In what feels like ages ago, OnePlus promised in July of last year that it would update the One to Lollipop within three months from the release of the source code. That deadline has already been missed by six weeks, though to be fair, even Google is doing a lousy job at keeping its commitment to fast updates. Even worse, the wait for Lollipop is going to extend even more.
The Cyanogen team took to Google Plus to announce the status of the Lollipop OTA updates for the three devices officially running Cyanogen OS – OnePlus One, Yu Yureka, and Alcatel OneTouch Hero 2+. Here’s the gist of it:
- For the OnePlus One, Cyanogen is currently “packaging final bootloader firmware and addressing QA/QE results.” The OTA will be released “in a few weeks.”
- For the Yu Yureka, Cyanogen is “currently addressing QA/QE results and beginning soak testing with users in India.” OTA inbound “in a few weeks.”
- The Hero 2+ will ship with the KitKat-based CM11, with a Lollipop-based CM12 OTA expected in May-June.
The last time Cyanogen shared details about the Lollipop OTA progress was on February 1. Back then, the team said the OTA for OnePlus was in the final stages of testing and certification. While it seems that some progress has been made on that front, OnePlus One users are probably disappointed that Cyanogen still doesn’t have firm details to announce.
As for the fresh new Android 5.1, the Cyanogen team is currently “evaluating” the changes introduced by the new version, and those will only be delivered to users through an OTA after the initial Cyanogen 12 release.