OnePlus to get rid of the infamous invite system this October, a pre-order one to take its place
The manufacturer behind the so-called “flagship killer” of 2014, OnePlus, just held an AMA (ask me anything) session on Reddit, in which revealed that it will be getting rid of its invite system for the OnePlus One sometime in October, 2014. It will be replaced with a pre-order system. Initially, the manufacturer had intended to do the switch in September, but yet again, an unfortunate series of unknown events has delayed the launch of the pre-order modus operandi. However, by the time the invite system is gone, there will be far more formidable rivals on the top-end Android market, which might put OnePlus in a hapless stalemate.
Apart from settling for no invite system in the future, OnePlus also revealed that the implementation of the Voice Wake-up feature to the OnePlus One, which is based on Qualcomm's wake-up technology and was promised to land on the device several months ago, is being delayed by “technical issues with the initial recordings”. Said feature will most probably arrive after another month or so. Bummer.
Unsurprisingly, in a typical OnePlus fashion, the startup decided to hold yet another a contest in the AMA session and promised to give away a hundred invites to the users who reply to a certain post. Fortunately, this one did not cause any negative backlash, which was the case with a number of previous OnePlus' stunts.
source: Reddit via Android Authority