OnePlus to Release First CyanogenMod Smartphone Later This Year

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Start up smartphone manufacturer OnePlus has confirmed that its first smartphone based on the CyanogenMod platform will be released later this year.

The company, founded by former Oppo exec Pete Lau said in a discussion forum posting that the first phone will ship with a specially designed version of CyanogenMod and should go on sale in the second half of 2014.

OnePlus said that the CyanogenMod team are developing a custom version of CyanogenMod with special features and tweaks.

As Lau puts it, "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."

The new phone will be known as the OnePlus One.

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