OnePlus One launch is delayed due to last minute software update
The 64GB black OnePlus One, priced at $349, is scheduled to be offered first, followed by the 16GB model in white for $299. Invitations to buy the One Plus One have started going out, and the company has said that anyone who wants to buy a model should be able to. Earlier today, we listed a few retailers where you can purchase the phone without an invitation, as long as you don't mind paying more for the flagship killer. We're not sure how the delay will affect orders placed through the retailers named in the article.
There probably are more than just a few disappointed OnePlus One buyers out there, including those who wonder why the phone couldn't have been shipped with a patch sent out later OTA. Apparently OnePlus and Cyanogen made the decision they did, and now it is just a matter of time, waiting for the certification process to be completed...again. In a letter sent out to those who have received invitations to purchase the device, OnePlus says that a shipping date for the phone cannot be released at this point in time.
Letter from OnePlus warns about a delay in the OnePlus One launch due to a last minute software update
source: Reddit via MobileSyrup
1. D.Aceveda (Posts: 359; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)
Now I'm definitely not buying. You can kiss my ass OPO
22. xfire99 (Posts: 480; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)
Agree, really like Oppo Find 7 QHD. Too bad it cost so much more 599US, but still cheaper than others known OEMS flagships models. But too bad cant buy it anywhere online.
23. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2952; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
The Oppo phones have a lot of hardware and software bugs -- just check their forums.
15. techperson211 (Posts: 593; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)
Wow ?? Really software update ?? I never thought this phone exists ?? Let go wait for z3 and note 4 guys.
2. Grenmad (Posts: 9; Member since: 06 Jun 2014)
This OnePlus phone should be renamed to the OneMinus phone. Bad marketing trying to sell a phone at cost to a select few. If they really wanted to capture market share, they would release enough phones to meet demand. Meanwhile, I'm glad to hear this marketing campaign has BACKFIRED on them as more and more people lose interest in this sham. This invitation system is more like a invitation to beta testing their phone.
9. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2952; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
Six months of hype before their April "launch" and no phones. Then two more months of hype before their June "launch" and no phones.
No pre-orders means they aren't making phones for real. Means this thing was always a scam.
I can't imagine all the excuses and lies OnePlus will tell customers regarding support of the phone (pretending it will be sold one day to anyone who wants to buy it).
10. maherk (Posts: 891; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
Where have you been man? Your posts were missed, even those we fight about lol
17. Arte-8800 (limited) (Posts: 4281; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
It's Maherk and oxFFF here again....
37. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2952; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
I've been swamped with work -- slowly getting back to the arena :)
OnePlus reminds me of a scam from a while back:
"Recently a company called Infinium Labs announced that it would soon be coming out with a high-powered game console called 'Phantom' that it promises will revolutionize the gaming industry. You can check out their very slick website to find out more about the console. But rumors have began to spread suggesting that there is no Phantom Game Console, that the whole thing is a hoax. The rumors started when someone paid a visit to the company's headquarters and discovered that the headquarters consisted of nothing more than a "100ft x 100ft room with a desk and two phones." Why would anyone perpetrate a hoax like this? One theory is that it's all a publicity stunt put together by Advanced Studios, LLC, the graphic design company that put together Infinium's really slick website. Of course, Infinium is loudly insisting that the Phantom Game Console is real, and a few journalists claim to have seen working prototypes of the console. So we'll have to stay tuned to see how this plays out."
26. DocOc (Posts: 82; Member since: 23 Apr 2014)
Why do you have such strong feelings about this company if you don't care? And since you know so much about marketing and meeting customer demand, why do you live in your parent's basement with no life?
3. Lauticol (Posts: 194; Member since: 25 Jun 2011)
Do you know the exact date for the real selling date (without the stupid invite system)?
6. fzacek (Posts: 1591; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
As far as we know, the invite system will be used indefinitely. OnePlus is pissing off a lot off people with these annoying scams...
32. Lauticol (Posts: 194; Member since: 25 Jun 2011)
Yeah, I'm going to buy one for my father if I can buy it untill end of June. If not, he's getting an iPhone. Hurry up, Oneplus!
4. fzacek (Posts: 1591; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
This OnePlus One stuff is seeming more and more like some annoying scam to me. They are already destroying their reputation, and it's just their first device...
7. TheYellowDart (Posts: 16; Member since: 18 Oct 2013)
From something I read its actually a major security update that will make the device much more secure. From that perspective then it should be a no Brainer to delay the phone a bit for a more secure device.
If they were to sell the phone sooner and then patch a security Ota after there would be people posting about how dare they sell an unsecured phone blah blah blah.
11. sarb009 (Posts: 286; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
Not surprised, what else you can expect from a stupid company
13. Arte-8800 (limited) (Posts: 4281; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
Everyone that is complaining, will anybody be buying this?
16. eldyagustius (Posts: 128; Member since: 30 Oct 2013)
When the oneplus one is mass-produced and no more invitation system :)
25. Doakie (Posts: 1231; Member since: 06 May 2009)
If I didn't already have a Note 3 I'd totally consider a 64 GB version. 5.5" and the optional off screen buttons makes for a large enough screen.
28. DocOc (Posts: 82; Member since: 23 Apr 2014)
The only reason everyone on here is crying and complaining about this phone is because they did not get an invite. Sounds like pouting to me...
19. elisha.siegelman (Posts: 20; Member since: 28 Feb 2014)
I don't think you guys understand. There's nothing they can do. They are a FREAKING STARTUP. have you considered the fact that these people quit their jobs to make a company that they didn't know would survive? I want you to find a company that's trying new things like they are doing. The invite system is only taking as long as other companies do.
21. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2952; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
Building hype for six months and then "launching" with something described as "better than pre-orders" and then having no phones at all... maybe that could be a startup mistake.
But a startup run by good honest people would say "we've run into some snags which are x, y, and z, and we're fixing them. we should be making phones in 3 months and shipping them out to the people who pre-ordered them".
Doing the same exact thing two months later and still not having any phones is no longer a startup mistake, but part of the deceitful way OnePlus does business.
Not taking pre-orders and relying on marketing gimmicks and hunger marketing is not something a startup does. It is actually something a big company does when they are being deceitful.
Startups need the good will of the customer base, big companies don't (or need it much less). OnePlus has done everything they can to alienate their customers. I just don't see "we're a startup" as anything other than more deception.
20. Mrmark (Posts: 139; Member since: 26 Jan 2013)
Those lofty specs sure are decreasing with time! By the time it comes out it will be 2016. JK ... But really .... Software ?
24. Planterz (Posts: 746; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
I'm laughing my balls off at all the pepople complaining that this phone is taking a bit longer than originally expected. In fact, I hope they piss off more of you whiny crybabies, because the more of you that throw in the towel and refuse to buy this phone out of some idiotic misplaced spite, the better a chance I have to get one sooner.
36. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2952; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
I am more than happy to let the fools rush in.
As the company stated, they are "selling" the phone at cost. If we pretend for a moment that OnePlus actually is making phones and "selling" them, that means they don't have any money left to fix bugs, support the hardware, upgrade the OS, handle warranties, etc.
Of course, OnePlus redefines "selling" as "inviting a few people to buy a phone, eventually".
So it is no surprise that the phone is delayed by bugs. OnePlus probably has an intern or two working on this phone, for free. Maybe people work at OnePlus for the eventual hope of getting an invite... hunger games inside the hunger games.
38. Planterz (Posts: 746; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
Some of these people make me laugh, but you, 0xFFFF, just make me yawn. Everything to you is a goddamned scam or conspiricy. Life is a lot more comfortable when you take off your tinfoil hat. Try it once.
30. gaara6775 (Posts: 278; Member since: 20 May 2014)
Learn something from xiaomi, at least they market their products better than you guys n also sell millions. Try to capture less regions n then expand. Don't go full fledged you are not Samsung,duh! At least this device should have been available in its home country but still stupid thingy going on with that invite system. Xiaomi conquered more markets than you n I'm happy on their progress. By the time you guys are available everywhere I bet you,we already have gotten note4 or z3. :p
31. SellPhones82 (Posts: 497; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
This is exactly what I worried about when this phone was being hyped. I agree that it's a potential "flagship killer" but by the time you can even order one and have it in your hands the new current flagships will be killing it in just about everything but price. I wonder if this will even be the last delay with no hard ship date being released at this time.
33. Heatfan316 (Posts: 411; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)
I'm pissed too, but let's give these guys a chance.
34. fanboysrdumb (Posts: 44; Member since: 12 Jan 2013)
Cheap phone with high quality built and specs and then saving money on other costs they asked for patience I can give you that. Take your time as they say good things come to those who wait now piss off shamesung gaytc n apple fanboys leave us poor to our destiny go spill 700$ to your savior since you can't get laid maybe playing with your device will help you with your erectile dysfunction