After missing another deadline, the long-awaited OxygenOS is finally here for the Oneus One.
A video walkthrough gives us a peek at the extra toppings sprinkled atop this version of Android llipop, Oneus’ custom ROM for its flagship phone. Visually, this is no drastic reimagining of the stock Android experience. Oneus sticks with Material Design the same default app layout you would see on a device like the Nexus 6.
You can grab the update from Oneus right now.
OxygenOS includes a feature called “off-screen gestures,” which allows you to double tap to wake the device or launch the camera by drawing a circle. You also can fire up the flashlight by drawing a “V.”
ile Oneus has irritated owners for its tendency to miss its OS update deadlines, the company should be commended for sticking close to stock Android with OxygenOS. llipop is already beautiful feature rich; it doesn’t need an excessive amount of tinkering. It’s a lesson that Samsung is also finally learning with its Galaxy S6.
The story behind the story: Oneus Cyanogen, which partnered on the previous ROM for the Oneus One, had a rather messy falling out late last year after Cyanogen gave Micromax exclusive rights to CyanogenMod in India. Cyanogen is busy now trying to build its own platform on top of a -free version of Android.
Oneus has responded by bringing in a new team to build OxygenOS, which is designed to add software tweaks device optimizations to keep the Oneus One running smoothly, while simultaneously giving Oneus more direct control over the One’s destiny. This first shot appears to be a good one, so we’re interested to see what other customizations come in down the line.