Say what you will about OnePlus’s sales tactics, but it is tough to deny that the One is a stellar phone for an incredibly low off-contract price. The hardware is solid, to be sure, but it is thanks to a customized version of Cyanogenmod that the smartphone really shines. And the team behind the firmware is not resting on their laurels; an update that began rolling out earlier today, CM 11S 38R, includes notable feature additions and a litany of much-needed fixes.
The highlights are improved touchscreen responsiveness, a tweaked lockscreen UI, the ability to take photos in RAW format, and high bitrate (24 bit, 96/192kHz in FLAC, ALAC, WAV) audio playback.
Here is a full list of improvements.
- Added method for users to report bugs directly to Cyanogen.
- Added pause button during video recording.
- Improved battery life.
- Fixed issues with camera exposure compensation stuck in ‘auto’.
- Fixed issues with ‘4G Preferred’ option not connecting to 3G data.
- Fixed issues with delay in torch activation.
- Fixed issues with unresponsive screen requiring reboot.
- Fixed issues with static in speaker when changing volume while headset plugged in.
- Fixed issues with rotation not triggering when rotated slowly.
- Fixed issues with Quiet Hours / system UI causing battery drain on last day of month.
- Fixed issues with camera not starting when LED torch is already on.
- Fixed issues with Bluetooth volume low on connection.
Lucky One owners can expect an OTA notification soon. As for the rest of us, perhaps there will soon be a way to buy one without having to secure an invitation – or maybe we will just have to wait until next year.