The OnePlus One has been a huge hit amongst Android fans since it was launched in May. With powerful specs, a manageable price, and the CyanogenMod ROM, it caters to every request the average Android user has. However, recently OnePlus has come up with some changes to this smash-hit formula: it will be replacing Cyanogen with it’s own ROM.
While the details are fuzzy, it seems that OnePlus is planning to cut ties with CyanogenMod in the future in favor of their own Chinese-oriented software. While most of OnePlus’ subscribers in America and Europe have an appreciation of CM, their Chinese-based fans will no doubt enjoy a ROM targeted more towards their tastes.
When considering why OnePlus is making the switch, it’s important to take into consideration their goals. Growth is vital to a company of their size and age, and the fact that they might be stuck paying to license the CM OS. Another factor is that with OnePlus using CyanogenMod as a third party, they may not be able to progress like other Android device manufacturers have, like Samsung and HTC.
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