Carl Pei, OnePlus’ CEO, has announced that the company will open a Research and Development (R&D) centre in Europe later this year. He did not release any additional information regarding this. OnePlus’ CEO has also sent out a message to the recently fired Sony employees to send their resumes to OnePlus.
Last week, OnePlus announced that their upcoming operating system will be called OxygenOS. OxygenOS will be a customized version of Android that OnePlus says will be “open, customizable, and free from bloat and unnecessary features.”OnePlus says, “ we will be launching our ROM in the near future.” More information on the company’s forthcoming software will be announced on February 12th.
In a recent Reddit AMA session, OnePlus’ Carl and David fielded a bunch of questions about the future of the company and some of its upcoming products, such as the OnePlus Two. According to Carl, the “OnePlus 2 should be out in Q2 or Q3 of 2015. By that time, I’d think Android L would be standard.”
Unfortunately, OnePlus said that it will probably use the invite system for its next smartphone too, before moving on to limited pre-orders again.“It will probably be invite-only for a short period, after which pre-orders are rolled out,” OnePlus wrote, much to the chagrin of every fan who’s been slighted by the highly selective system. Forbes’ unnamed sources claim the handset will run a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset.
OnePlus’ CEO Carl Pei has spoken out about the forthcoming successor flagship stating that it will “surprise people.” He also revealed the company will create separate models for North American, European, and Asian markets to ensure a better range of mobile data network bands – a key criticism of the OnePlus One was that it only supported one band in the UK. However, Pei did confirm that OnePlus has apparently settled on a launch date in 2015’s third quarter.