OnePlus One’s Lollipop update will probably be delayed again

Lollipop is a "few weeks" away for the OnePlus One. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Lollipop is a “few weeks” away for the OnePlus One. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

While Cyanogen and OnePlus have both confirmed a CyanogenMod 12 update for the One is on its way, it has been hit by a series of delays — and it looks like there will be yet another before users finally get their hands on Android 5.0.1.

Cyanogen this week confirmed the software is in its final testing stage, but it won’t be ready for its rollout for another “few weeks.”

“The Cyanogen OS 12 ‘L’ OTA will be released in the next few weeks,” the company confirmed in a Google+ post. “We are currently packaging final bootloader firmware and addressing QA/QE results.”

This almost certainly means the update won’t be available before the end of this month, meaning the “March” deadline OnePlus promised last month will be yet another it has missed. The Chinese startup originally promised a Lollipop update for the One within 90 days of its release from Google.

Of course, we shouldn’t blame OnePlus for this, because Cyanogen is in charge of the One’s software — at least for now — but it’s certainly disappointing news for fans. OnePlus’s slogan keeps telling us to “never settle” with the shortcomings of rival smartphone makers, but there’s no doubt it has a fair share of its own.

Perhaps that will change when OnePlus’s own OxygenOS takes over from CyanogenMod.

As for Android 5.1, which was released by Google just this week, Cyanogen says it is “currently evaluating the changes in this newest version and will release this as part of a future OTA update after the initial ‘L’ update.”