OnePlus ends 16GB OnePlus 2 sales in multiple markets, releases new OnePlus One OxygenOS

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Did any of you Londoners take OnePlus up on yesterday’s one-hour-or-it’s-free delivery offer? The promotion sounded pretty neat, and we’re only upset that it wasn’t available in more areas. Today’s OnePlus news, on the other hand, has a much broader reach – though not all of it is particularly good news, depending on your shopping preferences.

First we’ve got some news about OnePlus 2 sales. Historically, OnePlus has made the handset available in two main configurations, dictated by their storage capacity: a 16GB and a 64GB edition. According to OnePlus, shoppers interest in the 64GB model has been so significant that the company is shutting down sales of the 16GB model in markets around the world, including the US and Europe. While that only leaves the more expensive OnePlus 2 remaining, there’s always the OnePlus X if you’re looking to keep costs down.

We’re also hearing about an update for the OnePlus One, as OnePlus releases OxygenOS 2.1.4 for the handset. It doesn’t retain every feature as OxygenOS on the OnePlus 2, losing some audio enhancements and advanced camera features like manual mode and RAW support, but it’s still mostly all in place, and OnePlus reports that things should be fully optimized for the older hardware.

The big wrinkle here is that there’s no OTA update available for this release, and you’ll have to manually flash things to get the software on your phone. Be sure you follow OnePlus’s instructions carefully if you pursue this route, as there’s the risk of breaking your phone’s radio if you go about it the wrong way.

Source: OnePlus, Tech Radar
Via: XDA Developers, Phone Dog

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