OnePlus Phones To Stop Using OxygenOS After Merging With Oppo?
OnePlus is being merged with Oppo, and the popular smartphone brand will now work as a sub-brand under Oppo. Chinese technology major BBK Electronics own both the mobile brands, OnePlus and Oppo apart from Vivo and Realme. The recently leaked documents by popular tipster Evan Blass confirm the latest development. It has already been confirmed that OnePlus is now a brand within Oppo, but the form will continue to function as an independent entity.
Though, sometime back, Realme, a Oppo sub-brand, broke off to become an independent brand.
Now with OnePlus becoming a sub-brand under Oppo, will it ditch OxygenOS and use ColorOS? The leaked document doesn’t mention anything about OS or ColorOS questions. Given OxygenOS is a major USP on OnePlus phones, and it has been deemed to operate independently, OxygenOS may stay with OnePlus phones (outside of China).
Because OnePlus has already switched its phones to run OPPO’s ColorOS software in China. Chances are high OxygenOS may stay, but it may see some heavy customisations to look more like ColorOS, more like RealmeUI which is basically based on ColorOS skin. To address the rumours, an OnePlus spokesperson said OxygenOS will remain their operating system for all global devices.
Up next, OnePlus will be unveiling Nord 2 shortly, expected in July.
The upcoming OnePlus Nord 2 is said to be a rebranded Realme X9 Pro, which in-turn is a Oppo Reno 6 Pro+ rip-off. OnePlus phones are no new to rebranding, several OnePlus phones previously have been taken from Oppo phones.
OnePlus recently unveiled another Nord phone in India, the OnePlus Nord CE 5G starting at Rs 22,999. Next up, OnePlus will launch the successor to the original Nord device, the OnePlus Nord 2. Leaks and rumors have already suggested that OnePlus will launch the OnePlus Nord 2 in India, and it will happen sometime in July.