The new OnePlus One Smartphone is running CyanogenMod 11S which is based on Android 4.4 KitKat. In the same time Google announced its latest Android version, the Android L preview, it's still in BETA stages but has a lot of UI changes and various new features.
Today, OnePlus promised that its high-end, yet affordable smartphone would be updated to Android L within three months after Google releases the final build of the new OS. As you may know, a similar time frame was given by HTC regarding Android L updates for its One M8 and One M7.
OnePlus One went on sale a few weeks ago ahead of schedule and lots of people are already using it. Those early adopters noticed there are quite a few bugs in the CyanogenMod 11S release that premiered with the OnePlus One. The initial release was surely not final or stable, but this changes today.
OnePlus One is now getting a stable release of the CyanogenMod 11S that improves lots of stuff:
- Better earpiece performance
- Fixes lockscreen glitches
- Smoother 4K video recording
- Adds stereo video recording
- Fixes Home key glitch on double-tap
- Better keyboard haptic feedback
- Redesigned Flashlight app
- New welcome screen
The OnePlus One smartphone is powered by CyanogenMod 11S and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, which is one of the most powerful smartphone at an affordable price.
A New video shows off the Top 5 Features of OnePlus One. It's a short quick look at the Smartphone and the CyanogenMod 11S. Enjoy the video below.
Finally after months of teasing and releasing details one bit at a time, OnePlus announces the One its first Android smartphone. Check OnePlus One Full Specifications HERE.
In terms of specifications, there's little surprise. The OnePlus One features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 (8974AC) platform with a quad-core 2.5GHz Krait 400 CPU, 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM. The display is a 5.5" full HD JDI-made, resulting in a pixel density of 401ppi.
The OnePlus One runs CyanogenMod 11S based on Android 4.4 KitKat. The company has worked closely with the ROM team to release a special minimal and flat UI. There are also a bunch of custom themes and icons specially made for the device.
OnePlus put a great deal of effort into the design of the One and its hows. The team chose magnesium for the build of the phone, as results the weight of the phone is only 162 grams. In fact, OnePlus claims this is the lightest 5.5" smartphone in the world.
The OnePlus One packs a 13 MP Sony IMX214 Sensor with 6 Lenses and f/2.0 Aperture. We already saw it in action in the hands of a professional photographer as well as its 4K video recording skills. The camera is capable of quick shutter speed of 0.3 seconds.
The back cover of the OnePlus One is removable and the company is also launching special StyleSwap covers. Available in bamboo, wood, denim and kevlar, the StyleSwap covers add a dash of personality to the One similarly to the Moto X. Sadly, the 3,100mAh Li-Po battery isn't user replaceable.
Available in Sandstone Black and Silk White, the unlocked 16GB OnePlus One will retail for $299 (€269 in Europe) and the 64GB model will cost you $349 (€299 in Europe). In the UK, the phone will sell for £229 and £269 for the 16GB and 64GB model respectively.
OnePlus announces the "One" its first Android smartphone. OnePlus One features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 (8974AC) platform with a quad-core 2.5GHz Krait 400 CPU, 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM. The display is a 5.5" full HD JDI-made, resulting in a pixel density of 401ppi.
OnePlus put a great deal of effort into the design of the One and its hows. The company tried materials such as stainless steel and aluminum for the One. Here is the First Comparison video of the OnePlus One with the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (latest phablet from Samsung).