Alcatel OneTouch and Cyanogen terminates Hero 2+

Alcatel's OneTouch Hero 2+ with Cyanogen OS was unveiled at MWC and was expected to be launched in Canada and the U.S in Q2, but that did not happen.

Now Alcatel and Cyanogen has called off the release of the Hero 2+. According to both the companies, there was a problem in Android 5.1 Lollipop, the device "does not have a clear Android 5.1 upgrade path'. 

It's worth noting that the Hero 2+ shipped with Cyanogen OS 11 based on Android 4.4 KitKat. As the device was not capable of  Android 5.1 Lollipop upgrade, both companies decided to scrap the phone.

Alcatel and Cyanogen released a statement that reads- "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."

Both companies still have hope and announced that they are committed to releasing a Cyanogen powered Alcatel OneTouch device in the future.

The Alcatel OneTouch Hero 2+ features a 6-inch full-HD IPS OGS display with DragonTrail glass, 2.0GHz octa-core Mediatek MT6592 processor paired with Mali 450GPU, 2GB RAM, 16GB inbuit storage, microSD card slot, 13-megapixel auto focus rear camera with LED flash, 5-megapixel front shooter, 3100mAh battery and the usual suite of connectivity options. It also comes with an integrated stylus pen for writing on the go. The price tag was $299.

Kaiser Bey
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Alcatel OneTouch and Cyanogen terminates Hero 2+ Alcatel OneTouch and Cyanogen terminates Hero 2+ Reviewed by Kaiser on 7/02/2015 05:01:00 PM
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