After announcing last month that OnePlus is integrating with Oppo to become a sub-brand of the phone maker, announced The company is also integrating OxygenOS with Oppo’s ColorOS operating system.
ColorOS and OxygenOS remain separate and continue to serve their individual regions. Accordingly, OxygenOS works across OnePlus phones worldwide. ColorOS works on OnePlus and OPPO devices in China.
But they do share a common database, which OnePlus says should unify its software experience and simplify the development process for future OxygenOS updates.
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The change as a result allows the company to better ensure Android update support going forward, something Samsung has also tried to improve in the past few years.
This new schedule aligns closely with what Samsung has to offer, which is also delivering three major updates and four years of security updates for its flagship Galaxy phones and some mid-range devices.
However, OnePlus does not say when the security updates will be available. In general, OnePlus updates every two months and is slower than the Pixel and Samsung versions.
OnePlus integrates OxygenOS with ColorOS
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OnePlus defines the life span for updates as follows:
- Flagship phones including the T and R series models are getting three major Android OS updates and four years of security updates.
- Nord and Nord CE phones receive two major Android updates and three years of security updates.
- Nord N phones get a major Android update and three years of security updates.
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Additionally, OnePlus limits these update commitments for OnePlus 8 and later. So the company’s older devices are out of their range.
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And as the next step in all that’s going on with OnePlus, Oppo and the broader BBK Electronics umbrella. The integration of enterprise systems on the backend seems to be a positive for OnePlus users.
This is a change that you likely won’t notice because it’s happening behind the scenes, the company said. We now have a larger and more capable developer team, more advanced R&D resources, and a simpler development process. And they all come together to enhance your OxygenOS experience.
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