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OnePlus: OxygenOS and CyanogenMod 12S both coming by month's end
Last week the Cyanogenmod team reported that Cyanogen OS’ Lollipop update would finally be arriving to the OnePlus within a “few weeks”. Now OnePlus has piped in as well, promising that the update to Lollipop for the OnePlus will be arriving by the month’s end.
More specifically, OnePlus says that Cyanogen OS 12S should arrive on or before March 30th, with the stable release of OxygenOS expected on or before March 27th. That means you’ll have more than one path forward this month, CM or OPO’s new in-house ROM. In addition to revealing specific timeframes for the Lollipop update, OnePlus also issued an apology of sorts, alongside 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.
Will OnePlus actually hold true to its new targeted release dates? The company sure seems to think so and as a gesture of good faith says that it if misses either of the above deadlines it will give away five 64GB OnePlus One devices to its fans.
OnePlus owners: will you be moving on to the next version of Cyanogen OS when it arrives this month, or are you jumping ship to OxygenOS instead? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.