CyanogenMod Partners with OnePlus for New Smartphone

The handset will be released in the first half of 2014 as OnePlus One

Today, CyanogenMod and OnePlus have officially confirmed a new partnership aimed at the launch of a new device running under the popular Android-based software.

In a post on its website, OnePlus has unveiled plans to launch a smartphone that will run under a specially designed flavor of the CyanogenMod software, promising exciting new elements and features.

Furthermore, the two announced that the handset itself would also be designed specifically for the platform, with its own set of unique capabilities.

According to OnePlus, the CyanogenMod team will work in tandem with them to ensure that a great combination of hardware and software arrives on shelves.

Due to the fact that a custom version of CyanogenMod will be built for the new device, the results are expected to prove spectacular, the company said.

“What's coming is one of the most popular mobile operating systems specifically developed for the best hardware, with a unique twist. The smartphone industry is ripe for disruption, and 2014 should prove to be a huge year for the future of the market,” OnePlus CEO Pete Lau said.

“Upon hearing Pete's vision for OnePlus, it was clear we had found the right partner. By combining our software expertise with Pete's background in hardware and design, we'll develop a phone that will exceed both of our expectations,” Cyanogen Inc CTO Steve Kondik added.

The two companies also unveiled that the upcoming handset would be called OnePlus One, and that it will be released in select markets in the beginning.

However, provided that it is successful, the smartphone should become available in more countries around the world as well.

OnePlus One will be officially released sometime in the first half of 2014, yet no specific release date or info on its price tag has been provided as of now. More will be announced soon, so keep an eye on this space for additional details.

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