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Cyanogen OS 13.1 brings Microsoft, Twitter, and other Mods to Android

Plenty of smartphones ship with customized versions of Google Android with modified home screens, cameras, and other features. And a lot of phone makers and wireless carriers like to pre-load some apps on phones. But the developers of Cyanogen OS are taking things a bit further with the idea of Mods, which are tightly woven […]

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Another OnePlus smartphone coming in 2015 (and more OnePlus news)

The OnePlus 2 smartphone starts shipping the second week of August. But Chinese startup OnePlus is already planning to launch its third smartphone. Co-founder Carl Pei tells USA Today that the company wants to launch a new phone will be available by the end of the year. Details about the upcoming phone are scarce, but in […]

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OnePlus One now sells for $249 and up (after a permanent price cut)

When OnePlus launched its first smartphone last year, the company made a name for itself by offering a device with high quality hardware at a mid-range price. Earlier this month the company ran a series of flash sales, letting you snag the OnePlus One for $50 off the list price for a limited period of time. Now […]

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OnePlus One smartphones available without an invite (a year after launch)

The OnePlus One smartphone is now available for anyone to purchase at any time. You don’t need an invitation and you don’t need to buy the phone on a Tuesday. While the OnePlus One launched nearly a year ago, the phone still offers a pretty decent value: for $299 and up you can get a […]

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OnePlus Two (and another phone) coming in second half of 2015

Chinese startup OnePlus made a name for itself last year with the launch of the OnePlus One smartphone — a device with high-end specs at a mid-range price. Despite limited supplies and a kind of annoying invite-only system, the company managed to sell about a million phones in 2014. Now OnePlus officials tells Bloomberg the […]

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Cyanogen OS 12 released for the OnePlus One smartphone (based on Android 5.0)

The folks at OnePlus might have released their own version of Android 5.0 for the OnePlus One smartphone earlier this month. But if you’ve been waiting for the developers at Cyanogen to release their custom version of Android based on version 5.0, the wait is over. Cyanogen OS 12 is now available for the OnePlus One, […]

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OxygenOS brings Android 5.0 to the OnePlus One smartphone

The makers of the OnePlus One smartphone have released a software update that brings Android 5.0 Lollipop to the phone which has earned a reputation as an affordable, high-quality phone that’s kind of hard to actually buy. The new software is also the first official release of OxygenOS, which is the name of the custom version […]

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OnePlus introduces OxygenOS (custom Android ROM for OnePlus smartphones)

Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus makes a well-regarded, affordable, but tough-to-get-your-hands on smartphone called the OnePlus One. Part of what made this phone special when it launched in 2014 was the operating system: it shipped with Cyanogen OS, a custom (and commercial) version of Android developed by some of the lead developers of the open source […]