There has been a bit of confusion regarding CyanogenMod’s updates on the OnePlus One. The developers have recently come forward and reassured users that their commitment to updating the OnePlus One will remain, despite their new and exclusive partnership with Micromax over in India.
Sounds good, right? Unfortunately that does not apply if you’re living in India. In a new blog post on their website, Cyanogen came forward once again to clear the air and hopefully clear up any confusion that users might have. According to Cyanogen, “If a user in India purchased a OnePlus One global device in channels outside of India, they will receive our OTA firmware updates. However, this excludes OnePlus One regional devices sold directly in India.”
The developers also added, “We are committed to our exclusive partnership in India with Micromax, which will be launching its first Cyanogen OS device under their new YU brand.” So there you have it – if you bought your OnePlus One handset outside of India, you’re good to go with future updates.
However if you bought it in India, you’re out of luck. In many ways this is ironic as in the past, users would turn to ROMs like CyanogenMod when they learnt that their manufacturer has decided to forsake their device or will be late at pushing out updates, but now it looks like the developers will be doing the same thing to their users in India.