Alcatel will not launch Cyanogen-based One Touch Hero 2+

first_imgAlcatel unveiled the OneTouch Hero 2+ at MWC this year andthe company had promised that the phone will launch with Cyanogen OS on-boardbut according to a new report from AndroidCentral,the company has planned to cancel the entire device before it reached massproduction stage and before it could be made available in stores.According to Alcatel and Cyanogen, there was a problem inthe Lollipop 5.1. The companies stated that they could not “clearAndroid 5.1 upgrade path”The official announcement stated, “ALCATEL ONETOUCH andCyanogen, Inc. have made a mutual decision to forgo the release of the HERO 2+.At its announcement, the goal of bringing this device to market was to offerthe most advanced hardware and software at an affordable price. The bar was sethigh and unfortunately the device does not have a clear Android 5.1 upgradepath. We therefore are committing to refocus our joint efforts on anext-generation product that can exceed the expectations of end users. Ourteams remain dedicated to releasing an ALCATEL ONETOUCH device powered byCyanogen OS, and are looking to share an update when we have more details toshare.”The companies are still inclined towards getting a newdevice with the Cyanogen OS built in. They did not mention any detail beyondthat. The device that was supposed to launch this summer would sport a 6 inchFullHD screen powered by a MediaTek MT6592 chipset. The processor would beassisted by 2GB RAM and the device also housed a 13MegaPixel main camera.advertisementAlso read: Xiaomisteps outside Asia, enters Brazil with Redmi 2last_img