OnePlus suffers sales bar following Micromax dispute – report – Mobile World Live

OnePlus suffers sales bar following Micromax dispute – report

19 DEC 2014

OnePlus is reported to have seen a bar put on sales of its OnePlus One in India, as part of an ongoing spat over the use of the Cyanogenmod platform in the country, and following a complaint from local rival Micromax.

According to website Live Mint, Micromax has secured a temporary injunction from the Delhi High Court, stopping OnePlus from marketing, selling and shipping devices to the country. However, it is able to clear its stock.

The move comes after Micromax inked an exclusive deal with Cyanogen, maker of the Cyanogenmod platform, for the Indian market. This put a spanner in the works of OnePlus’ launch in the country, and was followed by uncertainty over what the Chinese vendor could still offer.

Live Mint said that Micromax has argued that it has invested heavily in a new brand to support its Cyanogenmod-powered smartphones, Yu, and would suffer “irreparable harm and loss” if OnePlus is also able to sell devices using the Android-variant in the country.

OnePlus inked an agreement with Cyanogen earlier this year, which it said covers all markets except China – although it said that the Micromax agreement supersedes this.

Separately, it was reported that Micromax’s first Yu-branded device had been unveiled, as the company looked to boost its presence in the online sales channel – alongside OnePlus and Xiaomi, which has also recently seen some woes in the Indian market.

Called Yureka, the device has a 5.5-inch screen, is powered by a 1.5GHz octacore Qualcomm SnapDragon 615 processor (with a 64-bit architecture), and has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage (and expansion slot).

The dual-SIM device includes 3G and 4G support. It also has 13MP front and 5MP rear cameras.

It costs INR8,999 ($143).

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