OnePlus announces a custom ROM, a naming contest, and a cheap, pretty powerbank

OnePlus announces a custom ROM, a naming contest, and a cheap, pretty powerbank
The folks at OnePlus invited themselves to our news feed again with another batch of news that OnePlus One fans and owners will find important. The company is working on a custom ROM, hosting a contest, and selling a big, cheap powerbank!

There's no official word on whether the custom ROM has anything to do with OnePlus and Cyanogen's troubled relationship after the latter unexpectedly signed an exclusive contract with India's Micromax. For the time being, OnePlus' ROM won't be a mandatory replacement for Cyanogen, but an optional install for interested users. "We promise that it will be close to stock, bloat-free, and highly customizable." - says OnePlus, adding that a first community build will be available "much sooner than you likely expected". We're not sure how you know what we expect, OnePlus, but we're fine with the news.

More importantly, the ROM has no name yet, which prompted the company to put together a name-the-ROM-baby online contest. The terms are explained here, and finalists can receive either a OnePlus Power Bank, or the grand prize - a trip to OnePlus' HQ in Shenzhen, China & one 64GB Sandstone Black OnePlus One. Not bad!

Now, about that power bank. Coming soon to OnePlus' online store is the $15 portable powerhouse which houses 10,000mAh of power - enough to charge a OnePlus One three times over. It's made of aluminium and has two USB ports to charge two devices simultaneously. It's sold in white and black, and it has a LED indicator that wakes up by shaking the bank. It has no buttons and it weights just 0.48lbs / 7.76Oz / 220 grams. That does look like the best $15 portable juicer we've seen yet.

In 2015, OnePlus will announce a successor to the OnePlus One, along with a purported mini version of its "flagship killer".

via Android Headlines

Related phones

  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3100 mAh



1. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 2014

seems nice

2. jackson_kaeluen

Posts: 87; Member since: Mar 12, 2013

Wallet design, sexy

3. shahrooz

Posts: 792; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

go VANILLA brothers!

9. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

Except battery life and camera quality sucks on vanilla.

12. MAXXtreme

Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

That's about the most ignorant thing I have heard in quite some time...

4. diehardnokian

Posts: 148; Member since: Apr 27, 2014

hope there's no invite system to get the power bank :D

6. vincelongman

Posts: 5758; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Hopefully no invite system and Cyanogen OS for their new phones too

5. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

That look's sexy!

7. Anshulonweb

Posts: 468; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

xiaomi 10400mah powerbank costs the same....but it only has one usb port...

8. xkiller.nws

Posts: 2; Member since: May 26, 2014

From teardown picture, the OnePlus powerbank seems to use lithum polymer based battery which has better lifespan than 18650 type lithum battery

10. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

I want that powerbank. Great to charge my Note 4 and my OnePlus One while out and about. BTW OnePlus doesn't require an invite to buy their accessories ;)

11. lebigmac506

Posts: 56; Member since: Sep 17, 2014

We sell a 6600mAH battery at my work for $5 I'm beginning to think one plus is a hype company, not a tech company. So much news, so few products. They should spend all their PR money on customer service and logistics instead.

13. MaximumS

Posts: 6; Member since: Jan 20, 2014

The price from external battery pack brands are already pretty low. Kind of worried about the quality of the battery pack.

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