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OnePlus One now shipping without Cyanogen branding

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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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posted on 30 Jan 2015, 23:21 3

1. baldilocks (Posts: 830; Member since: 14 Dec 2008)

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

posted on 30 Jan 2015, 23:22 9

2. Kruze (Posts: 1285; Member since: 30 Dec 2014)

Now, OnePlus's slogan "NEVER SETTLE" makes much sense now.

OnePlus: NEVER SETTLE for Cyanogen, ALWAYS SETTLE for Oxygen.

posted on 30 Jan 2015, 23:32 3

3. kent-gaga (Posts: 582; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)

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

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 02:02 2

5. vincelongman (Posts: 5068; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


posted on 30 Jan 2015, 23:49 7

4. LeBrownJames (Posts: 201; Member since: 17 Mar 2014)

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

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 04:30 3

7. frankg (Posts: 171; Member since: 14 May 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.

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 02:52

6. nedooo (Posts: 62; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)

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

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 08:23 2

8. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)

Now it becomes a nexus, sweet.

Little late but better.

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 09:01 3

9. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5713; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

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

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 09:17 1

10. dimas (Posts: 2525; Member since: 22 Jul 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.

posted on 31 Jan 2015, 11:47

11. Adrian38 (Posts: 142; Member since: 05 Nov 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

posted on 01 Feb 2015, 00:55

13. namertamer101 (Posts: 1; Member since: 01 Feb 2015)

NitrOuS. ; )

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