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The OnePlus One flagship will come with Moto X-like always-on voice recognition

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The OnePlus One flagship will come with Moto X-like always-on voice recognition
After revealing that its first smartphone, dubbed simply 'One', will sport a 5.5-inch 1080p display that will fit in a super compact body, OnePlus are back again with another intriguing piece: the phone will come with Moto X-like always-on, always-listening feature.

OnePlus have also started a poll that tries to gauge fans' preferences as to what the hot word that will wake up the device should be. So far, "OK, OnePlus" is leading the ranking, meaning that our personal favorite, "Alakazam!", is sadly unlikely to make it in the retail unit. By the way, you did read that right -- the feature does allow you to wake up your device from a locked state, and apparently the CyanogenMod team, which is developing the CyanogenMod OS specifically for the OnePlus, has also managed to find a way to have the phone learn your voice in order for it to carry out different (but unspecified) tasks. 

With a price tag vowed to be under $400, the OnePlus One is shaping up to be an intriguing device, and it won't be long until we have the full picture -- the device will be announced on Saturday, March 16th. Perhaps best of all, OnePlus have signaled that the One will be available internationally from its site, which should hopefully ease concerns people have about shopping from the Chinese aisle.

source: OnePlus

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posted on 12 Mar 2014, 05:40 1

1. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3202; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


I want abra-kadabra

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 06:49

5. IliyaBeshkov (Posts: 241; Member since: 09 Jul 2012)


pipebomb! :D

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 05:57

2. vincelongman (Posts: 1152; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


Flagship specs, Oppo build quality, CM, and all for under $400, this OnePlus One phone sounds amazing
Finally someone is price competing with the Nexus lineup

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 06:08 1

3. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 715; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


Typo error in title. "Alway-on" instead of "Always-on"

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 06:23

4. o0Exia0o (Posts: 356; Member since: 01 Feb 2013)


This story needs editing for spelling.

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 07:34

6. tonyv (Posts: 1; Member since: 12 Mar 2014)


i think March 16th is Sunday, right?

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 07:51

7. AfterShock (Posts: 2800; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


After this long vapor leak, I hope they can put it out when the day comes.
Availability will be the concern.

posted on 12 Mar 2014, 18:16

8. btbotimtim (Posts: 147; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


i hope it supports LTE in the states.

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 00:57

9. a_merryman (Posts: 675; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


It does, but it will only be available for T-Mobile and AT&T the guys said. No CDMA so no Sprint or VZW :/

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 06:20

10. o0Exia0o (Posts: 356; Member since: 01 Feb 2013)


Hopefully we wont have to worry about that much longer. When LTE-A starts being turned loose by the carriers then you will be able to buy any phone that you want, pop the sim card in it, and not worry about your carrier throwing a fit because any phone will work on any carrier's network.

posted on 13 Mar 2014, 10:01

11. a_merryman (Posts: 675; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


The annoying thing is that you can already buy a phone and pop a sim card into CDMA devices now and have it work. It is how the Nexus 5 works on Sprint, and how the iPhones work if I'm not mistaken. The chipset OnePlus is using already supports the bands, so it's more that they just chose not to do it.

LTE-A isn't what matters, what matters is VoLTE, once they start shipping VoLTE devices only, then we could possibly be in that type of utopia....but I'm sure the carriers will lock the phones down by only having their specific bands on it...or maybe like 1 or 2 shared bands. :/

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