The OnePlus 9 will use Oppo’s ColorOS in China
OnePlus is switching to ColorOS, the variant of Android utilized by Oppo smartphones, for its new OnePlus 9 collection in China. The transfer was introduced on OnePlus’ boards by Gary C, the product lead on OxygenOS, which is what OnePlus telephones use in the remainder of the world.
“As a world expertise firm, we all the time search for methods to deal with the totally different utilization habits and preferences amongst our customers worldwide,” Gary C says. “We actually consider this personalized new working system will carry our Chinese language customers a software program expertise that’s higher suited to their liking.”
This doesn’t change something for the worldwide OnePlus 9 collection that’s set to be unveiled in full tomorrow — it’ll nonetheless run OxygenOS. But it surely does seem to spell the top for HydrogenOS, which is the China-specific model of Android that OnePlus had beforehand been utilizing for all of its telephones that shipped in the mainland.
ColorOS is already utilized by much more folks in China than HydrogenOS; Oppo lately grew to become the most important smartphone model in its house nation for the primary time. I’m utilizing it full-time proper now as I evaluate Oppo’s new Discover X3 Professional flagship (pictured above), and I typically discover it to be glossy and performant. There’s no denying that HydrogenOS (and OxygenOS) present a extra minimalist expertise, although — if that’s your factor.
Oppo and OnePlus are each owned by Chinese language conglomerate BBK Electronics, sharing a provide chain and infrequently essential expertise. Realme, one other BBK model, additionally used ColorOS at first earlier than growing its personal software program referred to as Realme UI. The corporations are likely to publicly downplay the connection between themselves, however OnePlus deciding to use Oppo’s software program outright is likely one of the extra conspicuous examples of collaboration thus far.