Cyanogen and OnePlus Officially Change their Relationship Status to Single

Cyanogen and OnePlus Officially Change their Relationship Status to Single

By Rich W Woods

The partnership between Cyanogen and OnePlus is officially over. After months and months of a relationship status of “It’s Complicated”, it’s now officially single.

This has been a long time coming. OnePlus had been planning to launch their own ROM for some time, OxygenOS, which launched earlier this month in April. Trouble really started brewing when OnePlus launched their “Flagship Killer” OnePlus One in India, where Cyanogen had already signed an exclusive deal with Micromax.

Without Cyanogen, OnePlus would have sold like one device in international markets,” … “Essentially they built their brand on the back of Cyanogen.” – Kirt McMaster

That’s probably the last you will see from that partnership.” … “Two new companies are trying to do crazy stuff, a lot of people collide.” – Steve Kondik

As we can see, Kirt McMaster feels that OnePlus road on the coattails of Cyanogen, which is somewhat true. That is why partnerships exist.

It also begs the question of how the OnePlus Two will sell, given the poor reception that OxygenOS has received among the OnePlus community. OnePlus also has a long track record of providing poor support for customers and breaking promises.

I’m sure that the question on your mind is about whether or not your OnePlus One will still receive Cyanogen updates. It will, for the promised two years of the lifecycle.

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Rich Woods

Being a computer programmer wasn't enough to fulfill his love of technology. In 2013, Rich founded For the Love of Tech and has been writing about his love of tech ever since.

  • Colour me unsurprised, cm may be a decent ROM but they totally screwed up on how long it took them to provide cm12 (nearly the last flagship device to get 5.0) plus the whole India debacle, they haven’t exactly been the best of partners over all

    while oxygen is no great shakes now at least they’re moving in the right direction and OnePlus now don’t need to rely on an external company to get their shit together, hopefully the internal team will provide better service

    • rwoods716

      Hopefully they’ll add features to OxygenOS. Also, I wouldn’t say the last flagship to get Lollipop. In fact, of the three flagship Android devices that I own, OPO was the first to receive it. I don’t think anyone was able to roll out Lollipop within 90 days, which is something that every OEM promises.

  • My phone system is less than a year old from update, even less. I’m using it OTA without issue. Whatever they use for the OTA update I’m sure will be the same.