A couple of days in the past, OnePlus CEO Mr. Pete Lau announced the corporate’s determination to “additional combine” with Oppo to “be extra environment friendly” and produce “sooner and extra steady software program updates” for its customers. And although Mr. Lau mentioned that OnePlus “will proceed to function independently”, there are nonetheless some unanswered questions, one among them revolving round using customized Android pores and skin on the corporate’s smartphones.
World variations of OnePlus smartphones run OxygenOS, whereas the Chinese language fashions ran HydrogenOS earlier than it was replaced by Oppo’s ColorOS. Thus, OnePlus clients had been involved if OxygenOS will ultimately get replaced with ColorOS as a result of firm’s deeper integration with Oppo.
Whereas Mr. Lau confirmed that “OxygenOS will stay the working system for international OnePlus gadgets exterior of the China market”, as a substitute of clearing the air additional by interacting with clients and media alike, an inner memo leaked by Evan Blass reveals OnePlus has requested its staff to not reply “to any OS or ColorOS questions that concentrate on the combination announcement” and instructed them to offer the next response to the queries:
We at present would not have any updates relating to the working methods. Please keep tuned to our official channels.
That raises eyebrows as a result of if OxygenOS is not going anyplace, OnePlus ought to’ve requested its staff to speak the identical as a substitute of asking them to supply obscure responses to OS-related questions. However because the firm CEO has already confirmed that OxygenOS is right here to remain, this might be a case of inner miscommunication.
That mentioned, the memo additionally contains responses to questions on OnePlus’ relationship with Oppo, the destiny of its present product traces, Mr. Lau’s position within the group, future product technique, and extra. You possibly can take a look at the leaked memo’s picture under or click here if it’s not clearly seen in your gadget.