OnePlus One users have something to rejoice. The company has today announced release dates for Android Lollipop-based updates including CyanogenMod and its in-house OxygenOS.
The company announced that it will start rolling out CyanogenMod 12S based on Android Lollipop on or before March 30. Its in-house OxygenOS, which too is based on Lollipop, will be rolled out on or before March 27.
Post all the controversy involving Micromax’s partnership with Cyanogen in India, OnePlus announced that it would release its Lollipop-based ROM before February. But the company has seemingly faced many delays and also acknowledges it. In a forum post, the company said,
We never intended to keep you waiting. Unfortunately, we ran into some unexpected roadblocks. First, there was an unforeseen OS signing issue, which has recently been resolved. Our camera module had stability issues on Lollipop, and we had to rebuild it for compatibility. Several other crucial drivers, including our Wi-Fi drivers, also needed to be updated to work flawlessly with the upgrade.
In what can be classified as bordering on gimmicky, the company has also announced a giveaway to reiterate there won’t be any more delays. It says,
To show how serious we are about this commitment to our community, we are prepared to put our money where our mouth is. If we miss either one of these deadlines, we will give away five (5) 64GB OnePlus One devices to our fans.
From the way this entire scenario has unfolded, OnePlus One users in India will most likely have to flash the OxygenOS on their smartphones. Cyanogen, in the meantime, is readying an Android Lollipop-based update for Yu Yureka users in India.