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Tech startup looks to CyanogenMod to power their device

OnePlus, a new technology startup, has just announced they will be partnering CyanogenMod to bring the best custom Android experience to their devices. The OnePlus One will be the first device from OnePlus to launch running a specifically customized version of CyanogenMod that will take advantage of all the devices features.

With OnePlus' vision of creating devices that feature premium and sleek designs along with high end performance, and CyanogenMod's ability to release an amazing user experience the two companies are extremely excited for this device.

“What’s coming is one of the most popular mobile operating systems specifically developed for the best hardware, with a unique twist,” said Lau. “The smartphone industry is ripe for disruption, and 2014 should prove to be a huge year for the future of the market.”

As of right now both OnePlus and CyanogenMod are hoping to release the device in the first half of 2014 in select markets, with global availability to follow. Unfortunately there is no information at this time on pricing or any specific specs about the device hardware but we hope to find out more soon.

OnePlus Announces Official Partnership with CyanogenMod

New Mobile Startup Announces Software Partner for Upcoming Flagship

SEATTLE – January 7, 2014– Pete Lau, CEO of OnePlus, and Steve Kondik, CTO of Cyanogen Inc., today announced the official partnership of OnePlus and Cyanogen Inc. for OnePlus’ flagship device. The CyanogenMod team will develop a customized software experience with specially designed features and exciting new elements debuting on the first OnePlus phone.

Unparalleled Collaboration

OnePlus and Cyanogen Inc. will collaborate on both hardware and software to create what will be the first commercial CyanogenMod product. Combining a yet to be unveiled version of CyanogenMod with the latest and highest end hardware, the flagship OnePlus phone is poised to provide a fast, secure and beautiful device for Android users.

“What’s coming is one of the most popular mobile operating systems specifically developed for the best hardware, with a unique twist,” said Lau. “The smartphone industry is ripe for disruption, and 2014 should prove to be a huge year for the future of the market.”

“Upon hearing Pete’s vision for OnePlus, it was clear we had found the right partner,” said Kondik. “By combining our software expertise with Pete’s background in hardware and design, we’ll develop a phone that will exceed both of our expectations.”

OnePlus One

OnePlus was founded to create devices that combine performance with premium quality and sleek design. The debut OnePlus device, the OnePlus One, is expected in the first half of 2014. The phone will launch in select markets and expand to more global availability.

For more information on OnePlus and the latest OnePlus news, please visit www.oneplus.net. For more information on CyanogenMod, please visit www.cyanogenmod.org.

About OnePlus

OnePlus is a technology startup 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 high performance hardware. For more information, please visit www.oneplus.net.

 
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CM team is playing for keeps. I guess this is where they got that recent kickstarter money from. So is this device more official than the Oppo N1?

I'm interested to see what the phone is like, hopefully not too expensive with good specs and I might consider it.

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If these companies want to make a dent in the market, they need to make mid range devices, at mid-low range prices.
use last years processors, throw in nice 720P screens, ample battery size and price it in the $250-$350 Range.

I'm thinking 3 devices.

one to compete with the Moto G
One to Compete with the Nexus 5
and maybe a 7-8" tablet to compete with the nexus line.
we all know that android doesn't need killer specs any more. thow in some "old" S4 pro processors and some killer 720P screens and price them right, and you have some winners on your harnds.

outside of that, IMO, these small companies just get lost in the jungle of larger companies currently driven by Samsung and the galaxy line. they NEED to make a splash. if you get a device that keeps coming up in reviews as a comparison to other devices, its going to make more and more people start looking at your device.
Dont just dive into a saturated market, Do a Frickin' Cannon Ball!!