OnePlus promises OxygenOS, Lollipop update by March 30
OnePlus has just confirmed that it is ready to push Android 5.0 Lollipop update. This new update will be pushed on or before March 30 to OnePlus One smartphones. This update includes both CyanogenMod and in-house OxygenOS. CyanogenMod update will be available over the air.
Company confirmed the rollout date via OnePlus forums.
CM 12S: The official OTA update for the OnePlus One will be released on or before March 30, 2015.
OxygenOS: The official release of our own Lollipop-based ROM will be available for download on or before March 27, 2015.
It will be interesting to see how OxygenOS will perform after coming to devices. I am not sure that most of the users will take interest in this because update is not OTA. But if this custom ROM is really good, i think loyal OnePlus users will certainly try this.
It is still unclear what will happen in India. This is because of Cyanogen and Micromax partnership. So, users in India are expected not to receive CyanogenMod OTA update. They will have to flash this new OxygenOS in their smartphone.
OnePlus also noted that they are committed to their community and these update will be available on or before the deadline. If company fails to meet the deadline, they will give away five 64GB OnePlus One devices to their fans.