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    According to OnePlus, the sequel to its affordable OnePlus One flagship is set to arrive later this year around Q3. Which means, at this point, it's not too early to begin drumming up hype for the release of what's expected to be another powerful phone with a good value. Today, a possible OnePlus Two benchmark has given us a look at some possible specs the phone is expected to carry when it goes official later this year. This benchmark lists the model number of the processor as the MSM8994, which corresponds to Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 SoC. Geekbench lists this as an 8-core CPU, though ...

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    The vast majority of our interactions with smartphone occur through the devices' touchscreens. Sure, we'll use voice commands now and then, and maybe even connect a Bluetooth controller, but without touchscreen input, we'd be utterly lost. So some OnePlus One owners have been understandably frustrated as they deal with touchscreen glitches that seem to have been plaguing the handset since it launched. Despite OnePlus delivering update after update that attempted to put these touchscreen bugs to rest, problems have persisted. At least, they have so far, but it looks like salvation may have ...

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    What we know about the OnePlus Two, the follow-up to the OnePlus One, is that it will most likely not be powered by CyanogenMod, after the two companies broke up and OnePlus introduced its own OxygenOS. We also (think) we know what the company needs to do right with its next phone, and that the image above is a concept. Thanks to OnePlus CEO Pete Lau, we now also know that the OnePlus Two specs, coming in the third quarter of the year, will include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor (which, by the way, doesn't overheat, claims a company executive). Lau took it to Weibo to discuss ...

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    "The affordable, high-end smartphone is no longer a pipe dream." Those are the words Taylor Martin used to describe the OnePlus One - and he was right. OnePlus seemed to emerge from the shadows, a Chinese manufacturer who apparently wanted to undercut everyone else, especially OEMs who create expensive flagships that come with too many compromises. Now the OnePlus Two is on the horizon. Rumors are spreading rapidly, and we have to stop and ask ourselves, what does OnePlus need to do right with  the OnePlus 2? The OnePlus One wasn't a small phone. It's 5.5-inch screen filled out even the ...

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    "Without Cyanogen, OnePlus would have sold like one device in international markets. Essentially they built their brand on the back of Cyanogen", said Kirt McMaster, Cyanogen's CEO. OnePlus can prove him wrong once the second iteration of its device will be out, one that will likely not be powered by a Cyanogen-modified version of Android. Early signs of the two companies breaking up could be also attributed by OnePlus' own OS, dubbed OxygenOS, released earlier this month. Where does that leave Cyanogen, with a user base of more than 50 million? Apparently, the company plans on ...

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    It may be the one-year anniversary of the launch of the OnePlus One, triggering a symbolic sale over at the manufacturer's site, but that's not the only news happening in the smartphone's world today. Earlier this week we learned that OTA distribution of the CM12S update for the One had been put on ice, ostensibly to introduce a new feature. Today OnePlus and Cyanogen get that update moving back out again, and in doing so offers a slightly different explanation for the initial halt. To hear Cyanogen's Steve Kondik tell it, the main reasons for stopping distribution earlier this week were ...

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    One year ago, to date, OnePlus announced its first smartphone on April 23, a "flagship killer" One from the "never settle" company. As such, the company is today celebrating its first anniversary, with a small recap of where it all began, and where things are today (of course, with something notable in between). In order to celebrate its first birthday, OnePlus is discounting the One smartphone by $1 (one dollar, or the equivalent in your currency). Of course, you need to look at the gesture, not at the amount (regardless of how affordable the phone is). Additionally, as OnePlus turns one, ...

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    The big news from OnePlus today concerns how it's selling the flagship One, doing away with invites and limited-time sales windows for good. But that's not the only thing that's happening with the phone today, and OnePlus's Carl Pei announced on social media that OTA distribution of the just-released CyanongenMod 12S update is being temporarily paused. While normally that would sound like bad news, it turns out it's happening for a pretty great reason, as Pei teases an new feature about to arrive for the One. CM12S distribution should get started again a little later this week, and it will ...

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    Last Friday, OnePlus invited the world to turn its attention on the company today, Monday,  April 20, with the understanding that big news was on its way. Was new hardware ready to make its debut? Could we be seeing the launch of the OnePlus 2 already? As it turns out, we're not getting any new device at all, but that doesn't mean that OnePlus doesn't still have a milestone of an announcement to share with us. Today it gets ready to mark the one-year anniversary of the OnePlus One launch by finally getting rid of its convoluted ordering system for the phone, fully opening OnePlus One ...

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    It was April 23 of last year when OnePlus had its big launch announcement for the OnePlus One. And with the one-year anniversary of that news coming up on us fast, it's little surprise we've been talking a bunch about plans for a follow-up to the that model. With multiple reports talking about Q3 (if not slightly later), though, we were all ready to be waiting for quite a while before the OnePlus 2 would be making its own debut. But could it actually land far sooner than anticipated, much closer to that one-year mark? That's what everyone's asking this afternoon, as OnePlus teases an ...

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    When we're talking about upcoming OnePlus hardware, the phone that immediately comes to mind is the OnePlus 2, the flagship-level follow-up to last year's OnePlus One. Rumors have suggested that it could be a substantial improvement over the One, while not costing a hell of a lot more. And as we look forward to picking up some more concrete info about this smartphone, there may be another new OnePlus model we also need to keep an eye out for, as a new report claims that OnePlus is planning to introduce an even more affordable model. Bloomberg repeats the Q3 ETA we've heard before for the ...

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    Following the release of OnePlus's very own OxygenOS, the maker of the initial OnePlus One software (CyanogenMod 11S) Cyanogen has released its take on Android 5.0 Lollipop for the affordable "flagship killer" smartphone. Cyanogen OS 12 is now available for the OnePlus One over-the-air – here are the biggest changes between versions. Following the upgrade, users, will be greeted with Android 5.0 Lollipop, which features most prominently the all-new Material Design interface. More subtle changes include revamped notifications and a more advanced runtime for increased performance from your ...

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    CyanogenMod 12S for the OnePlus One is due soon. Really soon. Well, technically it's overdue at this point, with OnePlus initially telling us that the software would be out by March 30, but we're referring to the most recent update: last Friday word arrived that certification was complete and the software could be expected “in the next few days.” We took that to mean “early this week,” but just when will that be? As we post this news, CM12S still hasn't landed, but OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei has posted another update, giving us the odds of seeing it arrive over the next few days. ...

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    OnePlus did something a bit stupid a little over a month ago. With no real guarantee that this would happen, it told its users to expect not one, but two major software releases for their One handsets in just a matter of days: the first arrival of OxygenOS, and the long-awaited CyanogenMod 12S update. And then one after the other, they both missed their due dates. OnePlus shot right into damage control mode, and in the days since we've finally seen the release of OxygenOS. But CMS12S, on the other hand, has been a no-show. It's still not quite ready to go live, but today we get a ...

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    This time last year, the OnePlus One was just about to launch. But here in 2015, we still seem to be quite a while off from getting a sequel. We know that a OnePlus 2 is coming -the manufacturer has confirmed as much- and even have had a general launch timeframe to expect, with the phone's debut set to fall sometime during the second or third quarters of the year – basically, between now and the end of September. But now we're hearing rumblings that even waiting until the summer's fading into fall might not be enough, with the arrival of reports that OnePlus could be looking at a ...

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    Well, March 27 came and went without the release of OxygenOS, and OnePlus apologized for that, but over the weekend, with a little bit of delay, the Lollipop-based custom operating system is finally live, and ready for you to check out, should you feel adventurous or ready to bring a breath of fresh air to your OnePlus One smartphone. What should you expect? A very light Android 5.0.2-based OS, but packed with essential features, as OnePlus puts it, with some non-Lollipop specific features that the company underlines: Gestures: Several original OnePlus features have been built right into ...

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    Mobile devices are, like most consumer electronic devices, segregated based on one important factor- price range. The smartphone space is for the most part, a price sensitive one. Devices are broadly classified based on their price, into low, mid and high priced tiers. Price segregation also brings with it some differences in terms of specifications. Over the years, there have been scores of smartphones that fall into one of these categories, and the consumer stands to either gain or forego certain features and specifications based on how much money they are willing to spend. As they say, ...

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    It's the number-one rule of making promises: if you're going to make them, be damn well sure you can follow through on them. OnePlus has been learning this the hard way, after announcing in mid-March a schedule by which the two big updates due for the OnePlus One would be arriving. The first release of OxygenOS was supposed to land last week, and the Lollipop-based CyanogenMod 12S was to arrive earlier this week. We already saw OnePlus apologize for missing that OxygenOS date, and now the other shoe drops, as CM12S also fails to meet its release deadline. OnePlus blames certification ...

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    The OnePlus One is due for some fresh, new software. Users of the smartphone have been eagerly expecting two major releases: the Lollipop-ified CyanogenMod 12S, and the debut of OnePlus's own OxygenOS, its in-house custom ROM solution. Back at the start of last week, OnePlus provided an update on its progress towards getting both of these builds out, and gave itself a pair of deadlines: March 27 for OxygenOS, and March 30 for CM12S. It was serious about those, too, promising to give away a bunch of free phones if it failed to hit those targets. Well, today is March 27, and OnePlus has some ...

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    Back during MWC a few weeks ago, OnePlus hinted at what was coming up next for the company. No, not the OnePlus 2; the firm said to expect something that would represent its first foray into a new product category. And after clarifying that we weren't about to get a smartwatch nor a tablet, we were left scratching our heads as to just what it might actually be. OnePlus still isn't quite ready to make its big announcement, but the new teasers it's putting out today sure look like they're hinting at some OnePlus gaming hardware. With all the talk of “a new game,” “fun,” and ...

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    What happens to a smartphone as it nears the one-year anniversary of its introduction? We start wondering when we're going to see a follow-up? Sure, absolutely. Maybe get to see its manufacturer offer some big sales as it tries to clear out old stock? Sure, who doesn't love a good deal? But one thing we're not too used to seeing with a year-old phone is a price increase. Yet that's just what OnePlus is up to; what's going on? Right now, if you're buying the OnePlus One in Europe, you'll pay just about 270 EUR for the phone's 16GB edition, or more like 300 EUR for the 64GB model. Starting ...

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    Owners of the OnePlus One have been patiently waiting for Android Lollipop for months. And while they don't have it just yet, they've got two releases to look forward to: in addition to the Lollipop-based CyanogenMod 12S, the update to the current OnePlus One software, we're also about to see the release of the company's own custom ROM, dubbed OxygenOS. A few weeks back we got a general ETA for when to expect both of these software packages, with OnePlus advising us that it planed to begin distribution in mid to late March. Now it's getting even more specific, offering a couple dates. ...

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    OnePlus formally launched its One back in April of last year, so it's perfectly understandable that we're already getting curious about when a follow-up might be ready. Rumors have already listed some hardware details that make the presumptive OnePlus 2 sound pretty damn appealing, talking about some top-shelf silicon within. Now we're hearing about similarly premium components making up the phone's exterior, as well, with rumors of a metal frame. Reportedly, OnePlus is interested in moving from polycarbonate to metal with the aim of making the OnePlus 2 come off as more of a higher-end, ...

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    Right now in OnePlus One circles, there are two big questions on everyone's mind: when's OxygenOS getting here, and when can we expect the release of CyanogenMod 12S with all its Lollipop goodness? We've been checking out progress towards both, but when revealing the OxygenOS team the other week, OnePlus didn't have a lot to say about just when any of this might arrive, instead deferring towards promises that (at least in the case of Oxygen OS) it intended to release a fully-stable build which would “take some time” to get right. Now OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei is shedding a bit of ...

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    Do you care if your smartphone OS is open source? There are untold millions upon millions of users out there who couldn't care less, only interested in the end functionality their phones offer. But then there's also this contingent that's very interested in keeping things nice and open, users who naturally flock to platforms like Android, and even more specifically, to independent custom ROM projects. This affinity is one of the reasons it was so great to see manufacturers like OnePlus publicly embrace open-source software from Cyanogen Inc. (above) – well, up until their falling-out, at ...

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