- OnePlus has announced deeper integration with OPPO
- This will help the brand to deliver quicker software updates
- However, it remains to be seen how the merger pans out in future
OnePlus has decided to further integrate its teams with OPPO. CEO Pete Lau shared the news on the brand’s official forum as ‘A new journey for OnePlus’. Notably, both brands are owned by BBK Electronics.
Earlier in January this year, OnePlus and OPPO merged their respective hardware R&D teams. Last year, Lau took additional responsibilities that involved overseeing product strategy for both brands. It remains to be seen how the merger will affect the outcomes of both brands and what it will mean for the consumers.
OnePlus announces deeper merger with OPPO
According to the forum post, OnePlus has integrated a number of its teams with OPPO to better streamline its operations and capitalise on additional resources. Lau added that the merger with OPPO will be positive for the OnePlus community. He stated that ‘OnePlus will have more resources at hand to create even better products for you’. The move will also enable the brand to be more efficient and deliver faster and more stable software updates for OnePlus users. However, it’s unclear if OnePlus will switch from its proprietary OxygenOS to OPPO’s ColorOS in the future.
OnePlus will continue operating as an independent entity. Lau says that the company will continue launching new products, hosting its own events, and engaging with the community under its brand name.
For the last few years, OnePlus and OPPO have launched quite a few identical devices separated by a few differences. We could see OnePlus and OPPO follow the footsteps of Huawei and Honor, or Xiaomi and POCO.