OnePlus announces OxygenOS, the company's own custom Android ROM
It's official: the custom ROM that OnePlus is developing will be called OxygenOS. Back in late July, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer announced that it is working on a custom Android ROM built from the ground up, but until today we didn't have an official name. That changed a few hours ago when OnePlus CEO and founder Liu Zuohu announced that the custom ROM which is going to replace CyanogenMod on the international version of the OnePlus One is going to be called OxygenOS.
OxygenOS will be aimed at the international market, while the Chinese version of the custom ROM will be called HydrogenOS or H2 OS. Compared to the international version, Hydrogen OS will be tailored to the country-specific market requirements.
The name of the ROM was actually chosen by the fans through the OnePlus forums and various social media channels. However, the manufacturer mentioned that the name Oxygen fits perfectly with its own philosophy of creating a custom ROM that's light and fast without adding bulk and unnecessary bloatware.
This is a major step for the Chinese startup. The international version of the OnePlus One came with CyanogenMOD preinstalled, but the relationship between the Chinese manufacturer and the makers of CyanogenMOD quickly deteriorated following some courthouse clashes in the Indian market. Oxygen OS will likely come preinstalled on the company's upcoming smartphone, the OnePlus Two.
At the moment we don't have any detailed information about OxygenOS, but OnePlus officials promised to share more info on February 12th.