Cyanogen and OnePlus Officially Change their Relationship Status to Single

Cyanogen and OnePlus Officially Change their Relationship Status to Single

By Rich W Woods The partnership between Cyanogen and OnePlus is officially over. After months and months of a relationship status of “It’s Complicated”, it’s now officially single. This has been a long time coming. OnePlus had been planning to launch their own ROM for some time, OxygenOS, which launched earlier this month in April. Trouble really started brewing when OnePlus launched their “Flagship Killer” OnePlus One in India, where Cyanogen had already signed an…

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Cyanogen will be Bundled with Microsoft Apps. Yup.

Cyanogen will be Bundled with Microsoft Apps. Yup.

By Rich W Woods Ah, remember back when there were rumors that Microsoft was meeting with Cyanogen? Then, we started to hear that Cyanogen ended up getting back by a number of companies, including Twitter, but not Microsoft, leading us to believe that Microsoft backed out. Well, as it turns out, they didn’t. Cyanogen, the self proclaimed company that plans to put a bullet through Google’s head, is working with Blu, to create an Android…

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Hands on With CyanogenMod 12 for OnePlus One

Hands on With CyanogenMod 12 for OnePlus One

By Rich W Woods A couple days ago now, Cyanogen finally released CM12 to the OnePlus One, after what seemed like an endless run of delays. At first, we were told that it would be available within 90 days. After they failed to meet the deadline, we were told March 30. After they failed to meet the deadline, we all waited anxiously until the release. After living with OxygenOS for a week, I was very…

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OnePlus One: Cyanogen Camera vs ColorOS Camera Comparison

OnePlus One: Cyanogen Camera vs ColorOS Camera Comparison

By Rich W Woods This is the last in a string of requests. First, a bit of a back story. I have done more camera comparisons with the OnePlus One than any other phone. This will be the 28th. You can see them all by clicking the link above. You can also see all of the photos I’ve used here. The OnePlus One has a reputation for not having the best of cameras. The photos…

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OnePlus One: Cyanogen vs CameraNextMod Comparison

OnePlus One: Cyanogen vs CameraNextMod Comparison

By Rich W Woods As many of you know, I have been on a quest to find the perfect picture taken with the OnePlus One. We know it has great hardware. In fact, it’s the same as the Nexus 6. The problem is that the photos tend to look washed out. CM11 05Q was a massive improvement, but it’s still not quite there. My first inclination was to use Google Camera. After all, the Nexus…

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OnePlus One: First Impressions

By Rich W Woods The OnePlus One looks too good to be true on paper: 2.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 3 GB RAM, 64 GB storage, 5.5″ 1080p display, 13 MP camera, 4K video recording, and a 5 MP front facing camera. And, oh, yea. The 64 GB model costs $349 unlocked. The 16 GB model costs $299 unlocked. There is one problem. You need an invitation to get a OnePlus One. There are…

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Microsoft is Interested in Cyanogen

By Rich W Woods Microsoft has been in talks with Cyanogen, as has Yahoo and Samsung. According to reports, Satya Nadella had a sit down with the company. For those that don’t know, Cyanogen makes custom Android ROMs, most notably the one that ships with the OnePlus One. It is very popular with many of the Android faithful. What Would Microsoft Do with Cyanogen? I finally received a OnePlus One on August 30, 2014. The…

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OnePlus is Not Sexist

By Rich W Woods If you use Twitter, you have probably read about how OnePlus is using a sexist contest to give away invites to buy the OnePlus One. First things first: What is the OnePlus One? OnePlus is a startup company that makes phones. Their flagship phone (or flagship killer, as they call it) is called the One. That makes it called the OnePlus One. The OnePlus One rocks a Snapdragon 801 processor, a…

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