There weren’t many smartphones that received even a fraction of the buzz that the iPhone 6 did this year, but the OnePlus One somehow managed to find its way on to that list. With an aggressive marketing campaign and an air of mystery surrounding it, the CyanogenMod handset piqued the interest of the Android community right away, but nine months later, the phone still isn’t available to the public. Nevertheless, OnePlus doesn’t plan on slowing down any time soon. More →
There have been plenty of fantastic Android smartphones released over the last year, but none have generated quite as much excitement as the surprising OnePlus One. Seemingly from out of nowhere, OnePlus burst onto the scene with its new smartphone featuring a range of impressive specifications and an open source operating system. Obviously, Android users were champing at the bit to get their hands on the phone, but months later, the phone still isn’t available to the public. More →
As exciting and intriguing as the CyanogenMod-powered OnePlus One might be, perhaps it’s a good thing that the phone is so difficult to purchase right now; with a relatively small number of OnePlus One handsets in the hands of the public, we already have out first report of an injury having been sustained when the handset randomly exploded in a user’s back pocket. More →
The OnePlus One might not have the best smartphone name you’ve ever seen, but just about everything else about it is tremendously appealing — especially if you’re a hardcore Android fan. The handset runs a heavily customized version of Android known as CyanogenMod, and it’s just begging to be hacked to your heart’s content. It also features a sleek design, surprisingly solid specs and an off-contract price that starts at just $299.
The problem, of course, is that it’s incredibly difficult to purchase a OnePlus One because the phone is in such high demand. Now, however, OnePlus is giving Android fans 10,000 more chances to buy a One. More →
Congratulations, OnePlus: You’ve managed to create a marketing stunt for your phone that’s even worse than HTC’s ill-advised $1 billion Robert Downey, Jr. campaign and your own “smash your phone” campaign. OnePlus on Tuesday took the wraps off of a new promotional contest called “Ladies First” that invites female OnePlus fans to “draw a OnePlus logo on a piece of paper or your hand/face/wherever” and then to post it to a thread on OnePlus’s website. More →
Among Android enthusiasts, the OnePlus One is easily the most desirable new smartphone of 2014 so far. It doesn’t have the 2K display from LG’s G3, the gorgeous metal build from the HTC One (M8) or the massive marketing budget backing Samsung’s Galaxy S5, but it’s a cutting edge smartphone powered by the highly hackable CyanogenMod software. What’s more, it’s shockingly affordable.
The OnePlus One isn’t exactly the easiest smartphone to get your hands on, but for enthusiastic Android fans it’s still the most exciting smartphone we’ve seen this year. Now, to add a bit of extra excitement, OnePlus has not only confirmed that not only will the OnePlus One be updated to Android L following its release this fall… it might get the L update faster than most leading Android smartphones on the market. More →
Android fans, we hope you’re sitting down for this: the OnePlus One might actually start shipping soon. The beastly yet affordable smartphone of hardcore Android fans’ dreams has been taunting us for months, with botched competitions, software-related delays and more constantly standing between hopeful OnePlus One owners and their new handsets. Now, according to the company, it’s finally ready to start fulfilling orders. More →