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- OnePlus is bringing Color OS to OnePlus 8, OnePlus 8 Pro and OnePlus 8T.
- This change may only apply to the Chinese variant.
The OnePlus 9 series was launched earlier this year, marking a major change in the manufacturer. More specifically, after using the internal Hydrogen OS overlay for a few years, the Chinese variant uses Oppo’s Color OS Android skin.
Now, OnePlus COO Liu Fengshuo has disclose The company is working hard to introduce Color OS to OnePlus 8, OnePlus 8 Pro and OnePlus 8T. The executive pointed out that the Android skin will be released to users in the first quarter of 2022.
We have asked OnePlus representatives if this update is limited to China and will update the article accordingly. But when the OnePlus 9 series was released, the company told us that Oxygen OS will still be the Android skin for users around the world. Therefore, it is certain that your global OnePlus 8T or OnePlus 8 series devices will not get Color OS.
This seems to be the right move by OnePlus, at least based on recent results Android Authority polling. The June 2021 survey received more than 6,000 votes and found that less than 17% of readers surveyed are willing to buy OnePlus phones equipped with Color OS. At the same time, about 83% of respondents said they would not buy OnePlus phones equipped with Color OS.
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