OnePlus OxygenOS – HydrogenOS Will proceed To Coexist

As per the latest news OxygenOS – HydrogenOS now going to coexist together. As fresh history lets us know, the real OnePlus One was at the beginning powered by CyanogenMod 11S in collaboration with Cyanogen Inc. but ultimately OnePlus decided to shift gears and develop its own in-house mobile OS for future models. In fact, OnePlus has developed two versions of Android for different markets, and while most OnePlus buyer around the world have encountered their devices running OxygenOS, customers in China have been handled with HydrogenOS: a custom version of Android with a heavily remodeled user interface. Now, premature this month OnePlus confirmed that its two ongoing Android platforms will merge in order to produce OS update release timeframes closer, and since then many OnePlus customers have been questioning if the company will manage a user interface closer to stock Android, or adopt the ways of HydrogenOS completely.


The solution to this problem was presented by OnePlus in a recent Reddit AMA (Ask-Me-Anything) which clarified the company’s plans for its custom OS Specifically, the merger of OxygenOS and HydrogenOS will not result in a single operating system across all OnePlus devices, but rather, the company will hold both versions separate, at least as far as appearances are concerned. This means that though the company will continue to merge the backend of the two OS, the overall look, and feel of OxygenOS and HydrogenOS will rest differently. According to OnePlus “We[‘ve] combined platform, system and framework already. The application layer is separated. So, global users will still have the Oxygen experience and users in China will have HydrogenOS experience.”

OxygenOS – HydrogenOS coming soon.

In another word, the goal of merging the backend of the two operating systems is to allow the company to bring software OS updates to both platforms sooner and roughly at the same time, and continue to support the two OS versions on an open field. Though, it appears that these changes will not affect the design philosophies behind the user interface of every OS version, so we can expect OxygenOS to continue and offer a near-stock Android expertise sprinkled with useful custom additions and features from OnePlus. On the other hand, HydrogenOS will apparently remain a more heavily-modified version of Android, at least on the face of it, and will continue to appeal to the Chinese market.


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