OnePlus recently launched its own OxygenOS after ending its partnership with Cyanogen Inc, whose CyanogenOS was found in the original boxed version of the company’s first generation flagship smartphone, the OnePlus One. Over the past few weeks, it’s been widely reported that OnePlus would be launching yet another operating system, dubbed the Hydrogen OS, designed specifically for the Chinese market. The level of customization on the new China-centric OS is expected to be much higher than it was on OxygenOS. While some users felt that the OxygenOS, was a little too close to the stock AOSP interface, the new OS promises to change that and bestow lucky Chinese users with a fully customized version of the OxygenOS.
OnePlus has already released a working version of Hydrogen OS and as expected, it does seem (according to the leaked images) to be much more heavily customized than the familiar OxygenOS. The OS is currently in its closed beta-testing phase and there is only a limited number of available testers who can take part in the testing. However, at least one of them now seems to have uploaded some pictures of the new UX on his Weibo account.
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OnePlus meanwhile, advises against using the beta ROM as your daily usage ROM, as it might come with a lot of bugs and glitches. However, going by the newly leaked pictures, the OS looks to have been done beautifully. It remains to be seen however, as to how quickly OnePlus can move from its beta phase to the final version, and roll out the update OTA to its Chinese users. Hopefully with the passage of time, some of the ROM salient features will be integrated into the OxygenOS as well for the rest of the world to find out how the features work. The images below are reportedly genuine, and gives us an idea of what the HydrogenOS user interface will look like once it comes out of beta and goes live.