Over the years, we have seen a lot of Android OEM’s take ‘inspiration’ from Apple. Xiaomi took things a little too far created an Android skin that looks and feels like iOS. I mean, I’m not complaining here. We don’t want to get into the whole ‘copy cat’ topic. As long as the users get new features, I’m all in.
Recently, I received the OxygenOS 11 Beta update on my OnePlus 7. The build is quite stable for a beta version with a few hiccups throughout the UI here and there. OnePlus has completely redesigned the UI from scratch and I kinda agree. Everything looks different – the system UI, and all the stock apps too. All those criticisms about OxygenOS 11 being a copy of OneUI are completely warranted.
One thing that totally caught me off guard is the call waiting UI. It is almost an exact copy of iOS’s call waiting UI. iOS call waiting UI is one of the most controversial design choices. Here’s a tweet about the same which went viral with over 393K likes:
Thanks to OxygenOS 11, now OnePlus users can enjoy the same call waiting experience on Android. Here’s what it looks like:
If you have noticed, the above UI is almost similar to what we have in iOS and I am not sure how to feel about it. Seems like this UI decision has not gone down well with the users and we are already seeing complaints about this in the official OnePlus forum.
If you own an OnePlus device running OxygenOS, do tell us how you are liking the update so far!