In June, OnePlus and Oppo merged, and the fusion, or unified OS will be available in the OnePlus 2022 flagship handset. In a recent briefing, the company confirmed that its 2022 flagship, called the OnePlus 10, will be the first handset in their lineup to run the new software.
In the briefing, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau stated that the yet-to-be-announced OS will be based on Google’s future Android 13. The new software will be accessible not only on the company’s new flagship handset, but also on some older models, but the CEO did not identify which ones.
Fusion of OnePlus OS and Oppo: OnePlus 2.0
In a recent blog post, OnePlus stated that the ‘unified’ operating system will be more or less OxygenOS on the future flagship phones. While the company stated in its prior announcement regarding the merger with Oppo that the company will operate independently despite the integration, the new blog offers a different narrative.
“After much thought, we have chosen to merge the Oxygen OS and Color OS teams to jointly plan the future software experience,” the company states.
Pete Lau, on the other hand, stated that the new OS will provide customers with a clean and lightweight experience.
“I believe that the unified operating system will preserve the DNA of Oxygen OS, which many of you adore, while also providing you with a better overall experience. And, because OnePlus has a distinct user base, we will tailor the unified OS specifically for OnePlus devices to ensure that it fulfills your needs,” he wrote in the blog post.
In particular, the merging of the OxygenOS and ColorOS codebases was completed in June of this year.
The phones that will be receiving the new unified operating system
The unified OS will be available in the forthcoming OnePlus flagship phone in 2022, as well as select existing OnePlus devices, according to OnePlus. While OnePlus hasn’t stated which models would get the new software, reports claim that it will be the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 9 flagships. In particular, the merging of the OxygenOS and ColorOS codebases was accomplished in June of this year.
“In June of this year, Oxygen OS and Color OS achieved a codebase integration. This is the first step toward creating a unified operating system experience for OnePlus and Oppo users. “With the main Android update in 2022, the unified operating system experience will first launch on the 2022 flagship and then spread across smartphones globally,” OnePlus CEO Pete Lau stated.
Furthermore, the Chinese business has stated that there will be no T-series flagships for the global market, contrary to expectations and that the OnePlus 9 flagship series is powerful enough to “remain competitive throughout the year.”