Recently OnePlus and Oppo announced a merger to provide better product quality as well as services. Just after a week of its partnership, OnePlus has now decided to integrate the codebase of OxygenOS and ColorOS. Though both the companies are offsprings of BBK Electronics in its last announcement, Pete Lau said that the integration will bring a positive change for the community as well as for the users and will provide more resources, better products, bringing faster and more stable software updates for OnePlus users.
According to the company, since last year, the OnePlus’ product portfolio started expanding much more quickly, therefore it needs significantly more resources and a larger technology platform to make sure each product can receive stable and timely software updates while delivering a world-class user experience. So now the company has decided to best leverage our shared resources with its sister company Oppo. This is said to improve efficiency and standardize the software experience across our portfolio, we’re working on integrating the codebase of OxygenOS and ColorOS.
Gary C, OxygenOS Product Lead, said in a blog post, “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.”
The Executive has also assured that OxygenOS remains the OS for global OnePlus users rather than ColorOS. Though this time the operating system will be built on a more stable and stronger platform.
As of now there will be no change to the existing device but will apply to new devices in the future. The existing devices will remain within the maintenance schedule, it will occur via an OTA update along with Android 12.
Besides this OnePlus has also announced an improved software maintenance schedule for the lifecycle of open market smartphones that includes:
- Flagship product line (including T / R): The OnePlus 8 series and newer devices will receive 3 major Android updates and 4 years of security updates.
- Nord / Nord CE: The first OnePlus Nord and newer Nord / Nord CE devices will receive 2 major Android updates and 3 years of security updates.
- Nord N series: Starting from N10 and N100, all N series devices will receive 1 major Android update and 3 years of security updates.
As per the company, the flagship smartphone launched before the arrival of the OnePlus 8 series will follow the previous schedule of 2 major Android updates and 3 years of security updates. Software update plans for carrier versions will follow the requirements of our carrier partners.
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