In a recent development, Cyanogen has clarified that OnePlus One devices sold in India will not receive OTA updates from the firm. The much hyped OnePlus One has been launched in India in 64 GB version for Rs 21,999. Note that the smartphone is available exclusively on Amazon.in and you can only get to purchase it if you have an invite distributed through OnePlus and Amazon.
Cyanogen had to issue this statement in order to safeguard their exclusive partnership in India with Micromax, which will be launching its first Cyanogen OS device under their new YU brand in coming days. Price of the devices will be unveiled closer to the launch which is expected by January.
“Since we clarified our support for OTA firmware updates for OnePlus One global devices, we’ve received a number of inquiries regarding OnePlus One devices sold in India. As we had pledged to our users, OnePlus One global devices will receive our OTA firmware updates. If a user in India purchased a OnePlus One global device in channels outside of India, they will receive our OTA firmware updates. However, this excludes OnePlus One regional devices sold directly in India. We are committed to our exclusive partnership in India with Micromax, which will be launching its first Cyanogen OS device under their new YU brand,â€ Cyanogen is a blog post.
As a result of this development only those OnePlus One smartphones that are purchased from outside India will get OTA updates. But this is not the end of road for customers who have purchased OnePlus One devices in India as the company is working on a custom Android build based on Android 5.0 Lollipop on its own, which is expected to be released in two months’ time.
Cyanogen operating system is built on Android operating system and gives power to the people to customise their mobile phones and content experiences.