oneplus-01As we hear of how OnePlus intends to prepare for the launch of its very own OnePlus One smartphone over in the world’s second most populous country, India, it looks as though that the December 2nd selling date is also starting to shape up to look pretty good. .There is a rather important announcement for fans though – the OnePlus One smartphone will not get Cyanogen support over in India. In other words, even though the OnePlus One will be launched with CyanogenMod, there will not be any CyanogenMod updates arriving in the future. There is hope, however, that OnePlus will offer software updates by itself.

OnePlus claims that they are working on a “stable, fast, and lightweight” ROM that will be based on Android 5.0 Lollipop, and they would like to introduce a “community build” for OnePlus One users over in India from next month onward, where the masses can look forward to a production-ready build by the time February 2015 rolls around.

The reason behind Cyanogen’s inability to support the OnePlus One in India is attributed to a deal signed with India’s Micromax, which would then provide Micromax with exclusive rights to use CyanogenMod. This particularly sticky situation is applicable only in India, so OnePlus One owners elsewhere can heave a sigh of relief.

[Press Release]

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