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Hands-On With CyanogenMod Installer


Since CyanogenMod became Cyanogen Inc., we've been anticipating a quick and easy CM Installer that would make flashing to the "CyanogenMod experience" fast, simple, and less "hideous" than the current process.
The CM team is currently canvassing G+ for usability testers, with the stated goal of taking the process of installing third-party ROMs (specifically CyanogenMod) and streamlining it, making it less intimidating and more accessible to more users.
After running through the installation process for myself, I can confirm that it does just that. The process is exceedingly straightforward, requiring just a few interactions along the way. Let's take a closer look.
The Android App

The CyanogenMod Installer app is dead simple, and looks great to boot. Weighing just 105KB in its current form, the app will guide you through switching on PTP mode, then referring you to beta.get.cm (which is currently password-protected for testing).
Once you're there, you'll download the PC installer package.
The Windows App

So far, the PC side of the installer is only available for Windows. The CM team has indicated that a Mac version will follow, with a Linux version planned if there's enough demand. Like its Android counterpart, the Windows app is super simple to use. Basically, you just need to download the installer package, let it download recovery files, the appropriate CM ROM, and system applications, and plug in your device.
The app will do the rest, rebooting, loading, and flashing everything you'll need. Most of your time during this process will be spent watching various progress bars come and go.
The Overall Process

Interaction across the Windows and Android apps is at an absolute minimum (click a few buttons, let your phone know you do in fact want to unlock the bootloader) and that's a good thing.
Currently, going from stock to flashing a custom ROM is easy enough for those willing to spend some time learning about it, but the process leaves a lot to be desired in terms of user experience. CyanogenMod's goal here was to keep things simple, and so far they've succeeded brilliantly with the CM Installer.
I shot a quick video of the process (editing down to exclude download time). Check it out below (I apologize in advance for my Vaio sounding as if it's going to blast off into space).
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Oppo N1 CyanogenMod Version Certified by Google, Ships December 24






You can talk rounds of funding all you want, but to tech enthusiasts, seeing Cyanogen Inc gain Google’s approval on their version of the Oppo N1 that runs CM might be the bigger deal. And that’s exactly what happened yesterday. The Oppo N1 CyanogenMod version is now Google CTS-certified, which means when you buy one, it’ll ship with Google’s suite of apps like Google Play, Gmail, Google Maps, etc.

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Exciting new phone aimed at hardcore Android fans takes shape as first hardware details arrive





The OnePlus One has so far promised to be one of the most exciting Android handsets of the year thanks to an interesting marketing campaign. However, the company did not unveil any actual details about the handset aside for price (sub $400) and launch date (sometime in Q2) until Wednesday, when CEO Pete Lau finally announced the first confirmed spec of the handset: its processor.

Despite gossip that suggested OnePlus may choose one of Qualcomm’s latest processors for its One handset, Lau revealed that the company has settled on the 2.3GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, a component chosen for many flagship Android devices last year, which offers built-in 4G connectivity and “an excellent performance/power consumption ratio.”
While this appears to somewhat contradict the “Never Settle” slogan vigorously advertised on the company’s social channels, Lau says that it’s not the case, as One Plus would like to ship the device to users as fast as possible.
“Are there newer CPUs on the market? Yes, and the higher number may have given us a slight marketing advantage while not providing any noticeable change in performance,” Lau said. “But ‘Never Settle’ doesn’t mean we tip the scale to one extreme, and let our users suffer the imbalance. We’re completely confident that this is the best choice to deliver a product with the best overall user experience and performance on time for Q2.”
In addition to Lau’s message, OnePlus also revealed other details about the One phone during a Reddit “ask us (almost) anything” session hosted by Carl and David on Tuesday evening including storage options for the handset. The OnePlus One will come in two versions including a 16GB and a 64GB model. Curiously, there’s no 32GB version, but the 64GB model “costs what the 32GB version would have costed.” However, no details about microSD storage expansion were offered.
The OnePlus One will also feature a LED notification light, with the company teasing a surprise battery technology for the handset. “You won’t have to worry about the battery! Plus, we will be revealing a ‘mystery technology’ for it soon,” David wrote. The phone will also pack stereo speakers and have a “better screen/body ratio than the Nexus 5.” A Which? Infographic from early February revealed that the Nexus 5 was in the top five smartphones that have the biggest screen/body ratio with 72%.
As for the phone’s design, OnePlus did not release any images for the handset yet, but did say design is one of the most important things for the company. “We felt the current smartphones out there were not beautiful enough, so we took this matter very seriously for the OnePlus One. We followed the minimalistic approach “less is more”. Our designers put a lot of effort into it, focusing on making a device that looks good and it’s easy to hold and use,” David said on Reddit. We are very proud of the result and, as we said before, it’s painful to hold our prototype and not being able to show it to all of you.”
The phone will come with CyanogenMod support for two years, a Cyanogen Inc. team member said on the OnePlus forums, and will pack Google Apps. Furthermore, buyers will have the option of doing anything to the phone when it comes to rooting, unrooting, installing stock Android or other custom ROMs without voiding the warranty. However, disassembling and/or “frying your CPU due to over-clocking will void your warranty” David said on Reddit.
While the One will have the same hackability as other CyanogenMod-running phones, “there will be some special stuff we launch with that are unique to the OnePlus One,” Carl said. The phone will be the company’s only product this year, and will launch in more than 10 markets initially.
OnePlus will likely reveal more details about the One’s camera next Tuesday, David said on Reddit, as the company apparently plans to reveal the main specs of the phone one by one, according to a recently posted teaser image on its Facebook page.
Lau’s message on the company’s CPU choice follows below.
A lot of you have been wondering about the specs of the OnePlus One – some of you are even questioning if it actually exists! I want to assure you it does, and tell you a little about the CPU we’ve chosen.
Reading through the forums and our social media, there are differing opinions among you when it comes to which components make up the perfect smartphone. But when it comes to the processor, you overwhelmingly prefer a Qualcomm chip. I agree, my engineers agree, and we have chosen the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, a 2.3 GHz quad-core chipset with 4G connectivity and an excellent performance/power consumption ratio.
I spoke at length with my product engineers about which CPU to choose. They gave me an in depth analysis of just about every CPU available on the market, going carefully through the pros and cons of each. It needed to be fast, run smoothly, run multiple programs without fear of lagging or crashing, and still offer great battery performance.
We spent countless hours trying out the latest CPUs. Ultimately, it was clear that the Snapdragon 800 provided the best speed, battery consumption and heat management. It also allows us to get our product in your hand faster, with the highest optimization. We didn’t want to announce our product, only to be able to ship it six months later.
Are there newer CPUs on the market? Yes, and the higher number may have given us a slight marketing advantage while not providing any noticeable change in performance. But ‘Never Settle’ doesn’t mean we tip the scale to one extreme, and let our users suffer the imbalance. We’re completely confident that this is the best choice to deliver a product with the best overall user experience and performance on time for Q2.
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OnePlus One Now Official, the “2014 Flagship Killer” Available in 16GB for $299






The leaks can finally be put to rest, as the OnePlus One is now entirely official. The “Never Settle” smartphone is now confirmed to have high-end specs such as a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor at 2.46GHz, 3GB of RAM, a 1920×1080 Full-HD 5.5″ display, and a 13MP camera capable of 4K video recording.
First, let’s give the design a quick peek. The device has an entirely flat front, and OnePlus takes pride in the fact that no logos are found on the front of the device. The bezel is crazy small, coming in at just 4.6mm, so 5.5″ shouldn’t be too unwieldy.
In terms of specs, this phone is right around where the Samsung Galaxy S5 is at. We have the same processor and GPU, though the One features an extra gigabyte of RAM and the S5 a camera with a higher megapixel count.
Speaking of megapixels, the OnePlus One’s 13MP Sony Exmor IMX214 sensor should allow for great pictures, even in low light, and 4K video capture support.
Finally, if you’ve been wanting some StyleSwap back covers to go with your One, they won’t quite be available at launch. The One also will have personalized textures: Bamboo, Wood, Denim, and Kevlar.
On the software side of things, the OnePlus One is packing a custom flavor of CyanogenMod 11 atop Android 4.4, Kit Kat. CyanogenMod 11S adds nifty features such as a custom theme engine allowing the One to maintain a unique look, but users will be able to customize to their liking.
Steve Kondik, the CEO of Cyanogen Inc., is quoted as saying the Cyanogen team has “brought out the full potential of the hardware and complemented it with innovative new features,” most notably in the Moto X-inspired voice activation features. Another new feature is the ability to draw gestures on the screen while it is sleeping to launch a specific apps (reminding us of the HTC One (M and Oppo Find 7).
The OnePlus One will be available in Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, UK and the USA. The 16GB Silk White model will run you $299, while the 64GB Sandstone Black model will run users $349.
OnePlus will be selling the One, however, on an invite-based system. On April 25, the first 100 buyers will get a $1 One if they smash their phone — full details here.
We don’t yet know when the One will be ready to be purchased, but we do know that OnePlus will be going on an invite system to determine who gets phones first. It’s unclear at the moment how users will be able to obtain tickets without destroying their current devices.
We’ll keep you posted as more juicy One details become available.
Update: Here is the OnePlus One official specs list.
Update 2: Here is the official OnePlus One promo intro video.
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OnePlus One’s Lollipop updates will be out by the end of March





OnePlus has always sad the Lollipop upgrade for their OnePlus One was right around the corner, but we haven’t gotten an official release date… until now. The company promising that both the Lollipop-based Oxygen OS and Cyanogen OS 12 will be out by the end of March.
Here are the timelines they’re dishing out for each of the two Lollipop ROMs that will be available:
  • CM 12S: The official OTA update for the OnePlus One will be released on or before March 30, 2015
  • OxygenOS: available for download on or before March 27, 2015
In case you don’t remember, Oxygen OS is a new ROM built internally by the folks who once headed up the popular Paranoid Android ROM. Cyanogen Os will remain the standard software for the OnePlus One for now, so that’s the only one you’ll be able to get over-the-air. Those interested in using OxygenOS can manually download and flash the ROM at their own convenience.

Oh, and if you don’t believe OnePlus is serious about meeting the deadlines stated above, they’ve promised to give away 5 64GB units of these things if either release window is missed. No skin off their back to give away 5 phones should they happen to miss it, of course, but that is still 5 phones they won’t be making profit on – that’s what we call ballsy. Be sure to keep an eye out on your phone and the OnePlus One forums in case they’re able to push the update out of the door sooner than expected.
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I've run the Cynagon Mod distro on other phones - but has anyone here run the phone that they're selling through "OnePlus"? Wondering if it would be a good choice to replace my Galaxy S4 - especially since it's unlocked and looks easy to root and install a custom bootloader on...
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I have been waiting for them to finalize Lollipop and I may pick the One+ up, seems like a nice alternative to what's out there
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Surprise: OnePlus One’s Lollipop updates are delayed





OnePlus made a commitment to get CyanogenMod 12S and OxygenOS out to OnePlus One users by the end of this month. They promised that a failure to do so would result in a phone giveaway to show how serious they were to that commitment.
Aaaaannd it looks like they’re giving away phones. OnePlus One held another Ask Me Anything session on the Android subreddit, and when asked about the Lollipop-based upgrades promised they had some unfortunate news to share: they aren’t positive they’ll be ready in time.
OnePlus says they have stable firmware ready to go and things are running as smoothly as they ought to be, but unforeseen delays in the certification process might extend the timeline a bit further than they originally anticipated. As such, they confirmed they will be giving away at least 5 OnePlus One units. That doesn’t sound like a whole lot to part ways with for a manufacturer, but when you have profit margins as slim as OnePlus’s it’s a pretty big deal.
Perhaps more troubling is that they aren’t willing to give us another estimated release date, but perhaps they’ve learned a valuable lesson in all this and have adopted Cyanogen’s old way of thinking: no ETAs on OTAs, and it’ll be ready when it’s ready. OnePlus One says to stay on the lookout for more information in the days to come.
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OnePlus finally releases OxygenOS





After all the hype, after the frustrating delays, even a couple of days after Verizon’s Galaxy Note 4 started to receive its official Lollipop OTA, OnePlus has finally released its first official Lollipop update for its 2014 flagship One. The widely-anticipated OxygenOS, built with the efforts of several Paranoid Android developers, was announced mere hours ago by OnePlus CEO Carl Pei.
Accompanying the announcement is a YouTube video showcasing the main features of OxygenOS. It appears to be basically stock Android with Paranoid Android’s well-known implementation of Quick Settings. Feel free to watch the video below and judge for yourselves…
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Cyanogen OS 12 officially arrives for the OnePlus One





Nine days after OnePlus released OxygenOS to give its phones their first official taste of Lollipop, Cyanogen Inc. has released its more feature-heavy Lollipop flavor for the device. Cyanogen OS 12 was announced late Monday night by way of Cyanogen’s official blog. Beyond the Material Design updates implemented throughout the OS and the underlying Android version bump (no, it’s not 5.1), a new Theme Engine feature is rolling out which allows you to apply themes on an app-by-app basis.
The new feature, called “App Themer” (shocking name, I know), allows you to choose which theme you want for each of your themed apps. For example, you might like a certain red theme but also want some of your apps to match a blue theme you also like. You could choose to apply the blue theme to G+ and the red theme to Inbox, just to switch things up. It’s a welcome new feature, one which I hope will soon make its way to CM12 community builds.
Aside from the new eye candy, Cyanogen has added its own email service, powered by Boxer. Cyanogen email provides native Exchange support, multiple accounts, and your choice of scripted quick replies to incoming messages. Beyond that, you can customize the LED notification color and the action taken when you swipe right or left on a message. Oh, by the way, if you have a YU Yureka instead of the OnePlus One, you’ll get your Cyanogen OS 12 fix “coming very soon”.
Are you excited to finally have Cyanogen OS 12 available OTA, or are you already on Oxygen OS or a custom ROM? If you’re on Cyanogen OS, do you plan to switch to their email service or do you plan to stay with Gmail/Inbox/your existing service? Feel free to let us know in the comments.
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Cyanogen OS 12 (Lollipop) update for the OnePlus One halted to add “OK OnePlus” voice command





If you haven’t yet gotten Cyanogen OS 12 on your OnePlus One, you’ll have to wait a bit longer. The company has announced that they’ve had to halt the rollout in order to push out a new version that adds the “OK OnePlus” voice command into the fold. The rollout will resume mid-week, according to company man Carl Pei.
One might wonder why they simply wouldn’t wait until the current rollout is over and add the feature in a follow-up maintenance patch, but one would have to be behind the closed doors of OnePlus to truly know. We’re just glad they had a very good reason (the addition of an awesome new feature) to do it, and that it won’t take longer than a few days to get things going again.
Of course, if you’re impatient and can’t stand to wait you can always get the previous Lollipop release loaded onto your OnePlus One manually. There’s a handy guide showing you how to do just that over at the OnePlus forums so be sure to check it out. Otherwise, hold your horses and know that the goods should be going back out over-the-air before the week is over.
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OnePlus confirms that you’ll initially need an invite to buy the OnePlus 2





We’d hoped OnePlus would have grown enough to do away with the invite system for the OnePlus 2, but it looks like we’re in for more of the same old song and dance. The company has confirmed that the OnePlus 2 will require an invitation to buy at launch.
Before you throw your arms up in a fit, it’s important to remember why OnePlus has to utilize these peculiar sales strategies in the first place. The biggest reason is that they don’t make a ton of profit on every device sold, so over-estimating their manufacturing needs by even the tiniest amounts could potentially be fatal in the long run. They also still don’t have the capacity to churn devices out at ridiculous rates like the big guys.
That doesn’t mean the OnePlus 2 purchasing experience will be exactly the same as the original device’s. We could see the invitation system evaporate much more quickly than it did for the OnePlus One (which only fully occurred just this morning) as the company has likely perfected and streamlined their manufacturing process to more efficiently meet demand.
Those are all the details OnePlus is willing to share with us about the forthcoming smartphone today, though rumors put its launch within a Q3 2015 window. We’ve also heard it will launch with a 5.5-inch 2560 x 1440 display, Snapdragon 810 chipset, 4GB of RAM and a 3,300mAh battery. It’s sure to be a smartphone worthy of attention by the time it arrives, though it’ll be up to you to determine whether you want to continue putting up with the sales and marketing hijinks OnePlus has become known for.
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OnePlus One is now permanently available to buy without an invite





Last Friday, OnePlus issued an open invitation for anyone who cared to be on the lookout for a big announcement today. OnePlus 2? Hopeful, but those hopes were dashed if the contents of this blog post is all we’re to expect today: the OnePlus One is now available for anyone to buy without an invite.
It’s been possible to buy the OnePlus One without an invite for quite a bit of time now, except you had to wait until Open Sale Tuesdays to partake. Even still, finding a OnePlus One invite has always been as easy as finding leaves on the ground in autumn.
Anyone who really wanted a OnePlus One by now likely already has one, and anyone who wants one in the future can be happy that they won’t have to play the waiting game or jump through hoops to get it. With that, the company also announced a decent sale that will take 75% off the cost of their Flip Covers and premium screen protectors. Bamboo SwapStyle covers are also now available without a purchase (but only until their current stock runs dry).
Folks in North America, the European Union, Hong Kong, and Taiwan will be able to get in on these deals, though everyone else is sadly left out.
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OnePlus 2 Will Run a Snapdragon 810, Could Carry $400 Price Tag





As of today, we don’t know all that much about the OnePlus 2 other than it will launch in Q3 and be available via invite system. OnePlus has confirmed the name – which is “OnePlus 2″ – but has yet to do their slow trollout of feature teasing, like they did with last year’s OnePlus One. I’m sure that fun will all start before long, especially with Q3 just around the corner.
In an interview (or chat) yesterday on Chinese messageboard, Weibo, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau dropped a couple of new details that may serve as the kick-off for all of that action. During his chat, Lau mentioned that the OnePlus 2 will run Qualcomm’s controversial Snapdragon 810 processor and carry a price tag of around 2499 Yuan, which converts to around the $400 USD mark. We wish he said more or gave a definitive launch date, but that’s not how OnePlus works.
As a reminder, the OnePlus One launched at $299 and $349 price points, so $400 is a step above yet still pretty reasonable.
In the mean time, feel free to speculate away as to what the OnePlus 2 might include. Or better yet, tell us what you would like OnePlus to improve upon this time around.
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OnePlus to address lingering touchscreen issues for the OnePlus One in latest firmware update





While OnePlus has worked to eliminate the touchscreen issues many have experienced since the OnePlus One launched, there were still a few unlucky souls out there who were stuck with the abnormal behavior (said behavior being that the touchscreen simply became unresponsive with no rhyme or reason). Thankfully those issues are close to being addressed.
OnePlus says they’ve been working tirelessly with Synaptics to figure out why some users were still experiencing these issues, and they’ve seemingly identified the issue and are working on a fix. A firmware upgrade is being readied for those who are affected by it, great news if you were at your wit’s end and just about ready to quit.
Unfortunately the good news stops there as the company does not yet have a timeline to provide for its arrival. If your patience has already worn thin they’re inviting you to contact customer service just as you normally would, but for those who can stand to wait then the suffering should soon come to an end.
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OnePlus Might Release A New Product This Month





In spite of being a very young company, OnePlus is one of the companies who have quickly developed a name for themselves. Part of the reason for their fame is due to the release of their flagship device, the OnePlus One. The One was originally touted as a ‘flagship killer’ and in many respects, it was. Offering the best of specs for the time but at a significant reduced cost compared to the major smartphone manufacturers. As such, the One realized an increasing demand worldwide for the device which still seems to be holding strong.
However, the other reason they have become so well known is due to their use of social media and marketing. Over the last year, OnePlus have been very effective in spreading the word about their company and creating hype for their products. A prime example of this came a few weeks back, when the android world were highly speculating upon a new product that OnePlus were planning to release. The build up was massive and many thought the follow-up device, the OnePlus 2 was set to be released. However, it seems when the ‘new product’ did arrive there was an element of disappointment with the unveiling of the slightly underwhelming OnePlus DR-1.
Well, for those who enjoy the OnePlus rumors and possibilities, it looks like this speculation is about to go into overdrive again. It was reported a couple of days ago that the company are planning to release their other OS, HydrogenOS on May 28th. However, new images which have appeared on Weibo in the last few hours are now starting to suggest that the company will also be releasing a new product at the same event. The images are not that revealing and do not provide any firm details on what to expect. That said, they do seem to show what appears to be the packaging for a product which is not currently available. While the immediate speculation will be for the OnePlus 2, the box looks far too thin to be the next OnePlus smartphone. As such, another accessory does look to be the most obvious best guess. Either way, with May 28th not too far away, it should be too long before all is revealed, including a possible new OnePlus product.
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OnePlus is announcing something on June 1st, could be the OnePlus Two





Last year, the original OnePlus One was made official back in April. Here we are at the tail-end of May and suffice to say, we’re probably a little overdue for a One followup. Now, OnePlus never committed to a yearly release schedule for their devices, so it’s not like they’re actually “late.”
But with OEMs like Samsung, HTC, LG and Sony already playing their hands for this year, OnePlus has to do something and quick. If we had to give them credit for anything, it’d be keeping their cards so close to their chest. After several mini announcements this year (like OxygenOS) we may finally have a date for actual new hardware.
OnePlus is once again teasing an event on their Google+ page, but this time it looks like it could actually be the OnePlus One followup we’ve been waiting for and not some new portable battery charger or anything like that. The startup posted a photo of the original One being erased along with the tag line “we think it’s time for a change.” If we were betting men, we’d say a OnePlus Two is almost certain. Of course, this is OnePlus we’re talking about here, so we wont get our hopes up lets we find ourselves blindsided by a new OnePlus color or denim battery cover.
Like in previous years, 2015’s flagships all have a little something they’re missing. The Galaxy S6 has some of the worst battery life we’ve experienced on a handset, the G4 is simply too big to use comfortably with one hand, the One M9 has a terrible camera that only performs in the best lighting conditions. If OnePlus was smart, they’d carefully consider all of these weaknesses when building their new phone. With rumors that there could be 2 OnePlus handsets this year — a smaller sized phone and larger sized phablet — we hope they can surprise us.
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OnePlus teases change for the smartphone market







Not too long ago OnePlus had a teaser photo (seen here) on its twitter account that had a picture of its smartphone that was partially erased. Many though that the teaser was hinting a new version of the OnePlus One smartphone might be coming. Reports indicate that a new device isn't coming right now.

Word is that the tease is talking about a price reduction coming of the current smartphone. Current pricing for the OnePlus One 64GB smartphone is $348. With the new reduced pricing tipped to be going into effect, the 64GB device will sell for $298 and the 16GB version will sell for about $248.
Those are price cuts of about $50 per unit. The source of the rumor claims that these new price models will go into effect on June 1. Interestingly the source indicates that pricing for the device in India won’t change.
Indian pricing will remain at INR 21,998 for the 64GB version and INR 18,998 for the 16GB version. It’s unclear why no discounts will come to India at this time. We only have a short time before June 1 when we can see if the pricing change tip is accurate.
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OnePlus One Drops to $249 for the Next 7 Days During Limited Flash Sales





Last week, OnePlus told us that they were going to shake up the industry come June 1. Today is now June 1 and well, they have slashed the price on the OnePlus One for a limited time each day in a series of flash sales. That is apparently how you shake-up the industry.
For those interested in this over-a-year-old phone, this is the deal. From June 1-7, OnePlus will host a flash sale that will drop the price of the OnePlus One by $50. So you will be able to get the 16GB white model for $249 or the 64GB black model for $299. Supplies are limited (of course they are), so you will have to hurry each time the sales go live in order to snag one. Actually, the first sale went live three hours ago and the promo pricing is still listed as active – maybe you won’t have to hurry after all.
Here are the times that each flash sale will run:
  • June 1 – 12:00 GMT (8 am EST)
  • June 2 – 2:00 GMT (10 pm EST -1 day)
  • June 3 – 12:00 GMT (8 am EST)
  • June 4 – 2:00 GMT (10 pm EST -1 day)
  • June 5 – 12:00 GMT (8 am EST)
  • June 6 – 2:00 GMT (10 pm EST -1 day)
  • June 7 – 12:00 GMT (8 am EST)
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OnePlus One receives a permanent price cut to $249, Dropbox Pro bundle announced





OnePlus One’s week-long flash sale was so popular that they’ve hit us with a permanent price reduction. The OnePlus One will now cost $250 no matter when, where or how you buy it. That’s a pretty insane price tag for a smartphone that stood toe-to-toe with 2014’s best Android phones.
OnePlus has also announced a new partnership with DropBox. There’s bonus for anyone willing to spend $350: you’ll get a 64GB OnePlus One as well as one year of Dropbox Pro. That tier gives you a very comfortable 1TB of cloud storage to work with, so if you run out of space on the device you can always start pushing stuff up there.
The 64GB OnePlus One’s new price of $300 + 12 months of Dropbox Pro at $9.99 per month would come out to be about $420, so this combo nets you $70 in savings. The offer starts June 10th, and will only be available for a limited time (which OnePlus has yet to detail) so be sure to get your order in early if it sounds enticing.
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Sounds like they aren't selling phones since its dropping the price. Give it time and it will end up like all the other Microsoft phones, down the tube.
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Actually that's not why the price drop, it's because the follow up is coming
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OnePlus 11 Concept Devices Look Really Sleek And Modern




OnePlus One is a very interesting device. OnePlus’ flagship, and only smartphone manufactured by the company thus far, was one of the best handsets of last year. OnePlus One sported high-end specs, really affordable price tag and came with Cyanogen’s software pre-installed on top of Google’s Android offering. You needed an invitation in order to buy it at first, but OnePlus removed that restriction quite recently. That being said, the second iteration of the company’s flagship device will be released in the third quarter this year, which means it might arrive really soon. We’ve seen a number of rumors and teasers when it comes to this device, and in order to take a break from all that, let’s take a look at OnePlus concept smartphone.
Like many other concept devices that we’ve covered in the past, this one was also made by ‘Hege’. If you take a look at the gallery below this article, you’ll see a rather interesting design of ‘the new OnePlus’, or as the designer calls it, OnePlus 11. This concept device is made out of aluminum and stainless steel, and it has really interesting physical buttons. “The idea is that all buttons are embedded into the frame, but also the buttons should not be too sensitive, so you need to do a little more pushing to recall for buttons to work,” said the designer, and added the following: “Now you can have the perfect interaction with a smartphone, all physical buttons are integrated into the side of the frame and you got a totally new look and style of the phone”. The OnePlus 11 is showcased in three sizes, sporting a 4-inch, 4.5-inch and 5-inch displays.
The phone looks really sleek, has very minimal bezel all around (basically only the frame), and I believe we’ll all agree that it looks really good. Unfortunately, this is only a concept design, and something similar to this almost certainly won’t come to live anytime soon. That being said, smartphone OEMs are managing to keep the bezel to a minimum lately, and who knows what comes next, anything is possible.





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OnePlus 2 rumored for a July unveiling at a price higher than last year’s model





OnePlus 2 is gearing up for a summer launch. We know this because OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei told us last year during a Reddit AMA that they were aiming for a Q2/Q3 launch for the followup to last year’s OnePlus One. But we still don’t have a specific date, despite the phone recently hitting its 1-year anniversary.
That hasn’t stopped OnePlus from getting the hype train rolling, teasing the OP 2 and early access for participants willing to jump through a few hoops (contests). Today, we’re could be getting a clearer picture of exactly when OnePlus will at least formally announce the phone, with sources out of MyDrivers pinning an official unveiling for July.
What’s more is sources claim to know the expected pricing: 1,999 Chinese Yuan, or somewhere around $322 US dollars for the base model. In other words, expect the phone to launch for a little more than last year’s OnePlus One, probably closer to $350 base. Remember, the original OnePlus One launched at $300 for the 16GB model, but also had a 64GB version for only $350. At that time, that was absolutely unheard of, especially for a device offering that much storage.
In either case, we’re certainly excited to see what OnePlus will unveil and yes, you’ll initially need an invite to pick one up. Rumors currently point to the phone coming equipped with a 5.5-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 810 CPU, 3GB of RAM, 13MP camera, and a 3,300mAh battery.
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OnePlus 2 confirmed to use a version of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 that doesn’t overheat





OnePlus has confirmed that the OnePlus 2 will be using Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 chipset for computing power. The company revealed as much in the latest post on their forums.
Curiously enough, OnePlus is pegging the version they’re using as “v2.1″, a moniker that seems to indicate they’ll be stuffing a refined unit inside the phone. They say they’ve worked closely with Qualcomm to reduce the heat output of the Snapdragon 810, and so there should be no worries for anyone who might have seen those early stories about companies having overheating issues.
OnePlus went into a bit of detail about the thermal gel used to make sure things never get out of hand:
Inside the 2, the 810 consists of several CPU processors. Layered on top of these processors is both thermal gel and graphite placed across different areas of the phone. This graphite ensures that heat generated from the processors will dissipate evenly, as opposed to being concentrated and leading to performance issues. After rigorous testing, the 2 meets the industry standard for phone temperature, even with hours of use.
They also baked in some software-based optimization to ensure the CPU is never being overworked. Sounds all fine and dandy to us. Heat issues aside, the Snapdragon 810 deserves attention as a top performing chipset for 2015 and we’re glad the two sides came together to make the improvements to make sure no one has any issues using it.
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