When a couple ends up it’s always sad and now it was time for Cyanogen and OnePlus put and end to their story.
At the Global Mobile Internet Conference in Beijing, Cyanogen’s Kirt McMaster and Steve Kondik have been discussing the past and future of the company. After a relationship with some troubles, it may not surprise you to know that Cyanogen and OnePlus are breaking up. This happens in a time where Cyanogen it’s looking for new hardware vendors to implement their new costum Android OS.
According to Cyanogen’s Steve Kondik, the two companies had different goals for its software and there were some troubles as the two attempted to proceed with their own visions. Steve Kondik said
That’s probably the last you will see from that partnership.(…)Two new companies are trying to do crazy stuff, a lot of people collide.
The cracks in their relationship started to show back in November, when Cyanogen backed one of OnePlus’ rivals when it launched in India. At this point Cyanogen had already signed an exclusive deal with rival low cost smartphone manufacturer MicroMax.
Despite Kirt McMaster doesn’t seem particularly happy with the way the relationship went or ended, he did wish OnePlus the best in the future.
However, this isn’t the last that we’ll be seeing of Cyanogen in the smartphone space. They are apparently already working with new partners, specifically ones which can scale up production to reach the international market quicker.
As for OnePlus, the company has its new Oxygen OS to fill the gap left by Cyanogen OS. But don’t worry, Cyanogen will continue to offer support to devices still running its OS.