OnePlus One’s OxygenOS software delayed

OxygenOS won't be here by the end of March. Photo: OnePlus

OxygenOS won’t be here by the end of March. Photo: OnePlus

OnePlus doesn’t have a great track record at meeting deadlines, so you probably won’t be too surprised to hear its OxygenOS software has been delayed. As a result, the company has been forced to give away five 64GB One smartphones.

OnePlus promised back in February during a Reddit AMA that its first OxygenOS ROM for the One would be available this month. It then made the same promise again on March 17, and vowed to give away five handsets if it didn’t meet its deadline.

Now the company’s Head of Mobile Product has confirmed OxygenOS won’t be available this month, after all.

“My team and I have been working on OxygenOS for the past several months,” Helen writes on the official OnePlus forum. “It was our sincere hope to release the result of our hard work to all of you today. Unfortunately, we were unable to meet this date and we are as disappointed as you are.”

Helen says that OnePlus does have “fully functional” OxygenOS ROM that several of its employees are running on their own devices without any issues. But it says the delay has been caused by “extra quality control.”

OnePlus wants to ensure that OxygenOS passes Google’s certification process first, and that it can distribute future updates over-the-air properly. It also wants to put more time into making sure that OxygenOS can be used in different languages around the world.

Until its release, OnePlus will provide updates on OxygenOS’s development every day.

“We know you’ve been waiting for a long time, and we owe you answers,” Helen writes.

“So, until OxygenOS is officially released, we will share our progress with you. Every day, no matter how big or small the news is, this post will be updated with information in order to give you more visibility into the process.”

Unfortunately, OnePlus hasn’t provided another release date, which is probably best. But it promises it is working hard to deliver OxygenOS as soon as possible.

As for the Cyanogen 12 update for the One, which was also promised before the end of March, Helen says that OnePlus is working with Cyanogen to deliver the update “as soon as possible.”

To read all of Helen’s post, and to see if you were selected to win one of the five One handsets OnePlus is now giving away, visit the original forum thread via the source link below.