OnePlus Nord N10 update brings January security patch, system tweaks

The OnePlus Nord N10 update brings the January Android security patch, power optimization improvements, and more.

OnePlus Nord N100 in the hand showing the home screen

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Update: January 18, 2021 at 12:21 p.m. ET: It’s a good day for OnePlus Nord N10 owners! OnePlus announced on its community forum that it has begun the incremental rollout of Oxygen OS version 10.5.9 for the Nord N10. Nord N10 users should see the build arrive as 10.5.9.BE89BA in Europe and 10.5.9.BE86AA​ in North America.

The full changelog can be found below. The update is on the lighter side, bringing the January Android security patch and a couple vague notes on power optimization and network stability.

  • System
    • Optimized power consumption
    • Updated Android Security Patch to 2021.01
  • Network
    • Further improved network stability

Welcome to the OnePlus Nord N10 and OnePlus Nord N100 update hub. Here you’ll find all the latest information about new and historical software updates for the budget Nord duo. We’ll list the current software version for the phones and regularly update the hub as and when new updates roll out.

Like other OnePlus phones, the Nord N10 and Nord N100 run on Oxygen OS, the company’s home-baked Android skin. Oxygen OS is known for fast updates, so be sure to bookmark this page and drop by often.

OnePlus Nord N10 5G
The OnePlus Nord N10 5G is the middle child in OnePlus’ expanding Nord line. It delivers a quad rear camera, 30W charging, and 5G on a budget.

OnePlus Nord N10 and N100 updates

  • Current stable version: Android 10

The OnePlus Nord N10 and OnePlus Nord N100 were announced on October 26, 2020, with Oxygen OS 10.5 based on Android 10. We expected these devices to receive at least two years of major updates with three years of security updates — Android 11 possibly in 2020 and Android 12 in 2021. Unfortunately, OnePlus later confirmed that they’ll only be getting one Android version update.

OnePlus rolled out Oxygen OS 10.5.1 to the Nord N100 on November 3. The update largely focused on streamlining system functionality and specific apps. Tweaks were made to Wi-Fi transfers, Bluetooth, and the camera app. The Nord N100’s screen “touch and interaction experience” was also improved with this update.

On November 10, OnePlus dished out the first update for the OnePlus Nord N10 5G for users in Europe. Oxygen OS 10.5.5 brought improved power consumption, camera performance, and the November Android security patch to the device.

On December 22, OnePlus updated the Nord N10 with Oxygen OS 10.5.8. The update addressed system issues, camera performance, and network stability. It also included the December Android security patch.

OnePlus rolled out software version 10.5.5 in Europe and 10.5.4 in North America to OnePlus Nord N100 devices. The update brought the December 2020 Android security patch, power consumption improvements, a new quick settings button, bug fixes, and much more.

That’s all the updates we know about for now.

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Are you looking for another device update? Head to our general Android 10 update tracker at the link.