In a shocking new announcement, OnePlus announced that its most prized custom Android skin, OxygenOS, will be merging with OPPO’s ColorOS. This decision comes after it was allegedly leaked that on a sub-brand of OPPO.
I have to say, and I am shocked at quite frankly disappointed. People who love the Oxygen OS of OnePlus devices will be nervous about the future of the skin; however, with the new details released, it seems we don’t have to worry much about the future of the OS.
“After a lot of evaluation and discussion, we’ve come up with a solid plan to best leverage our shared resources with OPPO. To improve efficiency and standardize the software experience across our portfolio, we’re working on integrating the codebase of OxygenOS and ColorOS.
This is a change that you will likely not even notice since it’s happening behind the scenes. We now have a larger and even more capable team of developers, more advanced R&D resources, and a more streamlined development process all coming together to improve the OxygenOS experience.”
It’s still a reality that both OnePlus and OPPO will still function separately and serve their targeted markets. So it’s good news that the OxygenOS will continue to run on OnePlus devices sold globally, however, the products sold in China will run ColorOS.
“Most importantly, with this change, we are happy to announce an improved software maintenance schedule for the lifecycle of our open market smartphones:
Flagship product line (including T / R): The OnePlus 8 series and newer devices will receive 3 major Android updates and 4 years of security updates.
Nord / Nord CE: The first OnePlus Nord and newer Nord / Nord CE devices will receive 2 major Android updates and 3 years of security updates.
Nord N series: Starting from N10 and N100, all N series devices will receive 1 major Android update and 3 years of security updates.”
Let’s see how the Color OS will affect the performance of OnePlus devices.