OnePlus One is Now Permanently $249, “Free” Dropbox Pro Subscription Included With 64GB Model

A week ago, OnePlus announced that their first phone, the OnePlus One, would see a flash sale-like $50 discount for a week. Since that “experiment was a great success,” they have decided to drop the price permanently by $50 to $249 (16GB) and $299 (64GB).  Even though this phone is over a year old, that’s still a heck of a price for a phone this good.  (more…)

Verizon’s HTC One M7 Gets Lollipop Starting Today, Full Changelog Available

Verizon’s HTC One M7 is getting its Android 5.0 Lollipop update today, at least according to a full changelog posted to the company’s support site. The update arrives in two parts, but finishes on 6.21.605.3 when all is said and done.

After the update, users will see Lollipop’s fun, including new notification panel behaviors, an all-new quick settings pull-down, notifications on the lock screen, more control over which apps can send you notifications, new Rolodex-styled recent apps, more power with Android Beam, and more. HTC also tossed their HTC EYE experience into the camera.  (more…)

OnePlus Celebrates One’s First Birthday With One Dollar Price Cut

The OnePlus One has turned a year old, and to celebrate, the manufacturer that “Never Settles” is slashing the price of their device, by a single dollar. While that may not seem very cool at all, the OnePlus is already priced starting at $299, which leaves very little margin for the company to profit from.

With this “price cut,” the company states, “Slashing the price by just $1 is a symbolic gesture, showcasing our commitment to delivering amazing hardware at cost, and ultimately making it more accessible for more people.”  (more…)

OnePlus Two Will Arrive in Q3 of This Year, Cheaper Model Too

The follow-up to the OnePlus One will arrive in Q3, at least according to a report out of Bloomberg. During a short feature on the Chinese start-up, casual references to the OnePlus Two (yes, that’s the name) launching in the third quarter along with a cheaper model that will arrive before the end of the year, were dropped. That of course comes on the heels of random rumors suggesting a new phone from OnePlus may not arrive until some time in 2016. How silly do those sound now?  (more…)

Cyanogen 12 is Now Rolling Out to the OnePlus One (Updated)

Hopefully, you didn’t flash that OxygenOS thing that OnePlus called an “OS” the other week, because Cyanogen 12 is now available and rolling out to all OnePlus One owners starting today (well, yesterday it started). After a slight delay, if we can even call it that, the update brings Android 5.0 Lollipop and a whole bunch of new customizations to a phone that cracked our top 5 phones of 2014(more…)

Quick Look: OnePlus One’s OxygenOS Update

Over the weekend, OnePlus released their custom Android skin, also known as OxygenOS, to the OnePlus One as an “update” just a week after it was originally supposed to debut. I’m putting “update” in quotes there because well, it’s not really an update. This is a custom ROM that requires a full factory reset and a custom recovery in order to get onto your phone. This isn’t delivered over-the-air (OTA) – instead it requires you to be familiar with adb commands, fastboot, unlocking a bootloader, and more. It’s a load of fun!  (more…)

OxygenOS for the OnePlus One is Now Available for Download

A week ago, OnePlus issued an apology after delaying the release of their OxygenOS update to the One. Today, the update is now available for download. Unfortunately, there is both good and bad/time-consuming news here.

The update introduces Lollipop to the OnePlus One, along with OnePlus’ take on an Android skin, which like other OEMs are calling an “operating system.” There isn’t much of a feature list to report back on at the moment, but OnePlus has said that there are gestures built-in to areas like the lock screen, customizable quick settings toggles, and a file manager. While that list may not seem like much, Lollipop is really all you should care about, OnePlus One owners.  (more…)