Seems like OnePlus, the Chinese Smartphone maker, had some big plans for this New Year 2015. OnePlus saw a lot of ups and downs in the last phase of the year. But OnePlus doesn’t seem to have any second thoughts to withdraw from the huge Smartphone race in 2015.
A few bad things happened like :
- The Cyanogen Software used by OnePlus is bought by Micromax.
- OnePlus got sued by Micromax.
- Indian Supreme court bans OnePlus one from selling its smartphones in India.
But a few good things happened like :
- Got a huge hype, following the launch of its Smartphone OnePlus One on Amazon.
- Ban Lifted by the Government of India.
These willing and unwilling circumstances made the Chinese Smartphone maker to think of a better alternative to all of its future problems and that resulted in the birth of new custom Android ROM. OnePlus announced to the world that it had developed its own forked Android Operating System for the first time, without using Cyanogen. Earlier today, OnePlus announced its first ever ROM, Android Lollipop Alpha on its OnePlusOfficial Forum. Since this project is in its early stages, there aren’t special features etched into the OS yet. But we can expect more in the future.
This new Android Lollipop Alpha is still in its initial stages and hence we should expect some bugs, actually lots of bugs. Here are some known bugs of this new Custom Android ROM by OnePlus.
- Data roaming is on by default. Make sure to turn if off to avoid potential charges.
- As always, flashing a custom ROM incurs the risk of bricking your phone. Make sure you know what you’re doing and backup everything.
- Camera and video may be unstable. This build supports 4k video, however quality may be low as we are still fine-tuning the camera.
- Capacitive keys do not turn off when you enable software keys.
- Clock crashes periodically.
- If using the new app pinning feature in L, make sure to turn on the software keys first. Otherwise, you will have to reboot your machine.
- On first boot, startup time will be a bit slow. Rest assured we will speed things up in the future.
Wi-Fi may be unstable
- If you’re interested in getting the software for yourself, then head to the OnePlus Forum site .
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