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OnePlus One launch pushed back due to OpenSSL vulnerability patch

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OnePlus has again delayed its upcoming debut flagship Android smartphone, the One. The company confirmed in an email sent out to early adopters, who await their promised invites, that the device will be delayed due to a last minute CyanogenMOD software update. A Member of the CyanogenMOD team took to Reddit yesterday to clarify that this software update was to ensure the Heartbleed OpenSSL vulnerability has been patched prior to shipping.

It's understandable that some who are eagerly awaiting for the opportunity to get their mucky paws on the OnePlus One will be severely disappointed at yet another delay, but since this is down to security – which is incredibly important these days – we'll let this one slip by. Thankfully this delay isn't down to production issues or failing to meet expectations, just read through our in-depth review to see how solid the smartphone is for the $299 price tag.

Unfortunately, no estimation has been shared by the company, but kudos to the CyanogenMOD and OnePlus teams for favoring security over rushing the final product out. We bet you're all still stoked about the OnePlus One, correct?

Source: Reddit, via: MobileSyrup

51 Comments
  • I'm okay with this.
  • I'll take security over anything. And I still have a working phone. I can wait for the One Plus One. :) edit : I love the new page layout. Refreshing look.
  • IG I can get one by the end of June I'll be OK. If not lg g3 will have to do Posted via Android Central App
  • Heartbleed was fixed back in April. This sounds like they are waiting for the seven additional recently announced openssl vulnerabilities.
  • Not fixed, it's still there on many devices ( just not enabled). Only 4.1.x can have it triggered now due to the play store service update.
  • They could be addressing the new bugs: http://www.openssl.org/news/secadv_20140605.txt Or not. I'm not trying to defend anyone here.
  • I think it's just an excuse for delay in manufacturing. They can always send updates after delivering the phones. Billions of people are using phones world wide with out an update for the issue. What does a software update have to do with pushing the phone out? Posted via Android Central App
  • My sentiments exactly. Posted via Android Central App
  • Heartbeat has been known about for awhile. Sounds more like trying to buy some time.
  • Lol. Right. I can't believe how people believe this BS. Posted via Android Central App
  • Yup, it's pure bs cause they can always push an update after the phone is del7vered to customers too. They're just buying time for production issues I guess. Posted via Android Central App
  • +1 They over promised and under produced. I am of the opinion that they just cannot meet the SLIM demand that they have. The good news is that the demand is getting slimmer by the minute
  • rElax... ... ( 0ppo F5) ...
  • I know your a big OPPO supporter, and you are active on their forums, but even you have to be running out of excuses by now...
  • Nope. Pretty much over OnePlus dog and pony show. But a big shout out to the Cyanogen Mod team for all the hard work and especially for keeping people informed and up to date.
  • Let the brown nosing begin: Oh one plus... blessed be thy name. Thy will be done, even if you delay the release, I will never settle for anything but you, my precious unicorn. Everything you do is perfect... can I haz an invite pwease? Posted via Android Central App
  • I'm skipping out on this device. I will just get the next Moto X (+1) or the N6 when or if it comes out.
  • The Z2 won me over. No one here. °Sony XPERIA Z2 white
    °LG Optimus G Pro white
    °LG Optimus L70 black
  • Is the Z3 coming soon to the US?
  • So you bought the z2? Posted via Android Central App
  • If they don't make it out before the note 4 then they might lose a lot of sales. Posted via Android Central App
  • They are losing sales any way, and I really doubt that anyone that is seriously looking at the Note 4 gives a crap about this shady company....
  • they're going to lose sales amongst those in the know in the phone/tech community. barely anyone else knows what a oneplus or a cyanogen is. can't lose sales if people don't know about you. they better update some of the specs on the dl as a failsafe so when the phone is ready for a widespread release, they'll be able to better compete. because as of now, the bad pr combined with specs that may not be worthy of a flagship title compared to what will be around at the time of release and lack of a robust marketing strategy very well may undermine this phone's promise.
  • Gotta patch 'em all, gotta patch 'em all!!!
  • Bullshit. They're just using that as an excuse for their delay. The truth is they don't have enough to ship. Posted via Android Central App
  • This is ridiculous. I might just get a sony xpeeia z2 or moto x. Taking them to long. Wanted to get one before last week of june. Posted via Android Central App
  • which year? If you were think this year, you are out of luck
  • I Putin a request months ago and never heard a word back. Where/when did you folks receive you "number" on the waiting list? As for the topic. I think some of you have no idea what all goes into getting a new product out to consumers...especially one like a cell phone. You come off as whiney... That said. 1+ did jump the gun. Wait til you know you're ready to release it and then start the hype machine....not the other way around. Posted via Android Central App
  • Never hearing a word back is kinda the issue...they are all smoke and mirrors at this point..well that and BS Pushing a product out is hard, but this is not an entirely new product. It is essentially a Find 7a with some tweaks. Even if it was a "from scratch" product, they are being very unprofessional, shady and just straight out stupid about all of this. Especially since it is essentially OPPO who have done this kind of thing before. That being said, the 1+ will likely disappear to be reformed under some other shady crap in the near future (after release of course, I do not think they are going for outright fraud)
  • Too little too late Posted from my Nexus 7 2013 or Samsung galaxy S5
  • This company is a failure! Posted via Android Central App
  • With the z2 picking up momentum, the galaxy prime coming out soon, the note 4 about to be released and the n6 maybe being released, the one plus will have a lot of catch up to do. Their specs are going to be old.
  • #neverselling Posted via AC app from my amazing Moto X
  • I agree that there is a lot of factors to consider when releasing a new device. However, Oppo is not a new player to making electronics, let alone smartphones. I fully agree that since they were able to keep the device mostly under wraps that the hype could have started a lot closer to when they were going to ship the device.
  • I am on the OnePlusOne forums and they are being such babies about the delays. People keep on slamming OnePlusOne any chance they get, rather disgusting.... Posted via Android Central App
  • They hired a bunch of unemployed engineers from Pressy and needed time to indoctrinate them into the "Never Settle" culture. Meet the new boss, same as the old boss!
  • Yep. I lost interest about 3 weeks ago. LG G3 for me. One plus One =None plus None. Posted via Android Central App
  • This phone is dead in the water. They needed to get it in people hands and get some get word of mouth buzz. Now all its been about is shitty contests, shitty invite system, and now a delay. If you really cant afford a flagship phone at full price...get the nexus 5. its out now and its the same price basically
  • Yeah, yeah, yeah, tel me about it...
    Maybe this phone is the best invention after bread. But karketing makes it awfull...
  • The only issue here is that OnePlus is not informing the users about what happen in the delay.
    If they had inform the users I think all would understand the delay.
  • I don't care if they ever release this phone with their failed invites system and its buggy software. The fanfare has worn off for me and I'm not interested at all now.
  • Same was super excited at 1st Posted from my Nexus 7 2013 or Samsung galaxy S5
  • This is ridiculous. It's software. You don't need to delay a hardware launch because of this. You just push an OTA and have it waiting the first time users power on their devices. New security vulnerabilities are found every day. Might as well just never launch then. Or the delay is caused by something else and they are just using this as cover for the real issue.
  • I was excited 3 weeks ago. Then I read reviews a few weeks ago and got a little bit of the excitement back. I'm more curious about the LG G3 now. Laser focus, compact size for 5.5", even higher resolution.... I'd be settling if I went with OnePlus One now.
  • This sounds like a cop out to me. They just weren't ready. Its beginning to get irritating that you can't buy one yet. Posted via Android Central App
  • Gangsters Have An Old Saying:
    "Don't Talk The Talk.. If You Can't Walk The Walk"
    You only have ONE chance to make a Great First Impression.. 1+ has blown theirs.
  • At this point I think they should throw in the towel and move on to the next processor/display standard. At this point they're not flagship killers anymore. Posted via Android Central App
  • Credibility soured. I'm holding out for an ARA. Posted via Android Central App
  • This alone, probably okay. However the rest of their gimmicks in addition to this has created doubt in my mind. In short I am over it. Posted via Android Central App
  • It is fixed now... 12th june ... ( 0ppo F5) ...
  • I bailed. Tired of waiting. Posted via Android Central App