OnePlus phones may use Oppo ColorOS in China, says officials

As per official announcement, OnePlus could switch to ColorOS for its Chinese models. Therefore, ditching it’s old Hydrogen OS.

With last few launches, OnePlus has been following the foot steps of it’s sibling Oppo. As per previous post, OnePlus and Oppo are sharing their R&D department. Thus, resulting in their phones to appear similar. Although, OnePlus has previously clarified that their software experience in totally different from Oppo’s software despite of sharing resources.

According to reports, OnePlus might ditch Hydrogen OS in China, in favour of Color OS from Oppo. This report came from the officials at OnePlus. Also, As per reports from XDA Developers, OnePlus has already made announcement about its plans to shut down Hydrogen OS developments. This official announcement is present on QQ group. As per announcement the official website of Hydrogen OS will shut down on March 24th. Also, the OTA servers will shut down from April 1st. Thus, confirming that OnePlus will shift to Oppo’s Color OS in Chinese countries. Additionally, the upcoming OnePlus devices will be sold via Oppo’s exclusive and retail stores.

OnePlus ditches Hydrogen OS:

Although Hydrogen OS will stop working in China. The Indian users should not worry as the future of Oxygen OS for OnePlus is bright. OnePlus has released an official statement, confirming that Oxygen OS will remain their operating system for all the global devices coming from OnePlus. The official statement came from an OnePlus official spokesperson to XDA Developers. However, the Chinese devices of OnePlus could jump to Color OS from Oppo.

OnePlus upcoming smartphone could feature Oppo ColorOS
OnePlus upcoming smartphone could feature Oppo’s ColorOS

Thus, confirming that global devices from OnePlus will continue to work on Oxygen OS in future. Oxygen OS is one of the key highlights in OnePlus Global devices. Therefore, it will not make any sense if OnePlus ditches Oxygen OS in favour of custom Color OS from OppoAlso Read: Devices running Android 11 are more in count than older version device

Oxygen OS v/s Color OS:

Although Oppo has made a lot of improvements in it’s software development in last few years. Also, Oppo has managed to ensure faster and more stable roll outs of Android 11 based Color OS 11. Currently, Oppo provides more stable and faster updates if compared to OnePlus Oxygen OS 11. Moreover, Color OS provides more customization features and unified user experience.

According to leaks The upcoming OnePlus 9 series could launch with Oppo Color OS 11 in China instead of Hydrogen OS. Meantime, OnePlus has also started to update its older devices from Hydrogen OS to Color OS. This process will take few months to complete. Some leaks also suggest that Color OS could also feature a minimalist Hydrogen OS’ UI as a theme option on OnePlus devices. Also Read: OnePlus 9 series renders and full specs leaks ahead of official launch

Some other reports also confirms that OnePlus will join hands with Swedish Photography company, Hasselblad for the cameras in upcoming OnePlus 9 series. Thus, we can expect some major improvement in camera quality of upcoming OnePlus 9 series. However, it is not confirm if Chinese variant will also feature sensors from Hasselblad. We have to wait and watch, when will OnePlus starts “Oppo” fication of it’s devices.

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