After all the news, Microsoft didn’t invest in Cyanogen after all. However, the company received a new investor, the Chinese giant manufacturing company, Foxconn also known as Apple’s supplier. The latest funding from Foxconn amounting to $110 million could mean a lot as the Chinese smartphone market is dominated by Android OS which could make this a very sensible investment.
Foxconn’s involvement could bring something new to the table as Google has many requirements for Android OEMs. If they want to include the Google Play Store in their devices, Google also dictates that they have to include all the other Google products and services too. Many [...]
“Without Cyanogen, OnePlus would have sold like one device in international markets,” … “Essentially they built their brand on the back of Cyanogen.” – Kirt McMaster
I think this statement is as direct as it gets as Cyanogen and OnePlus will be going down separate paths. With the issue where Cyanogen inked an exclusive agreement which caused OnePlus to be banned entering the Indian market some time back, it’s not surprising to see it come down to this.
“OnePlus shipped reasonable volume, but nothing compared to what some of these other partners can ship,” … “we are working with partners that can scale much quicker.”
I wonder how will OnePlus respond to [...]