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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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    While the Pocketnow Deals Store offers fantastic opportunities for you to get great gear at low prices, we also like to give away stuff too. Read on to find out how you could win an amazing and stylish set of Studio Beats by Dre headphones and the super cool OnePlus One Android handset. The Beats by Dre Giveaway With our latest giveaway, you could win yourself a pair of ultra-stylish and high performance Studio Beats that have a value of $380 if you enter The Beats by Dre Giveaway at the Pocketnow Deals Store. Beats by Dre headphones are a cultural phenomenon, and wearing them makes a ...

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    Can you barely keep track of how you're supposed to buy the OnePlus One? We don't blame you. At least when your only option was that invite system, the process was straightforward enough, but recent months have seen those invites joined by pre-orders, as well as sporadic periods of outright availability. If that latter option sounds far preferable than the alternatives (and really, that's understandable), you're going to want to mark tomorrow down on your calendar, as OnePlus prepares to accept new One orders for a two-hour window. OnePlus One orders will be open to anyone interested in ...

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    There are a ton of handsets that run on the Android platform with new ones constantly being introduced. With all the choices available, sometimes it can be difficult to decide which handset is the best one for us at any particular moment in time. The Pocketnow Deals Store wants to make that decision easier than it has ever been by giving away the groundbreaking OnePlus One handset. One lucky person is going to walk away with this new device and all they have to do is enter The OnePlus One Giveaway at the Pocketnow Deals Store. OnePlus One highlights include a generous 5.5-inch screen, a ...

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    OK, so OnePlus just hit a significant setback with that Indian sales ban for the One. But even with that issue hanging over its head, the company is still finding the time to celebrate. After all, today marks the one year point from the day its website first went live and it sent out the press release that would announce its formation. Sure, it would still be a couple weeks before we learned about the One and its Cyanogen-powered software, but today's when that dream first really got rolling. To commemorate the occasion, OnePlus has a lot happening today, including the launch of a new ...

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    Over the past few years, India has risen to become a hotbed for smartphone growth, offering OEMs lots of potential for low-priced phones to compete in a growing market. It and OnePlus seem like the perfect match – OnePlus has the pretty nice phone at a fair price, and India has the growth potential and customers the former needs. In the midst of the two joining, however, there have been many hurdles. According to OnePlus, just two weeks before the One was set to launch in India, the company was notified that Indian manufacturer Micromax had attained exclusive rights to the CyanogenMod OS ...

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    A few hours back we took a look at some hardware that might just be one of the next smartphones to emerge from OnePlus, but even if you've already got yourself a OnePlus One (or are now just waiting for yours to arrive, having placed an order with those temporarily-fully-open sales) there's cause to be excited as today OnePlus reveals a new enhancement coming to the phone's software – as well as teases what might just be a new accessory due tomorrow. Just like HTC phones have used Beats software to help add a little something extra to their audio output, OnePlus is teaming up with a ...

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    Among the numerous smartphones we're looking forward to in 2015 is the follow-up effort from OnePlus, which earlier this year introduced its inaugural OnePlus One handset. Rumors have already taken a shot at identifying some of the hardware to expect from this anticipated OnePlus Two, and one idea has been that the new phone could come in a bit smaller than its predecessor, shrinking down the One's 5.5-inch display. Now a leak attempts to reveal just such a device, though not as the OnePlus Two, but some kind of OnePlus One Mini. That's supposed to be it up above (and below), with a ...

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    For the past couple months, OnePlus has been doing its best to make the One available for purchase to more and more users. While some of those opportunities have involved very limited pre-order windows, we've also seen progress towards regular, continually-open sales, as occurred over Black Friday weekend. With the clock ticking down on 2015, the manufacturer is offering shoppers one more shot at snagging the very affordable smartphone, announcing its “Gift of One” event with another wide-open sales opportunity. Starting now and going until... well, we don't know when, but acting fast ...

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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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