In what is nothing short of an obnoxious merry go round, Cyanogen has performed a 360 degree turn, going back to the original statement that the users who purchase the device officially in India, via Amazon will not receive any OTA updates beyond the firmware that the device comes with. This is an odd news as it was barely a few days ago that Cyanogen had released a statement clarifying its position explicitly stating that India would be a part of the global setup that would continue to receive all the support via OTA.
However, given the press coverage and what seemed like a much-needed initiative of commitment, Cyanogen has made a U-Turn stating that all device brought from channels that are not the official one, which means Amazon in India will continue to receive OTA updates. OnePlus has also stated in the past that irrespective of the fact that Cyanogen will be withdrawing the support, they will come up with their own OS by December and continue to support the device.
Cyanogen has released the following update, citing its commitment towards Yu brand, of Micromax in India:
OnePlus One Global Device Update
Since we clarified our support for OTA firmware updates for OnePlus One global devices, we’ve received a number of inquiries regarding OnePlus One devices sold in India.
As we had pledged to our users, OnePlus One global devices will receive our OTA firmware updates. If a user in India purchased a OnePlus One global device in channels outside of India, they will receive our OTA firmware updates. However, this excludes OnePlus One regional devices sold directly in India. We are committed to our exclusive partnership in India with Micromax, which will be launching its first Cyanogen OS device under their new YU brand.