- 28 Sep 2013
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Things might not be working very well
between OnePlus and Cyanogen, the
makers of the CyanogenMod custom
ROM. While the future between the two
companies is still uncertain, the next
Android 5.0 Lollipop build of Cyanogen
OS for the OnePlus One - CM12S - is on
track as promised by founder Steve
Kondik earlier this month. Cyanogen in a
tweet on Sunday confirmed that the
latest Cyanogen OS build for the OnePlu
One smartphone has entered final
Lollipop build for @oneplus on
entered QA/QE stage for release!
& cert to begin alongside 3rd
partners to meet GMS reqs.
-- Cyanogen Inc. (@Cyanogen
February 1, 2015
The company also revealed that the
testing and certification of the CM12S
build will begin alongside third-party
partners to meet standards required by
Google Play Services.
Android Police reports that the update to
CyanogenMod 11S (CM11S) will be
dubbed CyanogenMod 12S (CM12S) an
is based on the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop.
Unfortunately, the Cyanogen has not
revealed any specific date for the release
of the final build based on Android
Lollipop for One smartphones.
Considering that the build is yet to pass
certification, we can expect it to take
some more time for the update to be
released for consumers.
Cyanogen's tweet affirms the company's
commitment to the OnePlus One users , o
at least global device users. Cyanogen
last month in a blog post had confirmed
that the "global OnePlus One devices" wil
get OTA updates. The company in
another blog post had revealed that
OnePlus One (Review | Images ) buyers in
India won't receive OTA updates from th
OnePlus late last month announced the
name of its custom Android 5.0 Lollipop
build , OxygenOS.
The '2014 flagship killer' handset maker
alongside also announced that it was
developing a separate custom ROM for
the Chinese market, called H2OS. It is
being speculated that both the ROMs are
likely similar with some region-specific
changes. The company revealed that
more details about the new custom ROM
will be announced on February 12.
The introduction of OxygenOS by
OnePlus, and the scheduling of the
February 12 announcement, is in-line
with the company's previously
announced timeline of replacing the
Cyanogen OS it currently offers buyers.
OnePlus' decision to build a custom ROM
in November was made after the
Micromax-Cyanogen deal came to light,
and is a move attempting to reduce the
company's reliance on Cyanogen for
custom ROM builds.