Despite the merger with Oppo, OnePlus’ interface, Oxygen OS, will not be replaced by ColorOS. Pete Lau, the boss of the brand confirms that it will be maintained and that it will continue to receive updates. It also ensures that all future smartphones will benefit from the interface. But it seems obvious that common developments will take place.
This is one of the important news of the week in the world of smartphones: OnePlus and Oppo will pool their teams . This has been the case for several months. But the integration will be strengthened, an announcement officially made by Pete Lau, the boss of the brand who at the same time became, in 2020, the director of product strategy at Oppo . A message was posted on the official OnePlus forum explaining to fans why this integration with Oppo is good news.
One of the strengths highlighted by Pete Lau will be the ability of Oppo and OnePlus to ensure regular and rapid updates of the terminals. A remark that raised many questions from fans. One of them concerns the survival of Oxygen OS , the interface developed by OnePlus. Will it be maintained or will it be removed in favor of ColorOS? Our colleagues from the Indian site MySmartPrice contacted OnePlus. And it was Pete Lau who took the floor to reassure the fans.
OXYGEN OS WILL SURVIVE ONEPLUS INTEGRATION WITH OPPO
The boss of OnePlus confirms that Oxygen OS will be maintained . Not only will all models currently working with this interface receive updates, smartphones under development will continue to use Oxygen OS. Pete Lau therefore does not plan to replace Oxygen OS by ColorOS, the Oppo interface. At least not for now. And not entirely.
Because, there will obviously be software pooling. We are also starting to see it: the HeyMelody application is also used to pair a phone with Oppo headphones ( Enco X , Enco Free , etc.) or OnePlus headphones (Buds, Buds Z), without distinction. In the same vein, it would make sense, for example, for the HeyTap Health and OnePlus Health apps , which separately manage the connected watches and bracelets of the two brands, to one day merge.
For comparison, Realme and Oppo also share a lot of technologies. Realme UI is a slightly modified version of ColorOS , as we noticed with testing of Realme 8 , Realme 8 Pro and Realme GT . If it works for Realme, why wouldn’t it work with OnePlus? Let’s continue the debate and give us your opinion in the comments.