OnePlus One now shipping without Cyanogen branding

As reported earlier today, OnePlus is almost ready to unveil its own Android-based ROM, which owners of the OnePlus One smartphone will have the option to install instead of Cyanogen OS (or stock Lollipop - for those living in India, who can't get the Cyanogen version of the handset). The new ROM is called Oxygen OS, and will be officially showcased on February 12. Besides that, OnePlus seems to have taken another step towards consolidating its own brand, rather than Cyanogen's: as you can see on the left, OnePlus One units that have been ordered recently no longer have the Cyanogen logo on the rear shell (or anywhere else on the phone's body, for that matter).

The removal of the Cyanogen logo shouldn't be seen as a sign that OnePlus is totally at war with Cyanogen - after all, the international One still ships with Cyanogen OS, and the companies have had issues only in India. Earlier this month, OnePlus mentioned that it had " altered the back covers of all OnePlus Ones to feature a cleaner and more unified look across all regions." Now we know what that meant.

Later this year, OnePlus will announce and launch a successor to the OnePlus One, possibly called OnePlus 2. We're anxious to find out if this will ship with Cyanogen OS by default or not.

sources: Google+, OnePlus forums

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1. baldilocks

Posts: 1537; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

The originals are gonna be worth some scratch....

2. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Now, OnePlus's slogan "NEVER SETTLE" makes much sense now. OnePlus: NEVER SETTLE for Cyanogen, ALWAYS SETTLE for Oxygen.

3. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

maybe some day they'll be selling the OnePlus Two that runs on stock Android or Nitrogen or Carbon OS of somekind lol

5. vincelongman

Posts: 5720; Member since: Feb 10, 2013


4. LeBrownJames

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 17, 2014

They should also remove their "FLAGSHIP KILLER" slogan cause as of this date they haven't killed any flagship device.

7. frankg

Posts: 173; Member since: May 14, 2014

When they announce the phone, on paper, it's a flagship killer, but when they actually produce the phone 3/4 years later, it isn't.

6. nedooo

Posts: 71; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

Did they ditched yellow bottom of the display also???

8. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Now it becomes a nexus, sweet. Little late but better.

9. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

even if OnePlus does go to war with Cyanogen i wouldn't really blame 'em. Cyanogen did them dirty.

10. dimas

Posts: 3380; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

It could be good if One plus two will run on stock android 5. The Nexus line is not mid range priced anymore so something more affordable android stock gadget will be good for the consumers.

11. Adrian38

Posts: 142; Member since: Nov 05, 2012

Got a OnePlus One a week ago and didn't even realize whether it had the Cyanogen branding on the back. Just peeled back my case and it does not have it Haha

13. namertamer101

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 01, 2015

NitrOuS. ; )

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