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OnePlus One to ditch its old Android OS for a fresh breath of Oxygen

OnePlus One OxygenOS Update

Android fans were certainly excited to hear that one of the most interesting flagship handsets of 2014 ran one of the most popular custom Android ROMs out of the box, but the partnership between OnePlus and Cyanogen doesn’t seem to be working out anymore. The OnePlus One maker has decided to build its own Android-based operating system for its phones, and on Friday it announced the official name for the new OS: OxygenOS.

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After holding a contest on its forum to pick the name of the OS, the company decided to go with OxygenOS.

“As an element, Oxygen is the epitome of simplicity, yet it’s also extraordinarily powerful,” the company explained. “Oxygen is all around us. It’s part of us and everything we do. It creates the water that carves out valleys and moves mountains. By itself, it’s simple and pure—a fundamental building block. But, as a part of something greater, it can do amazing things. Just like us.”

Aside from marketing talk, OnePlus did not reveal any useful details about OxygenOS in its announcement, saying that more information should be made available to users on February 12th.

Chris Smith started writing about gadgets as a hobby, and before he knew it he was sharing his views on tech stuff with readers around the world. Whenever he's not writing about gadgets he miserably fails to stay away from them, although he desperately tries. But that's not necessarily a bad thing.

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