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OnePlus Nord 2 gets June patch, but based on Android 11 instead of Android 12

OnePlus pushed the Oxygen OS 12 update to this phone well over two weeks ago.

Published onJune 15, 2022

OnePlus Nord 2 review back of the phone
Dhruv Bhutani / Android Authority

Welcome to the OnePlus Nord 2 update hub. Here you’ll find the latest information on updates to the second-generation Nord. We’ll detail the current software versions for the device and alert you if there’s a new update rolling out. OnePlus usually pushes out Oxygen OS updates to its Nord devices regularly, but availability may be affected by variant, carrier, and region.

The OnePlus Nord 2 will get two years of major Android upgrades (Android 12 and Android 13) and three years of security patches.

  • Current stable version: Android 12
  • When will the OnePlus Nord 2 get Android 13? Mid-2023 (Estimated)

Also read: OnePlus Nord 2 review

Latest OnePlus Nord 2 updates

June 15, 2022: Over two weeks ago, OnePlus pushed out the stable Android 12 update to the OnePlus Nord 2. However, that rollout is still happening, meaning there are still plenty of folks on Android 11. OnePlus must not be very confident that they’ll get Android 12 anytime soon, because the company is now pushing out a security patch update based on Android 11.

The update lands as Oxygen OS A.21. The update doesn’t include anything aside from the June 2022 security patch. Theoretically, users on Android 12 will not see this update, but users still locked to Android 11 will. Hopefully, the next time OnePlus pushes a security patch, it will be for Android 12 because all Nord 2 devices would have it by then.

To check if an update is available, head to Settings > System > System updates on your device.

Previous OnePlus Nord 2 updates

  • May 31, 2022: The time has finally come for OnePlus Nord 2 owners, as stable Android 12 is now being released for your device (h/t: XDA-Developers). However, OnePlus seems to have still labeled this as a beta version (C.04), suggesting that the company feels its most recent beta was good enough for a stable release.
  • April 20, 2022: OnePlus is pushing out the April update to the Nord 2, numbered Oxygen OS A.20. It didn’t bring Android 12, but offered the April 2022 Android security patch along with a few fixes. One of these fixes relates to “abnormal screen display” when using Facebook video calls.
  • March 11, 2022: OnePlus is rolling out the vA.19 update for Oxygen OS 11 on the OnePlus Nord 2. It brings the February 2022 security patch and a series of bug fixes. It didn’t bring any new features, though.
  • February 24, 2022: The OOS vA.17 update only landed on the Nord 2 a few weeks ago, but we’ve already got vA.18. It’s a hotfix, essentially, with a patch for an error that would cause freezing when sharing pictures in OnePlus’ Gallery app.
  • February 16, 2022: The Oxygen OS 11 vA.17 update is now available for the Nord 2. It only brings the February 2022 security patch.
  • January 6, 2022: You can now grab the Oxygen OS 11 vA.16 update for the OnePlus Nord 2. It brings the December 2021 security patch and a handful of bug fixes and improvements.
  • December 28, 2021: OnePlus is rolling out a late December update to the Nord 2. Numbered as Oxygen OS A.15, the update brings camera and Bluetooth performance improvements and fixes for a few “known issues.” The December 2021 Android security patch is also included.

If you’ve spotted a OnePlus Nord 2 update that we haven’t, tip us! Looking for another update? Be sure to visit our Android 11 update tracker.

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