OnePlus has made significant changes to its mobile operating system division to further improve software efficiency and standardize the overall product experience. Following the recent merger with Oppo, the company plans to integrate the OxygenOS and Oppo ColorOS code bases in the coming days. As a result of this significant change, the company is moving to a new device update schedule. This guarantees a 3-year major Android update and a 4-year security update for OnePlus flagship devices.
The Chinese giant recently announced new changes through an official blog post on the community forum.This move happens after you realize you need OnePlus “Significantly more resources and a larger technology platform” To accommodate the ever-growing user base. Therefore, the company will leverage its partnership with Oppo to improve OxgenOS.
New Oxygen OS Update Schedule for OnePlus Phones
After the integration, OnePlus will maintain an improved maintenance schedule for the product life cycle. resulting in, OnePlus 8 Series and newer devices receive three major Android updates 4 year security update. OnePlus users have long requested this change, especially after Samsung has promised to provide Android updates to its various smartphone lineups for four years.
In addition, the first OnePlus Nord and new Nord / Nord CE devices will receive two major Android updates and a three-year security update. Meanwhile, the low-end OnePlus Nord N-series, the Nord N10, N100, and N200, receive one major Android update and a three-year security update.
Now, it’s worth mentioning that the flagship devices that appeared before the OnePlus 8 series follow the current maintenance schedule. This means you’ll receive two major Android updates and a three-year security update.
OxygenOS + ColorOS Integration: What Does That Mean?
As you remember, when the OnePlus 9 series went on sale in China earlier this year, CEO Pete Lau said the flagship series would ship in ColorOS 11 instead of HydrogenOS (Chinese version of OxygenOS) in his home country. Announced. Well, today’s announcement is based on that move.
Codebase integration is taking place. This means that OxygenOS has more colorOS similarities (and influences).But OxygenOS will continue to be the primary operating system for OnePlus phones in the global market.. In addition, it will be built on a more stable and powerful platform.
OxygenOS changes are automatically applied to new devices. For existing devices that are still on maintenance schedule, the changes will be applied via the OTA update along with Android 12.
In addition, the integration takes place behind the scenes, so OnePlus states that most users will not notice the change. However, the company believes that the new changes will improve the software experience in the future.