OnePlus and Cyanogen Partnership Has Ended
OnePlus users, we have some disappointing news for you. According to Cyanogen’s co-Founders Kirt McMaster and Steve Kondik, OnePlus and Cyanogen are no longer partners in crime.
The shaky partnership has ended which shouldn’t be a surprise for the majority. The reason behind this break-up is as expected; both companies had different vision for the software which resulted in collisions between personalities.
Things took a turn for the worst last year when OnePlus One came to India. Cyanogen were already in partnership with MicroMax, which caused OnePlus One sales to be banned for a limited period of time.
According to Kondik, this is the last time you will see the partnership between both companies.
That’s probably the last you will see from that partnership. … Two new companies are trying to do crazy stuff, a lot of people collide.
McMaster, on the other hand, believes that OnePlus benefited from Cyanogen’s popularity. He went on to say that without their custom OS, OnePlus wouldn’t have sold as much as it did in the international market.
Without Cyanogen, OnePlus would have sold like one device in international markets, … Essentially they built their brand on the back of Cyanogen.
Cyanogen is already working with some new partners who can scale up production in the international market quicker. They didn’t mention which companies they are working with for now.
Looks like we’ll be seeing more OxygenOS-powered OnePlus One smartphones now.