OnePlus Is The Latest Smartphone Maker To Get Hit With A Sales Ban In India

Posted: December 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

TechCrunch

Hot on the heels of Xiaomi’s ban last week, OnePlus is the latest smartphone upstart to be forced to suspend sales in India.

The Chinese company confirmed to TechCrunch that it will no longer sell its One smartphone in the country after a New Delhi court upheld a complaint by rival Micromax. The issue centers around OnePlus’s use of the Cyanogen Android operating system, which powers the One in all countries aside from China.

Micromax last month announced an exclusive distribution deal with Cyanogen in India for Yu, its new Android range which goes on sale tomorrow — thus it is objecting to the sale of the Cyanogen-powered One in India.

Medianama reports that OnePlus will be allowed to sell its existing stock in India, but thereafter it can only sell compliant devices.

OnePlus learnt of the Cyanogen-Micromax deal less than a week before it launched its own phones in India, and, in response, co-founder Carl Pei revealed that the company is…

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