The folks at OnePlus are generating a lot of buzz for their upcoming smartphone which will run CyanogenMod software, features a 5.5 inch, 1080p display, and support up to 64GB of storage.
They’re doing that by announcing the phone’s specs one at a time… and the latest detail the company is sharing is support for StyleSwap covers which feature distinct colors and textures. While OnePlus won’t exactly be offering a Motorola Moto Maker level of customization, it looks like you’ll be able to give your phone a bit of extra flare without buying a custom case.
Here’s a roundup of tech news from around the web.
- OnePlus One smartphone to have swappable rear covers
At launch, options will include denim, bamboo, Kevlar, sandstone, and silk. [OnePlus]
- “OK Google, take a photo” now opens the android camera app
And “Take a video” opens the camera app in video recording mode. Unfortunately you’ll still need to manually tap the screen to actually snap a photo or start a recording. And Sadly “take a selfie” does open the camera app — but it doesn’t automatically trigger the front-facint camera. [+Google]
- Samsung Gear 2 watch with USIM, standalone phone calling capabilities on the way?
So far all of Samsung’s smartwatches have been designed as smartphone companions. But there’s a report suggesting a new model could be a smartphone replacement. [The Korea Herald]
- Google Keyboard 3.0 for Android can get suggestions, corrections from other Google apps
The new Personalized Suggestions feature is optional… but it’s opt out. So if you don’t want Google grabbing data from your Google Talk sessions to find words you use regularly, you’ll want to uncheck the box. But honestly, it’s probably a pretty useful feature. [Droid Life]
- YotaPhone’s 1st-gen, dual-screen (E Ink, LCD) phone goes on sale in the UK
The second-gen model is way cooler, thanks to an E Ink screen with touch input and support for any Android app. But at least Yota is expanding internationally. [TechCrunch]
- Maybe Huawei isn’t working on a dual OS phone
A Huawei official reportedly told reporters recently that the company was working on a phone that could dual boot Android and Windows Phone software. Now Huawei is clarifying that statement… by saying it’s wrong. There are no plans to launch a dual OS phone anytime soon. [Fierce Wireless]
- Konami code with Google Voice search unlocks “unlimited free Google searches”
Up up down down left right left right — is there anything it can’t do? [TechCrunch]