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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.