The Lollipop-based Cyanogen 12 build for the OnePlus One is in late testing, while the first nightlies for the Yureka will be out in the second half of February.
The information was revealed this weekend on Twitter:
QA/QE (quality assurance/quality enhancement) is one of the final stages of shipping software. Any bugs or issues found during QA/QE will be fixed before the OS goes through a re-certification for compliance with Google’s mobile services. After this, it’s up to the “3rd party partners” (read OnePlus) to push the update over the air.
Note that this refers to the global version of the OnePlus, and it’s still not clear whether an OTA will be made available in India as well, or users will have to resort to flashing an image manually.
The process is expected to take a few days, assuming all goes well.
Cyanogen also shared a few details about the other device running Cyanogen OS out of the box, Micromax’ Yu Yureka. The device, which launched late last year, will receive its first Cyanogen nightlies from mid to end-February.
Nightlies are the cutting-edge releases of Cyanogen, meaning that they are not quite ready for regular users. A final version will be pushed over the air at a later date.
OnePlus, Cyanogen, and Micromax have been at the center of a lot of controversy over the past few months, spurred by Cyanogen’s decision to award Micromax exclusivity in the Indian market. OnePlus devices running CM were banned in the country, though the company can still ship devices with other operating systems.
While Cyanogen will continue to support the CM11S-running OnePlus One, there’s a very good chance that the next OnePlus device (expected this summer) will run OnePlus’ homegrown OxygenOS instead.