Gurgaon based Micromax has secured a temporary injunction from the Delhi High Court against its Chinese rival OnePlus to market, sell or ship its smartphones in India, reports Livemint. The company has been allowed to clear its existing stock, which is currently retailing on Amazon.in on an invite basis.
In an emailed response to HuffPost India, Bridget Hickey, Communications Manager at OnePlus wrote:
"In accordance with a judgement passed by the Delhi High Court, we will no longer be producing the OnePlus One with CyanogenMod to be sold in India.
We are still fully committed to serving our users in the region and, in light of this decision, are working to find a solution that will allow us to continue operations as soon as possible.
We regret the inconvenience this causes to OnePlus fans in India who have patiently waited for the opportunity to purchase the One."
Micromax will be launching its CyanogenMod based smartphone under the Yu brand-name on 18 December, exclusively on Amazon.in as well. The plea was filed by by Micromax to protect its exclusive licensing deal with Cyanogen in India.
“Cyanogen’s exclusive deal also means that Cyanogen OS will not support any other devices shipping in India with future updates including Lollipop.” A press release from Micromax said late last month.
On 4'th December, Cyanogen confirmed on its blog that only OnePlus One devices purchased outside of India would get firmware updates, devices sold in India would not. “We are committed to our exclusive partnership in India with Micromax, which will be launching its first Cyanogen OS device under their new YU brand.” said the blog.