Back in March, OnePlus debuted its IDEAS initiative that aimed at collaborating with users to gather ideas and concepts for features for OxygenOS. The company then concluded the beta initiative in May and announced the features that were making it to the OS, including the Always-On Display (AOD) feature, thanks to the feedback.
Today, the company announced that the second iteration of the initiative back, termed IDEAS 2.0. The firm says that it considered feedback about the program itself during its first stint and that it has incorporated improvements to the process of the program. The firm has opened the initiative today, with the program itself slated to be live from September 28 through November 6. Users with a OnePlus Community account can head to the program’s page to submit their ideas and vote for their pick.
The company notes that it will review and select the submissions every two weeks and that the final list of adopted ideas will be posted on November 16. It will be selecting seven ideas in each round based on the votes and adds that it will only be accepting software suggestions at this point. Users can also accumulate experience points for each submission and the winner will be given a VIP ticket to a “OnePlus offline event, and round trip with a one-night accommodation”.
The company has also listed in the blog post the rules for sharing ideas and voting. It will be interesting to see what suggestions are made as part of this initiative and what the company adopts. The feedback for the design changes in OxygenOS 11 have been mixed and the company also explained the rationale behind the changes recently.