Just over a year ago, a small group of people realized that the smartphone industry needed a new perspective. What started as an idea began to take shape when we officially announced the creation of OnePlus: a new way of thinking about consumer technology and the crucial role that a passionate community plays in starting a movement.
In our first year, we focused on hardware; many of our founding members are passionate product people who have spent decades in the industry. We combined that experience with the feedback we heard from users and together, we built the One. The incredible support from our community gave us faith that we were on the right track and changing things for the better.
Now, it’s time to take the next step. By creating our own operating system, we can quickly respond to user feedback and make it easier for you to continue playing a fundamental role in the future of OnePlus. Our goal for OxygenOS is to provide faster, more meaningful updates and a better-integrated range of services for every OnePlus user.
Developing OxygenOS has been an incredibly fun and challenging experience for all of us. In this environment where everyone is fighting to standout with custom ROMs, we think it’s important to go back to basics. We place things like performance and battery life over gimmicks and bloated features.
We want to be careful that we aren’t adding features simply for the sake of differentiation. We’ve implemented some important features thus far, but they are subtle and meaningful. That’s our philosophy behind OxygenOS: keep it light and essential.
We want to emphasize that we built this initial version so that you guys could begin taking a direct role in the future of Oxygen. To make sure we’re heading in the right direction, we need your input. On our forums, you’ll find a feedback app that allows you to submit your comments directly to our ROM team. We encourage you to use it; we can build a better OS together.