Chinese smartphone-maker OnePlus have reportedly confirmed that the India-specific 'One' will get Cyanogen CM12S OTA (Over-The-Air) update.
Just days after OnePlus began selling the One in India in December 2014, popular domestic player Micromax filed an injunction against the Chinese company at Delhi High Court to stop the sale of the smartphone
The Indian company had signed ambient services and application distributions agreement with US software company Cyanogen, thus giving Micromax exclusive rights to incorporate CyanogenMod OS in its devices sold in India.
This led to a bitter break-up with Cyanogen and OnePlus. Later, OnePlus took in its stride to set up its own unit of software programmers to develop the new OS series Oxygen. It is almost in its final stage and is slated for release later this month.
This comes as a surprise since OnePlus had announced that One users in India, that they will be porting the new Oxygen OS with tutorial video later this month.
A user going by the moniker, Sahil Mufc Malhotra (@hescoresgalores), questioned Carl Pei why Indian users won't be getting Lollipop update.
To that, he replied –" @hescoresgalores no it's not. CM12S will be delivered via OTA."
As of now, there is no word on how the three companies, Cyanogen, OnePlus and Micromax, reached a compromise. There is also a possibility that this might be a case of misunderstanding by Carl Pie.
It has to be noted that Indian consumers who bought OnePlus One (global version) via third-party mail-forwarding service are eligible to get Cyanogen OS, as they bound by international warranty.
OnePlus One sold in India via Amazon.in are barred from getting any more updates from Cyanogen due to exclusive agreement between Micromax and the American software company.
If OnePlus One India-specific model does get the Cyanogen OS OTA update, it will be warmly accepted by the users in the subcontinent.
It is learnt that Cyanogen CM12S (based on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop) update will be released on 30 March via OTA. We will update more on this once we get more details.