Following the release of OnePlus’s very own OxygenOS, the maker of the initial OnePlus One software (CyanogenMod 11S) Cyanogen has released its take on Android 5.0 Lollipop for the affordable “flagship killer” smartphone. Cyanogen OS 12 is now available for the OnePlus One over-the-air – here are the biggest changes between versions.
Following the upgrade, users, will be greeted with Android 5.0 Lollipop, which features most prominently the all-new Material Design interface. More subtle changes include revamped notifications and a more advanced runtime for increased performance from your smartphone.
Cyanogen hasn’t stopped at the vanilla Lollipop build though, throwing in tweaks of its own. There are gestures, themes, and a sense of tweak-ability all around the user interface that’s generally absent from most other Android skins. Whether you’ll like it or not depends solely on your needs as a smartphone user.
All OnePlus One users should be able to take the update on their devices immediately; if you’re not able to, waiting a slight bit should clear up the queue and allow you to update your personal device. With this release of Cyanogen OS 12, there are now two official paths for OnePlus One users to take – OxygenOS or this. The war has just begun.