After missing deadlines last month, OnePlus has finally announced the roll-out of its new operating system Oxygen OS based on Android Lollipop. OnePlus One users will have to visit company’s website to download the operating system. OnePlus has come up with few major enhancements in OxygenOS over the stock Android which include screen gestures such as double-tap to wake, music controls and shortcuts for the camera and flashlight; customization like quick settings screen; and an improved file manager. Read on to find out more information on Oxygen OS.
To download the build, OnePlus One users can visit OnePlus official website where the company has provided detailed instructions on its forum about how to download and install the ROM.
“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,” said Carl Pei, co-founder OnePlus in a blog post.
Since it is the first version of OS, OnePlus has also rolled out a feedback app to receive feedback from users on the ROM.
Official Video: Android Lollipop-Based Oxygen OS Top Features
OnePlus One smartphone currently runs Android 4.4 based CyanogenMod 11 operating system. It is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.5 GHz coupled with 3 GB of RAM. It features a 5.5-inch JDI (1920 x 1080 pixel resolution) display and comes in 16 GB and 64 GB storage variants. Other specifications of the handset include 13 mega pixel rear camera, 5 mega pixel front facing camera and 3100 mAh battery. It measures 152.9 x 75.9 x 8.9 mm, weighs 162 grams and offers 4G LTE, NFC, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 4.0 as connectivity options.