Were you really thinking of getting an OnePlus device by this Christmas in India ? There is a bad news for you guys. Delhi High Court has ordered a ban on OnePlus from sales, marketing or even imports in India.
Following order comes after, Micromax filed a case against Shenzhen based Chinese manufacturer OnePlus. Until now, OnePlus was making it sales globally via its official website only, without any retail partners. And now they recently signed with Amazon for its sales in India since 2nd of December (though it still requires their invitation codes for ordering).
Story developed, when Micromax announced their new device brand called YU, which will be launching tomorrow, i.e. – 18th Decemeber, 2014. Devices under this brand run on CyanogenMod Operating System. Micromax recently signed an Country Specific exclusivity agreement with Cyanogen for its YU brand devices.
And the company claims that they had “incurred major expenses for creation of a brand exclusivity for providing to Indian customers mobile phones with Cyanogen operating systems” and “it would suffer irreparable harm and loss if the defendants (OnePlus) are permitted to continue with their illegal acts in violation of the agreement between Micromax and Cyanogen”.
Wherelse, OnePlus bydefault comes with CyanogenMod Operating System and it holds a non-exclusive license for the entire world except for China, and because of the Micromax – Cynaogen’s exclusivity contract, no other company can sell CyanogenMod running devices in India. So, Delhi High Court has ordered an ban on OnePlus in India from making any sales, marketing or imports of devices that hold Cyanogen branding.
Meanwhile Cyanogen has also confirmed that it won’t offer OTA updates to OnePlus devices sold in India.