26 July 2021
It was just a day earlier that OnePlus announced deeper integration plans with Oppo. The announcement came months after the two companies decided to share R&D with each other. This is the reason we have been seeing phones from both parties sharing a lot of things, especially the product design. And now, OnePlus has assured its fans that the merger means nothing for OxygenOS.
As per MySmartPrice who reached out to OnePlus, it is officially confirmed that OnePlus and Oppo's deeper integration will not affect OxygenOS in any way. All OnePlus' global users will continue getting the same software update and user experience that they have come to love so far. OxygenOS has been one of the integral parts of OnePlus smartphones and one of the reasons behind their popularity around the world.
It had earlier revealed that it would be using Oppo's Color OS with the OnePlus 9 series in China. When OnePlus heard about the company's deeper integration with Oppo on top of that, it led to speculations about whether this means the end of OxygenOS on globally sold smartphone units as well. It left many of the fans worried but the official assurance from the company should give them a sigh of relief.
OnePlus has further said that it will continue to operate as an independent entity even after the merger. It means it will have full control over future products as well as software development.