OnePlus offers update on CyanongenMod 12S progress: nearly there
OnePlus did something a bit stupid a little over a month ago. With no real guarantee that this would happen, it told its users to expect not one, but two major software releases for their One handsets in just a matter of days: the first arrival of OxygenOS, and the long-awaited CyanogenMod 12S update. And then one after the other, they both missed their due dates. OnePlus shot right into damage control mode, and in the days since we’ve finally seen the release of OxygenOS. But CMS12S, on the other hand, has been a no-show. It’s still not quite ready to go live, but today we get a much-appreciated update suggesting that it really is just about to land.
When first sharing word of the missed ETA, OnePlus talked about the big hold-up for CM12S being the build’s certification process. Today on Twitter, OnePlus’s Carl Pei informs One fans that the CM12S release has finally passed that certification stage. While that still doesn’t mean we’re getting a firm release date, Pei says that we’re likely to see it land “in the next few days” – so early next week sounds like a safe bet.
OnePlus may have lost a bit of goodwill with the extent to which it bundled last month’s release announcements, but we’re just glad to know that CM12S is actually going to be here soon. That is, unless today’s news also proves to be an overly ambitious misstep, but we’re giving OnePlus the benefit of the doubt that this time when it says “the next few days,” it really means what it’s talking about.