OnePlus Outs OxygenOS, Ditches CyanogenMod
Flagship killer company, OnePlus is making a come-back with its own Android-based operation system. Codenamed Bacon, the OnePlus One is the 2014 flagship killer smartphone that runs on Cyanogenmod 11S on top of Android 4.4.x KitKat. It comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chipset, running on a Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400, and an Adreno 330 GPU.
In what looks like the final act of severing initial partnership, the Taiwanese company is introducing their own Android-based OS; the OxygenOS which runs on top of Android 5.0 Lollipop.
Why did they named it OxygenOS? “Well, oxygen is the embodiment of simplicity, which is also extraordinarily powerful. Oxygen is everything, it’s part of us and nature itself and the world survives on oxygen. It creates the water that carves out valleys and moves mountains. By itself, it’s simple and pure; a fundamental building block. But, as a part of something greater, it can do amazing things.”
Since OnePlus is starting from scratch, they are taking into consideration on what the user wants on their OnePlus One smartphone, since the company’s motto ‘Never Settle’ to take control of their own OS. The name of the ROM was decided based on the user entries as well. It was also highly speculated that OxygenOS is meant to replace Cyanogen OS as their default ROM for future OnePlus smartphones.
Let us know what do you think about OnePlus building their own OS or is there any other alternative that OnePlus should looked at? And to those OnePlus One users, if you have already received your OxygenOS update, do let us know how the new OS feels like.