OnePlus One is known by all as the flagship killer and if you ask us, we think this title is pretty justified. The specs and the build that it offers in such a low price would offer very strong competition to any flagship smartphone, if not put it to shame. And if you haven’t heard of it already, let us tell you that the OnePlus One is coming to India next month. But like a coin has two faces, this news comes with a bad one too. The OnePlus One will not be supported by the famous Cyanogenmod.
Yes guys, you heard it right. The OnePlus One which is famous for two reasons: the amazing specs that it offers and for running Cyanogenmod ROM as the default ROM on it, being the only smartphone to do so. Actually, the OnePlus One will be shipping with the CM but that will be your only encounter with the CM on the OnePlus One as CM will not be providing any further support in the form of updates. You’ll have to flash some other ROM in order to get new updates.
This decision has been taken by CM following the announcement of offering support to Micromax on their new line of smartphones.
Indian users earlier were pretty happy to know that CM had added 38R over the air update to the ROM which added SAR settings to the existing settings. This modification made the CM comply with the Indian standards, hinting at the fact the the OnePlus One could soon be coming to India. But we had no clue this was done for Micromax and not OnePlus One.
People at OnePlus themselves are confused about this decision as this is what they had to say about this decision:
We can’t explain Cyanogen’s decision because we don’t fully understand it ourselves.
But don’t get disappointed yet. After this announcement, OnePlus announced that they are working on their homegrown ROM for their devices. The new ROM will be ready by next month while you will be able to download it only by February next month. The new ROM will be based on Android Lollipop and will offer an experience pretty similar to that of stock Lollipop ROM. Not only that, they’re also promising 2 years of continuous updates to all users.
With OnePlus One and Cyanogen’s partnership going back a long time, don’t you think this decision by Cyanogen is a little abrupt? Ditching their long time partners for a new partner? What do you think? Leave your views in comments below and stay tuned for more updates.