OnePlus One launch is delayed due to last minute software update

OnePlus One launch is delayed due to last minute software update
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."

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.


source: Reddit via MobileSyrup

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37 Comments

1. D.Aceveda

Posts: 432; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

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

12. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Oppo7 has much better build.

22. xfire99

Posts: 1205; Member since: Mar 14, 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: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

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

15. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

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

2. Grenmad

Posts: 38; Member since: Jun 06, 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: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 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: 6750; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

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

17. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

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

37. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 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

26. DocOc

Posts: 143; Member since: Apr 23, 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: 404; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

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

6. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 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: 404; Member since: Jun 25, 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!

35. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

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

4. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 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...

5. billgates

Posts: 555; Member since: May 29, 2014

Who didn't see this coming?

14. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Everyone.....

7. TheYellowDart

Posts: 26; Member since: Oct 18, 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.

8. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

I'm shocked and appalled sir!

11. sarb009

Posts: 322; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

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

27. DocOc

Posts: 143; Member since: Apr 23, 2014

are you 8 years old?

13. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Everyone that is complaining, will anybody be buying this?

16. eldyagustius

Posts: 182; Member since: Oct 30, 2013

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

25. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 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: 143; Member since: Apr 23, 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...

18. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Bugger's. Always something it seems.

19. elisha.siegelman

Posts: 20; Member since: Feb 28, 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: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 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: 378; Member since: Jan 26, 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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