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- Dec 30, 2010
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Since CyanogenMod and OnePlus have decided to go their separate ways, that has left OnePlus in need of a new OS for future devices. They already shared they planned on creating a new Android-based OS for their platform and that it would be called OxygenOS. Earlier today OnePlus announced the development team they have hired to build OxygenOS for them.
It turns out that OnePlus has opted to hire some of the lead developers of Paranoid Android (PA), one of the other top-notch custom ROM development teams in the Android community. They shared that the following PA folks will be heading up the development: Aaron Gascoine (co-founder of PA, technical lead), Arz Bhatia (UI/UX lead), Carlo Savignano, Hieu Nguyen, Jesús David Gulfo Agudelo, and Yamil Ghazi. On top of these folks, OnePlus already has a team of 50 engineers dedicated to the project.
Here's a statement from the folks at OnePlus,
We can directly implement user feedback and make it easy for the OnePlus community to shape our ROM and create the OS that they want to use. Integration between hardware, software, and the cloud will become more seamless and unified for everyone using a OnePlus device. By creating our own software, we’re better able to work directly with our users to improve our OS. It’s something we’ve become quite fond of saying: when we work together, amazing things happen.
At this time OnePlus did not clear up how they will handle the organization of things, nor if these folks from Paranoid Android will continue to develop Paranoid Android ROMs. Check out their blog post for more info.