Cyanogen seems to be unclear about what to do with the Indian market and the launch of OnePlus One in India.
As we had mentioned in an earlier post, Cyanogen had agreed that all updates will be available globally to devices sold with Cyanogen OS. In a post before that, we had mentioned that Cyanogen wouldn’t be providing updates for OnePlus One in India which had led to people going crazy about it. Cyanogen had however mentioned that updates would be available online and users will have to manually update the OS.
Now a recent post on the Cyanogen Blog says that ‘globally’ sold products would exclude devices sold directly in India and applies to only devices bought from outside India and being used in the country.
OnePlus One global devices will receive our OTA firmware updates. 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.
Clearly a case of double stands taken by Cyanogen. Cyanogen has also added that they uphold their exclusive deal with Micromax in India and will provide updates on the Micromax YU series to be released soon in India.
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.
Well, the case here is that users would have a hard time deciding whether to buy a OnePlus device or not when the OS firm is clearly going back and forth on their decisions.