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OnePlus to unveil OxygenOS on February 12th

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OnePlus will unveil its own OxygenOS on February 12th

OnePlus will unveil its own 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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posted on 29 Jan 2015, 21:56

1. Neo_Huang (Posts: 1067; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)

Y U no name it Argon?

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 22:56

2. shamatuu (Posts: 159; Member since: 02 Nov 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.

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 23:20

3. vincelongman (Posts: 5068; Member since: 10 Feb 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

posted on 30 Jan 2015, 10:54

10. ThirdEye (Posts: 32; Member since: 31 Oct 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).

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 23:21 1

4. Doakie (Posts: 2227; Member since: 06 May 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......

posted on 30 Jan 2015, 01:02 1

8. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 1157; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)

It's not that slow considering most handsets still run Android 4.4.4 and lower

Sent from my OnePlus One

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 23:46

5. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

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

posted on 30 Jan 2015, 00:16

6. sadiqahmed (Posts: 71; Member since: 11 Oct 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.

posted on 30 Jan 2015, 00:29

7. saiki4116 (Posts: 405; Member since: 31 Mar 2011)

The name is not picked from the contest.

posted on 30 Jan 2015, 06:59

9. Anterv (Posts: 178; Member since: 09 Jul 2014)


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

posted on 30 Jan 2015, 12:19

11. maddy996 (Posts: 101; Member since: 06 Jan 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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