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Aamir Siddiqui · May 28, 2015

OnePlus Plans To Take Back #NeverSettle From Verizon

#NeverSettle Back in 2014, this seemingly innocent and kind of motivating hashtag took the tech industry by storm. Afterall, how often do you see a "new" company give the top guns of Android a run for their money? The #NeverSettle mantra was what OnePlus was founded on, as they claim. Even though the device was marred with issues and criticism ranging from its invite-system method of sale, to its rather infamous customer service and quite recently, its attempts to acknowledge and...

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Mario Tomás Serrafero · May 28, 2015

OnePlus Two: Expectations and Boundaries

OnePlus is a company that has been through controversies and praise in what was perhaps one of the most dynamic years for a company - and all of this with a single phone. The OnePlus One was, indeed, flagship killer that didn’t settle in many ways. The device went on to sell over a million units - an impressive number considering the invite system meant limited sales and that its advertising was mostly word-of-mouth.   OnePlus made it clear that their...

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GermainZ · Apr 14, 2015

OxygenOS Kernel Source Released

The kernel is the central part of an operating system, and is basically a program that serves as an interface between the applications you run and your hardware (including the memory which softwares need to run, disk or network access and so on). The Linux kernel is one of the most popular, and is what Android uses and comes with (with some modifications). Linux is also open source and is released under the GNU GPL v2, which among other things,...

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Mario Tomás Serrafero · Mar 26, 2015

OnePlus Late March AMAA Roundup

OnePlus is one of those companies that appear one day and next thing you know, they are all over the internet. Their original OnePlus One phone was a major success in the mobile space due to its low price yet remarkable specifications - the ultimate goal of the company and their “Never Settle” slogan. We love talking about “the little OEM that could”, not necessarily because they are good or bad, but because their business and marketing strategies are very...

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Mario Tomás Serrafero · Feb 12, 2015

Everything OxygenOS: What We Know, What to Expect

OnePlus has been a heated company filed under many controversies, but with many strengths and virtues that turned them - and their product - into one of the biggest buzz-filled and talked-about entities of the mobile world in 2014. Their debut with the OnePlus One "flagship killer" was met with a lot of conversation surrounding not just the phone, but the company's decisions around their promotion decisions. In the end, their first device was a success that sold nearly 1 million...

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Mario Tomás Serrafero · Jan 16, 2015

The Little OEM That Could: Flagship Killers Never Settle

OnePlus has been one of the most talked-about companies of 2014. They have been the topic of countless discussions and debates all over tech enthusiast forums and websites, with comments in all shades of the spectrum. This buzz has been one of the main reasons One Plus became what it is today - a player in a rough game of an industry. And one of the hardest parts of the game is getting in it. OnePlus has a noble vision...

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Tomek Kondrat · Jan 1, 2015

OnePlus Releases Early CyanogenMod-Free Lollipop For the One

In the last few weeks, we've read quite a bit regarding the issues surrounding OnePlus, Micromax, and Cyanogen Inc. The drama between these three companies is full of unexpected twists, accusations and court trials. While we wait the conclusion of this soap-opera, OnePlus decided to start the new year in a very sweet way. We recently talked about how OnePlus has been working on delivering a CyanogenMod-free firmware that will one day become the default firmware in future updates and...

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Jimmy McGee · Aug 17, 2014

Top 3 OnePlus One ROMs – XDA Developer TV

The OnePlus One has generated a lots of buzz on social media before its release. Using knowledge and staff from Oppo, this device has been said to push the envelop as the whole team at OnePlus wants to "Never Settle."  Here at XDA, we like to "never settle" with a stock device ourselves. While our review of the device shows that it's pretty good out of the box, there is always more you can do with your OnePlus One In...

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Jimmy McGee · Aug 2, 2014

How to Root the OnePlus One and Unlock Bootloader and Install Custom Recovery – XDA Developer TV

In this episode, XDA Developer TV Producer TK shows you how to root, unlock the bootloader, and install a custom recovery on your OnePlus One. TK recently reviewed the OnePlus One and while not readily available yet, it’s created quite a stir on Social media. So as is usual at XDA, we must root all the things, and the OnePlus One is no exception! TK presents step-by-step instructions on how to gain root access on your OnePlus One using tools...

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jerdog · Jul 4, 2014

OnePlus to Sponsor XDA:DevCon ’14

One of the most talked about, debated, looked forward to, and oft-maligned companies of 2014 is OnePlus. The makers of the once highly sought after, and now hard to get a hold of device, the OnePlus One, are sponsoring xda:devcon '14. OnePlus, a technology startup created and ran by former leaders at Oppo, are committed to bringing the best possible technology to users around the world. Created around the mantra, “Never Settle,” OnePlus creates exquisitely designed devices with premium build quality...

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