OnePlus One smartphones had been facing legal woes after its launch in India. The problem started when Cyanogen, the OS developer of Oneplus One, signed an exclusive deal with Indian smartphone maker Micromax. The deal eventually led to a temporary ban on OnePlus One smartphones in India. But, the case has now been resolved through mutual consent and OnePlus One's Indian owners will receive Cyanogen support and OTA update.
Later, OnePlus started developing its own OS, based on Android 5.0 Lollipop. Named as OxygenOS, the OS was rolled out recently to OnePlus One smartphones.
Recently, Cyanogen launched its latest OS CM12s globally. The CM 12s is based on the much-hyped Android version, 5.0 Lollipop. The latest CM12 ROM retains the material interface of Android Lollipop and retains the theme engine, quick settings reorganisation and customisation, Quick settings ribbon mode, Navigation bar reorganisation and customisation, sound panel customization, and lock screen quick unlock of CM 11.
The update can be installed on OnePlus One through sideloading option, but till now there was no software support from Cyanogen for the legal problem. But now, OnePlus One's Indian owners will get Cyanogen support and OTA update.
In the post, Cyanogen writes, "We are happy to confirm today that all legal proceedings have been resolved and the cases have been withdrawn through mutual consent.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."
The Chinese smartphone maker is purported to release its OnePlus Two smartphones soon. OnePlus Two will feature a 5.5-inch display with a resolution support of 2,560x1,440 and will also feature Snapdragon 810 SoC, 4GB RAM, 3,300mAh battery, and Android 5.0 Lollipop. But OnePlus might skip the SoC since Snapdragon is yet to address the heating issue of S810. In that case, it might feature the SnapDragon 615 or some other SoC in its upcoming flagship smartphone. The upcoming smartphone is expected to be priced at around $400 which roughly translates to ₹25,000. In this price, it might compete with Xiaomi Mi 4, Huawei Honor 6 Plus, and ASUS Zenfone 2.