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OPPO’s ColorOS Beta is now available for the OnePlus 8 smartphone in China

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OnePlus has two operating systems for its smartphones — HydrogenOS in China and OxygenOS for the rest of the world. While OxygenOS is very much alive and kicking, the HydrogenOS seems to be getting shut down.

The company is gearing up to switch to OPPO’s ColorOS for the Chinese market but the global versions will continue to run OxygenOS. Gary C., OxygenOS Product Lead has confirmed this development on OnePlus Forums.

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In a blog post, Gacy C. writes that “China market devices will now be using a customized version of ColorOS, tailored specifically for OnePlus smartphones, starting with the upcoming OnePlus 9 series.”

It has also been confirmed that by OnePlus CEO Pete Lau that HydrogenOS will continue to be maintained and updated for the past devices. For those who are interested to switch to the ColorOS, the company has now also released a flashable build for the OnePlus 8

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Although OnePlus has been operating independently, the company was founded by former OPPO employees Pete Lau and Carl Pei. It has been using OPPO’s production lines and supply chain resources and some of the devices from OnePlus closely resemble the design of some OPPO’s phones.

Over the past few years, both the company seems to be merging their operations. Recently, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau took on additional responsibility

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as Senior Vice President of OPLUS, which allegedly involves duties for OPPO and OnePlus. They have also even merged the hardware R&D teams for both companies under one brand.

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