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OnePlus One starts getting Android M update from CyanogenMod

OnePlus One users will start getting the Android M update on CynagoenMod OS 13. Here are the new features of the Android 6 update.

By: Tech Desk |
Updated: June 12, 2016 9:29:54 am
OnePlus One, OnePlus One CyanogenMod update, OnePlus One Android M update, OnePlus, OnePlus One Android 6 update, OnePlus One Android M release, CyanogenMod OS 13, CyanogenMod OS 13 features, technology, technology news OnePlus One is now getting the Android M update on CyanogenMod OS 13.

OnePlus One users will start getting the Android M update on CynagoenMod OS 13 as both companies have confirmed the same.

OnePlus wrote on their forum, “Our friends over at Cyanogen have informed us that CM 13.0 (ZNH0EAS26M) based on Marshmallow will drop starting tomorrow. The rollout will be staged so only some of you (random) will get it at first, and as always, patience is appreciated.”

CyanogenMod has posted some details about the new update and what users can expect in the CM13.0 which brings Android 6.0.1 to their smartphones. For starters, Cyanogen is implementing Android Marshmallow’s battery saving Doze mode along with the new permissions models to its OS. It should be noted that Cyanogen had an option to limit permissions for apps before Android natively introduced the same. For full details of what the new update brings, read more here.

Watch our video review of the OnePlus 2 

Some noticeable changes in CyanogenMod OS 13 are:

Removes Whisperpush capability for encrypted SMS globally, and there is no replacement.

In settings the Advanced mode is now gone, as is the Quick Settings options in the Notification Drawer tab. Quick unlock in the LockScreen settings has also been removed with no replacement, thanks to security concerns.

Also see: OnePlus 3 will be a winner and set new standards: India GM

CyanogenMod OS 13.0 also brings new folder UX for viewing protected content, fingerprint support for accessing protected content. Also a protected app can no longer be launched via Play Store.

On permissions, the blogpost says, “Due to new permission model API in M, Privacy guard has been re-engineered to be compliant with this new environment. Primary permission request for ‘Normal’ security level permissions will be handled by our package manager for non Google users, or Google’s manager for those that opt for Googley bits.Users retain ability to control fine-grained permissions via Settings > Privacy > Privacy Guard.

There’s also an new Snap Camera based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon camera. For devices that do not support the Snap app, they will have the Camera2 app as in 12.1.

Let us know in the comments if you spotted the Android M update on your OnePlus One smartphone.

Also see: OnePlus 2 one month review: Performance, battery issues appear

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