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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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    The OnePlus One is one of the most highly acclaimed smartphones of the year, not just because of its specs, but because you don't have to pay an arm and a leg to get one. Its only problem doesn't have anything to do with the hardware really, but mainly to do with its parent company as it continues to struggle in getting phones to its customers through invitations. We recently learned that you can get one through Amazon as long as you live in India, but now other customers are in for some luck. Believe it or not, while the rest of us still ask ourselves why the invitation system exists, ...

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    The OnePlus One: a compelling phone, with attractive hardware, at a hard-to-beat price. Sounds good, right? For many, the biggest problem has been getting your hands on the device, with sales first invite-only, to be later supplanted by a limited pre-order system. Wouldn't it be nice if OnePlus could simply make the phone available at a major retailer? Maybe someone like Amazon? As it turns out, that's just about to happen, thought it's news that's peppered with so many qualifying asterisks that it falls quite a bit short of being the answer we hoped for. For starters, we're talking only ...

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    Last month, OnePlus took its first stab at no-invite-required pre-orders for its One smartphone, giving shoppers a few hours in which they could get on the list to receive one of these still a bit hard-to-get handsets. Shortly thereafter, the company shared its plans for the next round of pre-orders, scheduled to commence one week from today, on November 17. As OnePlus gets its ducks in a row for this new pre-order opportunity, it's taking a moment to clarify some details. The big question we've been wondering about is how long this new round of pre-orders might be open. Remember, the ...

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    Last month, OnePlus finally started moving away from the invite-only ordering strategy it had devised for its One Android smartphone, opening pre-orders to the public at large. There were still some huge constraints limiting your ability to buy the phone on a whim, chief among them the extremely limited pre-order window, but it was progress all the same. But will that change be enough to jump-start sales? OnePlus Co-Founder and Director Carl Pei sure thinks so, and has an ambitious target in mind for the end of 2014. Speaking with Forbes, Pei reveals that so far the OnePlus One has sold ...

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    Earlier this week, OnePlus opened a new chapter in the story of its One smartphone, moving beyond an invite-only ordering system to give the public at large a chance to place pre-orders for the hardware. Even taking that big step, the ordering system is still a little unusual, with pre-orders only opening for very limited time periods; Monday's was only supposed to be open for a single hour, though OnePlus ultimately extended that to three. If that still wasn't enough time to get your order in, you'll have another chance soon, as the manufacturer shares the schedule for its next pre-order ...

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    The day has finally arrived for no-invite-required pre-orders for the OnePlus One! We covered all the details with you in a post last week, explaining how even though pre-orders were opening to the general public, they'd only be live for a very short period of time, before closing for a few weeks and subsequently re-opening at some point in the future. The plan was to have them open for a period of one hour, beginning at 11am Eastern this morning. But wait, wasn't that an hour and a half ago? Why are we telling you now, after the fact? Ah, but OnePlus has had a last-minute change of heart, ...

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    Big changes are coming for how smartphone shoppers purchase the OnePlus One, and last month we sat down to look at how this new no-invite required system is going to work. Invite codes will still be valid for those who have them and want to jump to the head of the line, but everyone else will be able to place pre-orders and then wait for OnePlus to produce their handsets. At the time, we knew that this pre-order system was set to get underway sometime late this month, but lacked specifics. With the clock running down on October, those details have finally arrived, with pre-orders opening ...

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    OnePlus was founded in almost a year ago by Pete Lau, who was previously the Vice President at OPPO. For those of you who don't know, OPPO didn't have the best reputation, so seeing another smartphone born from the "creative juices" of OPPO was a welcome sight. As time passed we started to see a much closer relationship between OPPO and OnePlus, most of which were brushed off with what seemed like a "nothing to see here, go about your business" attitude from the company - but we still had our doubts. Invitations are for parties! Nonetheless, OnePlus pushed forward. Time magazine even ...

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    Yesterday brought some disappointing news for OnePlus fans, as the company announced that it would be ending its plans to deliver interchangeable StyleSwap covers for the One. But even facing that upset, we had cause to be a little optimistic, remembering what we heard late last month about the coming availability of pre-orders for the One that wouldn't require users to track-down invite codes. Today the company shares new details on how all that will work, and this being OnePlus, it's unsurprisingly a little weird. First up, the company formally confirms its intent to open pre-orders ...

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    To say that OnePlus has struggled a bit with its launch of the One this year might be a bit of an understatement. From initial word of its invite system, to stock shortages, to ill-conceived promotions, it's been a rocky road for the company. Recently, we've been hopeful that things were turning around, especially as we got word late last month that those invites could be going away entirely in the near future. But now we find ourselves bringing you news of another upset, as OnePlus kills-off the One's StyleSwap covers. Announced back in March, the plan was to give users a choice of ...

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    It's not often that we see a new company attempt to elbow-in on the already-crowded smartphone market, so when OnePlus introduced its One handset earlier this year, we sat up and took notice. But what started out as a very promising handset soon found itself beset by numerous launch issue: first we got word of this invitation-only sales system, before hearing about delays and seeing ship dates slip. Recently on the Pocketnow Weekly podcast, we discussed our frustrations over how that controversial invite system didn't emerge as a temporary Band-Aid, giving way to full-blown sales a few ...

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    While a lot of us have judged OnePlus for its sexist contests and broken promises, there's no denying it made quite a nice phone in the One... if you can get it, that is. So we're glad to see the updates, such as today's OnePlus One OTA, streaming in at a decent pace, fixing bugs as fast as the Cyanogen team can go. This new XNPH33R OTA introduces fixes for the touchscreen issues many were complaining about it in OnePlus's forums, also known as BACON-55. This fix isn't complete, says Android Police, since reports of shakiness are already in after the update.  There's also a grounding ...

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    While some of the things OnePlus does aren't met with reception too great (such as that sexist contest which the company removed from its forums entirely), there's no denying that it made a phone with excellent value in the One. One look at our review, and you can tell that this is probably the most impressive phone we've ever seen for this price, and we could almost wholeheartedly recommend it... if it wasn't nearly impossible to buy, with an invite-based purchase system and unreasonable contests being the main means of getting it still. That's why we're excited to share with you dbrand's ...

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    Updated with links to the high-quality version of the podcast below! Thanks for joining us for the live show, everyone, and enjoy the HQ downloads in the Links section. One of the nice things about a mobilized mob of fanatics is ... well, nothing. For the purposes of intelligent discourse and civility, there's nothing cool or helpful about a bunch of heated fanboys rabidly denigrating a new product because it happens to threaten their preferred smartphone. We've talked about this sort of thing before, and now we're talking about it again – this time in the context of Blackphone vs ...

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