In June 2021, OnePlus and Oppo decided to unify and develop a common operating system. The fusion will be seen in results next year with the launch of the OnePlus 10 flagship. The companies confirmed that next year, the lineup will be the first time that their inventory will boost the new software.
Make sure to visit: OnePlus ColorOS 12 update schedule: List of supported device
Pete Lau, OnePlus CEO mentioned that apart from the upcoming flagships, the new operating system will also make way for the eligible existing lineups. Also, he said that the software will be based on Google’s upcoming Android 13.
For a recall, OnePlus previously said that despite the integration of the customized skin, the companies will operate independently. However, a new blog post mentions a different story. It says that the ‘unified’ operating system on upcoming devices will more or less OxygenOS.
“After careful consideration, we have decided to integrate the Oxygen OS and Color OS teams to plan the future software experience together,” says the post.
Pete Lau assures the users to get a clean and lightweight experience with the new OS. He further mentions, “I believe that the unified operating system will keep the DNA of Oxygen OS that many of you love so much while also giving you an upgraded experience overall. And of course, OnePlus has a unique group of users, therefore we will customize the unified OS specifically for OnePlus devices to make sure it meets your expectations.”
Moreover, the CEO has officially made a statement that says “The unified operating system experience will first launch on the 2022 flagship and then further across devices globally with the major Android update in 2022.”