Last month, Cyanogen announced that it would be releasing Android Lollipop-based Cyanogen OS 12 for smartphones in the coming few weeks. Today, Yu CEO and co-founder, Rahul Sharma has revealed that the software update has been submitted to Google for approval, and should be soon rolling out. Also Read - Micromax planning to launch 3 new smartphones amid backlash against Chinese brandsAlso Read - Flipkart Budget Days: Offers on Micromax Canvas Infinity, Sony Xperia R1 Dual, YU Ace and more
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Wanna thank all the beta testers and everyone involved, we are now in the final phase of Lollipop release. The software has been submitted to Google for approval today, and if all goes well the rollout should happen soon.
Here is a little peek into what is going on under the hood. At YU, quality is a key focus and our partner, Cyanogen is equally committed to provide a robust software. We both work hard to ensure that the awesome new features are stable enough to provide the best user experience. However, with Lollipop it became a little more stringent and longer. Every set of errors took us back a few steps costing us few more days for the rollout.
Now in the final stage, we cannot wait ourselves to ship it fast. We will keep you posted on the update.
Only last month, Yu announced that it would soon be releasing the Android 5.0 Lollipop update, and recently started beta testing the Cyanogen OS 12 ROM. While the update was first expected to roll out on March 26, the company has missed the deadline.
The company will also be launching its next smartphone called Yuphoria. Yu has teased the smartphone hinting that it will feature a 64-bit processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of built-in memory, and run on CM OS 12 based on Android Lollipop out-of-the-box.
In what comes as welcome news for Indian OnePlus One users, co-founder Carl Pei too announced on Twitter that Indian users too will get the Cyanogen OS CM12S OTA update.