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OnePlus ‘officially’ merges with Oppo to build better products, roll out faster software updates

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OnePlus, Oppo, OnePlus OppoOnePlus will “proceed to function independently.” (Picture credit score: Reuters)

OnePlus is formally merging with Oppo. Founder and CEO Pete Lau mentioned in a weblog publish on Wednesday that deep integration with Oppo will enable OnePlus to construct higher merchandise and roll out quicker and extra steady software program updates to current merchandise. The 2 manufacturers, owned at giant by BBK Electronics, have been working collectively on some degree for the final one yr after Lau took on extra obligations to supervise product technique for each OnePlus and Oppo. These modifications have had a “optimistic influence,” Lau mentioned although he didn’t point out the character of the affiliation up to now. Nor did he speak at size about future roadmap.

What he did say was that OnePlus will “proceed to function independently” launching “OnePlus merchandise, holding occasions and fascinating straight with you (the OnePlus group) for suggestions via the identical OnePlus channels as earlier than.” Studying in between the traces, it’s additionally fairly clear that OnePlus will certainly – and swiftly – broaden its portfolio giving its fanatic group extra selections than ever earlier than. And in that course of, OnePlus can even in all probability be taking a look at onboarding new clients.

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“We’re at a turning level for the way forward for OnePlus. As we’ve begun rising our product portfolio, we’re in a position to provide you with extra selections than ever earlier than,” Lau mentioned, including “we wish to proceed supplying you with the highest-quality OnePlus expertise potential. And to try this, we should adapt as a group and as a model.”

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The merger will not be very stunning. Carl Pei’s shock exit had raised many eyebrows after which when Lau joined forces with Oppo, issues began to get quite a bit clearer. OnePlus went on to launch the OnePlus 9 series with Oppo’s ColorOS software in China. Previous to this, all OnePlus telephones bought in mainland China had been primarily based on HydrogenOS.

OnePlus at one level of time had completely different groups and assets engaged on HydrogenOS and OxygenOS, one thing which was additionally troublesome to take care of from a pure operational perspective when OnePlus was simply getting began. This was one thing that OnePlus has been very vocal about. Over the course of time, as OnePlus launched extra telephones and ventured into new markets, these conversations had been finally laid to relaxation.

A sigh of aid for the higher a part of the world, together with India was that OnePlus continued to launch telephones with OxygenOS in markets outdoors of China and nonetheless continues to try this. At this time’s announcement is skinny on technical particulars together with how OnePlus and Oppo will precisely work on future merchandise and the way the 2 will guarantee quicker software program updates for OnePlus merchandise.

“I’m assured that this variation shall be optimistic for our group and our customers. With this deeper integration with Oppo, we could have extra assets at hand to create even higher merchandise for you. It’ll additionally enable us to be extra environment friendly,” Lau mentioned within the weblog.

Additional particulars are awaited.

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