A few months back we covered a bit of heat between OnePlus and Cyanogen Inc. The post also emphasized the arrival of a new operating system developed from scratch by OnePlus since the long term benefits of the two companies were not working out. Hence, the need for OnePlus to develop their own operating system with specified needs and operations necessary for task accomplishment and more.
As recent as last week, Cyanogenmod team emphasized ina report that the latest Cyanogen OS, which will be based on the Lollipop update, will finally debut on the OnePlus in the coming weeks or ''a few weeks'' according to Cyanogen. OnePlus has also confirmed the news and quoted that the Lollipop based update will be arriving by the end of this month. This may be the most important news for the OnePlus users since they have been tempting the Lollipop UI and other iconic features.
Deadlines to CyanogenMod12S and OxygenOS Announced
To be more specific considering the release which some of us really crave for, OnePlus said that CyanogenMod12S should come before or on 30th March. Otherly, the OxygenOS with a stable release is speculated to arrive on or before the 27th of March. Hence, there are two pathways for the OnePlus users, either the CyanogenMod12S or OnePlus's in-house built OxygenOS. Along with specific time lapses for the updated Lollipop update, OnePlus apologized for sorts along with an explanation:
''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. Admittedly, it took a little more time than we had planned, but we only release updates that we are proud of; that means refusing to take shortcuts or deliver sub-par experiences.''
Only time will decide OnePlus's promises to updates and their specific release dates. The company on the other hand is so confident on its words that it announced to giveaway five 64GB OnePlus One smartphones to the die hard fans if it misses any of the deadline. That's that for now folks, tell us, will you be upgrading you OS? Or shift to the alternative OxygenOS? Let us know in the comments below.