OnePlus has stated their mission is to create the very best Smartphones on the planet. We have certainly seen that with their custom versions of the Android operating system. Their newest version of the Android Lollipop operating system is the OxygenOS, which is exclusively available for their line of One Smartphones. There hasn’t been much information about the specific features of the OxygenOS, but those who have tested it out say it is a sure improvement over their last operating system.
OnePlus is a Smartphone manufacturer based in China. For the last year, they have been teasing consumers about the development of the OxygenOS. Originally the company was going to use the CyanogenMod operating system, but the company that owns the operating system, Cyanogen, had unexpectedly given all exclusive rights to another Chinese manufacturer. This forced OnePlus to expedite their already made plans to develop the custom OxygenOS. Now they have finished it and it is available for people to download right onto their Android One phones. This ROM is said to be replacing all of One’s existing CyanogenMod ROM operating systems for their devices. But this won’t happen until OnePlus has perfected OxygenOS and are confident that it won’t have any issues after it is released.
The custom OxygenOS ROM is based on the Android 5.0.2, which is only available for download. OnePlus has already captured people’s attention this year with the release of their One device, which is an affordable Smartphone priced in the $300 to $350 range. The only difference in price has to do with the 16GB and 64GB versions. However, it has only been a month since the phone was available to purchase throughout the European Union. Of course, anyone with an internet connection can purchase this phone right on the OnePlus website.
Chances are the OxygenOS won’t motivate people to purchase the OnePlus. The only motivating factor still seems to be the affordability of the Smartphone. With the economy still in rough shape, people are going to be very choosy about what they purchase in the technology marketplace. But for people who cannot afford the more expensive Samsung or Apple phones, the OnePlus is an affordable alternative that provides basic Smartphone features that everyone can enjoy. Not only that, but the OnePlus phones are extremely thin and very attractive looking. As long as you don’t need to have fingerprint sensory technology or high resolution pictures in your camera phone, then OnePlus should be just fine for your needs.