Xiaomi Last week, OnePlus Now!

  • OnePlus is banned in India
  • Micromax files case in Delhi High Court
  • OnePlus confirms that it will no longer sell in India

(Raghuram Kondubhatla)

Yet another Chinese smart phone manufacturer OnePlus is banned in India by Delhi High Court. Last week Xiaomi was banned by Delhi court for infringing the patent rights of Ericsson’s AMR, EDGE and 3G compliant. Do Xiaomi Mobiles have future?

One of the India’s leading smart phone manufacturers Micromax has filed a case against OnePlus in Delhi High court for using Cyanogen Android operating system. Micromax had recently signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Cyanogen in India for its Yu. Micromax Yu is about to be launched tomorrow (Thursday) with its Cyanogen operating systems and it is expected to be sold below ten thousand rupees (Rs.10000).

According to Medianama reports, OnePlus can sell its existing stock, but further stock cannot be imported to India until it replaced the Cyanogen OS. OnePlus co-founder, Carl Pei said that the company is developing its own Android version to replace Cyanogen. The alternate OS was planned to be released next year, but after this case they are expediting the whole process.

Carl Pei said that the company is committed to sell their smart phone in India and they are working hard to come up with an alternate solution as soon as possible.

According to a recent survey done by IDC, the smart phone shipments in India have raisen by 82 percent year-on-year to 23 million units in Q3 2014. So, there is a lot of scope for OnePlus to come back and retain its market share. The company regrets that they had to disappoint the fans in India who have patiently waited to purchase the smart phone from OnePlus.

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