Micromax Mobiles has signed an agreement with Cyanogen Inc, which gives the company exclusive rights to sell their devices with CyanogenMod in India.
So, what does this mean for OnePlus One?
Vikas Agrawal, the GM of OnePlus India, spoke to Digit and told them that the plans for the launch of OnePlus in India, will proceed as planned.The phone will be launching with CyangenMod, but it will be pushing out a community build (read beta version) of it’s own Operating System in December. A stable version of the OS will be released in February.
OnePlus had some words of disappointment in a letter to it’s Indian users posted at their blog. The company promised that that the new OS will remain devoid of bloatware. It will be based on Lollipop with Material Design, and will offer a stable, fast, and lightweight user experience, whilst still having some important features.Material Design nor adding unnecessary customizations. OnePlus has also reassured that it will continue to support the device for at least two years, starting from the release of our first community build, which will be released next month.
The OnePlus One will be launching exclusively on Amazon India, on December 2nd. I’m pretty sure that even without CyangenMod, the Legend Killer,will remain a beast.
Only God knows what made Cyanogen sign this atrocious agreement. The move has drawn flak from several users of the Android community, who have voiced their frustrations across social networks. This could also hint that CM could be heading from being open source to a closed source OS.