When you notice, OnePlus will care about their hardware and provide better software support, Compare with other mobile companies. At the same time, Xiaomi and Realme mobiles give better cost-effective hardware. But their OS is not that much great. Oxygen OS is praise by users compare with custom skin OS and Stock Android. They have what they need and gives a better look and simple like Stock Android. After OnePlus announced, they are working on the SmartWatch. Everybody thought they are going to use Google Wear OS. Pete Lau officially announced that they would use the Real-Time OS in their OnePlus Smartwatch, Which is lightweight and can give better battery performance than the Wear OS.
OnePlus First-Ever Smartwatch
Coming March 23, the first-ever OnePlus Smartwatch will launch alongside OnePlus 9 smartphone series. The news here is, the OnePlus watch won’t run Google’s Wear OS; it’s adopting a bespoke OS called “Real-time OS.” Before now, there have been rumors regarding the operating system we would find on the upcoming OnePlus Smartphone, but with the clarification from Pete Lau, the CEO of OnePlus, all speculations are over, and here’s what you should know about the upcoming watch from OnePlus.
Real-Time OS in OnePlus Smartwatch instead of Wear OS
The announcement was made by the CEO of OnePlus, Pete, in a forum post. Here’s a highlight of what the post reads:
“Although OnePlus began by focusing on flagship smartphones, we’ve also been looking at other devices that our users use most often in conjunction with their smartphones for an interconnected experience. Naturally, we turned our attention to smartwatches, as it aligns with our mission to create a burdenless experience.”
He continued and remarked that the smartwatch is the “most-requested device” from the OnePlus Community members. In reply to a comment in the forum post, Lau pointed out clearly that the OnePlus new smartwatch won’t run Wear OS. In his words, “We chose to go with a smart wear operating system developed based on RTOS because we believe it provides you a smooth and reliable experience while offering a great battery life, covering some of the biggest concerns we’ve been hearing from people looking to buy a smartwatch.”
The RTOS in his comment stands for “Real-Time Operating OS,” which is poised to be the OS we’d find on the upcoming smartwatch.
Going further – as we could read from the post – Lau explained that the OnePlus Watch features a “stunning and burdenless design” and would allow its users to connect their TVs and OnePlus smartphones seamlessly. This leaves us with speculations that the watch might serve as a remote for specific Android-based TVs.
Well, the best we know, the upcoming OnePlus Smartwatch will launch at an “affordable” price. But, not running Wear OS or even Android-based OS sounds unique but leaves us with any questions regarding the customization level, flexibility, and other aspects. However, OnePlus assures that RTOS is lightweight and would promote excellent battery life. We surely know there’d be many features that this OS won’t support – maybe watch faces.
The early leaks suggest OnePlus Smartwatch will use Wear OS. But they changed it to Real-Time OS after some experiments with the prototype. The main reason is battery backup. We know to compare with fit related bands Smartwatch gives rare 1-2 days battery life. When OnePlus can give better battery backup compare with other Wear OS, They can make good sales. Even if it can’t support native Android apps and skins, We can expect some sync between Android Apps and Real-Time OS like they did in OnePlus Band Google Fit data sync.
At the moment, it is hard to point out if this will be a deal-breaker or not. The RTOS platform is entirely new to all of us, and until we get to see how flexible it is, we can only hope for a better OS than Wear OS. What do you have to say about this? Do you think OnePlus’ RTOS would be much better than Google’s Wear OS?.
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