The five year old rivalry between Cyanogen and OnePlus has finally been settled with mutual consent. According to Cyanogen, OnePlus One users in India would continue to receive Over The Air (OTA) updates from Cyanogen, along with the users around the world.
This follows a restriction placed on OnePlus, which was barred from shipping or selling its smartphones in India following an interim injunction by the Delhi High Court in December last year.
The Chinese smartphone maker had been banned because of a complaint filed by Micromax, which stated that OnePlus had infringed its exclusive tie-up with Cyanogen Inc. for the use of its software and trademark in the country, for its Yu series.
Recently, Cyanogen raised a strategic investment from Foxconn. The amount however, has not been disclosed publicly. Moreover, recently, Azim Premji’s Premji Investment led a Series C funding round of $80 million in Cyanogen. Among the other investors who participated in this round were Twitter Ventures, Qualcomm, Telefonica Ventures, Rupert Murdoch and Andreessen Horowitz along with existing investors.
Notably, following the Micromax-Cyanogen deal creating troubles for it, OnePlus has developed its own proprietary OS called OxygenOS for its phones. Also, it is still unclear if OnePlus Two would use Cyanogen’s platform or not.