New Security & Bug-Fix Update Incoming For OnePlus One

The first generation OnePlus flagship, the OnePlus One, has now reportedly got a new update coming its way. The Cyanogen OS 12.1 YOG4PAS2QL update is reportedly being rolled out to the device "in select regions", and is said to come with a number of bug-fixes and security patches. While the update will arrive OTA to OnePlus One devices at some stage, the 18 MB zip file is also available for manual installation, for users unwilling to wait for the OTA update. While the full changelog is yet to be made available by either OnePlus or Cyanogen, the update is believed to include a patch for the latest vulnerability found in Android's Stagefright multimedia library. The OnePlus One had already received updates earlier to patch up the original vulnerability found in Stagefright.

It bears mentioning that OnePlus One devices on Cyanogen OS got the Android 5.1 Lollipop update back in August this year, when the device was updated to Cyanogen OS 12.1. As part of that update, the smartphone got the Truecaller and Truedialler features, as the twin apps now come baked into the Cyanogen software as an integral part of the Cyanogen experience, thanks to a deal between Cyanogen Inc. and True Software Scandinavia AB, makers of the two aforementioned apps.

As a quick refresher of the OnePlus One hardware specs, the device is the first generation flagship from Chinese startup OnePlus, and was released last year as the original "flagship killer". The device features a 5.5-inch LTPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display panel with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which gives it a pixel density of 401 dpi. The smartphone is powered by a Snapdragon 801 SoC from American chipmaker Qualcomm. The phone is offered in two storage variants of 16 and 64 GB but both come with 3 GB of RAM. The primary camera on the back of the device comes with a 13-megapixel sensor, while the selfie-cam on the front comes with a 5-megapixel sensor. The phone originally shipped with Android 4.4 KitKat-based Cyanogen OS 11, but OnePlus has since developed and released its own Oxygen OS after an acrimonious fallout with Cyanogen Inc. last year. The phone can be updated to either OnePlus' Oxygen OS or Cyanogen OS in accordance with user preference.

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