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OnePlus One OxygenOS leaks out in new photos

by Jacob Kleinman | March 23, 2015March 23, 2015 1:00 pm PDT

OnePlus is expected to release the first official version of its new OxygenOS later this month, but we may be getting an unofficial early look at the new software. A trio of photos shared by @leaksfly claim to reveal the Android-based operating system running on a OnePlus One.

Not much is revealed here beyond the boot screen animation and an intro menu for selecting your language. Overall it looks like a pretty clean design with some clear inspiration taken from Android 5.0 Lollipop. We can only hope the rest of OxygenOS looks as nice.

Earlier this year a handful of leaked photos claimed to show way more of OxygenOS, including the homescreen and a pre-installed weather app. But OnePlus quickly called out the screenshots as fake, leaving us back at square one. Now at least we have a small taste of what the company has planned.

OxygenOS is set to launch later this month as the Chinese company moves away from its old partnership with Cyanogen. The new software will presumably debut as an optional update for the OnePlus One, but we’re guessing that won’t be the case for future devices. Once the long-rumored OnePlus 2 finally hits the market it’s likely to run OxygenOS out of the box.

OnePlus has a lot riding on this new software, and we’re excited to see how it compares to Cyanogen’s own software. After all, if the OxygenOS is a disappointment it could make the OnePlus 2 a lot less desirable.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...