Excited as we all are about the OnePlus One phone’s arrival in India, the company has shared some disappointing news on its official blog. As you already know, the flagship killer will be reaching the country with the widely popular Cyanogen OS aboard. But the platform won’t be getting any official support or future updates.
The reason for this is due to a recent agreement between Cyanogen and India’s Micromax, through which the latter has exclusive rights to offer devices with the custom platform in India. So while the company has no other choice than to bring the OnePlus One to the country with the CM11S OS inside, it’ll be developing its own firmware as a replacement in the future.
Based on what we know, the new OS will be based on Lollipop and it’ll deliver a lightweight and stable Android experience. The company states that the platform will be ready next month and it’ll be rolled out to users in India first, with a final release slated for sometime in February.
Cyanogen is one of the main reasons a lot of potential customers wanted to get their hands on the smartphone. It saves them the trouble of rooting, unlocking the bootloader and flashing a new ROM as well as assures them that the phone will be supported in the long run.
OnePlus One specs overview:
– 5.5-inch 1080p display
– 2.5GHz quad core Snapdragon 801 SOC
– 3GB RAM, 64GB storage
– 5MP front camera, 13MP rear snapper
– Bluetooth 4.0, HSPA+, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi ac, GPS
– 3100mAh battery
For a quick refresher, the OnePlus One will be launched in India on December 2 and it’ll be exclusive to Amazon. The device is expected to be priced around Rs 25000 with 64GB of internal storage.