OnePlus One smartphone with better features than many Apple and Samsung generation phones that was launched in India and elsewhere in 2014 will now get updates to the OxygenOS, an operating system based on Android Lollipop 5.0.2.
The original OnePlus One smartphone was launched with an OS of CyanogenMod with provision for tinkerers to install other OS systems as required in view of the patents issue in India where cyanogen was given exclusive rights to Micromax phones only.
The new OnePlus-designed Oxygen Operating System provides better performance and battery life, claims OnePlus, a Chinese firm that followed xiaomi success in India last year.
However, the Oxygen OS is not available as a over-the-air (OTA) installation but the users should log in to the official website oneplus.net/oxygenos for downloading the software on their smartphones.
The initial version of OxygenOS was finished in March but the certification process took more time than expected, said the OnePlus One maker on its website. “We apologize for the wait, but know that we aren’t dragging our feet; we were simply too optimistic while setting our own deadline. We have much less control over Cyanogen’s release schedule, but the CM12S OTA is also undergoing certification and will be ready soon.”
Now that it is ready, the company is ready to kick-start its new OS shift that was not familiar in other phones.