The strategic merger with Oppo does not affect the much-loved OnePlus interface.
First, the research and development department was merged by Oppo and the essentially separated OnePlus, and the next day a closer collaboration, essentially merger has been announced, but the separate logo products and characters of the two brands remain. Among other things, OnePlus expects software advances from joining the two teams together, and in China, HydrogenOS (which is essentially a Google-free OxygenOS) was once replaced this year by Oppo’s ColorOS interface.
That’s why many people were anxiously interested in OnePlus: whether the legendary well-optimized interface, which sometimes offers only minor flaws, goes into the soup in other markets, and MySmartPrice according to the brand confirmed: no, OxygenOS will remain and an Android 12-based version is already being made. In the same way, there will be stand-alone OnePlus announcements and no connection to the community or media. In any case, if there is any useful software development or trick on ColorOS, it may pop up on OxygenOS and vice versa.