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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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    OnePlus may have had various missteps in the coordination of the launch of its One smartphone, but that doesn't dispute the fact that the phone the company produced was in fact not bad at all, as we expounded upon in our full review of the handset. So we're naturally excited for the launch of the company's followup, which is why we're eager to fill you in on the OnePlus Two launch timeframe provided by the company. According to OnePlus's global director Carl Pei, the phone could launch anytime in 2015 until the end of the third quarter. Mind you, the third quarter ends all the way in ...

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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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    Black Friday is upon us, and, if you are still wondering about what to get, you can always check out our Black Friday Deals round-up. Maybe you find something that catches your eye, or, maybe you already know what you want, but you were only waiting for the right price. If a OnePlus One is what you were looking for, then here's your chance. Maybe you thought it was too expensive, maybe you didn't get an invite, but, starting now, and lasting for the next 72 hours, everyone can buy (while supplies last) the OnePlus One smartphone without an invite. Once you grabbed your phone (if that's ...

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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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    OnePlus brought us its One smartphone earlier this year, and the incredibly affordable, yet still quite powerful hardware has managed to win itself a good number of fans – at least so many that the manufacturer continues to struggle to keep up with demand (though the situation's definitely getting better). But for a couple months now, our thoughts have been drifting away from the OnePlus One and towards the idea of its sequel – OnePlus learning from its first effort and hopefully delivering an even more impressive follow-up. So far that's included ideas like a possibly smaller size ...

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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 hasn't necessarily gained the level of popularity it deserves for its One smartphone. Surely it's the dream device for many of us when you match the specs with its price tag, but sadly that's as long as you're able to get your hands on one. Still, that doesn't change the fact that those that do have one find the device to be great, and the company keeps building on that with software updates. The OnePlus One should be receiving an update to CyanogenMod 11S (38R), and the list of changes is quite significant. These include fixes to certain touchscreen issues that customers ...

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    It's still tricky to get your hands on a OnePlus One – and for the next few weeks, at least, it will continue to be, until no-invite pre-orders open in late October – but OnePlus is already looking on to what's next for itself, talking about plans for a OnePlus Two. We heard the company make reference to its next smartphone a little earlier this month, as it recounted the lessons it learned from its failed efforts with interchangeable StyleSwap covers for the One. Now, in a new Reddit AMA, a couple OnePlus employees have been sharing a few details about what the company has in mind for ...

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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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    Updated with the high-quality edited version of the podcast, which you can stream or download down below (or through your favorite podcatcher app). We hope you enjoyed; we'll check back in with you next week! If you ask us, the first thing you should do on iPhone launch day is take a long, hard look at the competition. Not because the iPhone is a bad product, but because everyone else tends to step up their game when Apple brings a new phone –or two– to the yard. And that's more true than ever this year. With that in mind, we'll talk about all kinds of smartphone and smartwatch ...

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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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    OnePlus has already managed to attract a lot of criticism for the way it's introduced its first smartphone, the OnePlus One. From the invitation system, to that smash-your-phones contest, to issues with scalpers, or even botched run-ins with regulatory agencies, it sometimes feels that this company is making every mistake it can – but then again, as an upstart, it has some growing pains to work through. The latest OnePlus controversy has just landed, and this one is drawing Cyanogen Inc. into the conflict. It all started with the announcement of a new OnePlus One invite giveaway, this ...

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    One of the many reasons to purchase a [OnePlus One] is the OS, CyanogenMod 11S. Apart from having a bunch of neat software features, it's also quite close to vanilla Android -- which means that its maintainer, Cyanogen Inc., can provide over-the-air updates to it reasonably quickly. Today the device is getting its July (yes, July) OTA, and within this OnePlus One Android 4.4.4 update is a couple of goodies many may appreciate. In addition to the security fixes part of Android 4.4.4, this update brings a couple notable enhancements to the One: namely, those include new Google apps, Clear ...

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