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OnePlus One finally gets its Lollipop update, but with a major twist

April 6th, 2015 at 8:00 AM
OnePlus One Android 5.0 Lollipop

After announcing that it was working on its own Android OS to replace Cyanogen OS on its affordable flagship handset, OnePlus has finally rolled out the OxygenOS update for the OnePlus One, even though it missed an earlier release target.

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The company on Friday revealed that OnePlus owners can now install OxygenOS, providing detailed instructions for moving to OnePlus’ official operating system.

Installing Lollipop on the device should be a somewhat straightforward procedure, but there’s a twist: the company has not released an automated solution for upgrading Cyanogen OS to OxygenOS, so users will have to do everything themselves – a step-by-step guide is available at this link.

As for OxygenOS, OnePlus promises a bloat-free experience that should focus on important things.

“We place things like performance and battery life over gimmicks and bloated features,” the company said. “We want to be careful that we aren’t adding features simply for the sake of differentiation. We’ve implemented some important features thus far, but they are subtle and meaningful. That’s our philosophy behind OxygenOS: keep it light and essential.”

The company also offers its customers a feedback app on its forums that can be used to send feedback directly to its ROM team.

A video showing the best features of OxygenOS follows below.

Chris Smith started writing about gadgets as a hobby, and before he knew it he was sharing his views on tech stuff with readers around the world. Whenever he's not writing about gadgets he miserably fails to stay away from them, although he desperately tries. But that's not necessarily a bad thing.

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