OnePlus Announces Lollipop Update Release Dates, OxygenOS Scheduled for March 27

OnePlus One owners, the wait for Lollipop may soon come to an end. In a post on its forums, OnePlus has finally set official dates for the updates, including a release timeframe for its own OxygenOS.

According to OnePlus, the official CyanogenMod 12S OTA update for the OnePlus One will be released on or before March 30, 2015, and the company’s in-house OxygenOS will be available for download on or before March 27, 2015.  (more…)

If This Really is the HTC One M9, are You Going to be Disappointed?

This morning, German electronics retailer, Cyberport, posted up listings for a phone that they are calling the HTC One M9. Along with those listings, they included 8 high-res, official-looking press images of the device in both gunmetal and silver/gold, a massive list of specs, pricing, features, and just about anything else you could ask for when a device has been made official. Except, of course, the HTC One M9 won’t be official until next weekend. So what’s the deal? Is this really it or not? If so, are you disappointed?  (more…)

HTC UK Confirms “New HTC One” Unveiling for March 1

In case you had any doubts at all, the latest tweet from HTC UK’s account should make the entire situation pretty clear. The ‘New HTC One‘ is coming on March 1.

Being unveiled during MWC in Barcelona, we still are not clear if it will actually be referred to as the One (M9), One M9 sans parenthesis, or simply just HTC One. The first One from HTC was just One (aka One M7), then last year’s was One (M8). While all of them are technically the One, HTC tried quite hard to differentiate the two One devices with the added model number in parenthesis whenever mentioned. It is definitely a clustered naming situation. (more…)

OnePlus Available to Purchase Every Tuesday Without “Beloved” Invite System

People are still very excited about the OnePlus One, according to…OnePlus. Unfortunately for those still dripping in sweaty excitement, the phone is still too difficult to buy. No way! OnePlus One? Difficult? Never. To help fix the problem, OnePlus is starting a new initiative for buying their phone that takes you out of their “beloved” invite system. Seriously, they called it “beloved,” as in, they like the thing.

Anyways, every Tuesday going forward, OnePlus will open up sales of the One for 24 hours, starting at 8AM London time (midnight Pacific). During that time, the phone will be available in either Silk White (16GB) or Sandstone Black (64GB). However, after the 24 hour period expires, in comes the invite system once again.

Fun.  (more…)

You Decided: OnePlus One Tops LG G3 and Xperia Z3

On Tuesday, we started a new feature called “You Decide,” which is a reader-driven, vote-style competition between a handful of products decided upon by you, hence the name. “You Decide” could be a competition between phones or tablets or Bluetooth speakers or apps, but the idea is that the DL community uses their voices and opinions to pick a winner. It’s not necessarily the most serious of competitions. However, when someone is going to buy their next phone and starts comparing a handful of options, we would love to be able to present them not only our opinions on the matter, but yours too.

For our first “You Decide,” we picked three flagship phones that came out in 2014 that are all still very much relevant, the LG G3, Sony Xperia Z3, and OnePlus One. You could even argue that these three are very underrated, almost underdog type phones, especially when compared to the amount of coverage given to the Galaxys, Ones, and Nexus 6s of the world.  (more…)