The partnership between OnePlus and Cyanogen has finally ended a few weeks after OnePlus introduced its own OS for its flagship Smartphone, the OnePlus One. The cause of the breakup between these two is not because of the introduction of OxygenOS but I just had to mention that to put things into perspective.
The OnePlus One was launched last year and ships with CyanogenMod and this helped the company see positive sales figures especially in China. It is fair to say that both companies benefited from this partnership as Cyanogen helped OnePlus reach more people and OnePlus helped Cyanogen penetrate more markets especially in Asia.
The cause of the breakup according to Cyanogen’s Steve Kondik is because of the differences the companies have have. Cyanogen will focus on cultivating new partnerships while OnePlus will try and push its OxygenOS further.
In a statement, Steve Kondik said, “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.”
On his part, Cyanogen’s CEO Kirk McMaster was not nice with his words saying, “Without Cyanogen, OnePlus would have sold like one device in international markets,” … “Essentially they built their brand on the back of Cyanogen.”
Even though the two have parted ways, Cyanogen will continue supporting all OnePlus devices running it OS.