OnePlus has always sad the Lollipop upgrade for their OnePlus One was right around the corner, but we haven’t gotten an official release date… until now. The company promising that both the Lollipop-based Oxygen OS and Cyanogen OS 12 will be out by the end of March.
Here are the timelines they’re dishing out for each of the two Lollipop ROMs that will be available:
CM 12S: The official OTA update for the OnePlus One will be released on or before March 30, 2015
OxygenOS: available for download on or before March 27, 2015
In case you don’t remember, Oxygen OS is a new ROM built internally by the folks who once headed up the popular Paranoid Android ROM. Cyanogen Os will remain the standard software for the OnePlus One for now, so that’s the only one you’ll be able to get over-the-air. Those interested in using OxygenOS can manually download and flash the ROM at their own convenience.
Oh, and if you don’t believe OnePlus is serious about meeting the deadlines stated above, they’ve promised to give away 5 64GB units of these things if either release window is missed. No skin off their back to give away 5 phones should they happen to miss it, of course, but that is still 5 phones they won’t be making profit on – that’s what we call ballsy. Be sure to keep an eye out on your phone and the OnePlus One forums in case they’re able to push the update out of the door sooner than expected.