OnePlus switches to the ColorOS operating system. This is the user interface used on Android in Oppo’s smartphones. The new OnePlus 9 series comes with this user interface in China.
This remarkable move was announced in the OnePlus forums by Gary C, product leader for OxygenOS. OxygenOS will be used on OnePlus phones in the rest of the world.
“As a global technology company, we are always looking for ways to address the different usage habits and preferences of our users around the world,” says Gary C. software experience. “
That does not change the global OnePlus 9 series, which will be fully launched tomorrow. These phones are still running OxygenOS. However, it appears that OnePlus has brought an end to HydrogenOS, the Chinese version of Android, used on all phones previously shipped to their home country.
ColorOS is used by more people in China than HydrogenOS. Oppo has recently become the largest smartphone brand in its own country for the first time. ColorOS on Oppo’s phones is a stylish and convenient user interface. However, it is more customizable than OxygenOS, which is closer to pure Android. A similar comment can be made for HydrogenOS.
Oppo and OnePlus are companies belonging to the Chinese group of companies BBK Electronics, which generally share the supply chain and underlying key technologies. Realme, another BBK brand, also used ColorOS before developing its own software called Realme UI. Companies tend to openly downplay the link between themselves, but OnePlus’s decision to use Oppo’s software directly can be described as one of the most prominent examples of collaboration to date.