One Plus has been teasing their OxygenOS (replacing CyanogenMod) and fans have been waiting for an announcement as to when they would see this custom Android ROM on their One devices. Today One Plus made an OxygenOS announcement – but not about the ROM itself. Instead they introduced the team that is developing the ROM, and that very team includes developers from the popular ROM Paranoid Android.
“Why are you developing your own ROM?”
By doing so, we can offer better localization and faster updates. We can directly implement user feedback and make it easy for the OnePlus community to shape our ROM and create the OS that they want to use. Integration between hardware, software, and the cloud will become more seamless and unified for everyone using a OnePlus device. By creating our own software, we’re better able to work directly with our users to improve our OS. It’s something we’ve become quite fond of saying: when we work together, amazing things happen.
“Who is on the OxygenOS team?”
Our team has some of the most talented industrial designers and mechanical engineers in the world, but developing a ROM requires an entirely new skill set. We needed to find people not only with great technical ability but also unique perspectives and insights on how to improve our users’ software experience. Through our strong connection with the Android developer community, we’ve come to know several talented engineers who have a background in creating a pure, user-driven experience.
What do you think of OnePlus using yet another xda-developers team to produce a ROM for the One Plus One? Are you a Paranoid Android user? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Facebook and Twitter.
Update: 2/12/15 12:45pm CST: In a post made by Russell Holly it appears that OxygenOS will not be Open Source.Source: One Plus