OnePlus One Release Date: Will Start-Up Company Encounter Problems Without CyanogenMod Partnership In India?


In a recent report, Cyanogen, Inc.

has inked a deal with Micromax to exclusively support its devices in India.

The keyword here is ‘exclusively’ which means all of OnePlus’ plans of penetrating and doing well in the Indian market are doomed – or not.

Now, according to a report by Phone Arena , it looks like OnePlus has already moved on and will launch a new platform to accompany its OnePlus One release date in India.  In the report, the OnePlus One will launch with Android 5.0 Lollipop running its system.

This may not be the best alternative to the CyanogenMod, but at least it is the latest version of Android.  Still, even OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei was surprised of the announcement.  “We can’t explain Cyanogen’s decision because we don’t fully understand it ourselves,”  said Pei.  Fortunately, Pei assured that the Micromax-Cyanogen deal would not affect other devices elsewhere at least in the next year.

The OnePus One is a high-end smartphone which was announced early this year.

It boasts a 5.5-inch display with Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution, 2GB of RAM, and either 16GB or 64GB of built-in memory.  The device also comes with a 13MP primary camera and a 2MP front shooter for selfies and video calls.  Another cool feature of the device is the phone’s ability to swap back covers.  Unfortunately, in spite the OnePlus One’s popularity, the device was not able to hit the market on time, and at this time of the year, the startup manufacturer is aiming for 1 million units sold. 

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