OnePlus One To Receive Cyanogen OS 12 Lollipop update In “Next Few Weeks”
There is some good news for all those OnePlus One owners who have been looking for the Android Lollipop update on their Cyanogen-powered handset. Cyanogen has this evening released a progress report about the Cyanogen OS 12 ‘L’ OTA — the update which is based on the latest Android Lollipop.
The software company said that it is currently addressing QA/QE results and packaging the final bootloader firmware for the OnePlus One smartphone. Earlier it was at the end of January when Cyanogen reported that it had entered the Q and A testing phase of Cyanogen OS 12, and now, it looks like this phase is just about coming to a close.
Cyanogen states it will start rolling out the update to the One handsets in the “next few weeks.”
However, it is worth mentioning here that OnePlus One handsets in India won’t be receiving the update. Instead, they will be getting the company’s own custom Android ROM, known as Oxygen OS, which is designed to be very close to a stock Android experience and features ZERO bloatware.
The Chinese handset maker parted its ways with Cyanogen last year over the exclusive rights controversy in India, and announced that the new operating system will be released for its flagship One handset very soon.
Back to the Cyanogen OS 12, OnePlus One is not the only handset to receive the update, but it will also be rolled out to Micromax Yureka and the recently announced Alcatel Hero 2+.
As for the Yureka, Cyanogen says has begun soak testing with select users in India. As per the announcement made by Yu, the Micromax sub-brand manufacturing Yureka, the smartphone will get the update soon. The update is rumored to be released on on March 26.
For the Alcatel Hero 2+, the device will ship with Cyanogen OS 11. Cyanogen confirmed that it is working with MediaTek on the compatibility with ‘L’, and plans to roll out the update in May/June timeframe.
Cyanogen also referenced the recently introduced Lollipop update in its post by noting that it is currently evaluating the changes in the Android 5.1 and will release the new features in the future OTA update after the initial ‘L’ update.
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