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OnePlus One launch is delayed due to last minute software update

0. phoneArena 10 Jun 2014, 18:59 posted on

Problems with a more severe than expected OpenSSL bug, is causing a delay in the actual launch of the OnePlus One. Cyanogen Mod decided to include the fix for the bug with the initially launched version of the phone. This means that a whole new certification needs to be done for the firmware, but as Ciwrl from Cyanogen Mod writes on Reddit, "We believe the security benefits outweigh the delay."...

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posted on 10 Jun 2014, 19:02 20

1. D.Aceveda (Posts: 396; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


Now I'm definitely not buying. You can kiss my ass OPO

posted on 10 Jun 2014, 20:05

12. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Oppo7 has much better build.

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 00:46

22. xfire99 (Posts: 873; 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.

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 02:09

23. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


The Oppo phones have a lot of hardware and software bugs -- just check their forums.

posted on 10 Jun 2014, 20:13 5

15. techperson211 (Posts: 1236; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


Wow ?? Really software update ?? I never thought this phone exists ?? Let go wait for z3 and note 4 guys.

posted on 10 Jun 2014, 19:07 5

2. Grenmad (Posts: 31; 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.

posted on 10 Jun 2014, 19:49 3

9. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; 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).

posted on 10 Jun 2014, 19:54 2

10. maherk (Posts: 4069; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Where have you been man? Your posts were missed, even those we fight about lol

posted on 10 Jun 2014, 21:07

17. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


It's Maherk and oxFFF here again....

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 22:55

37. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; 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."

http://www.museumofhoaxes.com/hoax/weblog/comments/the_phantom_game_console

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 07:57

26. DocOc (Posts: 138; 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?

posted on 10 Jun 2014, 19:08

3. Lauticol (Posts: 347; Member since: 25 Jun 2011)


Do you know the exact date for the real selling date (without the stupid invite system)?

posted on 10 Jun 2014, 19:11 4

6. fzacek (Posts: 2486; 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...

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 11:16

32. Lauticol (Posts: 347; 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!

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 12:44

35. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Why not get him a Moto X or Nexus 5?...

posted on 10 Jun 2014, 19:10 5

4. fzacek (Posts: 2486; 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...

posted on 10 Jun 2014, 19:11

5. billgates (banned) (Posts: 555; Member since: 29 May 2014)


Who didn't see this coming?

posted on 10 Jun 2014, 20:09 3

14. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Everyone.....

posted on 10 Jun 2014, 19:15 5

7. TheYellowDart (Posts: 26; 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.

posted on 10 Jun 2014, 19:32

8. Doakie (Posts: 2108; Member since: 06 May 2009)


I'm shocked and appalled sir!

posted on 10 Jun 2014, 19:56 5

11. sarb009 (Posts: 310; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Not surprised, what else you can expect from a stupid company

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 07:59

27. DocOc (Posts: 138; Member since: 23 Apr 2014)


are you 8 years old?

posted on 10 Jun 2014, 20:07

13. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Everyone that is complaining, will anybody be buying this?

posted on 10 Jun 2014, 20:19 6

16. eldyagustius (Posts: 177; Member since: 30 Oct 2013)


When the oneplus one is mass-produced and no more invitation system :)

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 04:32

25. Doakie (Posts: 2108; 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.

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 08:00 1

28. DocOc (Posts: 138; 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...

posted on 10 Jun 2014, 22:25 1

18. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Bugger's.
Always something it seems.

posted on 10 Jun 2014, 23:20 2

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.

posted on 11 Jun 2014, 00:30 4

21. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3806; 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.

posted on 10 Jun 2014, 23:24

20. Mrmark (Posts: 294; 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 ?

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