If you are an Android enthusiast, you must be familiar with OxygenOS. It is OnePlus’s take on Android and a fan favourite for being bloatware free and smooth. OnePlus is also known for its software support. They are one of the few Android OEMs offering at least three years of platform and security updates. Having a light skin also allows them to be quick with software updates. In June they announced that the OnePlus 8 series would get the Android 11 beta. And in July, One Plus 8 series received the Android 11 beta 2 update. The company is expected to launch Oxygen 11 at the end of the Android 11 beta.
The lesser-known equivalent of OxygenOS is HydrogenOS in China. It has all the bells and whistles of OxygenOS but it does not include Google Play Services. While Google does have a presence in China, its Play Services have been blocked since 2014.
Yesterday, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau (also known as Liu Zuohu) confirmed that HydrogenOS 11 will be coming to China. In an emotional post on Weibo, he thanked the OnePlus community for standing by them and promised to continue improving HydrogenOS. He acknowledged that HydrogenOS in its current form was not enough and that HydrogenOS 11 will bring a lot of user-requested changes and features.
While this is no doubt exciting for OnePlus’ Chinese users, he did not mention any date or give an approximate time for its release. While we do not know much about HydrogenOS 11, one feature that is confirmed is the Always-on-Display. CEO Pete Lao confirmed it in a tweet just a few days ago.
Given OnePlus’s track-record, the devices getting HydrogenOS 11 should be the OnePlus 6 and above.
The post translated from Chinese is given below.
Yesterday at 17:42 from OnePlus 8 Pro
I’m your boss Zhang. Recently, I have some thoughts I want to talk to you.
First of all, I sincerely thank you, dearest cheers. For me, the most precious asset is that you have always chosen, supported, and spurred us on. From the beginning of the OnePlus 1 generation to the present, we have released a total of 15 mobile phones in the past seven years. You have been growing with OnePlus, giving us the most sincere advice, and even going through some difficult times with OnePlus. This Moved, I always remember it in my heart.
I’m actually a diver in the community, and I don’t speak much, but I still insist on seeing what everyone is paying attention to and discussing recently. I know that the topic that everyone cares most is hydrogen OS. When Hydrogen OS was first launched in 15 years, the concepts of simplicity, cleanliness, and smoothness were refreshing for everyone-“the original system can be so pure.” I believe that many of you who see here are attracted by the hydrogen OS at that time. In the past few years, we have accumulated more than 200,000 bugs through collecting comments, positioning fixes, etc., using hundreds of stable version update pushes and countless minor optimization improvements, so that hydrogen OS continues to grow like OnePlus . In this process, we have been listening sincerely and working hard to do better, but more importantly, your voice-to thank you all, we have written part of the user name that gave us valuable comments on hydrogen OS in our system In the list of thanks, this should be rare among mobile phone brands.
But I know that the current hydrogen OS is not enough, and it has not met your expectations of OnePlus. Two days ago, we held the hydrogen OS Tucao conference in the Weibo community. Not only did I see your higher requirements for hydrogen OS, but I was also deeply moved.
Let me tell you, our brand new hydrogen OS11 is coming. This version will have some new changes and new features that everyone has always wanted. I hope that the new version of Hydrogen OS11 can become a new starting point. In this process, I also hope that you will still have your help and company.
Source : Weibo