Following the news, many users were worried that OxygenOS will cease to exist, and that ColorOS will take over. The OxygenOS 12 beta build did not inspire much hope either.
OxygenOS is not going away following OnePlus’ merger with OPPO
This is applicable for all markets other than China, of course. In China, OnePlus is using an OS called “HydrogenOS”. That is also OnePlus’ operating system, but it’s different than OxygenOS.
That is basically everything that was shared by the source. Pete Lau just wanted everyone to be clear that OnePlus, and its software, are not going anywhere. The two companies will work closely together, but that’s nothing new.
The two companies have been sharing resources for a long time
They’ve been inspiring each other for a long time now. This news only makes things official, in a way. Pete Lau said that this integration will allow OnePlus to get access to even more resources, though.
In his blog post, Pete Lau promised that such integration will help OnePlus provide faster updates, and also more stable ones at the same time. The company was already quite fast when it comes to updates, so this does sound quite promising.
Just to be clear, OnePlus as a brand is not going anywhere, nor will it cease to exist in any way.