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OnePlus NOT considering Windows Phone handset; launching the One in India soon

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OnePlus NOT considering Windows Phone handset; launching the One in India soon
The Economic Times held an interview with Carl Pei, OnePlus' Global director, over the OnePlus One's upcoming launch in India. The "2014 flagship killer" will be launched in the "fastest growing market" sometime this December, reportedly sans the invite system, which should be turning into a pre-order one pretty soon now. Its price tag should be around $325 (Rs 20,000), according to Pei, though the number is not set in stone yet.

The company will launch the 64 GB version of the phone first, followed by the 16 GB version after an unspecified amount of time. OnePlus is also building a small, specialized team of employees based in India, to provide support for the new customers – something that has not been done for any other country, with the company's support based only in China.

Pei did mention a couple of interesting things, regarding the OS for future OnePlus handsets. First, he revealed that OnePlus has set up a software team to develop an in-house OS (a heavily skinned Android sounds more probable), which means that the company may be looking to do away with CyanogenMod for its next phone.

Secondly, he revealed that the company is looking into building a Windows Phone smartphone. Whether that would be a seperate unit, or the current flagship, loaded with WP, instead of Android (a-la HTC One (M8) for Windows), is not revealed.

Update: This was denied by OnePlus. There was, apparently, a miscommunication between Mr. Pei and The Economic Times. In reality, this is what he meant to say:

[Carl Pei] was speaking to the fact that we are open to choice for our users and had even at one point spoken with Microsoft about perhaps having Windows as a choice for install on the One. We have no plans to make a Windows phone.

source: TheEconomicTimes via WPCentral

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posted on 14 Oct 2014, 07:10 4

1. sip1995 (Posts: 1683; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)

If they make a Windows Phone, I will definitely buy 1....

posted on 14 Oct 2014, 08:29 1

9. DeusExCellula (Posts: 1322; Member since: 05 Oct 2014)

Yup. Same here

posted on 14 Oct 2014, 10:05

12. zhiae (unregistered)

one plus htc one m8 for windows

posted on 14 Oct 2014, 12:12

17. Spedez (Posts: 513; Member since: 29 Aug 2014)

Let me guess. You work for MS.

posted on 15 Oct 2014, 02:49

21. Veigald (Posts: 290; Member since: 13 Jan 2012)

Let me guess: you're 14?

posted on 14 Oct 2014, 07:12

2. apurb.lal (Posts: 13; Member since: 17 Oct 2013)

Come to india, waiting for u, bored of my nexus 5. Anyways am also interested in nexus 9 and 6.. lets see what google has to offer. Hope one plus comes with no invites..

posted on 14 Oct 2014, 07:13 3

3. Pattyface (Posts: 1646; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)

Wow that seems very interesting!

posted on 14 Oct 2014, 07:51 2

4. kanagadeepan (Posts: 979; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)

I bought OnePlus ONE for CM only... If they are going to bring their own UI or WP or color OS (like they launched in China), then 1+ will lose its s/w side strengths imho...

posted on 14 Oct 2014, 08:20

7. shuaibhere (Posts: 1986; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)

Yeah...CM is main selling point of opo...if they gonna ditch it I'll get mi 3 rather.....

posted on 14 Oct 2014, 18:24

19. Furbal (unregistered)

ColorOS is pretty damn nice.

posted on 14 Oct 2014, 07:55

5. Liveitup (Posts: 1798; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)

More OEMs coming on board, wouldn't mind trying out the cheap Win Jr as a portable music player.

posted on 14 Oct 2014, 08:55

11. elitewolverine (Posts: 5192; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)

Nokia 530

posted on 14 Oct 2014, 08:04

6. Anterv (Posts: 178; Member since: 09 Jul 2014)

That's ridiculous growing speed.. it took few months for them to add India, guess how long will we need to wait until other countries will be added ?!

posted on 14 Oct 2014, 08:25

8. Tritinum (Posts: 471; Member since: 06 May 2014)

That's kinda late :/

posted on 14 Oct 2014, 08:40

10. Darkerm (Posts: 319; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)

A Happy Owner of OnePlus One :D

posted on 14 Oct 2014, 10:09 1

13. HTCOE (Posts: 635; Member since: 20 Nov 2011)

i hope they make a more conpact one+ version phone soon.

posted on 14 Oct 2014, 10:12

14. Vinayakn73 (Posts: 197; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)

I'll buy one this price tag is f.king competitive. Sony, Samsung get alert.

posted on 14 Oct 2014, 19:44

20. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

They wont need to compete with this as long as Oneplus has such problems with fulfilling inventory demands. Maybe if they sell a hefty chunk of phones, in the 8 digit range, that will make them worry, otherwise they'll keep doing what they're doing.

posted on 14 Oct 2014, 10:43

15. DeusExCellula (Posts: 1322; Member since: 05 Oct 2014)

zzzz never freaking mind then...

posted on 14 Oct 2014, 11:26

16. pulkit1 (Posts: 354; Member since: 03 Jul 2014)

guys i got a one plus one 64 gb sandstone invite and i didn't want to waste it so i bought it but not i think i should sell it sealed pack and wait for nexus 6 what do you suggest ?

posted on 14 Oct 2014, 15:53

18. gehrig (Posts: 370; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)

Hopefully they'll release it in America soon, too!

posted on 18 Oct 2014, 13:22

22. luvshiv (Posts: 15; Member since: 18 Oct 2014)

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