Another day, another Android update. Today, the company that made one of the hardest phones to get last year, the OnePlus One has finally received Cyanogen OS 12.1 (Android 5.1.1). Unfortunately, the update was then pulled by Cyanogen for a reason that was not expressed.
Update: 7:24am 8/27/2015 – According to Android Police the OnePlus One update is live again.
Currently the device is running on Cyanogen OS 12.0 which is equivalent to Android 5.0.2. With the Android 5.1.1 update, you’ll be getting everything Google has pushed out in that update along with some under the hood Cyanogen updates. First, the Phone app has a different design to it and it also comes with TrueCaller. TrueCaller lets you know who is calling you even if you don’t have their number in your phone book, similar to what Google has in their Nexus devices. Second, the Chrome homepage now has Bing as your default search engine. Don’t fret, you are able to change it by going to Settings and then Home Page. Last but not least, the app drawer now has vertical scrolling by default. Think HTC’s app drawer. Once again, don’t panic and you can change this too though the settings menu.
Only 2% of OnePlus One devices are running Android 5.1.1 at the moment, so hopefully Cyanogen will be able to fix whatever issue they were having with sending the update out and then push the update to the remaining OnePlus Ones out there.
Let it be known that you do not have to wait for this update if you do not want to. You do have the option of getting the update on your own and flashing it to your device. Remember, if you do mess up your phone from flashing it, we are not responsible. This is at your own risk.
If you’re rocking the OnePlus One, have you received the Cyanogen OS 12.1 update? Let us know how it’s running on your device by leaving a comment below, or on Google+, Facebook, or Twitter.