News broke out earlier this year about OnePlus and Oppo fusion. In fact, the company has integrated its Research and Development team and a few other teams with its sister company Oppo to streamline operations. We have to agree that since OnePlus decided to expand its smartphone series, it has been offering lackluster software support. While flagship devices were receiving faster OxygenOS updates, the mid-range smartphones are struggling in line with the latest Android upgrades. Although the merging with Oppo would improve the pace of updates, it seems that it will bring drastic changes to OnePlus smartphones, and apparently, not everyone will appreciate it.
The end of OxygenOS is near
A few days ago, the company went ahead and announced that both companies will release an integrated software update that will help enhance the user experience. A few days ago, it went ahead and announced that both companies will release an integrated software update. It will take cues from both OxygenOS and ColorOS. This new integrated software will release next year. Now, it seems that the company is already doing some beta testing. The OnePlus 9 Pro was spotted running on Android 12-based ColorOS 12.
International OnePlus 9 Pro appears running Android 12-based ColorOS 12
The device carries model number LE2121 and is the international variant of the OnePlus 9 Pro. So, yes, OnePlus is already testing it on international variants. The settings page of the device reveals it is running ColorOS 12 and has 12 GB of RAM. The international version will come with a few tweaks in terms of features and settings. At the time of the launch, the company had said that the Chinese variants of the OnePlus 9 series will receive ColorOS 12 update in November 2021. The international variants, on the other hand, will get it sometime in 2022.
The photo suggests that OnePlus is already testing the ColorOS 12 update in international models. This makes perfect sense, after all, the company needs to test the update several months prior to the release. The model running the test build is likely an Indonesian variant.
According to the company, the ColorOS and OxygenOS merging will be revealed in the next year. Previously, the company has been suggesting OxygenOS for International markets. But we assume that the company will not be pushing different software. It will likely ditch OxygenOS and focus in the new OS.