Cyanogen OS version 12 coming soon to Yu Yureka and OnePlus One handsets

The Yu Yureka and OnePlus One are two of the hottest smartphones in the budget-friendly market in India and customers are patiently awaiting Android 5.0 Lollipop to reach their devices. Both phones are powered by Cyanogen OS 11 and the software developer has officially provided an ETA for when the next big firmware will arrive.

According to Cyanogen, both the OnePlus One and Yu Yureka will see the update roll out in the next few weeks. For the former device, Indian customers will not be treated to an OTA owing to legal disputes between the OEM and the software company. But users will still be able to side load the firmware to get access to the latest features.

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The method will not be easy, but we’re sure OnePlus will have a guide up. Also, the OEM is expected to release its own ROM dubbed Oxygen OS later this month. Cyanogen states via a post on Google+ that they’re ‘currently packaging final bootloader firmware and addressing QA/QE results.’ As for the Yu Yureka, the software company is addressing QA/QE results as of now.

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It also disclosed that soak testing with users in India is soon to commence which means that the Micromax device could get Lollipop before the OnePlus One. An update for the Alcatel Hero 2+ which was launched this month running on the CM11s platform, is also in the works and should reach the phone sometime in May or June.

Finally, Cyanogen revealed that it plans to bring the latest Android 5.1 platform to both handsets as well. It notes that they’re currently evaluating the changes in the new version and will pack the latest features through an OTA in the near future.

There’s a good chance that we may see the Android 5.0 Lollipop based Cyanogen OS 12 roll out for the OnePlus One and Yu Yureka by the end of this month.