One of the selling points of the OnePlus One handset is the fact that it comes with CyanogenMod preinstalled on the phone. Given that CyanogenMod is one of the bigger and more popular Android ROMs at the moment, safe to say that this move pleased many users who might be proud and happy to see the ROM make it into the big leagues.
Unfortunately it seems that due to an exclusive agreement Cyanogen Inc. made with Micromax in India, OnePlus One handsets in the country would no longer be sold with CyanogenMod nor would it receive further updates, which safe to say soured their relationship pretty quickly. However could it be to that extent where OnePlus is now shipping smartphones without the Cyanogen branding?
According to a photo that recently made its way online (via Android Headlines), it shows the back of a OnePlus One handset that does not have the Cyanogen branding (the one with the branding is on the right). However given the quality of the photo, there is a chance that it could have been doctored, but like we said with the recent incident in India, we wouldn’t be surprised if both companies aren’t exactly seeing eye to eye at the moment.
In the meantime OnePlus is said to be working on their own ROM in which the alpha build was released earlier this year, but given its alpha status it is far from being ready for mainstream consumption. However the company expects a more stable build to be released in February, although we’re not sure if it will be stable enough to be shipped with their smartphones.
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