OnePlus One: Everything you need to know

OnePlus One

Following months of hype from OnePlus, the company announced its first smartphone, the One, on April 23rd 2014. Under the slogan “Never Settle”, OnePlus positioned its One as a flagship killer, with fantastic specs at a very affordable price.

The OnePlus One packs a 5.5″ 1080p screen, a top of the line Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 3GB of RAM, stereo speakers, a 13MP Sony IMX214 sensor on the back with a front-facing 5MP camera. It comes in two configurations: a white 16GB version for $299 and a black 64GB one for $349. Replaceable back covers were also announced in various finishes, including wood, kevlar, bamboo and denim.

The OnePlus One’s significant feature, however, is the fact that it ships with CyanogenMod 11S out of the box, an AOSP-based Android ROM with a few modifications including a theme engine, multiple additions and improvements, an always-listening mode for Google Now, and the ability to launch specific apps by drawing gestures on the screen while the device is off.

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New Cyanogen OS 13.1 Update for OnePlus One with Bug Fixes Rolling Out

New Cyanogen OS 13.1 Update for OnePlus One with Bug Fixes Rolling Out

Just a month after Cyanogen Inc. released the Cyanogen OS 13.1 update for the OnePlus One, the team has released an incremental update carrying the build number ZNH2KAS254. The update seems to be primarily aimed at fixing bugs, though at 200MB, it does seem to be a bit too hefty to just contain bug fixes and stability improvements.

How to Manually Install the Cyanogen OS 13 Update on OnePlus One

How to Manually Install the Cyanogen OS 13 Update on OnePlus One

Cyanogen and OnePlus started rolling out the Marshmallow update for the OnePlus from earlier today. Right now, the update is only being rolled out to a few hundred random OnePlus One owners, with a wider rollout scheduled for later this week.

OnePlus One’s CyanogenOS 13 Update Based on Marshmallow Now Live

OnePlus One’s CyanogenOS 13 Update Based on Marshmallow Now Live

Own a OnePlus One? Well, the Cyanogen OS 13 update based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow for your handset is now live. Initially, the rollout is being done randomly, with a wider rollout planned by the end of the week. 

Cyanogen OS 12.1.1 update with Cortana integration rolling out for OnePlus One

Cyanogen OS 12.1.1 update with Cortana integration rolling out for OnePlus One

In December, the Cortana team over at Microsoft released the first public build of its digital assistant for Android. In its announcement, Microsoft had noted that it would be integrating Cortana into Cyanogen OS in a future update.

OnePlus One and OnePlus 2 Android 6.0 Marshmallow update coming in Q1, 2016

OnePlus One and OnePlus 2 Android 6.0 Marshmallow update coming in Q1, 2016

OnePlus today provided a timeframe as to when it will be updating its flagship killer devices to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The young company plans on updating both the OnePlus One and OnePlus 2 to the latest version of Android by the first quarter of 2016.

An unknown OnePlus handset has been revealed by the FCC

An unknown OnePlus handset has been revealed by the FCC

Later in October, OnePlus has an event planned in India, and up until now there hasn’t been much word on what the company might unveil.

How to sideload the Cyanogen OS 12.1 update on OnePlus One

How to sideload the Cyanogen OS 12.1 update on OnePlus One

Earlier today, the Cyanogen OS 12.1/Android 5.1.1 update for OnePlus One started rolling out. The update brings with it a handful of new features and performance improvements and should also fix the battery life issues that most One owners have been facing after upgrading their handset to CM12S.

Cyanogen OS 12.1 update for OnePlus One rolling out; makes Bing the default homepage in Chrome

Cyanogen OS 12.1 update for OnePlus One rolling out; makes Bing the default homepage in Chrome

The team over at Cyanogen Inc. have started rolling out the Android 5.1.1/CyanogenOS 12.1 update for the OnePlus One. The latest release of CyanogenOS for the handset comes with a number of new features and enhancements and also brings about some performance improvements.

OnePlus One now available through Flipkart in India as Amazon loses exclusivity

OnePlus One now available through Flipkart in India as Amazon loses exclusivity

The OnePlus One is now available to purchase through Flipkart in India. The device had been an Amazon exclusive since it launched there last year, but it appears that deal has now come to an end.

New Cyanogen OS 12 build for OnePlus One fixes the touchscreen issues for good

New Cyanogen OS 12 build for OnePlus One fixes the touchscreen issues for good

The Cyanogen team has just started rolling out a new version of Cyanogen OS 12 for the OnePlus One that brings with it a fix for the much-dreaded touchscreen issues of the handset.