The long awaited Android 5.0 Lollipop-based Cyanogen OS 12 update for the OnePlus One is out now for owners of the device to flash. The software had received certification from Google last week, and it was only a matter of time before the Chinese company would launch it for its smartphone.
With this update, the OnePlus One becomes the first device to get Cyanogen OS 12, with handsets like the Yu Yureka and others lined up behind it to get it next. This download not only brings with it all the Lollipop goodies that include the ART runtime for apps, fresh battery saving features, a new notifications system and more, but it of course garnishes it with Cyanogen’s unique software offerings as usual.
A fresh App Themer allows users to personalize not just the overall interface, but even individual apps. A new Cyanogen email app is also included in the new OS. Powered by Boxer, it offers Microsoft Exchange support, multiple account integration and canned responses for quick replies, among other premium features.
The OnePlus One was also recently blessed with the company’s very own OxygenOS platform which too is based on Android 5.0 Lollipop. Contrary to Cyanogen OS 12, this software is very close to the stock version of Google’s OS, as it is planned to be expanded based on public feedback.
Here’s a quick glance at the specs of the OnePlus One:
– Display: 5.5-inch LTPS LCD, 1080p full HD
– OS: Android KitKat-based Cyanogen 11S (Lollipop-based Cyanogen OS 12 released)
– CPU: 2.5GHz quad core Snapdragon 801
– GPU: Adreno 330
– Memory: 3GB RAM, 64GB/16GB storage (not expandable)
– Camera: 13MP rear, 5MP front
– Battery: 3100mAh
Cyanogen OS 12 is currently arriving in the form of an OTA download to OnePlus One devices all over the world, including India.