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

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

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