OnePlus One will be updated to a Lollipop-based ROM in India (following Cyanogen's exclusivity deal with Micromax)

OnePlus One will be updated to a Lollipop-based ROM in India (following Cyanogen's exclusivity deal with Micromax)
OnePlus is getting ready to launch its One smartphone in India, planning to start selling it on December 2 there. Until that happens, the company has an important announcement for fans: its handset won’t be supported by Cyanogen in India. This means that, although the OnePlus One will be launched running CyanogenMod, it won’t be receiving any CyanogenMod updates. Fortunately, OnePlus will deliver software updates by itself.

According to OnePlus, the company is working on a “stable, fast, and lightweight” ROM based on Android 5.0 Lollipop, and wants to release a “community build” for One users in India sometime next month. A production-ready build should be available in February 2015.

Cyanogen can’t support the OnePlus one in India because it recently signed a deal with Micromax (one of the country’s leading handset makers), providing it with exclusive rights to use CyanogenMod there. The situation doesn’t affect OnePlus One handsets in other markets in any way.

OnePlus didn’t say how much the One would cost in India, but we know that the smartphone will be offered exclusively via Amazon there. You can find out more about the device by reading our OnePlus One review.

source: OnePlus

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  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3100 mAh

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13 Comments

1. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Lame. I wonder if this movie by CM violated the contract with OnePlus. At least Indian OPO owners will be able to to put CM11S/12S (or whatever ROM they like) on their Ones easily enough if they want.

2. Iamnofanboy

Posts: 14; Member since: Jul 08, 2014

Doesn't matter unless it gets updates as soon as an official cyanogen roms. Moreover most of the guys buying this phone will always know an unofficial way...

3. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

Oh my phacking god. This is the most idiotic release ever happen on the face of this earth. If you can't update why the phack launch it here? Normal user not going through all the Hassel to root and install custom Roms. I'm sure your Facebook page will get so many hate comments you could never think of.

4. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

I don't disagree, but I would venture to guess that large percentage of OnePlus One owners and potential buyers are guys that root and maybe flash ROMs. For the time being, anyway. It's possible though that my perception is skewed because I'm American and very few people in the US (and Canada) buy unlocked devices, plus no carrier will be carrying the OPO. Outside N.A. it's far more common for people to buy phones outright rather than on a contract/payment plan, so it's probably more well-known by average people than it is here because of its appealing price.

9. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

Yes majority of them are into flashing ROM etc,but many are noob and they want to buy this phone because they heard cm gives support for a long period of time . But then again one has to learn all this just to update. To be honest micromax killed it. They knew 1+1 is coming and they wanted to make devices powered by cm out of the box so they can give competition to android one devices (which failed miserably) . Micromax made a dumb move & cm followed them. And 1+1 can just sit back and watch. LoL

5. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

This phone is a disaster...

13. ashishanexpert

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 16, 2014

Really? I am using this phone and I don't find it true. I mean everything in this phone is great...

6. tankifycation

Posts: 20; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

I've had lolipop on my oneplus courtesy of cyanogenmod 12 nightlies for a few days now and its basically flawless

7. rd_nest

Posts: 1656; Member since: Jun 06, 2010

So-called community ROM, CM are highly overrated. Most of them filled with bugs.

8. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

All ROMs are filled with bugs. Stock Android on Nexuses has bugs. Manufacturer ROMs have bugs. Frankly, I've had far better luck with community-built custom ROMs, because when a bug appears it gets reported and fixed pretty quickly, whereas with factory ROMs a fix could take months to fix (if at all). And you can always go back to an earlier version. There's 3 newer updates for LiquidSmooth on my Nexus 4, but there's some bugs, so I stick with an older version that I've found to be very stable (the occasional issue, but it's the fault of the custom kernel, not the ROM). Official CyanogenMod is very stable. The problem with CM11S (the one specific for the OPO) is that there's a small team working on it, rather than the huge base of enthusiast developers for regular CM.

11. Fazz1977

Posts: 153; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

Agreed, CM is a bucket of poo. I've ran it on almost every device I've owned, and never liked it.

10. Anonymous111

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 30, 2014

youtube.com/watch?v=_BKn81tIofc youtube.com/watch?v=yT4woOg-B4A youtube.com/watch?v=7AfhIBh8Rdk There are widespread problems with the OnePlus ONE. OnePlus were aware of these problems back in August (at the latest) and have continued to ship devices and expand into new markets. Media coverage is limited on this.

12. Oraclemagus

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 01, 2014

Looks like u have have never seen an actual Oneplus one phone bro. Have been a proud owner since 3 months. Its blazing fast. And battery life unbelievable. Had used iPhone 5 and BB Z10 prior to this and u cannot compare them to OPO. This phone is great and the problem lies with the user. Basic knowledge is required when u use an android devise, else you will always end up in a soup after installing various apps and changing developer setting etc. And this is the case with most users and they end up complaining about the phone. Cheers!!!

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