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Cyanogen clarifies OnePlus situation in India

Those who have been following the latest mobile developments in India might have noticed a small drama unfolding. Chinese startup OnePlus has just targeted the sub-continent but, at the same time, Cyanogen, Inc, who develops the OnePlus One's software, struck up an exclusive deal with Indian OEM Micromax. After some speculation, as well as a blog post from OnePlus, the Android ROM maker is now clearing the air and explaining how things will proceed.

OnePlus One available today via Amazon India, launch event concluded

Today is the day that the elusive flagship phone – the OnePlus One – has finally been made available to the subcontinent of India. The OnePlus One is famous for its low price despite the high-end specs, but it is also famously difficult to get your hands on one. The Indian market is set to be the next step for OP, as it partners with Amazon India to distribute the device.

OnePlus starts working on new Android flavor for OnePlus One

So much to say about the OnePlus One. Time-limited pre-orders for the new smartphone have opened and production of the Bamboo StyleSwap Cover stopped. Pre-order was actually flooded so OnePlus decided to open another one mid-November. We knew the phone will be available in India and will be expanding to sub-continent and that phone will be available exclusively on Amazon.in this December 2. However, we also heard news that Cyanogen tied up a deal in India with Micromax, leaving OnePlus in the dark.

Xiaomi Redmi Note arriving in India, preloaded with Fleksy

The Android One may not make it big in India but the Redmi Note has great potential. This new smartphone from China will soon arrive in the country complete with kick-ass specs: 8-Core MTK 6592 or Snapdragon 400, 1.7GHz CPU or Quad-core 1.6GHz CPU for the 4G version, 2GB RAM, and a vast 5.5-inch HD IPS display screen.

Android One sales low in India, blame it on Google

The Android One could have been a bestseller in India but we're not sure if the unit will be able to meet its goal in the country. Leading retailers are now refusing to sell the phone since Google decided to launch the Android One online first. That seems to be a bad call by the search giant now that the retailers are refusing to stock up on Android One.

Cyanogen ties up deal in India with Micromax

Cyanogen, makers of the hugely popular CyanogenMod version of Android, has now tied up a second deal to sell its firmware on a phone made by gadget manufacturer Micromax, one of the biggest names in smartphones and devices in India. CyanogenMod is known for its minimalist approach, its Android interface and features tweaked for performance, and the lack of bloatware so prevalent in Android versions put out by leading manufacturers.

Google working with Airtel as payment gateway for digital purchases

While having a credit card is like having a company ID in the US, not all countries have that kind of relationship with that plastic rectangle that makes you buy stuff. In India, for example, most smartphone owners don't own a credit card, making it a bit difficult to make digital purchases. Google is trying to solve this problem by working with the country's largest mobile operator, Airtel, to enable these users to buy books, movies and music online through the service provider.
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