OnePlus is switching to ColorOS, the variant of Android utilized by Oppo smartphones, for its new OnePlus 9 series in China. The move was announced on OnePlus’ forums by Gary C, the item lead on OxygenOS, which is the thing that OnePlus telephones use in the rest of the world.
“As a global technology company, we always look for ways to address the different usage habits and preferences among our users worldwide,” Gary C says. “We truly believe this customized new operating system will bring our Chinese users a software experience that is better suited to their liking.”
This doesn’t change anything for the worldwide OnePlus 9 series that is set to be disclosed in full tomorrow — it’ll actually run OxygenOS. Yet, it seems to spell the end for HydrogenOS, which is the China-specific version of Android that OnePlus had recently been utilizing for the entirety of its telephones that shipped in the terrain.
ColorOS is as of now utilized by significantly a larger number of individuals in China than HydrogenOS; Oppo as of late turned into the greatest cell phone brand in its home country for the first time. someone are utilizing it full-time right now as they survey Oppo’s new Find X3 Pro lead (presented above), and they for the most part discover it to be smooth and performant. There’s no rejecting that HydrogenOS (and OxygenOS) give a more moderate encounter, however — if that is your thing.
Oppo and OnePlus are both owned by Chinese combination BBK Electronics, sharing an inventory network and regularly basic innovation. Realme, another BBK brand, additionally utilized ColorOS from the outset prior to building up its own product called Realme UI. The companies tend to publicly freely downplay of the connection between themselves, however OnePlus choosing to utilize Oppo’s product by and large is one of the more conspicuous instances of collaboration to date.