If you are a user of the OnePlus One smartphone running cyanogen, a new update is apparently ready to roll out. Reposts have surfaced indicating that some users have received the notification that a new update for the device is ready to install.
OnePlus has grown to be a thriving brand since its December 2013 launch. The company's #NeverSettle campaign brought the mobile industry the OnePlus One and now we're waiting for the launch of the OnePlus 2. OnePlus has faced several challenges especially in India where it went head-to-head with Cyanogen after the latter's deal with Micromax which resulted to a sales ban which was soon lifted.
Has it only been a year since OnePlus introduced this different kind of marketing wherein you had to get an invite to buy a smartphone? Well, apparently, April 23, 2014 was the big day and to commemorate this milestone, they are finally doing away with the thing that made them famous in the first place. That's right, anyone can order online the OnePlus One, and it doesn't have to be just Tuesdays. It can be everyday until forever, or until they run out of stocks.
Well look what we have here. It looks like some of the rumors and leaks were less than true, as we all were led to believe that OnePlus is pushing its flagship launch to Q3, maybe Q4 of this year. But here we are today, and an invite is clearly out from the Shenzhen-based outfit for what seems to be a launch event tomorrow. Will the OnePlus 2 finally be unveiled, together with a rumored second phone device?
It wasn’t too long ago when China-based brands like Xiaomi, OPPO, and OnePlus made their debut and sounded their challenge to the established order of smartphone manufacturers. These young Chinese companies were aggressive and were willing to sell devices that have the same or almost the same specs as the flagship and high-end devices Samsung, Apple, HTC or LG – and selling them at ridiculously low prices. It looks like we have another new player in LeTV.
OnePlus is still feeling the great effects of launching a solid product at a very affordable price. That is what the OnePlus One was, a robust phone with a great price – albeit with an epically difficult purchase method. You cannot describe how difficult it was to get this phone. That said, those that were able to get it were really impressed by it. For its second effort, people are expecting the OnePlus 2 this year, but the number “two” could have a different spin to it.
The launch of the OnePlus 2 was already rumored to be in the third quarter of the year as we’ve covered earlier before. But there seems to be more information filtering in that the launch of OnePlus’s second flagship device might be pushed later in the year, maybe even to Q4. This is certainly a big development for OnePlus, if true.
It has finally launched – China-based device makers OnePlus has finally released the first build of their in-house version of Android called OxygenOS. You will remember that the manufacturer’s outstanding first flagship device – the OnePlus One smartphone – came out with Cyanogen’s version of Android. The falling out between the two parties forced OnePlus to consider making their own software, and here we are – OxygenOS is finally upon us.
That "unspecified new product" that OnePlus has been teasing us these past few weeks may not be at all what we expected. While their ongoing hashtag #OneGameChanger has led us to believe that they might be coming out with a game console of some sort, recent comments made during an AMA Reddit session has people speculating that they might be developing, of all things, a drone.
OnePlus is a relatively new player in the smartphone market, but they believe they are first and foremost a technology company. Their OnePlus One has met with great reviews but mixed success, mostly due to its unusual way of marketing and distribution. Now they're going a different route once again as they tease the public about the next product that they're releasing through some "clues" that they've posted on their website's forum.