Lollipop-based Cyanogen 12S and OxygenOS for OnePlus One delayed until March

Android 5.0 Lollipop was supposed to reach the OnePlus One smartphone by the end of February. And as the month is soon coming to a close, the Chinese OEM has revealed that the update for its flagship killer device has been delayed into next month.

As you probably know, there will be two Lollipop based ROMs for the OnePlus One smartphone. The Cyanogen 12 OS is already in the final stages of development, as revealed by its makers a few weeks back. Then there’s the company’s own OxygenOS which will be an optional choice that can be manually flashed onto the handset by anyone.

OnePlus One Lollipop

The co-founder of OnePlus, Carl Pei, has revealed via Twitter that neither of the two ROMs will be made available this month. This basically means that the company has broken its promise of bringing Lollipop to the smartphone in a 3-month timeframe. The reasons for the delay have been attributed to proprietary drivers, code, QA (Quality Assurance) and certifications which are the usual culprits.

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Just so you know, Lollipop based ROMs are already available for the One smartphone. The company has released an alpha version of the OxygenOS and the stable build is expected to deliver a clean and performance driven experience with a lot of focus on battery life. You can also get CyanogenMod 12 nightlies which are essentially test releases, to take for a spin. However, flashing these firmwares means that you’ll have to root and unlocked the bootloader of your phone.

OnePlus One specs refresher:

– Android 4.4.4 KitKat (Cyanogen 11S)
– 5.5-inch 1080p FHD Gorilla Glass 3 display
– 3GB RAM
– 16GB/64GB internal storage
– 5MP front camera, 13MP rear shooter
– 2.5GHz quad core Snapdragon 805 SOC
– 3100mAh battery

Judging by Carl Pei’s reply, we don’t expect to see the OnePlus One get Lollipop until the mid of next month.