Indian market is always price driven market with budget devices selling like hot cakes and Micromax took charge and have been successful in becoming second largest smartphone vendor in India.
Cyanogen Inc. is the company behind one of the largest aftermarket firmware with long list of part and full time Android developers and fans. It has successfully brought support for Android updates even after denial from manufacturers.
When OnePlus One launched with CyanogenMod it was really wonderful to see community friendly device and with Micromax now signing up with Cyanogen Inc to build firmware for their newly launched Yu brand Cyanogen Inc. has abandoned OnePlus One the software updates.
Now Cyanogen Inc will not update any device on Android market expect the Micromax Yu devices. Although in other markets their’s no change. OnePlus team was shocked just when they announced date of first sale i.e. 2nd December Cyanogen Inc. messed up their perfect device but in a clarification OnePlus team is working on independent close to stock Lollipop upgrade with beta test in January and final release in January.
OnePlus One users can also use other custom roms availble like AOKP, SlimPie, Paranoid etc which contains even more feature’s than CyanogenMod. It’s real shocking and sad to see such a consumer friendly company turning back on their fans.
Here is the OnePlus Team statement grieving about Cyanogen Inc. Yu turn.
OnePlus and all of our partners, including Cyanogen, have put countless hours of work into making this launch a success. Just last month, on October 7, Cyanogen released the 38R OTA update which included SAR values inside phone settings to comply with Indian regulations. Therefore, it was surprising and disappointing to hear from Cyanogen on November 26 that they had granted exclusive rights in India over the Cyanogen system to another company. Prior to this, OnePlus and Cyanogen have successfully cooperated to release the OnePlus One or carry out commercial operations in 17 countries and regions (including India). It is truly unfortunate that a commitment we both made to our Indian users will now not be upheld