OnePlus Continues to Tease “Game Changer,” Announcement Set for April

According to posts from OnePlus, the company has a “Game Changer” on the way. And no, it’s not a tablet, smartwatch, or its new flagship device.

In typical OnePlus fashion, they want members of their community to guess what it is they are going to announce in April, so the company has posted a few teasers on its forum for interested parties to see.  (more…)

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…)

OnePlus Hires Former Paranoid Android Developers to Help Build OxygenOS

OnePlus announced the newest members of its OxygenOS custom ROM team today, and a few of the names, if you have been hanging with us here at DL for more than a couple years, may sound familiar.

Positions for Android Technical Lead, UI/UX Designer, and a large chunk of the Android Development Team are now filled by members of the Paranoid Android ROM team, including its co-founder Aaron Gascoigne. As I mentioned, if you followed custom ROMs back in 2013, then you know what Paranoid Android is, as it was a very successful custom ROM which featured PIE and HALO.  (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…)