Following final month’s announcement that OnePlus was integrating with Oppo, successfully changing into a sub-brand of the phone manufacturer, the corporate announced on Friday that it’s additionally merging OxygenOS with Oppo’s ColorOS working system (via 9to5Google).
Each firms’ software program will stay separate and proceed to serve their particular person areas (OxygenOS for OnePlus telephones globally, ColorOS on OnePlus and Oppo units in China) however share a typical codebase, which OnePlus says ought to standardize its software program expertise and streamline the event course of for future OxygenOS updates.
OnePlus says the change can even permit the corporate to ensure higher Android replace assist going ahead, one thing Samsung has also tried to improve on in the previous few years. OnePlus lays out the life span for updates as follows:
- Flagship telephones together with the T and R fashions get three main Android updates and 4 years of safety updates.
- Nord and Nord CE telephones get two main Android updates and three years of safety updates.
- Nord N telephones will get one main Android replace and three years of safety updates.
OnePlus does restrict these replace commitments to the OnePlus 8 and up, so older OnePlus units might be out of luck.
As the following step in no matter is occurring with OnePlus, Oppo, and the broader BBK Electronics umbrella, merging the businesses’ software program on the backend looks as if a internet Positive for OnePlus customers. How unbiased OnePlus is now that it’s “built-in” appears about as unclear as when it was unbiased, owned by BBK, and seemingly sharing some components with Oppo, however so long as telephones are supported, it hopefully shouldn’t matter.