03 June 2020
OnePlus' OxygenOS is considered as one of the best custom Android skins, especially among the ones developed by OEMs for their respective devices. It has a user interface very close to stock Android that makes users feel right at home. It does not have any ads either that users have been complaining about on ROMs like Xiaomi's MIUI. OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has now revealed in an interview why they do not run ads in OxygenOS.
Lau revealed that their focus is always on improving user experience and if something is not adding any value to that, there is no point in implementing the same. This is the reason even though adding ads would help earn more revenue, OnePlus will not add them to OxygenOS as it will not be enhancing the user experience in any way.
He added that if a product is well-made, it will automatically make money organically. Lau said, “I have no ads, but I can make money by selling my devices a little more expensive."
In the same interview, Lau revealed that OnePlus TV will launch in China sometime next year. He did not go into details regarding the possible pricing and exact release timeline. It unveiled Android TV-powered 4K smart TVs in India earlier this year. It was made available in two models, OnePlus TV Q1 and OnePlus TV Q1 Pro, and it will be interesting to see if China will get both or only one model.