New studies counsel that OnePlus and sister firm Oppo have merged their R&D departments, with the shift truly having taken place someday in December final 12 months.
There’s quite a lot of change going down at OnePlus proper now; transferring into new product courses and classes with its current mid-range Nord line and Band health tracker, the departure of co-founder Carl Pei and now this: a report from Chinese language web site DoNews, stating that the corporate’s analysis and growth division has merged with that of Oppo’s.
Discuss of such a merger first occurred round June 2020 however Oppo sources accustomed to the matter confirmed that the shift did not truly happen till December.
Following information of the merger going public, OnePlus issued an announcement to Android Authority outlining the character of this new association.
“To raised maximize sources and additional place OnePlus for progress, we’re within the strategy of additional integrating some R&D capabilities inside OPLUS, our long-term investor. OnePlus will proceed working independently and dealing to ship the absolute best consumer expertise for present and future OnePlus customers.”
As a lot as each corporations have tried to instantly distance themselves from each other through the years, of BBK Electronics’ manufacturers (which additionally embody Vivo, Realme and iQOO), there is a significantly shut long-standing connection between OnePlus and Oppo, particularly.
The businesses’ working relationship has manifested over the course of the previous’s comparatively brief time within the cellular market in quite a few methods. OnePlus has been recognized to share manufacturing amenities with Oppo and prior to now, sure OnePlus smartphones – such because the OnePlus 5T pictured above – have clearly taken heavy inspiration from equal Oppo handsets of the time.
Regardless of the merger, OnePlus software program growth (which incorporates Hydrogen OS and Oxygen OS) will reportedly stay separate from the event of Oppo’s ColorOS, and the manufacturers will stay separate as an entire.