There was a steady trickle of details about the OnePlus One over the past few months, most of them coming from OnePlus itself. The young company has been teasing its upcoming device relentlessly, at it even took a few well-aimed swipes at competitors.
Today, for a change, we have a leak coming from one of Engadget’s “reliable tipsters,” that gives us an idea of what CyanogenMod will look like on the OnePlus One.
According to Engadget, this CM version is dubbed CyanogenMod 11S, with the S presumably serving to differentiate it from the vanilla version. The About Phone screenshot above doesn’t reveal anything new (except maybe for confirming the on-screen buttons, though that’s really no surprise), but the lockscreen screenshot is a bit more interesting. It looks nothing like the lockscreen in regular CM, though that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
The lockscreen seems to show the most recent notification, as well as the weather and battery level, besides the obligatory date and time. The design is different from the minimalist, stock-like look of CyanogenMod, and it’s likely that the changes will extend to other parts of the UI.
In our recent interview, Director of OnePlus Global Carl Pei said that OnePlus and Cyanogen Inc are working closely on creating the best phone possible, and that both teams contribute to hardware and software design. The exec was tight-lipped about the details, but in the past, OnePlus promised “specially customized features and new exciting elements to the CyanogenMod experience.”
It remains to be seen whether these special features will eventually make it to the main CM branch or they’ll remain exclusive to OnePlus devices.