OnePlus merges OxygenOS codebase with Oppo ColorOS; promises three years of Android Updates for flagships

OnePlus has announced that it is merging the codebase of its custom Android skin, OxygenOS, with the operating system of its sister brand, Oppo ColorOS. Don’t worry, the OS experience isn’t changing, only the development process is.

OnePlus merges OxygenOS codebase with Oppo ColorOS

According to the official announcement made on its community forums, OnePlus says that the brands are combining R&D forces to ensure a better development of both operating systems.

OnePlus devices around the world will run on OxygenOS, while Oppo devices will run on ColorOS. The only exception will be OnePlus devices that are sold in China, these are already on ColorOS.

Three years of Android Updates for OnePlus flagships

OnePlus has also promised 3 years of Android Updates for its flagship phones, including the T and R series. The phones will also get 4 years of security updates. The devices that are eligible for the new schedule includes the OnePlus 8 series and newer, so phones like the OnePlus 7, 7T, etc. won’t follow this update schedule.

Two years of Android Updates for OnePlus Nord and Nord CE

The Chinese brand also confirmed that the OnePlus Nord and OnePlus Nord CE series will receive 2 years of major Android upgrades, and 3 years of security updates. Eligible devices for the updates include the OnePlus Nord, Nord 2 and Nord CE.

Only One Major Update for the OnePlus Nord N series

The OnePlus Nord N series will get only one major Android update, and 3 years of security updates. The phones that are included in this roadmap include the OnePlus Nord N10 and OnePlus Nord N100.


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Ashwin Karthik
Originally a Business Grad, Ashwin is a natural at testing and reviewing apps & games for Windows and Android Apps, as well as flashing ROMs. A proud owner of a Redmi K20, he is also an avid gamer and loves playing on his Computer, PS4 & Nintendo consoles.

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