OnePlus announced a deeper integration with Oppo, and said that the move will enable the companies to capitalize on shared resources, and streamline operations. OnePlus said that the integration will allow it to deliver faster and more stable software updates for the handsets. Earlier this month, the company announced its latest update policy for the range of devices and revealed that its software development team is working with Oppo to integrate the codebase of OxygenOS and ColorOS. Now, in an interview with XDA, Oliver Zhang, Head of Product, OnePlus, has shared that the OnePlus Nord 2 5G will be the first OnePlus handset to feature an OxygenOS firmware that will be based on the integrated codebases.
Oliver also revealed that the upcoming OnePlus Nord 2 will boot OxygenOS 11.3, based on integrated OxygenOS and ColorOS codebase. Oliver also said that the codebase integration will not change the user experience, and users will have the same fast and smooth experience that they have come to expect from OnePlus.
The main idea behind the codebase integration is to streamline our R&D resources, which will help us to deliver more timely and more stable software updates for our devices, while being able to maintain our devices for longer. From a user perspective, not much will change on a daily basis when using OxygenOS. Nord 2 users will experience the same fast and smooth experience our users have come to expect from OnePlus.
Oliver also cleared the air around the speculations that post codebase integration, the company may not allow users to unlock the bootloader of the devices. He said that the company will allow users to unlock the bootloader on the OnePlus Nord 2. The OnePlus Nord 2 is all set to launch in India, and Europe on July 22nd. It will also be the first OnePlus smartphone to be powered by a MediaTek processor. To learn more about the handset including the specifications, and features, you can head over to this post.