Not too long ago, OnePlus One launched in India, and is set to go on sale on December 2nd following the same invite-based system. However, there’s a piece of bad news for Indian users waiting for the handset.
The company announced OnePlus One will not launch with Cyanogenmod in India as the company has granted exclusive rights of the system to another company — Micromax — in India.
“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,” OnePlus One said.
Last month, Cyanogen released the 38R OTA update which included SAR values inside phone settings to comply with Indian regulations. So, this is surprising to hear that OnePlus One in India will not launch with CM on board. The support for other regions is still on track, and it’s just India where the handset will come with their own customization.
The company also explained what India users will get with the OnePlus One. OnePlus mentioned they are working on their own software and first community build will be seeded to Indian users next month and have a production-ready build in February. The system is based on Android Lollipop, and will be free from any bloatware or extra apps that can slow down the device.
Indian users, are you still interested in picking up a OnePlus One?
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