 design or OnePlus’s prompt updates to the latest version, you know you’re getting more than you pay for. Here’s a deeper dive into how OnePlus and Google work so well together.

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Updates on time

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The early bird often gets the worm, especially when it comes to Android software. There’s just something special about being the first to get your hands on the latest version, and that’s what OnePlus is all about.

One of the key changes coming with the new Oxygen OS and Color OS integration is an even better maintenance system across the board. This means better support for the OnePlus Nord N family in addition to the flagships. The OnePlus 9 series will receive a trio of Android version updates along with four years of security support. Of course, the older OnePlus 8 and 8T series will get the same lengthy support, too.

On the Nord side, OnePlus has promised three years of security patches with one major Android version update. If you’re hoping to tap into new software right away, OnePlus is one of the best ways to go. It was one of the first non-Google OEMs to launch support for the Android 12 beta, and it’s kept up with new versions throughout all of the beta phases.

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Android is even better on the OnePlus 9 series

OnePlus 9 Pro side profile
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You don’t need to look any further than the OnePlus 9 series to find an incredible Google experience. Both the hardware and software are optimized to make the most of the operating system, and it all started in the design department.

A team of OnePlus engineers decked the OnePlus 9 family with 120Hz LTPO displays and blistering fast charging for a day of power in just 15 minutes. That means you can take advantage of your favorite Google features for hours on end. The OnePlus 9 series is even the first to support Fortnite at 90fps, which brings gaming to entirely new heights.

OnePlus also adopted a glass unibody design, which feels excellent in the hand. It’s comfortable to hold for hours on end, and the premium construction tops other aluminum devices with ease. The OnePlus 9 Pro also shows just how much you can do with a powerful camera — think 8K videos and 4K slow motion, not to mention the incredible ultra-wide lens.

Learn more: OnePlus 9 series buyer’s guide

A seamless, total package

A day’s power in 15 minutes:

  • Fastest wired and wireless charging (in the US) for a seamless user experience — plug and go wherever you are.

Upgraded camera:

  • Customized Sony sensor with Hasselblad Natural Color Science (natural color tuned with legendary camera brand Hasselblad) and one of the best ultra-wide cameras.

Optimal gaming experiences:

  • First to support Fortnite at 90fps, and one of the best gaming experiences with high refresh rates support for most mainstream mobile games with Hyper Touch.
  • Hyper Touch cuts down on in-game lag with sync speeds up to six times faster than other phones. Motion graphics smoothing also helps to boost your frame rate in apps like YouTube and Netflix to make everything run at its smoothest.

If you’re ready to see just how good OnePlus and Google can be, T-Mobile is waiting for you. Right now, the carrier is offering up to 50% off a OnePlus 9 or $375 in savings on a OnePlus 9 Pro. Check out the details and get yourself set up with the best Google experience around.