OnePlus has announced its team of rockstar developers working on the upcoming OxygenOS. This includes Aaron Gascoigne, the co-founder of hugely popular Paranoid Android (PA) custom ROM. Aaron has brought five of his team members from PA. They will be working with Helen, who has previously worked as a software development engineer and program manager at Microsoft before moving on to various startups.
Other team members include Arz, from India, who is just 19 years of age but apparently has extensive experience in graphic design and possesses in-depth knowledge of Android theming, including UI frameworks. Others include Carlo from Italy, Hieu from Canada, Jesús from Columbia, Karim from Lebanon and Yamil from Spain – truly a global team.
In addition to revealing the team, OnePlus has released their new logo for OxygenOS, which is again pretty minimalistic in red and white. OxygenOS will be based on Android 5.0 Lollipop to start with and OnePlus promises to keep it bloat-free.
We’re keeping it clean and streamlined for performance. We value things like battery life and system efficiency, so we’ve remained true to our ROM’s namesake and created a seamless experience that is lightweight and essential.
OnePlus isn’t revealing when the OxygenOS will be available for download. The initial timelines indicated a February launch, which might still be on. Currently, the company is testing the stable build of OxygenOS. The team behind OxygenOS will be holding a AMAA on Reddit at 8AM PST, today, so expect some additional details there.