OnePlus HydrogenOS for China is coming out on May 28. The company has announced it on their official blog.
OnePlus has already released their own custom ROM named OxygenOS. It is based on Android 5.0 Lollipop. In China, the OnePlus One runs on Color OS ROM and the company is planning to launch the Chinese version of OxygenOS, which will be named as HydrogenOS.
As everyone knows OnePlus and Cyanogen love story has come to an end, thus the company will use its own custom ROM in the upcoming OnePlus 2. If we go by the company strategy, we could see them ditching Color OS in China and have HydrogenOS inside the OnePlus 2. OnePlus has recruited a talented team who are working on their custom ROM, OxygenOS and we believe they would also be working on the HydrogenOS as well.
The OnePlus HydrogenOS will be based on Android 5.0 Lollipop with material design that is similar to the OxygenOS. The main differentiator will be new icons pack and several new features for China. However, it will be without any bloatware and have great performance, according to OnePlus. They have released a weather app recently in China which comes with richer colour, dynamic interaction and more.
The first beta version of OnePlus HydrogenOS in China is expected to be out sometime in June, according to earlier reports. We will bring you more information on May 28.