Crappily named OnePlus One to get Android L update within 3 months of release

If flagship-class specs and a super low price weren’t enough to make you long for the OnePlus One, news of the device getting upgraded to Android L soon after the OS is released, might help change your mind. The company confirmed on its official forum that it will have the software up and working within three months.

The actual availability all depends on Google. Only once the final build has been released can OEMs get started on bringing it to their devices. OnePlus isn’t the only company to promise Android L for its flagship phone. HTC has also revealed that its 2013 and 2014 One handsets will get the new OS within 90 days.

OnePlus One

The OnePlus One smartphone comes with a custom version of CyanogenMod, so you can be sure that custom ROM makers will be quick on their feet to release the new firmware. Just so you know, the smartphone hasn’t reached general availability as yet and most of those who have booked the phone via an invite in the US and Europe are yet to receive their shipment.

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Small delays have pushed deliveries back by 20 days, but things should be back on track from next week. Android L is a major upgrade to the platform. Not only does it introduce a new design approach, but also enhances performance. Most importantly, battery life has been improved by 36%.

Here’s an overview of the OnePlus One’s specs:

– 5.5-inch FHD Gorilla Glass 3 display
– CyanogenMod 11S (Android 4.4 KitKat)
– 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 quad core processor
– 3GB RAM, 16GB or 64GB storage options
– 5MP front camera, 13MP rear snapper
– 3100mAh battery

Let’s hope OnePlus keeps its promise of delivering Android L to its One flagship on time. More information on the upcoming OS can be found here.

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