As OnePlus recently announced that it is merging with its sister company Oppo, the company also revealed that it will also merge its OxygenOS with ColorOS.
The two brands consider the decision to “best leverage their shared resources” with standardized software experience.
Nevertheless, OxygenOS will still be an operating system for OnePlus released globally but this merge could make OnePlus more “Chinese” and less “premium” because now the chances are we could lose the authentic near to stock UI experience.
In a forum post, OnePlus explains that the sub-brand of Oppo is “working on integrating the codebase of OxygenOS and ColorOS.” Apparently, the change will go unnoticed because it is happening behind the scenes.
“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.“, they further added.
According to 9to5Google notes, OnePlus phones released in China are already running the ColorOS, and that will likely remain the case.
But speaking of the positive side, now OnePlus is promising better major software updates for a longer period, likely 3 to 4 years, a take a troll on its rival Apple and Samsung in terms of updates.
With the merge, OnePlus’s Flagship line will receive 3 major Android updates and 4 years of security updates. The first OnePlus Nord and newer Nord / Nord CE devices will receive 2 major Android updates and 3 years of security updates and finally, the Nord N series Starting from N10 and N100, all N series devices will receive 1 major Android update and 3 years of security updates.