OnePlus One Users to Continue Receiving OTA Updates for Cyanogen OS in India
After five months of legal battle, OnePlus announces that it will provide Cyanogen OTA updates to its users in India.
OnePlus got into a legal discourse over copyright issues with Micromax concerning the operating system they were using. Micromax claimed that they had the exclusive rights to use Cyanogen OS in India thus making it illegal for OnePlus to use the same OS technology in the country.
However, both companies have reached a decision with mutual consensus. India banned the selling of OnePlus One smartphones earlier, the ban was lifted in January though. After the uplift, as per agreed, OnePlus One will be working with a substitute operating system called ‘OxygenOS’ in the rest of the world, except for India.
After the update was announced, the OnePlus team issued a statement saying that the users will ‘continue to receive OTA updates from Cyanogen in-line with our users in markets around the world.’ Read the entire statement below!
The month of December last year was a momentous occasion for the OnePlus family. We launched our flagship phone, the “OnePlus One” much to the delight of our consumers here in India. And then we unexpectedly got hit by a legal snag! For reasons that were made public earlier, we had to take a legal recourse to protect our rights in light of the proceedings initiated by Micromax.
Five months hence, we are happy to confirm today that all legal proceedings have been resolved and the cases have been withdrawn through mutual consent. We hate donning suits and ties anyways. To make things sweeter, we would like to re-assure our customers and fans in India that our flagship phone, the “OnePlus One” will continue to receive OTA updates from Cyanogen in-line with our users in markets around the world.