OxygenOS and ColorOS will merge to unveil a unified OS
OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has confirmed that upcoming OnePlus devices will run a unified operating system developed after merging OxygenOS and ColorOS. The codebase of OxygenOS and ColorOS will be joined to create the new unified operating system.
Gary Chen, the Head of OxygenOS has been appointed to lead the unified OS. The unified operating system will power both OnePlus and Oppo devices globally. OnePlus will also customize the “unified” OS to maintain the clean and lightweight software on its devices.
“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,” said Pete Lau.
Earlier this year, Lau confirmed the reason for merging ColorOS and OxygenOS. It is to ensure faster development and quicker updates. Let’s see if the company manages to offer what it is promising.
This new unified OS will be available next year with the OnePlus 2022 flagships. Other devices will also get it in the next major Android update.
The company will keep improving cameras and overall experience. OnePlus and Oppo merged their R&D teams back in January. Now the software team will also work together.