OnePlus to unveil OxygenOS on February 12th

Now we know why OnePlus used the periodic table on a teaser yesterday. No, it had absolutely nothing to do with a new metallic back for the OnePlus One. Instead, the company is going to unveil is own ROM on February 12th. Like it did when the OnePlus One was designed, the company wants its new operating system, dubbed OxygenOS, to provide a "bold, powerful, straight-forward experience."

OnePlus promises that OxygenOS will be "open, customizable, and free of bloat and unnecessary features." Last month, the company announced that it would introduce its own ROM and as OnePlus is wont to do, it held a contest for the best name. All of this came after Cyanogen signed an exclusive deal in India to drive a line of cheap Micromax handsets. As a result, the Cyanogen flavored OnePlus One has run into legal issues in the country.

The OxygenOS will be an optional installation, and the lucky person who coined the Oxygen name could end up on a jet headed to Shenzhen, China returning home with a 64GB Sandstone Black OnePlus One. Meanwhile, we will all be in limbo until February 12th, when the wraps will be removed from what is supposed to be close to a stock Android experience.

source: OnePlus via Engadget

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1. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

Y U no name it Argon?

2. shamatuu

Posts: 159; Member since: Nov 02, 2011

where's my 5.0 lollipop update?. My God. Why even have a rom when that phone already has 1 without doing anything?. 5.0.2 is already out and still on 4.4.4. Considering it's only 1 phone and pretty much a stock version this is just so frustrating.

3. vincelongman

Posts: 5691; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Is your's running CM 11S? If so then its because CM and OnePlus have split Because CM made a greedy deal with MicroMax OnePlus do have an alpha build of Lollipop

10. ThirdEye

Posts: 33; Member since: Oct 31, 2012

Actually No! Cyanogen and Micromax's relationship is only for the Indian Market. Based on the agreement, Cyanogen will work on the OTAs for the Eureka phones. For all other existing markets, CM and OnePlus still have the relationship as usual. So in the US market, Cyanogen will still make available OTA updates for the OPO phones that have been bought or will be bought. If I buy a OPO phone in the US and take it to India, I will still get the updates per the current contract with OPO and Cyanogen Inc. and the fone was not purchased in India. My guess is that OPO initially did not consider the Indian market as important and by the time they decided, CYNG and MMX signed their exclusivity deal. OTOH, it very well might be true that MMax cannot sell its Eureka phones with Cyanogen co-branding in US/EU/China/Hong Kong where OPO sells today. It is OnePlus that has decided to go to the Oxygen OS route rather than depend upon Cyanogen that way all its phone models sold everywhere will have a common ROM choice. (which I welcome BTW).

4. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Cyanogenmod is far from a stock version, they have plenty of modifications on top of stock android now. Including their own bugs that they never fix. Also have you not been privy to all the drama Cyanogen Inc has been causing? It's not like a slow update is OnePlus' fault......

8. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

It's not that slow considering most handsets still run Android 4.4.4 and lower Sent from my OnePlus One

5. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

OnePlus' Cyanogen based UI is beautiful. OxygenOS should be like that.

6. sadiqahmed

Posts: 71; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

If you want lollipop then root, install recovery and flash the ROM from the cyanogenmod site. It's easier than what most people think.

7. saiki4116

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 31, 2011

The name is not picked from the contest.

9. Anterv

Posts: 178; Member since: Jul 09, 2014

Quote: P.S. Congratulations to user @midifire from Belgium for suggesting the winning ROM name. We will be contacting you shortly. :)

11. maddy996

Posts: 126; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

ohhh s**t... I was almost thinking about the name Oxygen for their Os to get a free one plus one but lately I gave him second one which was Horizon :-(

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