Cyanogen OS, the mobile operating system for the 2014 flagship killer, the OnePlus One, has just released a few days ago its 12.1 version on the handset that brought the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop firmware update.
However, shortly after its release, the software developer decided to pull it out and cut short the rollout of its latest version, thus aborting the upgrade of many OnePlus One smartphones to the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.
Apparently, Cyanogen has seen some major issues after it rolled out the Cyanogen OS 12.1 bringing the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop to the OnePlus One and has immediately stopped it without bothering to issue any statement to explain its decision to anxiously anticipating OnePlus One users, notes the GSM Arena.
Thus far, only 2% of the OnePlus One sold units has taken on the Cyanogen OS 12.1 bringing the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop to their devices. But reports have it that once the developer is able to fix the issues, it will immediately resume the rollout of the software and the users can proceed with updating the OS of their OnePlus One units to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.
Rolling out in stages
When the Cyanogen OS 12.1 started rolling out to the OnePlus One, it came out through stages. Nonetheless, those who want the update right away have the option to proceed to the Cyanogen source link and download the update either as a full ROM or as an incremental jump from the last Cyanogen OS 12.0 that brought to OnePlus One the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop a few months ago.
The Cyanogen OS 12.1 reportedly comes with everything that Google has included in Android 5.1.1 Lollipop but with added features that are Cyanogen-specific.
Neurogadget reports that the Cyanogen OS also came with repairs regarding the Stagefright vulnerability. The feature is actually very important because the Stagefright vulnerability allows saboteurs to take full control over a person’s Android handset.
Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus has already rolled out a couple of Stagefright fixes for its own Oxygen OS and it was meant for both OnePlus One and OnePlus Two smartphones.
Accordingly, the Cyanogen OS 12.1 provides critical security fixes for OnePlus One to address recently publicized vulnerabilities on Android devices. The developer said that it would take about 20 minutes to complete the installation process and that it has 304 MB file size.
Worth holding on to
The OnePlus Two has been formally unveiled on July 27 in the UK and it has started hitting global consumers via the maligned but otherwise proven effective OnePlus invite system.
While the latest flagship smartphone of the Chinese smartphone maker lives up to the hype of better than its predecessor, a good number of users of OnePlus One believe that they would hold on for a while on their current handsets before eventually upgrading to OnePlus Two.
It is likely that much of the buyers of the OnePlus Two are non-users of OnePlus One so that excitement of owning a superb flagship smartphone at half the cost of the current flagship handsets of big name smartphone makers is actually higher on them than users of the OnePlus Two predecessor.
One thing going for the OnePlus One users is the fact that the successor to their smartphone actually looks very similar to the one they own.
Physically, the differences to the body of the OnePlus Two compared to OnePlus One include the slightly different camera module, a metal frame with a speaker grille on its bottom, and a touch-type fingerprint sensor home button at its front.
In terms of dimensions, the OnePlus Two is slightly thicker and heavier than the OnePlus One, which may be a bit of a letdown to its users because they are expecting that the smartphone will be thinner and lighter.