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Indian court removes ban, allows OnePlus One to be sold in India for now

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Indian court removes ban, allows OnePlus One to be sold in India for now
An Indian court has reversed the ban that halted sales of the OnePlus One in India. Micromax, a phone manufacturer that is based in the country, had demanded the ban since it has the exclusive rights to use the Cyanogen OS in India for its series of Yu smartphones. These handsets are sold online only, at a low price. The OnePlus One uses Cyanogen everywhere but China, and has the company's logo printed on the back of each unit sold in India.

Carl Pei, the founder of OnePlus, said in court that he didn't find out about the deal between Micromax and Cyanogen until just a few days before his own phone was launched in India. Pei noted that his company is working on an Android skin that will replace Cyanogen on the OnePlus One handsets.

The Indian court requested written statements from both OnePlus and Cyanogen to be received within two weeks, and will hear the case again on January 7th. The judges decided to reverse the ban of the OnePlus One in India for now, since the phone competes in a different segment of the market than the Micromax Yu. Copying from the "destructive sales" strategy employed by Xiaomi, the Yu is priced online for the equivalent of $142 USD. The OnePlus One retails in India for the equivalent of $347 USD.


source: EconomicTimes via TechCrunch

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posted on 25 Dec 2014, 10:42 3

1. gaara6775 (Posts: 738; Member since: 20 May 2014)


Judge- For now this company can settle. Lol

posted on 26 Dec 2014, 03:03

7. Spedez (Posts: 513; Member since: 29 Aug 2014)


Indian court system is a big corrupted joke.

posted on 26 Dec 2014, 09:51 3

8. SaintHelena (banned) (Posts: 397; Member since: 05 Nov 2014)


Compared to Lucky Koh of American court system?

posted on 25 Dec 2014, 10:49

2. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


CM, very unsettling behavior is par for their course.
Live by the sword..err nah.

posted on 25 Dec 2014, 10:52 3

3. SaintHelena (banned) (Posts: 397; Member since: 05 Nov 2014)


looking the way CyanogenMod dump OnePlus, I think I lost my respect to CM.
http://www.xda-developers.com/android/cyngn-oneplus-micromax-the-legal-battle/

(plus.... send from my ipad??? WTF CM?)

posted on 25 Dec 2014, 14:16 1

6. tedkord (Posts: 13446; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


It's definitely not definitely for the CM crew. If you've followed them, you know about how they tried to bully some of their contributors to change their licensing, and when the developers balked, they told them they were changing it without their permission. They eventually backed down (because the law was against them), but it was very shady behavior.

Add to that their taking the code of others and removing the developers credit from the headers and putting their own names in the headers... Well, you get the idea.

posted on 27 Dec 2014, 08:05

9. elitewolverine (Posts: 5192; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


definitely weird and not good.

posted on 25 Dec 2014, 11:22

4. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (Posts: 1345; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)


Bribery can solve anything, but consumers the one who get benefits

posted on 25 Dec 2014, 11:37

5. needa (Posts: 205; Member since: 30 Jun 2014)


i hope they don't do too much with the skin. quite honestly they could copy the heck out of moto and i would be extremely happy. and keep clear image and raw in the camera.

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