OnePlus once declared in June that it is formally merging with Oppo to form a unified system. Now the Company is sprucing up for its expedition as a standalone brand under Oppo. Oppo and OnePlus will soon be found merging their respective operating systems to form a unified OS. OnePlus co-founder and the current Chief Product Officer of Oppo Pete Lau calls this unification as OnePlus 2.0
OnePlus and Oppo Merging their OS
The unified operating systems of OnePlus and Oppo will merge the codebase of OxygenOS and Oppo’s ColorOS. Pete Lau revealed some more information on OnePlus’ product line-up, mentioning that the flagship phone strategy will continue. Moreover, he said more localized models shall be launched by the Company in accordance with the budget segment. This happened with OnePlus Nord N200, which is only available in the US and Canada.
Farewell to OnePlus OxygenOS
OxygenOS shall be no more in the year 2022. Oppo’s OxygenOS and ColorOS shall now be merging into a unified operating system going forward. The new unified update will launched for existing OnePlus smartphones . The new operating system will keep the DNA of OxygenOS in order to give the users an upgraded experience overall.
As per a statement by Lau in his Post titled “OnePlus 2.0 – The Next Step of Our Journey” – “By combining our software resources to focus on one unified and upgraded operating system for both OnePlus and Oppo devices globally, we will combine the strengths from both into one even more powerful OS: the fast and smooth, burdenless experience of OxygenOS, and the stability and rich features of ColorOS.”
The new OS will be launched in congruence with the 2022 flagships. We can expect to see the launch after 6-8 months.
Concerns of OnePlus users
To placate the concerns of existing OnePlus users, Oneplus will customize the new unified OS specifically for OnePlus devices. The bootloaders of OnePlus phones will continue to be unlockable. This should be good news for enthusiasts as well.