The large sized Hero 2+ smartphone was announced back during the MWC in Barcelona by Alcatel OneTouch and Cyanogen. It seems like the development of the device didn’t go according to plan as the company has now offered a statement, mentioning that the handset will not be sold. The company apparently ran into some issues with the “Android 5.1 upgrade path” as mentioned in the press release.
Alcatel OneTouch however mentions that the company is still eager to bring a smartphone with Cyanogen on board, so we don’t think the company has dropped plans altogether. Here’s what the company said in its statement –
ALCATEL ONETOUCH and Cyanogen, 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 offer the most advanced hardware and software at an affordable price. The bar was set high and unfortunately the device does not have a clear Android 5.1 upgrade path. We therefore are committing to refocus our joint efforts on a next-generation product that can exceed the expectations of end users. Our teams remain dedicated to releasing an ALCATEL ONETOUCH device powered by Cyanogen OS, and are looking to share an update when we have more details to share.
Via: Android Authority