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

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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

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posted on 17 Dec 2014, 05:18 1

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

seems nice

posted on 17 Dec 2014, 05:18 1

2. jackson_kaeluen (Posts: 87; Member since: 12 Mar 2013)

Wallet design, sexy

posted on 17 Dec 2014, 05:22 1

3. shahrooz (Posts: 785; Member since: 17 Sep 2013)

go VANILLA brothers!

posted on 17 Dec 2014, 07:57

9. RandomUsername (Posts: 808; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)

Except battery life and camera quality sucks on vanilla.

posted on 17 Dec 2014, 17:02

12. MAXXtreme (Posts: 7; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)

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

posted on 17 Dec 2014, 05:24 5

4. diehardnokian (Posts: 145; Member since: 27 Apr 2014)

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

posted on 17 Dec 2014, 05:27

6. vincelongman (Posts: 5043; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)

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

posted on 17 Dec 2014, 05:26

5. Zack_2014 (Posts: 506; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)

That look's sexy!

posted on 17 Dec 2014, 05:38

7. Anshulonweb (Posts: 432; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)

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

posted on 17 Dec 2014, 05:50

8. xkiller.nws (Posts: 2; Member since: 26 May 2014)

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

posted on 17 Dec 2014, 10:02

10. DnB925Art (Posts: 1058; Member since: 23 May 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 ;)

posted on 17 Dec 2014, 13:23

11. lebigmac506 (banned) (Posts: 56; Member since: 17 Sep 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.

posted on 23 Dec 2014, 20:24

13. MaximumS (Posts: 6; Member since: 20 Jan 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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