OnePlus's ArgumentOnePlus argued before the court that Cyanogen had granted them non-exclusive global rights to use Cyanogen trademarks and software all across the world (except for mainland China) and they were intimated about its exclusive agreement with Micromax (in South Asia) only on November 26, less than a week before OnePlus One launch date (December 2) in India. The court in response said that OnePlus may sue Cyanogen for breach of contract but case will be governed by the laws of the sate of California, US.
Micromax-Cyanogen AgreementMicromax is all set to launch its first smartphone running on CyanogenMod Android ROM under its new YU brand. For this, Micromax entered an exclusive agreement with Cyanogen. As per the terms of the agreement , only Micromax can use Cyanogen trademarks and software and provide Cyanogen updates in the South Asia region. This exclusive agreement is the reason why Cyanogen refused to provide updates to OnePlus handsets sold in India.
The interesting part of the story is that, just like OnePlus One, Micromax YU will also be available exclusively on Amazon India.See Also: Amazon To Sell OnePlus One In India