A few days back we heard about Micromax’s new YU branded devices, which will be the first Micromax smartphone running Cyanogen OS. Now the Cyanogen Inc. has announced an exclusive deal with Micromax’s new Internet brand YU. Under this deal, Cyanogen will only provide software updates to Yu branded smartphones, no other devices shipping in India will be getting the update.
“Micromax has announced a new Internet brand YU, which is slated to announce its first device on Cyanogen OS. Cyanogen’s exclusive deal also means that Cyanogen OS will not support any other devices shipping in India with future updates including Lollipop,” Cyanogen Inc. said in a press release.
Well, the interesting thing to note here is that OnePlus One, which will be coming in the Indian market on December 2nd also runs Cyanogen OS and now it will be not getting any future software updates. Which means Indian users will have to wait for OnePlus to develop its very own firmware, so that it can provide timely updates to its users in India.
OnePlus already revealed that it is currently working on a new firmware which is based on the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop Operating System and promises to bring it next year by the month of February. ““According to our current estimations, we’ll be able to release our first community build to our Indian users next month and have a production-ready build in February,” said OnePlus.
So, this deal isn’t so bad, as it seems. I mean Cyanogen has announced that it will not provide any software updates for Indian based devices except Micromax Yu and OnePlus has promised that it will bring its own firmware with the latest version of Android. So, there isn’t anything to worry about.