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OnePlus boss details why it’s so hard to get the One

OnePlus boss details why it’s so hard to get the One

If you want a OnePlus One, you understand how rough it can be. Invitations, flash sales, and terribly misguided (read: offensive) marketing schemes get in the way of us just being able to buy a phone. At $299, though, the headaches are more than worth the wait for some. Offering top-end specs with a low-end price, the OnePlus has sat in Google’s warm Nexus chair left vacant by the Nexus 6. If you’re curious why it’s still so hard to get a phone, OnePlus’ founder has come clean.

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Cyanogen strikes up a partnership with India’s Micromax

Cyanogen strikes up a partnership with India’s Micromax

The rumors were true after all and Cyanogen, Inc., the company formed from the community-oriented CyanogenMod's core developers, is indeed targeting the growing mobile market of India. It has struck a deal with manufacturer Mircromax that will bring the Android-based OS to a new device. With promises of dirt cheap handsets, constant updates and freedom from bloatware, this team up pretty much puts Micromax somewhat at odds with its other partner, Google, just after the two launched the Android One program last September.

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Nextbit Baton brings iPhone-style Continuity to Android

Nextbit Baton brings iPhone-style Continuity to Android

Apple’s iPhone and iPad have Handoff in Continuity, but if Nextbit has its way Android will soon be able to boast the same, baking easy app switching between phones and tablets in at the OS level. Revealed today, Nextbit's Baton incorporates not only passing an app - with its current state preserved - between Android devices, but synchronizes apps and data, as well as preserving a snapshot of both in the cloud for backup purposes.

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OnePlus: “get ready” for pre-order crunch

OnePlus: “get ready” for pre-order crunch

The OnePlus One is one special smartphone, that much is certain. It’s got bold styling, respectable specs, and some rock solid Cyanogen software running the show. What it doesn’t have is a lot of users, and the company’s slow rollout is putting them a bit behind the curve. A new pre-order program starts soon, with orders officially being taken on October 27. If you’re anxious to jump on the OnePlus train, though, you can go to their site and build your cart now.

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OPPO N3 leaks in three colors, October 29 date set

OPPO N3 leaks in three colors, October 29 date set

OPPO, which already has a large following in China, came into mainstream Android consciousness last year because of the OPPO N1. Or to be more precise, because of its ties with CyanogenMod as the first OEM to ship with the custom ROM out of the box, at least partially. As seems to be the trend these days, the Chinese maker is skipping a version, and all eyes will be on the OPPO N3 to see if it can fill in the rather large shoes left by its predecessor.

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Report: Google tried to buy Cyanogen

Report: Google tried to buy Cyanogen

Cyanogen has long been a bastion for those not quite happy with what Google’s version of Android might be. If you want deep control of your device, the smartest thing to do was root and flash Cyanogen builds. As they gain traction as a more official OS provider, it seems Google was attempting to swoop them up.

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New OnePlus order system still sounds terrible

New OnePlus order system still sounds terrible

“Launching something is difficult”, says OnePlus via a new blog post. They’re right. With OnePlus’ slow rollout for their One smartphone, the Android faithful fervently position to get their hands on one of the best Android handsets around. Via a new and open pre-order process, starting next month, more people will be able to snatch a One, or at least wait in line for it.

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CM Apps bring CyanogenMod to the masses

CM Apps bring CyanogenMod to the masses

Even if you’ve never wanted to root or hack your smartphone before, if you’re an Android fan, CyanogenMod should be on your radar. This brand belongs to a group of developers that took the ROM-making environment so seriously that they formed their own company around creating a 3rd-party Android system. This user interface is now spawning a "CM Apps" collection as well.

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OnePlus One: invites likely nixed by June

OnePlus One: invites likely nixed by June

Production is ramping up for the team at OnePlus for their first device, the OnePlus One. With the first wave of devices they’ve had to keep sales low, sending invites to "lucky" consumers that want to purchase this smartphone as soon as possible. With the most recent update sent out by the crew this week, it would appear that they’ll have production at a level where far, far more consumers can pick a unit up at will by June.

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