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ernard
Apr 24, 2014

Will having CyanogenMod OS instead of Android make a difference with the OnePlus One smartphone?

The new OnePlus One seems like a pretty killer phone just from looking at the specs, especially for $299. However it comes with CyanogenMod OS instead of Android. Will this cause problems with apps or support from service providers? Are there any other drawbacks of CyanogenMod?

jimlynch
05/01/2014
http://www.cyanogenmod.org/

"CyanogenMod is an aftermarket firmware for a number of cell phones based on the open-source Android operating system. It offers features not found in the official Android based firmwares of vendors."
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dbrown
04/25/2014

Think of that as a bonus. Many people root their Android phone to install CyanogenMod. Also, it is a version of Android, it is just not Google’s version. I don’t know if the OnePlus One will have access to Google Play, that’s a different question - it requires Google’s approval and I’m not sure they will approve a “non-Google” version of Android. One owners might have to rely on Amazon’s App Store or other sources for apps, but that is just speculation. If you get a One (Couldn’t they have named it something different than HTC’s flagship offering?), Cyanogenmod will give you greater control over your device than standard Android, and it looks pretty too. 

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