OnePlus deepens integration with Oppo
OnePlus formed in 2013 within Oppo by former Oppo employees. Slowly, the former distanced itself from Oppo.
But it seems like the tables are turning yet again as OnePlus, earlier this year, said that it will be merging its R&D efforts with Oppo, and now, the integration has gone even deeper.
Before you panic, no, new OnePlus phones won’t drop OxygenOS in favour of Oppo’s ColorOS. Also, the two companies will continue to function independently.
As per co-founder Pete Lau, the integration will result in shared resources. Also, he believes that it will help bring out faster and more stable software updates for the brand’s users.
It will also help OnePlus bring out more affordable smartphones under its Nord series, as Oppo already has a number of mid-range smartphones on sale, which OnePlus can rebrand, hopefully, with a better software experience than Oppo.
Both OnePlus and Oppo operate under a common China-based parent company – BBK Electronics – which also owns Vivo, Realme and iQOO.