American mobile software maker, Cyanogen Inc. has confirmed to release OS update to OnePlus One global version models in India.
Just days before the official OnePlus One India launch, fans woke up to a rude shock from Chinese company that the much anticipated flagship phone will no longer get future updates from CyanogenMod, due the latter's exclusive contract with domestic brand Micromax Yu series phone.
To calm fans' anxiety, OnePlus promised to form a software team of its own and provide an in-house built community version of Android 5.0 Lollipop OS update by December end.
However, Cyanogen on late Thursday (4 December) in its official blog has re-assured fans that global version of OnePlus One will continue to get OS update including India.
"We are proud of the work we did on the OnePlus One. Through our collaboration with OnePlus, we demonstrated the power of strong hardware and software tuned for exceptional performance. To clarify misinformation out there, the OnePlus One will get OTA firmware updates for all global devices, including global devices for our users in India. Rather than have misinformation continue to circulate out there, we felt it important to bring this matter to rest," said Cyanogen on its official blog.
Clarification on Micromax Yu series phone contract:
"As we look to the future, we want to continue to push the envelope and take the Cyanogen OS to new heights. Our strategic partnership with Micromax and the new YU brand of devices will enable us to bring high quality, amazing experiences to our users in India. Our commitment is and always remains to be a user-centric company, and we will support our users wherever our OS is distributed," the brand added.
However, there is some inconsistency in the Cyanogen's clarification as it doesn't specifically mention if OnePlus One sold on Amazon India would also get the update.
As of now, Indians who have purchased the OnePlus One outside the country via off-shore friends or shipping companies are certain to get the Cyanogen OS updates.
OnePlus is yet to respond to the Cyanogen's latest blog post. It would be interesting to see if the company would renew its relation with the American software firm or break away and bring out their own custom OS to avoid uncertainty in future update service to its devices.