OnePlus One owners have been waiting to hear something official about the much awaited Android Lollipop-based Cyanogen OS 12 update since quite some time, and their wish has finally been granted. The Chinese company’s CEO has spoken on Twitter, and has revealed that the software package has managed to clear certification from Google, meaning the rollout will start in the next few days.
March 27 was the date on which Cyanogen OS 12 was supposed to be doled out for the OnePlus One smartphone. However, the update was delayed, and in the days following that the company released its own Android Lollipop-based OxygenOS ROM which it will be upgrading with the community’s help.
As far as the new features of CyanogenMod 12S are concerned, they include improved privacy and permission controls as well as a LiveDisplay option that will help One owners calibrate and adjust the display as per their needs. Work has already begun on a successor to this software which will be based on Android 5.1.
The OnePlus One was launched back in April last year, and was positioned by its makers as a ‘flagship killer’ smartphone, given its highly advanced hardware that is offered at such a low price. Its houses a 5.5-inch 1080p full HD display, a 13MP rear camera, a 5MP front snapper, a quad core Snapdragon 801 CPU, 3GB of RAM and other advanced features.
Here’s a neat look at the specs of the OnePlus One:
– Display: 5.5-inch, 1080p full HD
– OS: Cyanogen 11S (Update to Cyanogen OS 12 incoming)
– Processor: 2.5GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
– GPU: Adreno 330
– Memory: 3GB RAM, 64GB/16GB storage (not expandable)
– Camera: 13MP rear, 5MP front
– Battery: 3100mAh
.@jorgepenteado CM12s just passed certification today. Thanks for the patience, expect rollout in the next few days.
— Carl Pei (@getpeid) April 10, 2015
Those in the possession of a OnePlus One smartphone should stay tuned now, as the Cyanogen OS 12 update should be reaching their devices very soon.