OnePlus cancels UnifiedOS plans, OxygenOS to remain independent
In a new post on the OnePlus Forums website, OnePlus founder Pete Lau spoke about the future of OnePlus in 2022 and the brand’s plans moving forward
In a new post on the OnePlus Forums website, OnePlus founder Pete Lau spoke about the future of OnePlus in 2022 and the brand's plans moving forward. One of the aspects Lau focused on was OxygenOS, the signature OnePlus skin that fans loved for years, and one that was almost on the brink of extinction.
OnePlus' original plan was to merge the OxygenOS skin with Oppo's ColorOS skin across all OnePlus and Oppo devices. This single 'UnifiedOS' skin move was heavily criticised by both long-time OnePlus fans as well as the tech community.
OnePlus is yet to release a stable version of OxygenOS 12 for many devices, but it seems OxygenOS 13 is here to stay now.
While the codebase is still going to be merged with Oppo, it remains to be seen if ColorOS specific changes like the reversed navigation bar layout or the new customisations page will stick or take a more traditional OxygenOS avatar in future updates.