OnePlus One will get a Lollipop update from Cyanogen next month

The OnePlus will get Lollipop next month. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

While CyanogenMod’s future on the OnePlus One may look bleak, Cyanogen Inc. isn’t going to give up on it yet. In fact, if you’re a One owner, you can expect to see the handset’s first Lollipop-based CM update next month.

Shipping with a custom version of CyanogenMod is one of the many things that made the OnePlus One so exciting upon its debut last year, but recent events may have caused the relationship between Cyanogen and OnePlus to break down.

A Cyanogen agreement with Micromax that OnePlus seemingly knew nothing about caused the company’s smartphone to be temporarily banned in India, and now a battle between the three companies continues to wage on. OnePlus has already announced plans to begin providing the One with its own software, but the CM updates won’t stop in the meantime.

“I’m not sure our long-term visions are necessarily converging based on the conversations we’ve had [with OnePlus], but we’re still going to support the One,” Cyanogen founder Steve Kondik told Android Central. “We’re still behind them for this device, with plans to ship (Lollipop) next month, and I have no idea what the future holds beyond that.”

It doesn’t exactly sound promising, does it? But at least One owners will continue to get support and updates from Cyanogen for now. As for OnePlus’s own software, that’s still in beta — and likely will be for some time — but at some point it will no doubt take over and become the default OS for the One.