Following final monthâ€™s announcement that OnePlus was integrating with Oppo, successfully turning into a sub-brand of the telephone producer, the corporate introduced on Friday that itâ€™s additionally merging OxygenOS with Oppoâ€™s ColorOS working system (through 9to5Google).
Each corporationsâ€™ 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 standard 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 enable the corporate to ensure higher Android replace help going ahead, one thing Samsung has additionally tried to enhance 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 can be out of luck.
As the subsequent step in no matter is occurring with OnePlus, Oppo, and the broader BBK Electronics umbrella, merging the businessesâ€™ software program on the backend looks as if a internet constructive for OnePlus customers. How unbiased OnePlus is now that itâ€™s â€śbuilt-inâ€ť 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 shouldnâ€™t matter.