OnePlus One will be updated to Android L

OnePlus One will be updated to Android L
The elusive OnePlus One didn’t manage to reach too many customers - not just because of the unusual invite system which lets you buy it (or, rather, doesn't let you buy it), but also because of software-related delays. 

Even so, in case you already have a OnePlus One, or you’re expecting to get one in the near future, you should know that the handset won’t be stuck running CyanogenMod 11S (which is based on Android 4.4 KitKat).

OnePlus today promised (via its official forum) that its high-end, yet affordable smartphone would be updated to Android L “within three months” after Google releases the final build of the new OS. As you may know, a similar time frame was given by HTC regarding Android L updates for its One M8 and One M7.

Google said that Android L for regular users would be available starting this fall, which means OnePlus might update the One before the end of the year. Of course, we’re hoping that all other flagship Android handsets will get Android L before 2015 begins.

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  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3100 mAh



1. Emmanuelz

Posts: 222; Member since: Aug 01, 2013

Whats the point people cant get the phone

6. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

they better work on a new plan to sell the phone in 90 days instead of a damn update

18. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

This is the imaginary phone. Update? Wow really? Whose gonna use it?

38. MrToucan

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

I am buying a Oneplus this Wednesday. I would love for there to be an update.

7. needa

Posts: 205; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

they will by the time they are ready to update. i have faith in them. you don't want to be able to buy the phone until then anyways. there are hardware bugs being fixed. or maybe they got them fixed on the run they are shipping out now. time will tell.

29. engineer-1701d unregistered

its all bull i have been on the forums doing the stupid contest for months at this point the phone is a waste, if it came out 2 months ago fine but as we are looking its gonna be end of aug, no one will waste the money on the phone due to the note 4 and iphone 6 and a few others, maybe nexus 6 or nexus silver with better hardware and everything else the oneplus is a great little phone just not worth waiting for sorry oneplus i drop you now

37. black02wing

Posts: 34; Member since: Feb 05, 2007

Your right by the time Normal people can purchase this it will be behind what do they call it 2014 Flagship killer LOL

9. XaErO

Posts: 353; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

Absolutely right .. people got frustrated as they were not able to get one .. +1 for your comment !!

2. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Android L has made me want to skip the S5 Prime/F and get the S6

4. kzat82

Posts: 27; Member since: Dec 26, 2013

I guess that's a solid plan if you don't need a new device for another 10 months.

5. needa

Posts: 205; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

so you want touchwiz on top of android L? that does not compute.

12. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

It is all depends, the nexus series always has it's drawbacks (e.g. Battery, camera, microsd), samsung has the most well rounded experience

20. km75sr

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 04, 2014

So only people that have nexus devices should be concerned about having the most current version of android? That is essentially what you are saying. Unless I'm missing something. Now that truly doesn't compute. Like i said maybe I'm missing something though. I'm sure all OEMs would love it if they didn't have to worry about updating their devices though. Yes I know android L is basically for development... but at some point it won't be... It will be a final version that all future flagship's will have.

30. engineer-1701d unregistered

think for a second, if android silver forces oems to have android with a little skin of there stuff put into it, then android google gets to update the os when ever they want on play store and they would have complete control, samsung had a meet with google ceo maybe he was saying ok you got tizen how about nexus galaxy line or let us do the upgrades so your not waiting 3 months after the release or a year like some carriers, google becomes like apple they control the phone not the carrier or builders.

25. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

You can always load CM on a Samsung phone (Dev community I'm sure will make a CM ROM for it) or you can get a Google Play of the version with non-TW ROM ie stock loaded on it.

3. Duketytz

Posts: 534; Member since: Nov 28, 2013

I am sure alot of people are going to be happy! Oh wait...

8. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

So no cyanogenmod 12S?

34. Reynolds1

Posts: 34; Member since: Jun 17, 2014

Yea... it's kind of confusing at this point

10. zuckerboy

Posts: 898; Member since: Dec 22, 2011

if u wanna get instant update , get the nexus

11. syncronyze

Posts: 103; Member since: Apr 26, 2014

Sooooo does that mean that Cyanogenmod is getting updated to L? I don't think they can have stock rooted Android L with theme changes and the like on the OPO within 3 months legitimately.

23. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

CyanogenMod has said that they're going to focus on 11S. Yeah, they'll probably relase an "L" based ROM at some point, but for now they're all-in with 11S.

13. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Just more hype from OneTroll. With their track record, it would be completely and utterly shocking if they are even shipping a phone in substantial quantity by the end of 2014.

14. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Nexus 6 will make most forget about 1+1, as it will be going for around same price but leaps ahead in performance across the board. I think they may have wasted their efforts. Too many delays and hold ups.

16. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

What is your avatar representing?

27. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Hmmm, it's a cell tower that caught fire not long after LTE went mainstream. Burning up the air waves.

28. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

O I see. You must like towers and 4GLteA....? What phones did you have and what phone are you using know?

31. engineer-1701d unregistered

there is no lte A in america yet. why would he like towers,?

24. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Nexus 6... I've been looking forward to having "Rachel" in my hands for a while. Just hoping Google's secured the necessary licensing to use the Nexus 6 name (if necessary).

15. sagemda

Posts: 34; Member since: Dec 20, 2012

COOL.... iOS 8 day 1.. just sayin'

17. TheGenius

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

Ios 8 was announced some time ago and I dont see apple seeding it anywhere! What are you.. a unicorn?

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