Last week, rumors emerged that OnePlus may be looking to abandon Cyanogenmod as its Android OS after Cyanogen announced it was selling rights to its OS exclusively to another provider in India without notifying OnePlus.
OnePlus launched in India earlier this week and had been planning to do so for some time, working closely with Cyanogen to get a firmware update prepared for the launch.
When it learned the rights were being given to another provider, Micromax, OnePlus said “it was surprising and disappointing to hear from Cyanogen on November 26 that they had granted exclusive rights in India” and that “it is truly unfortunate that a commitment we both made to our Indian users will now not be upheld.”
Today, Cyanogen reiterated on its blog that it is committed to OnePlus and that it will still work with the company to release OTA firmware updates for global devices, including those sold in India, but doesn’t address OnePlus’ disappointment in the exclusivity agreement.
It’s not clear if Cyanogen’s decision has soured the OnePlus relationship, but it’s not looking good right now. Rumors have been flying that OnePlus is working to develop its own OS internally to protect itself against future issues.
➤ Commitment to our users [Cyanogen Blog]