Android One is Google’s initiative to reduce the lack of vertical integration in lower and mid-tier segment. Android One is commonly called as the affordable Nexus as Google has partnered with several major OEMs across South East Asia and given them the absolute minimum specifications list to build up from. These devices have unaltered Vanilla Android on them and come with Android 4.4 out of the box. It was expected that these phones will get Android 5.0 Lollipop update with the Nexus line but that has definitely not transpired.
The good news for those who have bought into the Android One ecosystem is that the ever reliable, CyanogenMod has decided to release the official ROMs for Android One. The bad news though is that these CyanogenMod ROMs are only on Kitkat and not Lollipop 5.0.
CyanogenMod has announced that these ROMs will get a nightly release every week so you can count on them for constant support. The dayfor the release of the ROMs has been set for Sunday. The move is even more significant because of the fact that this is the first time CyanogenMod has officially supported a device that is powered by a MediaTek processor. CyanogenMod said, “MediaTek devices have been notoriously difficult for the developer community to complete fully functional bring-ups, and this marks a milestone in that effort.””
Would this be the dawn of the day that the MediaTek powered phone users have been waiting for? Possibly, we will have to wait and watch.