Posts tagged with: OnePlus One
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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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    In terms of smartphone offerings, this year is shaping up to be one of the most impressive ever. Not only are manufacturers managing to pull together some of the most advanced specifications into a single device, they are also (finally) focusing on things like user experience, software optimization, and sheer performance. And to top it all off, some are giving design and hardware more attention than in past years. The end result is stellar smartphones, all of which run well, look gorgeous, and offer a horde of useful features. Don't get me wrong. While these phones are more well-rounded ...

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    The OnePlus One has been quite hard to find, only available so far to forum members, auction bidders, and contest winners, among a select few others. The "2014 Flagship Killer" certainly has been heavily anticipated by many, so it may please you to know that OnePlus has announced that the first invites for the OnePlus One have been sent out. Invited people are getting emailed special links to claim their invites, presumably only valid for the 64GB One model. The methodology for selecting people for this particular batch of invites is unclear -- many early members of the OnePlus forums, ...

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    Say you want to get your hands on the new OnePlus One: what are your options? Well, you're going to need an invitation before you get a chance to purchase this guy. We've already seen OnePlus talk about distributing invites to its loyal forum members, and learned about contests it's begun running in order to award invites as prizes. That all seems like a lot of uncertainty, though; can't you just pay for an invite? As it turns out, yes you can, and officially no less, but not without a few catches. OnePlus has announced its intention to auction-off a pack of 15 One invites. We haven't seen ...

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    If you want one of the best values in Android phones around, the being-sold-at-cost OnePlus One, you're going to need an invite. Over the weekend we shared with you some of the specifics behind how these invitations would work, including how OnePlus was making them available to participants in its user forums, as well as plans to award invites as prizes to participants in upcoming contests. Today we see the arrival of the first such contest, giving you a chance to score a One invite of your own. For what it's calling the “It's Raining Invites” contest, OnePlus invites potential buyers ...

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    Before December 2013 few had ever heard of OnePlus. These days however, the Hong-Kong based company and its recently launched handset are all over the news. OnePlus promises its consumers they will never have to settle when choosing their next smartphone.  Indeed, the OnePlus One boasts some impressive specs and an equally impressive price-tag. Although currently the purchase of the One is possible through an invitation system only, increased availability is expected in late June. Until then, we sat down with the company's Director, Carl Pei, to discuss the OnePlus One, its creation and ...

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    As we continue to wait for the first batch of OnePlus One invites to roll out to possible consumers, we're learning more about how OnePlus will hand these invites out. Besides the winners of OnePlus's "Smash the Past" contest and reviewers, no consumers have yet received OnePlus One devices. OnePlus has announced two upcoming contests to get in on the invite-grabbing fun, and will also send some invites to their loyal forums users. While the company hasn't offered any other information regarding the contests, they have shed some light on how they will be choosing forums members to get ...

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    OnePlus is a bit "unusual" when compared to other smartphone manufacturers. Samsung, HTC, LG, Nokia, and even Motorola all make smartphones, just like OnePlus does. Unlike OnePlus, with the others, what you see is what you get. Specifications are debated in board rooms, and phones are cooked up according to a very specific formula. Customer feedback doesn't seem to be much of a concern. OnePlus listens to customers, so why can't larger OEMs do the same? OnePlus Listens OnePlus is a relatively new brand. Sure, we've since learned that OnePlus is very tightly coupled with OPPO, but it's a ...

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    Bought an Oppo Find 7a (our review), but can't bring yourself to live with the proprietary manufacturer skin? Don't fret -- you can now make your device into a OnePlus One. The drama surrounding the fact that OnePlus has close ties with Oppo has finally amounted to something, it seems. The various similarities between the One and the Find 7a in hardware have made it possible for developers to port the ROM from the One to the Find 7a. To flash the ROM, all you have to do on your Find 7a is install a custom recovery such as TWRP or ClockworkMod. Then, install the ROM you find at the source ...

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    Something has been bothering me in the smartphone world lately. It’s something that started off slowly and enjoyed a little ribbing. Then it got silly. Now it’s just plain old dumb. There are too many “One” smartphones today. Already we see the HTC One, the OnePlus One, and the rumored Moto X plus One. So let’s run through those ones again shall we? Moto X Plus One, One, and OnePlus One. Did I miss anyone? Or should I say, “Did I miss any One?” Confused yet? You should be. I think those three companies should get together and run a promotion – “Say all of these names 5 ...

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    With so much of smartphone news dominated by rumors and hearsay, it's refreshing when the companies involved step up and candidly share their plans with us. All too often, when we're discussing availability for some just-launched new model, it's a tale of “prices, dates, and carriers will be confirmed in the future.” When OnePlus held its grand One unveiling last month, it was quick to follow up with specifics about the phone's release, much to our pleasure; the company explained which hardware options would be available, and when. But now it's already switching things up, modifying ...

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    If you listened to the Pocketnow weekly last week, you heard some talk about the OnePlus One. This “Flagship killer” which isn’t (more or that later) is a superphone being brought to the invited masses by a new startup called OnePlus. This is a spec heavy masterpiece of mobile technology with a big screen, power processor, great ram, plus it brings a brand name of a sort – CyanogenMod – to the table for one extremely low price. One of the most common criticisms I hear about this phone was echoed on the Weekly by the hosts. That being “they’re trying to sell specs.” The ...

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    Last week saw OnePlus introduce its One smartphone running a custom CyanogenMod build. Going into this, we knew that sales of the phone would be quite unusual, with OnePlus employing an invitation-based system to give shoppers access to ordering opportunities. At the launch event, OnePlus mentioned nations that would see the One arrive first, as well as the various configuration options that would be available, but just when would we get a chance to buy this guy? This week, OnePlus talks a little about its production efforts, and fills us in on its schedule. Here's the breakdown: right ...

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    Last week marked the official launch of the OnePlus One, the first smartphone from OnePlus, itself a new company founded by ex-Oppo employees. At least, that's the story we were given, but are we missing an important detail? Over the weekend, a minor controversy has gotten stirred up over allegations that OnePlus isn't quite the plucky independent startup the company has presented itself as, and may instead be owned to one extent or another by Oppo. The first suspicious connection turned up in historic DNS records, with connected Oppo contact details to the oneplus.net domain name. Then ...

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    The "flagship killer" that demands that you "NEVER SETTLE" breaks cover. The pioneer of the modern mobile browser shares his story. And at long last, Microsoft and Nokia finally consummate their love. We could have a feature segment, but with news this hot, do we really need one? Not with a guest like Stefan Constantinescu of TabDump to bring some flavor (and profanity) to the proceedings, that's for sure. A word on the language of this episode: we've recently ditched the "Clean" content rating that's been with us from the start of the Weekly, trading it in for Apple's ominous "Explicit" ...

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