OnePlus has officially confirmed via its India blog site that OnePlus One users in India would continue receiving Cyanogen OTA updates, following the previous issue that said Cyanogen and OnePlus put an end to their story.
Micromax and OnePlus were reportedly involved in a legal battle concerning the Cyanogen branding issue that violated the former’s exclusive agreement to use the OS in India.
Consequently, the sale of OnePlus One handsets was banned in India and the ban was lifted in January. After the ban was revoked, OnePlus kept its promise by releasing its own Android substitute for Cyanogen, the Oxygen OS, to OnePlus One users in the rest of the world, barring India.
Here is what the OnePlus team had to say to its Indian fans about the continued availability of Cyanogen OTA updates in India:
The month of December last year was a momentous occasion for the OnePlus family. We launched our flagship phone, the “OnePlus One” much to the delight of our consumers here in India. And then we unexpectedly got hit by a legal snag! For reasons that were made public earlier, we had to take a legal recourse to protect our rights in light of the proceedings initiated by Micromax.
Five months hence, we are happy to confirm today that all legal proceedings have been resolved and the cases have been withdrawn through mutual consent. We hate donning suits and ties anyways. To make things sweeter, we would like to re-assure our customers and fans in India that our flagship phone, the “OnePlus One” will continue to receive OTA updates from Cyanogen in-line with our users in markets around the world.