OnePlus Teases Custom OxygenOS ROM For 'One' Smartphone

Smartphone startup OnePlus is gearing up to reveal its Android ROM, but the date for the unveiling is a matter of debate. The phone maker teased the ROM and announced its name – OxygenOS – and said “Stay tuned; more information is coming February 12th,” in its blog post. Some have taken that to mean that the download will be available on the 12th, but OnePlus now appears to plan only to provide more details (not a download) at the upcoming event.

The new ROM comes after a parting with Cyanogen and some difficulties with India. OnePlus selected the name “OxygenOS” from fan suggestions, because “As an element, Oxygen is the epitome of simplicity, yet it’s also extraordinarily powerful.” Unfortunately, the name is about it for new information at the moment.

The OnePlus One Android-based smartphone will be getting the new OxygenOS ROM.

The OnePlus One, known as the “Flagship Killer,” made headlines when it arrived last year. It’s a reasonably inexpensive phone with some attractive specs, including at 1920x1080 resolution and Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 quad-core CPU. OnePlus has an unusual marketing strategy: it makes the $299 phone available only through invite (People who buy the phone are given an number of invites to hand out to friends).