After a short delay, OnePlus’s custom ROM, OxygenOS, is now available for users to download. The company stated on its blog that creating the forked-Android operating system will “provide faster, more meaningful updates and a better-integrated range of services for every OnePlus user.”
The Lollipop-based (OS 5.0.2) OxygenOS goes “back to basics” with an emphasis on “performance and battery life over gimmicks and bloated features.”
The company said it didn’t want to add features “simply for the sake of differentiation.” Some of the notable features include an improved file manager, screen-off gestures like double-tap to wake, music controls, shortcuts for the camera and flashlight, customizable lockscreen wallpapers, and “tiles can be added, removed, and re-organized with the click of a button.”
“This is just a beginning; a platform on which we will build, together,” the company says on its site. Thankfully, there is no invite required to install it.