[UPDATED] Cyanogen puts OnePlus fears at ease

Okay, there's a few things I don't like as I peruse the internet... well probably more than just a few, but in reading the tech blogs as I do there's 2 in particular that I recurringly come across:  rumours/leaks/teases and FUD.


A lot of 'oh my godz... the sky is falling'... articles with bait click titles with barely a snippet of the full story and wild leaps to conclusions.

Most recently it's been surrounding the +OnePlus One scenario in India.  We talked about it during the Hangout Show, and as I said then, and before, it's probably not as big a deal as everyone is trying to make it.  Phrases like 'for the next year' were being taken out of context and wild claims were being made.

Sure, there's a nugget of truth there, there is a story, and there might be some strife between the 2, but hardly what folks were probably making of it.

Well, +Cyanogen Inc. has tried to clear the air a little bit by posting their own blog post.  The item they put to rest is the fear that those in India won't receive their OnePlus One updates, and they say very clearly that:

the OnePlus One will get OTA firmware updates for all global devices, including global devices for our users in India
So there.

Now, they don't say that the phone will be sold in India WITH Cyanogenmod, but I think that's understood.

UPDATE 2014/12/08 - Cyanogen has offered further clarification stating that if you had bought the phone in India previously, you'll still get updates.  If you bought it in India from a retailer (say Amazon) it won't come with CM; but if you bought it in India from a global retailer, then you'll get CM and still get updates as per norm.