One of the biggest factors behind OnePlus One’s astounding success was CyanogenMod, the popular custom ROM that released Android from Google’s strict licensing policies and made the operating system much more customizable.
However, rifts became apparent in their mutually beneficial relationship last year when Cyanogen signed a contract of exclusivity with an Indian electronic firm, Micromax. The contract had the sale of OnePlus devices running the CyanogenMod banned in India. And now Cyanogen has officially parted ways with OnePlus.
Addressing the press at the Global Mobile Internet Conference in Beijing, Cyanogen’s Steve Kondik divulged that the two companies ultimately had different goals for its software and, as a result, there were collisions between personalities as the two attempted to proceed with their own visions.
“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,” Kondik said.
Cyanogen’s move is being seen as one of the first steps towards global business expansion as the firm has already started working with new partners. There were rumours in the past that Microsoft had invested in Cyanogen.
However, if you have a OnePlus One phone that runs the CyanogenMod, you need not be worried as the the company will continue to support the devices running on the custom ROM.
Via: Android Authority