We were at the OnePlus/CyanogenMod Event in Beijing!


You may have realised that GizChina has been a little quite today. This is due to the fact we have been with OnePlus and CyanogenMod in Beijing for their first ever press event!

Although OnePlus was officially launched back on 17th December, and news of a partnership with CyanogenMod just a few weeks ago, today’s press event was the first time the two companies had been on stage together to talk about the why’s, what’s and how’s of the cooperation.

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The event was also a great opportunity for Chinese tech fans and Android developers to meet Pete Lau, CEO of OnePlus and Steve Kondik, CTO of CyanogenMod. I also wanted to be a part of the action so hopped on a plane first thing in the morning and attended the event.

Pete Lau was first to take to the stage to speak about his reasons for starting OnePlus and his hopes for the future of his company. Boiled down to just  3 points the reason being, his personal interest in product design, the desire to satisfy customers, and lastly the change in E-commerce and shopping habits which helped made his dream become possible.

Why OnePlus?

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Lau went on to explain the reason for choosing the OnePlus name, describing that “one” represented the status quo and “plus” being the desire to do better. The name also has another dimension with “one” being the user and “plus” the thought of sharing the product through word of mouth.

About the OnePlus Phone

Today’s event was all about the OnePlus team and partnership with CyanogenMod. There was no phone launch (although a select few might have gotten a bit of a peek). What was announced at the event though was the fact the OnePlus One flagship phone will support LTE along with a number of other network bands.

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We also know that the design of the OnePlus One is going to be something rather special with great attention to detail going in to design and the overall quality of the device.

CyanogenMod and OnePlus

Steve Kondik was also on hand to take to the stage, speak about his company and the partnership with OnePlus. The CTO of CyanogenMod explained how he believed that OnePlus and his team could build the best phone one the market and highlighted that a new CyanogenMod user experience will be coming to the OnePlus device.

oneplus cyanogenmod beijing

oneplus cyanogenmod beijing

It has been a busy day, but we will post more details, photo and video from the even tomorrow.

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14 Comments

  1. ved prakash
    January 13, 2014

    pretty excited to c wat they will bring to the market …. another one in the race or the no1 in race to b d best one 😉

  2. antidumb
    January 13, 2014

    what to expect:
    6 inch nvidia tegra k1 with cyanogenmod 11 smartphone only $199 😉

    • Ruben
      January 13, 2014

      That’s what’s going to get leaked by OnePlus. But what it’s going to actually end up being is a mediatek octacore phone without LTE for $499…

      • njren
        January 14, 2014

        No, it’s going to be another really nice Oppo-type device since OnePlus is an Oppo spin-off.

  3. ved prakash
    January 13, 2014

    pretty excited to c wat they will bring to the market …. another one in the race or the no1 in race to b d best one 😉

  4. Guest
    January 13, 2014

    what to expect:
    6 inch nvidia tegra k1 with cyanogenmod 11 smartphone only $199 😉

    • Ruben
      January 13, 2014

      That’s what’s going to get leaked by OnePlus. But what it’s going to actually end up being is a mediatek octacore phone without LTE for $499…

    • Guest
      January 14, 2014

      No, it’s going to be another really nice Oppo-type device since OnePlus is an Oppo spin-off.

  5. Marius Cirsta
    January 13, 2014

    Does that mean we’ll actually get the source code for this one ?

  6. kleatzak
    January 13, 2014

    PLEASE ASK GEEKBUYING IF THEY CAN SELL THE HTM H100 PHONE TO GIZCHINA READERS FOR JUST $229 OR $239.. PLEASE I PROMISED MY MOTHER THIS PHONE FOR THIS PRICE. BUT I FORGOT TO BUY!!!!!!!

  7. Marius Cirsta
    January 13, 2014

    Does that mean we’ll actually get the source code for this one ?

  8. Guest
    January 14, 2014

    PLEASE ASK GEEKBUYING IF THEY CAN SELL THE HTM H100 PHONE TO GIZCHINA READERS FOR JUST $229 OR $239.. PLEASE I PROMISED MY MOTHER THIS PHONE FOR THIS PRICE. BUT I FORGOT TO BUY!!!!!!!

  9. Allanitomwesh
    January 14, 2014

    Hey Andi,when is the OPPO N1 Review? I believe you’ve had one for a while?

  10. Allanitomwesh
    January 14, 2014

    Hey Andi,when is the OPPO N1 Review? I believe you’ve had one for a while?