Micromax's sub-brand Yu Televentures has been offering Cyanogen OS exclusively in India since November 2014, but that isn't going to be the case for much longer. Lenovo is all set to introduce the ZUK Z1 in the Indian market, with the phone also set to offer Cyanogen OS 12.1.
Speaking to Gadgets360, Lenovo's head of product marketing Anuj Sharma had this to say:
It [the deal] was there before that's what I was told by Cyanogen team. But the team now said its ok now. So we are going ahead with the launch.
The move lines up with Cyanogen CEO Kirt McMaster's statement back in December 2015 that more than six vendors — both local and international — would launch phones running Cyanogen OS in the country in 2016:
You probably see more than six domestic and international vendors launching devices running Cyanogen in India.
We are going to expand in India aggressively, and you can expect to see a lot more of us next year. Our Bengaluru team has 11 people, which will grow up to 60 people by the end of 2016. India is the fastest growing mobile market in the planet and we are here to support it. The big focus of the financing is to expand in India.
As for the ZUK Z1, Sharma mentioned that the 64GB model will be available in the country, and that it will be priced aggressively.