OnePlus One to get Android 5.0 Lollipop next month

The OnePlus One looks set to finally pick up Android 5.0 Lollipop next month, nearly half a year after the OS was first unveiled.

Cyanogen, the company that produces re-skinned Android ROMs used on the OnePlus One, said it will be the first stable Lollipop version of CM12, as reported by AndroidCentral.

There are already a few test builds up for grabs, but it’s always risky to run unstable ROMs as they’re typically laden with bugs.

Lollipop seems to be finally rolling out across a good chunk of Android-powered handsets, but it’s still suffering from the platform’s typical poor adoption.

Recent figures revealed that just 0.1 per cent of the world’s Android handsets have upgraded to Google’s latest OS.

In fact, around 60 per cent of Android users are still running software that predates KitKat.

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The OnePlus One launched last summer, and brought with it a beefy spec sheet paired with bargain basement pricing.

While its components are only just beginning to look dated, it still makes for an incredibly good value handset.

The device currently costs £269, giving you a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 CPU, a 5.5-inch 1080p display, 3GB of DDR3 RAM, a 3100mAh battery, and LTE connectivity.

Android 5.0 Lollipop landed back in September last year, boasting an aesthetic ‘material design’ overhaul, improved battery life, and 64-bit chip support.

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