Posts tagged with: OnePlus One
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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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    "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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    February 12 is upon us – the date we've been told to expect news about OnePlus's efforts to give its users a new software option beyond CyanogenMod, the new OxygenOS. We've already gotten some early looks at a possible OxygenOS candidate, but with so little formally known about this project, we've been eagerly anticipating today's update. Would we get word of a release timetable? As it turns out, OnePlus has something a little different in mind, and is taking today to introduce us to the OxygenOS team. If you're already a big custom ROM guy you're going to see some familiar names here, ...

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    OnePlus has been a little busy these last few days when it comes to its "One" and only smartphone. On one hand, you'll be able to purchase a OnePlus One in a easier way starting tomorrow, or at least certain days of the week. On the other, the company has been hard at work with its new software update, and we get new details. The OnePlus user forum has just published full details on the new enhancements that should reach OnePlus One users as of today on version CM11S 05Q, which is still based on Android 4.4.4. In addition to making Swiftkey and MaxxAudio default services for the new ROM, ...

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    Overnight, we shared with you some of the latest news about the improving state of OnePlus One availability, with an upcoming window where shoppers in India would be able to purchase the Android smartphone without needing an invite – the ordering system that has long plagued the One's release. As it turns out, that's just the tip of the iceberg, and we're looking forward to an ongoing opportunity for users the world around to get a no-invite-needed OnePlus One. Here's how this is going to work: starting tomorrow, and happening again every Tuesday from here on out, OnePlus will sell the ...

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    Right now, there are two big software releases we're looking forward to on the OnePlus One. First, there's the debut of the company's own OxygenOS release, intended as a replacement platform following the falling-out with Cyanogen – and earlier this week, we checked out some leaked images that might just be this software. And then there's the anticipated CyanogenMod 12S (for those countries where Cyanogen hasn't signed exclusive deals with other OEMs), the Lollipop-based update that also may have been recently teased. And while we're still anxious to learn the full release details for ...

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    As you've probably seen by now (and if you haven't, take a look), the first images purporting to be from OnePlus's OxygenOS leaked overnight. Whether they're legitimate or not, we can't yet say, but with new information about OxygenOS promised for February 12, one week from Thursday, we'll know soon enough. In the meantime we've got some news about the other software option for the OnePlus One, as the company teases the phone's upcoming Lollipop release. Presumably we're looking at CyanogenMod 12S here, the release that Cyanogen itself had been teasing on social media as recently as late ...

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    Following tensions in its relationship with Cyanogen Inc., the creator of the software running on its flagship One smartphone, OnePlus is now preparing to launch its own Android-based mobile operating system in the form of OxygenOS. The company has been relatively tight-lipped about what the software will be like, stating only that it will reveal more on February 12, but a leak routed through GizmoChina may have just given us an early look at what will be revealed. The UI looks pretty... flat. There's not much of a deep design language going on with the one shot of the app drawer we have ...

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    OnePlus and Cyanogen have seen many bumps in the road with their relationship. First it was Cyanogen disagreeing with a contest run by the company (largely seen as sexist). Then it was the India fiasco, when Cyanogen left OnePlus in a tough spot following a deal with Micromax to have exclusive access to the company's operating system in the country. So OnePlus grew sick of it, and now the company is developing its own ROM to reduce its dependence on what the flagship One shipped with. Today, after running a contest to try to gather a group of possible names, OnePlus has officially ...

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    I like a flagship phones just as much as the next guy, but you know what I like even more? Not having to fork over a fistfull of cash! Who's with me? Yeah, I thought so. Nonetheless, I still picked up a Nexus 6 just as soon as Google would take my money. I love my Nexus 6, but other than a bigger screen and a battery that charges fast, it's not much different than my Nexus 5, and my Nexus 5 cost a few hundred bucks less! Score one for the Nexus 5, right? WRONG! Even the Nexus 5, with it's very decent specs, is still way overpriced! That's not what we thought back when it was first ...

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