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    There are a ton of reasons to love the OnePlus One, starting with its price tag. Moving that specific reason aside, another big reason is that the device runs a pre-installed version of CyanogenMod, or should we say, as long as you don't live in India. Certain exclusive deals force OnePlus to sell this device with its custom version of Android 5.0 Lollipop, though if your device already runs CyanogenMod, there's a good chance that you're in luck. Cyanogen Inc has just taken the time to explain how its policies will work in India, and things might get lucky for a few. If you purchase the ...

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    You ever get the feeling that OnePlus can't catch a break? Despite the strong reception its One handset has found, a storm cloud of issues has followed the phone since its release, with complicated invites or pre-order-based sales leading the charge. This past week, though, things had been looking up. We just told you about this great Black Friday sales opportunity, and a few days back got word that OnePlus had recruited Amazon to help out with sales in India. Unfortunately, that latter development has hit a major roadblock, as today OnePlus shares some bad news about CyanogenMod, India, ...

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    This past year's been a huge one for Cyanogen Inc., seeing not just the formal incorporation of the company, but its involvement in the release of new Android hardware, like the OnePlus One, or its dealings with Oppo (as with the N1, above). Will the next year bring similarly big things to Cyanogen's table? Well, it sure looks like interest in the company is higher than ever, as we get word of a new round of funding and reports of Google interest in a possible acquisition. Cyanogen's said to be going after investors now, seeking an ultimate market valuation up around the one billion dollar ...

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    Last September saw the team behind CyanogenMod gather up its resources and formally incorporate, founding Cyanogen Inc. That's paved the way for new business opportunities, like the official Oppo N1 CyanogenMod support, and eventually the CyanogenMod-from-the-ground-up OnePlus One. As the company grows into its new role, it's picking up some additional staff to add their talents to its resources, and today we hear about the hiring of a few new execs with some big-name experience in the mobile tech industry. Cyanogen adds three new VPs to its lineup. The new VP of Engineering, Tyler Carper, ...

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    Earlier this week, we learned that release plans for the OnePlus One were hitting a snag: despite invitations to purchase going out to potential customers, and orders coming in, OnePlus didn't quite have the smartphone ready to go. The delay was tied to efforts to resolve a software vulnerability uncovered in the CyanogenMod software the handset runs, and at time it sounded like we might be in for a bit of a wait as the code was updated, tested, and ready to install on all these One handsets. Thankfully, better news has already arrived, and it sounds like this hiccup is already behind us. ...

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    As invites start rolling out to early supporters of OnePlus, the company has revised the release date estimate for their flagship One smartphone due to an upcoming software update related to recently-discovered OpenSSL vulnerabilities. Invited people are receiving an email from OnePlus letting them know about the delay without going into much detail, but over on Reddit, a Cyanogen Inc. employee decided to clear things up a bit better. OpenSSL vulnerabilities discovered last week have been pegged as the reasoning behind this delay, and Cyanogen wants the factory release of the OnePlus One ...

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    The OnePlus One is set to go official this Wednesday, but with all that's already been revealed about the Android smartphone, it doesn't feel like there are too, too many secrets left. Specs are pretty much an open book by this point, and we've heard about how and where sales of the phone will get underway, as well as what we should be expecting to pay. Still, a few questions have lingered, and some of the details that have largely remained under wraps have concerned the handset's design. We've checked out the odd sketch, prototype render, and component shot, but a whole bunch of much more ...

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    The Nexus 5 was unveiled on October 31st of last year, and offered for sale through Google's Play Store the same day. In those several months I've run the stock version of Android, though about half way through I rooted it and run several apps that require those elevated privileges. That's pretty significant. It's the first personal phone that I haven't run a Custom ROM on since my very early days with Windows CE. Even back then I ran "cooked" ROMs on my Pocket PCs. Since then, running a Custom ROM has gotten significantly easier. Rooting toolkits are available that take all the guesswork ...

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    CyanogenMod went commercial back in September, Cyanogen Inc. was formed, and we have since heard of the team being hard at work on bringing their take on Android to phones like the Oppo N1, and others. However, as the company explains, it is growing, and, in order to reflect that, and the direction it's heading in, it needs an evolution of its brand. What you see above is the new official logo for Cyanogen Inc. There's more to it than just a logo, the graphic reflects, as you see below, the three key pillars it is built upon: customization, security, and open source. ...but theres also a ...

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    If the new HTC One has redefined just how many leaks we can see of a new smartphone before it goes official, OnePlus has been working to make its own One the equivalent for company-sanctioned teasers, letting a few new details slip every now and then, going back the past several weeks. All this has been leading up to a formal launch, but when would that occur? We've heard the company talk about availability sometime in the second quarter of the year, and now it starts getting a little more specific, announcing plans to unveil the One on April 23. That's just over four weeks from today. On ...

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    For the past few weeks now, OnePlus has been filling us in on some of the specifics behind its upcoming CyanogenMod-running One smartphone. A lot of that has sounded really good, like the swappable backplates made of a variety of interesting materials, or the 13-megapixel Sony Exmor camera. Really, if there's just one spec we were a little less than impressed with, it was the decision to go with a Snapdragon 800 SoC. Granted, the 800 is still an absolutely fantastic chip, but it's also last year's design – and if we're talking about a 2014 flagship, we'd sure like to see a slightly more ...

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    OnePlus continues to deliver news of its upcoming One handset piecemeal, and earlier this week we got details about what to expect from the smartphone's imaging systems. Our next update arrives today, pulling back the camera a little and focusing on the One's external design as we get word of interchangeable covers crafted from a number of materials. OnePlus calls these “covers,” but from the harsh words it has to say about cases that are applied on top of a phone, obscuring its design, we're almost certainly talking about Moto G-style backplates. Five such options get confirmed today: ...

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    OnePlus is hard at work on its One smartphone, set to arrive running a special incarnation of CyanogenMod later this year – sometime in the first half, at least. While there's still a good deal we don't yet know about the handset, OnePlus has been remarkably forthright in disclosing certain details about the phone's hardware, and especially in these post-MWC days we've been hearing a ton about what to expect. Pricing, display details, voice commands from sleep, the choice of SoC: all that's out in the open. Today we continue with the flow of OnePlus One news, learning what the company ...

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    Being able to talk to your phone, issuing voice commands while it's sitting around in its low power sleep mode, is a feature that really came to prominence last year with the launch of the Motorola Moto X. But while the Moto X gave it wings, the DSP hardware that can be used of to pull off such a trick is present on plenty of other handsets – just yesterday, we looked at an unofficial effort to bring the ability to the Nexus 5. There, it's the Snapdragon 800 offering that low power DSP – a chip we just heard confirmed for the upcoming OnePlus One CyanogenMod phone. OnePlus has been ...

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    Is it too early to start getting excited about the OnePlus One CyanogenMod phone? The handset isn't due to launch until sometime in Q2, but some of the recent details we've been hearing about it have been making the smartphone sound more and more attractive – specifically, that sub-$400 price tag sounds pretty great. But just what sort of phone will you ultimately get for that money? We've heard plenty of talk from OnePlus about “flagship specs” for the One, but haven't had a done of details about just what that might mean. This week, the company shares quite a few specifics, helping ...

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