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OnePlus One gets minor Cyanogen OS update

OnePlus One got an update today and there’s a new Cyanogen OS version out there for it. Considering the breakdown between OnePlus and Cyanogen, this is sort of a surprising move. We are not talking about a huge update, but about a few helpful bug fixes and minor updates. If the OTA hasn’t reached your phone yet, there are manual downloads available you can try.

 

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The OTA ZIP file is 18MB in size, but in order to make it work you will need a stock version of the OS on your phone. In case you want the full ROM experience, the file is 600MB in size and it includes fastboot ZIPs. According to official forums, this Cyanogen OS forums, his update brings about some bug fixes and security updates, possible something like Stagefright. The usual OTA could prove to be failing, but the manual installs are reported as working.

 

OnePlus One is the only smartphone from the company still running on Cyanogen OS, but the company is working on moving it to its proprietary Oxygen OS as soon as possible. Considering that most OnePlus One users are still using the Cyanogen OS 12 version, this update will bring joy to many. Happy flashing!

 

Source: OnePlus Forums

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OxygenOS 2.1 update reaches OnePlus 2 – what are the changes?

OxygenOS 2.1 is now live and the first to get it is OnePLus 2. This Android ROM created specifically for the One Plus phones was light on features and possibilities at launch, but things are slowly changing as updates come along on the mobile front. Today’s update brings changes to the camera, display and some obvious bug fixes.

 

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You can check the official changelog here:

  • We’ve added manual mode for all you photography enthusiasts. Hope this will give you more control for capturing that perfect moment.
  • Raw support is now enabled for 3rd party camera apps that support this format
  • There’s a new color balance slider in Display for adjusting the color tone of your screen. You can now go warmer or cooler as you please.
  • Added Exchange support.
  • We fixed some issues that were causing problems with popular 3rd party apps.
  • Telephony service improvements so you no longer get the lag when you turn on/off airplane mode.

 

One of the most important changes is the manual mode on the camera, which is a huge upgrade from the standard. OnePLus 2 has a much better camera performance than the OnePlus One and OxygenOS 2.1 manages to offer it more options.

Now, users will be able to get into photography and they should get RAW support in third-party camera apps too (some reports suggest issues with this, officials are working on it). The update also brings in some color balance sliders on your pics.
The OTA started today and it will reach all OnePLus 2 devices by tomorrow.

Source: OnePlus Forums

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OnePlus Two pics released by Chinese regulators

The OnePlus Two phone was officially released today by a Chinese regulator. Last year, OnePlus made a hit with their first smartphone, the super-hip powerful device which sold for only $299, obliterating the competition. Now, the company hopes to hit a home run with the Two, which is supposed to be the bigger better version of any flagship on the market.

 

OnePlus Two

 

 

OnePlus Two was supposed to launch officially next month, but TENAA, a Chinese wireless regulator, has already published some pictures of the device. It looks pretty much the same, but it has a new physical button that can save anything. This button is supposed to be the device’s extremely fast fingerprint scanner that OnePlus says is faster than Apple’s.

According to some recent announcements, the OnePlus Two will have the aforementioned fingerprint scanner plus a Snapdragon 810 and 4GB of RAM and a USB Type-C connector. There have been hints at two SIM slots, but it was not confirmed yet. The price should be somewhere under $450, but we will have to wait until July 27th to find out more official details.

Source: TheVerge

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[The rumor mill] OnePlus 2 to launch this July

OnePlus 2 is one step closer to the shelves as we speak because the mother-company is rumored to have marked the device for launch in July. The One Plus One device was one of the most talks about smartphones last year, in part because of its terrible horrible no good invite system and also because of its spec price ratio. The device presented the spec build of a 2014 flagship at half the price.

 

OnePlus 2

 

 

This year’s OnePlus device is rumored to feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810( the much hated easily-heating processor that broke the Internet during spring) paired with 3 GB of RAM, a 1920 x 1080p display plus a 13 MP camera and a 3300 mAh battery to power it all.

OnePlus’s co-founder Carl Pei recently said that the company is taking into consideration customer feedback from the One to improve the Two device by preparing a smoother launch with more support for customers. Moreover, the company is further developing its team and future vision by working hard on the new smartphone.

It appears that the horror of the invite system is not over as the second OnePlus flagship will be achievable via the same process as before. The new handset will also have a higher price than One ($300).

The Chinese company recently started two new contests with an interesting prize: an all-expense paid trip to the headquarters in Hong Kong. One contest is taking in to consideration a no edits photo competition on Instagram where users can upload a photo with the tag @oneplustech detailing how they were able to accomplish their photo. Officials will choose 10 photos and users will vote on the final winner.

The second contest takes place in video format and it’s supposed to be a personal confession or vlog in which people can share their OnePlus story by saying what they like about the One, what they expect from the future device and basically why THEY are the biggest One Plus fans ever. The videos will be judged on quality, originality and production. One winner will be chosen by the judges and one by the community. You can make your entry viable with THIS FORM.

This makes both contests have a total of three winners which will get a full-paid trip to Hong Kong to the OnePLus HQ where they will experience the OnePlus Two firsthand and apparently participate in a secret project.

Source: Oneplus vlog

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OnePlus Two specs leaked – expect the next flagship tide breaker

After OnePlus One broke the market a year ago, it’s now time for the 2 iteration of the line to do the same, or so rumors say. The newest OnePlus flagship was leaked online and the brand is determined to live up to its motto “ Never Settle” once again.

 

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The new device codenamed OnePlus 2 at the moment is right there in the same league as this year’s flagships, at least when it comes to specs. What you’re supposed to be getting is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 plus 3 GB of RAM. Yes, we are talking about the much scrutinized Qualcomm processor here.

 

OnePlus 2 specs

 

We hope that the issues with the display and resolution will be addressed if OnePlus is aiming at a true flagship-material smartphone. Here’s hoping they will pack their new device with a Full HD or Quad HD display.

 

OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei recently said that $400 would be a reasonable price for the new smartphone. Even if its price could be higher than the 64GB OnePlus One, it is still far below the price of other 2015 flagships out there. The 2 will run on OxygenOS for devices shipping out of China.

 

The OnePlus Two will be officially unveiled sometime this year.

 

Source: Slashgear