In a great releif to OnePlus One users in India, the Chinese firm which has put up a brave front to replace Cyanogen updates on its mobile sets owing Micromax buying the sole rights in India has finally bought the consent of the Indian mobile phone maker.
The legal battle over Cyanogen selling its rights to Micromax, thus effectively sealing the fate of OnePlus one phones from getting the much-avowed updates of Cyanogen OS’s OTA has rekindled the hopes of OnePlus fans to look forward to positively buying the sets in the future.
Earlier, OnePlus moved the court over Micromax rights in India to get Cyanogen updates and the current out-of-court settlement came through after five months of haggling over the issue.
“We are happy to confirm today that all legal proceedings have been resolved and the cases have been withdrawn through mutual consent. We hate donning suits and ties anyways. To make things sweeter, we would like to re-assure our customers and fans in India that our flagship phone, the “OnePlus One” will continue to receive OTA updates from Cyanogen in-line with our users in markets around the world,” said an official statement from OnePlus.
This will now make OnePlus forge ahead of the competition in India, effectively posing a strong challenge to iPhone 6 and Mi 4 smartphones in the same range of price and features. Now, buyers who had deferred buying OnePlus One owing to the controversy may come back to the phone as a potential gardget to mega brands in the same range.
The company started selling the OnePlus One initially on invite only basis and later made it available without invites and it is expected to keep it available online for immediate buying. It would be known in the next two weeks whether the deal would revive the hopes of OnePlus to make a stable ground for its ongoing phone and its upcoming phone soon.
The legal hassle created by Micromax and Cyanogen in India for OnePlus has left many seriously empathize the Chinese phone maker and stop patromising Micromax, whose image as the first Indian smartphone major received severe dent and resulting in poor response to its Yureka Yu phones.
Otherwise, OnePlus One has since its debut, received positive acclaim and reviews, making many interested in the smartphone due to its superior features matching iPhone 6 and Samasung Galaxy. OnePlus One is available on Amazon.in and is priced Rs 18,999.
The OnePlus One with 3GB RAM features 5.5″ display with 1080×1920 pixel resolution, Gorilla Glass 3 protection, adaptive backlit technology for sharp display, besides the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 SoC with a quad-core processor at 2.5GHz with Adreno 330 GPU.
It runs on Android 4.4 KitKat version with a 13MP rear camera sporting IMX214 sensor with a six-lens array and f/2.0 aperture of quick shutter at the speed of 0.3-seconds, while the second one is a 5MP front camera for selfies. The only defect is that is comes in fixed 16 GB or 64 GB with no provision for microSD card.
It has connectivity features of 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0, and NFC. The battery is non-removable with 3,100mAh capacity.
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