OnePlus has confirmed that the software issues with the OnePlus One have been solved, and that the first devices will be shipping shortly.
While the phones themselves were reportedly ready, OnePlus was holding back dispatch of the OnePlus One in order to fix an SSL bug that could present a security risk. But that problem has now been fixed.
According to a statement released by OnePlus, the first wave of retail phones is now about to ship.
“We did choose to delay the shipment of the first phones in order to make sure the software was secure and provided the best possible user experience. The CyanogenMod team worked very quickly and efficiently and the Open SSL issues have already been fixed. The first OnePlus Ones ship to early users with invites as early as tomorrow,” reads the statement released by the company.
Part of the delay is down to OnePlus not being the company ‘in charge’ of the software in the phone. Rather than using a standard version of Android or a custom version made by themselves, the OnePlus One runs CyanogenMod, an open source ‘community’ project that is similar to stock Android, but gives users more control over the system.
The OnePlus One received a lot of initial interest because of its high spec-per-pound quotient. It has a 5.5-inch 1080p screen, a Snapdragon 801 CPU and 3GB of RAM, meaning is ranks alongside phones like the Samsung Galaxy S5.
Where bigger name rivals ask for £500 or more for a phone like this, the OnePlus One starts at just £229 in the UK. There’s also a 64GB version of the phone available for £269.
OnePlus Ones will be shipping soon, but they are still hard to get hold of. The company uses an invite-based system to allow punters to buy their new phone. Looking for one? Your best bet is over at the OnePlus forums.
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