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OnePlus One delayed due to software flaws

The OnePlus One has been delayed due to a security flaw that’s been discovered in its software.

OnePlus has delayed the launch of its exciting new Android smartphone, the OnePlus One, due to new software issues that have come to light. Maybe it is too good to be true after all.

Originally down to launch in May, it’s only been possible to get in line for a OnePlus One through a torturous invite system. Even then, it doesn’t seem as if lucky invitees have been receiving their handsets as yet.

Here’s why. OnePlus has revealed that some major software flaws have necessitated a massive software update to be applied to the One, which has obviously delayed any planned shipments.

This isn’t an issue with the OnePlus One itself, then. It’s a problem with the CyanogenMod.

CyanogenMod is a heavily customisable Android-based operating system that started life in the enthusiast Android rooting scene. The OnePlus One is the first smartphone to ship with this software preinstalled.

According to a Cyanogen spokesperson, the security issue relates to a number of newly discovered OpenSSL vulnerabilities. With the whole Heartbleed scare still fresh in everyone’s memories, it’s understandable that Cynaogen and OnePlus would be keen to plug any gaps.

Unfortunately, these fixes will mean a new version of CyanogenMod, which in turn will need another round of QA testing and certification. Hence the delay.

Of course, the very fact that Cyanogen has been able to modify the software on the OnePlus One handsets before they left the factory suggests that they weren’t ready to ship in the first place. We could be looking at quite a wait for this intriguing smartphone.

Lest we forget, the OnePlus One promises to offer Samsung Galaxy S5-like performance in a smartphone package that costs just £229. Suffice to see we’re as interested in this one as you are, and will keep you informed as we learn more.

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Via: Android Community

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