Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus has announced the release date of Android Lollipop updates including CyanogenMod and its home baked OxygenOS. The company said that the CyanogenMod 12S based on Lollipop will be released on March 30 or before, while the OxygenOS based on Lollipop 5.0 will be rolled out before March 27.
Moreover, the company which is working on OxygenOS seems to be facing lots of delays and problems. In its official forum the company posted " We never intended to keep you waiting. Unfortunately, we ran into some unexpected roadblocks. First, there was an unforeseen OS signing issue, which has recently been resolved. Our camera module had stability issues on Lollipop, and we had to rebuild it for compatibility. Several other crucial drivers, including our Wi-Fi drivers, also needed to be updated to work flawlessly with the upgrade".
Moreover the company also announced, "To show how serious we are about this commitment to our community, we are prepared to put our money where our mouth is. If we miss either one of these deadlines, we will give away five (5) 64GB OnePlus One devices to our fans".
Recapping the specs of the killer flagship model, OnePlus One, OnePlus One is powered by Qualcomm's one of the latest SoCs Snapdragon 801 with 2.5GHz Quad-core CPUs, coupled with 3GB of RAM. OnePlus One runs on CyanogenMod 11S OS based on Android 4.4 (KitKat) platform. Also, it features a 5.5-inch Full HD display offering a resolution of 1920 ×1080 pixels slapped with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on it.
On the imaging front the handset is pretty equipped, as it uses a 13MP rear camera with Sony's IMX214 stacked sensor with 6-element lens, f/2.0 aperture, dual LED flash 4K video recording. Moreover, a 5MP front-facing snapper with f/2.0 aperture is also a standard one.
Connectivity option includes 4G LTE / 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4/5 GHz), WiFi Direct, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS and NFC. It should be noted that the LTE variant of the device works with bands 1/3/4/7/17/38/40 and 3G model works in bands 1/2/4/5/8. Dimension-wise, the smartphone measures 152.9 x 75.9 x 8.9 mm and weighs 162 grams, further it draws energy from a heavy 3100 mAh battery.