Earlier this year, OnePlus switched to ColorOS for its smartphones in China with the launch of the OnePlus 9 series. The brand even merged the codebase of the OxygenOS with that of ColorOS for international markets. Hence, the Android 12 software for the existing as well as the upcoming devices is nothing but ColorOS.
Due to this, the company is facing difficulties in delivering Android 12 on time and without bugs. With the increase in criticism from both home and international markets, Pete Lau, CEO of OnePlus, has issued a statement on Weibo.
The brand executive reiterates that it is difficult to deliver ColorOS 12 for the phones that are running HydrogenOS via OTA update. On top of that, the company has to even take care of user data.
Pete confirms that the migration from HydrogenOS to ColorOS will not result in a factory reset. In other words, users will not lose any files and applications on their devices while upgrading.
The brand is working on a seamless migration process. This is why it’s taking more time for the HydrogenOS software team, which has been now merged with the ColorOS team, to deliver Android 12. The merged team is also striving to improve the smoothness of the system.
For now, the ColorOS 12 stable update is available for the OnePlus 9 and the OnePlus 9 Pro in China. Even OnePlus 9R users can try the new software via the Open Beta program.
Lastly, Pete teases that ColorOS will become fast and stable in the near future. This new experience will debut on the OnePlus 10 Pro.