Within the next two weeks Lollipop will be rolling out for the OnePlus One.
Those who have purchased the OnePlus One have been not-so-patiently waiting for Lollipop to arrive on the device, but that wait is coming to an end. Today OnePlus has announced that by the end of March the update will be available, and they are so confident in this that they are willing to give away 5 devices if they miss the release timeline.
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. Admittedly, it took a little more time than we had planned, but we only release updates that we are proud of; that means refusing to take shortcuts or deliver sub-par experiences.
On or before March 27 OnePlus plans to release their own Lollipop-based ROM, OxygenOS, which was built by their new in-house developer team. The Cyanogen variant, CM 12S, is said to be released on or before March 30 leaving just under two weeks to get them both out there.