Last month, Chinese smartphone brand OnePlus hosted the #PMChallenge, as a part of which, it called fans to design a few features for the company’s UI OxygenOS. OnePlus said that the challenge got nearly 200 valid entries, and made it consider more than 20 changes and improvements in the interface.
The challenge is now over and OnePlus also has a winner that it has announced. The changes that were suggested by Léandro Tijink, who is also known as ‘Its.Leandroo’ on the company’s official forum will be implemented by OnePlus.
The changes that were suggested by Tijink would mean adopting a cleaner approach that would take OxygenOS to newer levels. Although there is no official word on it, the changes may be seen on the upcoming OnePlus 7 smartphone that is all set to be launched in Summer this year.
According to Tijink, “The new ‘experience’ will be suitable for everyone, of all ages. It will be more pleasant for younger people, and easier to understand for less-technical people. It also brings new possibilities for more technical people, like easier theming, customisability and personalisation.”
He also said that OxygenOS should come with consistent colour-usage, corner-radii, and font sizes. Elaborating on this, he added, “Because of the consistency in design, it will be easier to say: those elements need to be blue, these need to be white, and this always needs to be red. This should also help with Dark Mode, because there are only so many colours, all used very consistently.”
Tinjink has also posted a gallery that shows a glimpse of the changes that have been suggested by him. You can see images of a revamped welcome screen that users would get to see when they switch on the smartphone for the first time, and changes in Ambient Display, App Drawer, and Quick Settings.
Among the key highlights of the changes that he has mentioned is that all the apps on OxygenOS should work on four themes – Colourful, Light, Dark, and AMOLED.
He has also added, “Every app has the same looks, but they all have their own accent colour when the system theme is set to colourful. Then you set the theme to any of the other three, the accent colour that the user chose will be used in all apps.”
The Chinese smartphone brand has said that it will be working on the ideas that have been suggested by Tijink. Since he has won the challenge, Tijink will be the person who’ll fly out to the launch event by OnePlus and get a VIP experience in addition to a new OnePlus phone.