Cyanogen and OnePlus announced they had partnered up to create the OnePlus One smartphone. Naturally, one could assume the hardware would be from OnePlus and the software would be from Cyanogen. The catch is, aside from those few assumptions — the only piece that had been confirmed was the two companies had partnered. Well, while much of the specifics are still a mystery, OnePlus and Cyanogen have done some teasing.
What we are seeing comes by way of Pete Lau of OnePlus and Steve Kondik of Cyanogen. To begin with, Lau touched on how this new device would have a big focus on design. The interesting aspect here is the comparison that was made by Lau. His statement gave props to what will be his device, as well as the iPhone.
“Appearance wise, we’re confident our phone is more attractive than just about any phone on the market, with the exception of maybe the iPhone.”
Aside from general talk of the design, the only firm detail released in terms of the hardware was in terms of connectivity. Lau confirmed the OnePlus device will have 4G LTE connectivity. The other side of this, the software side does bring some curious news. It seems it will be running CyanogenMod, but not necessarily the version anyone is currently expecting to see.
Kondik mentioned how they are “excited to debut” what they have been working on and also “look forward to future collaboration.” As for the OnePlus One device, that is said to be dropping as a “departure from the familiar CyanogenMod.” Unfortunately there wasn’t much in the way of specifics, however Kondik did offer the following in terms of a teaser;
“There will be new, specially customized features and new exciting elements to the CyanogenMod experience.”