When OnePlus One released its very own Oxygen OS in the first week of April, it seemed like the foreshadow for this move, but we didn’t expect it to be this soon. Nevertheless, it’s official and Cyanogen has indeed parted ways with OnePlus One.
“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.” – Steve Kondik*
It is rather unfortunate that this match made in heaven didn’t quite last; given that the OnePlus One with CM11 is an incredible product and the continued partnership might have churned out better software updates to come. We did try out the Oxygen OS**, but it failed to impress and this is all the more reason for us to miss CM updates in the future, but we hope Oxygen will get better with forthcoming updates.
As for Cyanogen, they will probably pair up with other companies and are supposedly challenging Google to go head-on against the search behemoth to create a sans-Google Android.
* – As reported to PC World, Apr 28,2015
** – A detailed review of the Oxygen OS will follow.