Earlier last month, Cyanogen founder Steve Kondik announced that the OnePlus would still receive the CyanogenMod 12, Android 5.0 Lollipop update. This came as a surprise after OnePlus and Cyanogen got in a bitter dispute with releasing CyanogenMod software in India.
Well, all is well now, so the Android Lollipop build for the OnePlus has officially entered testing. That means that it must meet GSM requirements and so on to be able to be released as a stable OTA. Users have had a few options for getting Lollipop on their OnePlus, both CM 12 nightlies and OnePlus’s newly announced Oxygen OS have been options.
The nearly 1 million OnePlus owners will definitely be in for a tasty treat coming later this month. It is unknown how long it will take for the update to pushed out, but since they don’t have to deal with carrier requirements, it should be rather quick.
Keep in mind that after Cyanogen pushes out the Android Lollipop update to OnePlus and their One, it is unknown what will happen after. Steve Kondik doesn’t know if they’ll continue support, mainly due to OnePlus working hard on their Oxygen OS. At the end of the day, anything can happen; look at Microsoft investing $70 million into Cyanogen as an example. So, don’t be surprised if the current OnePlus’s stick with Cyanogen as its OS.
We’ll be sure to keep you updated and will be sure to let you know when Android Lollipop hits the airwaves for the OnePlus One.