OnePlus finally maintains its software strategy differentiating itself from Oppo by announcing OxygenOS 13

Last year, OnePlus and Oppo announced that they would be merging, and as part of this transaction, the two firms (both owned by BBK Electronics) combined their software units.

The plan was for OnePlus’s OxygenOS UI to be merged with Oppo’s Color OS UI to create a unified UI that would debut in a new OnePlus phone from 2022. That should have been the end of OxygenOS.

Well now the OnePlus 10 Pro has been launched in China and instead of a unified OS the phone sports the Color Oppo OS. And to make things even more confusing, OnePlus has announced that OxygenOS 13 is coming.

OxygenOS 13 is expected to be based on Android 13, and there is a possibility that OnePlus has reversed the expected and mentioned unified OS between both companies. Whether or not such a decision is short term is unknown.

OnePlus has also announced that 15 guests will be able to virtually attend the Open Ear Forum which will take place on February 28 in China. Taking into account that the topic is OxygenOS 13, we hope that in that event they will give more information about the future of the operating system.

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Without a doubt we are facing a totally unexpected movement, especially when it was said that a common operating system would arrive for both brands, and then the OnePlus 10 Pro arrives with the Oppo OS while OnePlus announces a new OxygenOS 13 .

From the outside it is difficult to understand, although surely there is an explanation that satisfies everyone. Or at least to the most skeptical, who see with bad eyes this union of experiences. The reality is that Oppo, more majority, and OnePlus, more exclusive, have a crucial year ahead. We’ll see.