The greatest thing and probably the only thing that everyone absorbed from the Google I/O is the announcement of Android L; Google’s latest and greatest in smartphone Operating System (OS). The Android L, when released will be the most major upgrade and change the ecosystem have ever seen. With that comes the great task of updating the current devices, changing the software of current generation flagships and tailoring Android L to fit them. It will be no easy feat and it may take a while from the looks of it. It would require OEMs across the globe to put in extra effort to port the latest from California to the current devices, but all of the major OEMs are sure in for the ride. One of them, HTC promised earlier that they would be ready with the Android L within three months of its release. Big promise for a big manufacturer, nothing surprising.
A small Chinese start up firm that came out of nowhere a while ago to take over the hottest seat in the smartphone world, OnePlus recently just made a big statement as well. A statement that would match HTC’s promise of porting Android L to their flagship devices within three months of its release, it means that the OnePlus One will get its Android update the same time as HTC’s One M8. Now this is interesting; OnePlus One runs on the latest iteration of Android 4.4.3 (KitKat) based CyanogenMod. It would not be a surprise to see a working ROM for the OnePlus One in that short period of time then considering Cyanogen with its expertise, experience, and timeliness with Android. But do not forget that the shipping of the first batches of OnePlus One was also delayed due to a faulty software that is made by, yep you guessed it, Cyanogen. Cyanogen got to the issue in a very short time, but it did almost cost OnePlus its reputation. This promise from them then could be a tall order.
In case though Cyanogen did not deliver its promise on the OnePlus One there are already rumours popping up about the next generation of OnePlus, we only have the codename ‘bacon’ and ‘Lettuce’ from EVLeaks though. Of course the OnePlus One has not arrived in Malaysia yet and there are yet to be news of its existence over in this side of the world, and yes the only way to buy this smartphone is still through getting an invitation.