OnePlus had earlier announced that it was merging with its parent company Oppo. It was claimed at the time that the two companies would also merge their Oxygen OS and ColorOS Android skins to form an unnamed Unified OS. Both the companies seem to have dropped the plans after a lot of feedback from their users.
According to a new report by numbers, OnePlus and Oppo have decided to call off their plans for Unified OS, and instead, both OxygenOS and ColorOS will remain separate. The report further states that even though the two skins will remain separate, their internal code base will remain the same.
Apart from this report, OnePlus recently revealed that it will soon be releasing its Oxygen OS 13 skin globally. Showing that now he wants to revert from ColorOS to Oxygen OS.
According to the report, a OnePlus executive during a recent media roundtable said, “Our software philosophy for Oxygen OS has always been to provide users with a lightweight and clean experience that is close to stock Android and oriented towards usage globally. With Oxygen OS 13, we aim to deliver an experience that longtime OnePlus users are familiar with, while ensuring that it captures the hallmarks of Oxygen OS with a fast and smooth experience, burden-free design and ease of use. Oxygen OS 13 will retain its unique visual design and a range of exclusive customization features.”
This is a bit confusing for many, given that OnePlus is talking about reverting to its Oxygen OS skin, while also planning to bring in customization features. As of now, we’re not sure if the company is talking about key OxygenOS features here like off the shelf, or other new features from the ColorOS Launcher.
After OnePlus, Oppo finally decided against a unified OS; Oxygen OS, ColorOS to remain separate: Report first appeared on BGR India.