OnePlus has finally launched its much-anticipated Android 5.0 Lollipop-based skin, OxygenOS, for its One smartphone.
The Shenzhen, China-based company has teased the skin since last year, after the company encountered issues with its One phone during its India launch. OnePlus learned that Cyanogen, the company behind the CyanogenMod operating system used by the OnePlus One at launch, granted exclusivity to another manufacturer in the country, which ultimately ramped up the manufacturer’s development of OxygenOS.
The launch likely marks an end to its partnership with CyanogenMod for its current ROM acorss the board, but for now, official over-the-air updates will continue being from CyanogenMod, presumably until OnePlus is confident on going all in with OxygenOS and irons out any issues.
OnePlus, in a statement:
“We want to emphasize that we built this initial version so that you guys could begin taking a direct role in the future of Oxygen. To make sure we’re heading in the right direction, we need your input.”
Based on Android 5.0.2, OnePlus’ new custom ROM isn’t available OTA, so you’ll have to download it here.