OnePlus missed its March 27th goal for bringing its new Oxygen OS to the public today, and the company has now taken to its forum to apologize. It’s not exactly surprising to see this happen as OnePlus definitely hasn’t been known for being the most reliable deliverer of software, but it’s unfortunate nonetheless.
“It was our sincere hope to release the result of our hard work to all of you today,” Helen, Head of Mobile Product at OnePlus, said today. “Unfortunately, we were unable to meet this date and we are as disappointed as you are. On behalf of myself and my team, I would like to apologize for this wait.”
The company is definitely taking the blame for the release not happening, however, and said that it will updating the public on the status of the new variant of Android on a daily basis to “give you more visibility into the process.” The release will reportedly be “very soon,” specifically “as soon as we feel that it’s good enough.”
Additionally, many are wondering what happened to CyanogenMod 12—which was also supposed to have been released by around now as well. OnePlus is definitely trying to put some of the blame for this one on Cyanogen, though, saying they don’t have much “influence over CM’s release schedule nor development progress.” The software is in the “last stretch,” however, and should be coming “as soon as possible.”
In other OnePlus news, the company’s founder Carl Pei came out on Reddit yesterday to say that the #OneGameChanger new product that’s launching in the coming months is going to be a drone called the DR-1.