Last week, OnePlus took the wraps off its latest Android-based ROM called the OxygenOS for its flagship One handset. While the company is keeping the details of the ROM saved till February 12th, GizmoChina claims to have obtained images of it, revealing what to expect from the OxygenOS. Also Read - OnePlus, Oppo finally decide against a Unified OS; Oxygen OS, ColorOS to remain separate: ReportAlso Read - Could H2OOS be the new unified operating system Oppo and OnePlus will use?
From the images, OxygenOS seems to have a flat looking UI. One interesting thing, however, is that icons in the menu are categorized based on their functionality. Though in the images, they don’t seem categorized correctly. The lockscreen also sports a minimal design with very little information displaying on it. Also Read - Oppo ColorOS 12 review: A colourful update coming to your nearest OnePlus device
We ve spent a lot of time thinking about what this ROM means to us and our fans. We realized that, like everything we do, our true goal is to make the product that we ourselves would want to use to make great technology more accessible for everyone, Bradon Harwood, Marketing Specialist at OnePlus has said during the announcement. When we designed the One, we went back to the drawing board, creating a smartphone that offers a bold, powerful, straight-forward experience. And, that s exactly what we plan to do with our ROM, he added.
Amid a controversy with Cyanogen Inc over the use of software maker s Android-based operating system Cyanogen OS, OnePlus had announced late last year that it was working on its own custom Android-based build for its One handset.
Given how quickly the company has developed its ROM over Android Lollipop, it was clear that CyanogenOS won t have a lot of exclusive features. The company echoed the same message at the announcement late last month, but confirmed that it will be adding more features in the coming months.
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