When Google announced their plans for Android One, it was revealed that these devices could hardly be considered high-end. In fact if anything these devices are very low-end devices meant for emerging markets where budgets might be tight. While this means that you probably won’t be expecting amazing hardware, it doesn’t mean that on the software front you can’t have fun either.
The good news for those who have bought Android One devices is that the folks at Cyanogen Inc. have recently announced that they will be officially support Android One handsets. This means that for those who own any of the Android One devices, you guys will be able to download and install the CyanogenMod 11 ROMs.
However we should note that CyanogenMod 11 is based on Android 4.4 KitKat, but the developer has stated that they are working on bringing CyanogenMod 12, which is based on Android 5.0 Lollipop, onto Android One at a later date, so for now you guys will have to make do with CM11 which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
Cyanogen also notes that bringing CyanogenMod onto Android One devices marks a milestone for them. Android One devices are powered by MediaTek, which as they have pointed out has been quite difficult for developers to port onto in the past, so hopefully by bringing CyanogenMod 11 onto Android One, it will pave the way for more ROMs to arrive for MediaTek-based handsets in the future.