Some good news for the OnePlus One users growing impatient with the wait for the Lollipop version of Cyanogen OS: it's likely to be rolled out in a few days.
The company announced on Friday that CyanogenMod 12S has passed certification and "will be arriving in the coming days". OnePlus announced in late March that certification issues had held up deployment of the OS.
In the meantime, OnePlus has released its own OxygenOS, meaning OnePlus device owners will be able to choose between it and the more established CyanogenMod 12S whenever the latter arrives.
Cyanogen for its part announced over a month ago that that an over the air (OTA) update would be available for OnePlus One devices within the next few weeks, as will an update for Micromax's Cyanogen-powered handset the Yu Yureka.
The Indian handset maker also announced last week that its new Cyanogen-based smartphone would be called the Yuphoria. To stir up interest in the device, the company ran a competition to name the device, previously codenamed Project Caesar, which is expected to launch this week on Amazon for 9000 rupees ($140). It hasn't released that many details about the device yet but, in a dig at Chinese rival Xiaomi, it hinted the device would be more powerful than an unnamed Mi handset, with double the working memory, storage and a 64-bit processor.
OnePlus' problems with the latest Cyanogen release may have taught it to temper or at least qualify its delivery promises. OnePlus originally promised the update would be released by March 30, however a few days ahead of the expected rollout the company said that CyanogenMod 12 would be delayed for OnePlus devices due to certification issues outside of its control.
One Plus's co-founder Carl Pei was on Sunday was attempting to soothe the nerves of agitated fans.
"We've learned it's irresponsible to give ETA's when we're not sure," he said in a post on Twitter.
"Calm down everyone, it's coming very Soon™. We under-delivered, but getting asked same Qs hundreds of times/day is not very productive," said Pei in a post on Twitter, adding later that OnePlus One users in India should be getting the update too.
While the OnePlus One has received excellent reviews, customers have at times been disappointed with difficulties obtaining one, as well as the company's support and logistics. The company this week resumed shipping to Canada after ironing out logistics problems that brought a halt shipments in February.
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