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Kernel source for OnePlus 2 released

Kernel source for OnePlus 2 released
A tweet disseminated yesterday by OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei, includes a link to GitHub where the kernel source for the OnePlus 2 can be found. The release will allow developers to create custom ROMs for the "2016 Flagship killer." The handset comes with OxygenOS pre-installed. This is OnePlus' custom ROM that is based on Android 5.1. Late last week, the OnePlus 2 was updated to OxygenOS 2.0.1, which includes a security patch to prevent someone from using the Stagefright exploit to take control of the phone.

The update also adds a new camera UI to the phone, while allowing users to produce interpolated 50MP pictures with the 13MP rear camera. It also allows OnePlus 2 owners to film slo-mo video at 120fps.

The OnePlus One originally launched with Cyanogen installed, and what appeared to be a perfect marriage between two upstarts soon turned rocky. Cyanogen signed an exclusive deal in India with Micromax which forced a temporary ban to be placed on the OnePlus One in the country. OnePlus responded by pushing out OxygenOS.

Now, with the kernel source released for the OnePlus 2, perhaps we will see some interesting new custom ROMs written for the new handset.

source: @getpeid via TheTecholic

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OnePlus 2 specs
  • Display 5.5 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB,
  • Battery 3300 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow OnePlus OxygenOS UI

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