- OxygenOS was first launched for OnePlus 2 in 2015
- All the OnePlus smartphones since OnePlus 3 arrived with OxygenOS out of the box
Last month OnePlus hosted #OnePlusPMChallenge where the users were asked to provide new ideas and designs to make OnePlus’ OxygenOS platform better. The result for the competition was announced and Léandro Tijink was declared the winner. For the competition, Tijink designed a website and suggested nearly twenty tweaks to the current OxygenOS version. The #OnePlusPMChallenge was about submitting features or changes you want to see in current OxygenOS. Tijink created a completely new website and submitted it. The website shows OxygenOS with completely new UI and an improved UX. As promised, OnePlus will implement the features or changes suggested by the winner of the competition in the future version of OxygenOS. Tijink suggested changes starting from the menu to system apps. Let’s take a look at everything he suggested.
OxygenOS to Get Several Enhancements This Year
Tijink suggested for an improved setup menu, better ambient display, lock screen, OnePlus Launcher, OnePlus Messages, Notes, Gallery, Community, and Switch, among others. Tijink says that right now the OxygenOS’ setup menu isn’t bad but could be little more welcoming. He said that future OxygenOS should offer more languages support and better layout. Tijink basically says that the setup process must look better and also be better functional.
Commenting on the OxygenOS Tijink said, “Android and OxygenOS have come a long way, with Android being more mature, and Oxygen OS having its own identity. The past few years have been very exciting, with the introduction of many features, like full control over accent colours, gaming and reading mode, gestures and more. I want to take things a step further. Finding the balance between features and design is one of the most important aspects of a phone because we interact with it uncountable times a day. I wanted to create a consistent, fluid and burdenless experience that makes the user feel in control while being focused on the things that actually matter.”
A better ambient display is another area that needs improved Tijink said. He says that the ambient display on OnePlus phones are nice but can be better. Tijink suggests that the ambient display should work in a way that lifting a phone should display the time, date, and notifications. While tapping on the screen should show the notifications in detail.
Tijink also suggests that the OxygenOS should need a redesigned lock screen. He also designed a brand new lock screen that we expect to see in the future OxygenOS. The lock screen is designed in a way so that it suits the design language of the system.
OnePlus 7 Launch Nearing
OnePlus has dominated the premium smartphone segment for the last two years. Last year’s OnePlus 6 and 6T smartphones were running success for the brand. And expectations are very high on OnePlus 7; It’s said the OnePlus 7 would have triple cameras on the back followed by a pop-up selfie camera like the Oppo F11 Pro and Vivo V15 Pro. OnePlus may not bring back the 3.5mm headphone jack with the OnePlus 7, but it will most likely retain the 3700mAh battery we saw on the OnePlus 6T. Also, OnePlus 7 will lack wireless charging functionality.
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