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OnePlus One Android Lollipop CM12s rolling out instead of OxygenOS

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Cyanogen has announced that the official, final, stable build of CyanogenMod 12s containing Android 5.0 Lollipop is almost ready to be sent out OTA to the OnePlus One. The more interesting part about the whole affair is that Cyanogen confirmed on their Twitter account that they will continue supporting the OnePlus One for the next two years. The update should start rolling out to international OnePlus One units in a couple of days, but those in India won’t be getting the OTA, instead they will be able to manually update through the Cyanogen website.

The support for Cyanogen and OnePlus One is amazing and there are already tons of tweets asking the company about when Android 5.0 Lollipop and CyanogenMod 12s would roll out to the flagship killer of last year. Cyanogen are pretty open-minded and have shared that once the software passes certification and QA/QE, the OTA will be sent out. The company doesn’t have an exact date for the rollout, but a few days is the most accurate assumption we can make.

OnePlus has recently announced that OxygenOS is going to be the name of their new, own custom ROM, about which we will find out more on February 12. While many OnePlus One users were expecting to get OxygenOS instead of any other OTA update, it seems Cyanogen is continuing support for the flagship killer. Cyanogen emphasized that OxygenOS will be even more customizable than CyanogenMod 12s, so we’re looking forward to February 12 to find out more about the new OS from OnePlus.

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CyanogenMod 12S will be based on Android 5.0 Lollipop and will override the nightlies everybody has been raving about lately. It will be the stable version of the OS and will make OnePlus One units just a bit more stylish with Material Design. For those of you hoping that Fast Charging or voice commands would be included in the interface, you should know that they won’t as Cyanogen made it clear that they are not a possibility at the moment because of hardware issues as well as permission issues.

Indian users might be disappointed to hear that the Android Lollipop-based CyanogenMod 12S will not be coming OTA to their own OnePlus One units, but you shouldn’t worry. Cyanogen assured fans in India that they would be able to flash the OS from their official site, as the images will be published there. We’re curious to see how long we will have to wait for CyanogenMod 12s to be released for the OnePlus One, but our best bet is next Wednesday, based on how long certification for software usually lasts. No matter the date, we’re looking forward to it! The black boot animation is back!

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Despite popular belief, PS4 sales in the UK skyrocketed last year

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PS4 sales in the UK climbed by a shocking 633 percent year-over-year in 2023, so apparently the old system isn’t dead yet. The previous year’s very limited supply of the system is likely a major factor in this figure, since the console’s lifespan was drastically reduced because of chip shortages caused by the pandemic. Still, it’s proof that PlayStation’s original platform has unmet demand.

With the very low prices of PS4 software (both in-store and online at the PS Store), this strategy makes a lot of sense. Plus, it’s future-proof, so there’s no harm in stocking up on PS4s while new-gen pricing is still high, since if you decide to switch to a PS5 in the future, you can transfer all of your purchases across. Not to mention that the majority of new releases still come out on the PS4, with several offering free PS5 upgrades.

While the percentage rise may seem huge, real PS4 sales will probably be much lower. It’s a sign that the gadget, which is now a decade old, isn’t completely dead yet, and we expect it to keep receiving maintenance for a while longer. Of course, this is great news for Sony, because the company would rather have PS4 players playing on its last-gen gadget than none at all, even if it would love to have them upgrade to PS5.

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New PS5 firmware is available for download!

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A PS5 firmware update on a cold winter morning is unmatched. The latest PS5 system software update is 23.02–08.40.00 from Sony. Does this one add useful features or just boost system performance?

Though closer to the latter, it’s more than Sony’s favorite patch note. It fixes security issues, improves messages and usability, and boosts system software performance. Official patch notes for this 1.185GB update:

  • We updated system software security
  • We improved system software stability and performance
  • Some screens now have better messages and usability

That’s it. PS5 gets another win to recover from its midweek slump. Do you share our enthusiasm for this firmware update? Comment below. To spice things up, make your comment rhyme.

 

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Baldur’s Gate 3’s Xbox Version Will Help PS5

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Belgian developer Larian Studios’ work on Baldur’s Gate 3’s Xbox Series S version will improve performance on all platforms, including PS5. The game’s fifth major patch, expected to launch this week, will include upgrades and new features. More details will be revealed later today.

Director of Publishing Michael Douse says PS5 performance improvements may be the “least exciting thing” in the title’s next update, so it sounds like a big one. Larian Studios employees are proud of “finally” implementing tweaks, fixes, and changes, Douse says. Later today, we’ll bring you all the Baldur’s Gate 3 update details.

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Those who reached the RPG’s third act have reported technical issues during the narrative’s conclusion, especially in co-op, so today’s update should fix them. New features like a permadeath mode are expected, along with Xbox Series S optimization fixes. What else should be added to the game?

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