Putting an end to all speculation, Carl Pei, co-founder OnePlus announced on Twitter that Indian users will get the Cyanogen OS CM12S OTA update. Thus, all users who have purchased the OnePlus One device in the last couple of months will receive the Cyanogen update, even as Oxygen OS is expected to be available from March 27. Also Read - Phones launching in India next week: Google Pixel 6, Samsung Galaxy S21 FE, OnePlus 9RT and more
.@hescoresgalores no it’s not. CM12S will be delivered via OTA. Also Read - Nothing to reportedly launch its first smartphone in 2022: Details here
— Carl Pei (@getpeid) March 23, 2015 Also Read - Phones launched this week: Realme GT Neo 2, Moto E40, more
To put things into perspective, OnePlus had earlier announced that Indian users would no longer get Cyanogen OS updates, and instead will be replaced with OnePlus’s custom built OxygenOS made specifically for the Indian audience. This shift from the hugely successful Cyanogen OS, was due to Micromax and Cyanogen’s exclusive India agreement, which effectively forced OnePlus to build a custom OS.
With this development, we do not know whether the three companies have made some sort of mutual agreement, but Indian users will welcome this news.
The Android 5.0 based Cyanogen OS CM 12S OTA update is scheduled to roll out from March 30 globally. The roll out will be gradual, so it might be a while before you receive a system notification.