03
Jul
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A rumor started flying earlier this week that OnePlus, makers of the crowd-pleasing but hard-to-find OnePlus One, would be introducing a tablet at some point. The "OnePlus Tab" appeared in an alleged screenshot of the OnePlus site, suggesting that a tablet was at least being developed. We reached out to OnePlus for comment on the rumor. Here's what they had to say:

The 'OnePlus Tab' rumors are false. We have no plans to make a tablet in 2014. We are putting all of our energy into the OnePlus One for the remainder of 2014.

Evan "Evleaks" Blass later retracted his leak, saying that a OnePlus representative claimed the screenshot had been photoshopped. Of course, public relations workers have been known to stretch the truth on occasion (it's an ancient and venerable skill they call "marketing"), but in this case we're inclined to believe them. We haven't seen any concrete evidence of a OnePlus-made tablet, and the company's extremely close business partner and probable parent corporation Oppo currently does not have any Android tablet designs.

That doesn't necessarily mean there won't be any new OnePlus products this year. Given the current vogue for 12-month product cycles, it's possible (though unlikely) that the company could issue a refresh of the One late in the fourth quarter. But a tablet would seem to be off the books for now. It's lucky there are so many Android tablets left to choose from, right?

Michael Crider
Michael is a native Texan and a former graphic designer. He's been covering technology in general and Android in particular since 2011. His interests include folk music, football, science fiction, and salsa verde, in no particular order.

  • recklesslife85

    Well you can't even buy the phone anywhere... Signed up months ago and had no invite. Will wait for the next Nexus phone now.

  • Randy Strye

    true or false, you wouldn't be able to get one anyway :P

    • Đức Thành

      you mean no One would be able to get One anyway. ;)

  • lol

    Well that was dumb. They should've let the rumors swirl lol that's just basic pr

    • yieldway17

      No. Many are already angry against them for the stupid invite system and not making enough phones. This would've enraged them further. Their forum posts are lot of fun. Pay it a visit.

  • troph

    All about OnePlus One... and how it's impossible it is to buy one.

    Good thing I already have a One, m8 that is.

    • Đức Thành

      One is a flagship with extremely cheap price but no One can buy, the other One is a piece of decent but overpriced hardware. Personally I wouldn't choose One over the other. Or should I say, nOne of the two is a good One.

      • troph

        It's not overpriced, its the standard price, and a little bit less than competitors (Z2, S5) at $600. A phone isn't just the hardware. You have the marketing, R&D, software, etc.
        You could also get the competitively priced polycarbonate version of the One (E8) at $440, which has matching specs (13 MP camera instead of duo camera).

        • grumpyfuzz

          personally i would just get a mint condition One m8 on sale. I saw one listing for $440, which is a great price.

        • dude

          Fuck that. For $440 I would get a better phone like a Sony Xperia Z1 Compact of even Moto X 32gb. I have bluetooth in my car and at home. I don't need to listen loud sound coming out of my phone.

    • Rami

      You are lucky to already have a One (even if not OPO), I am stuck a an old Galaxy S3 and was hoping to get a OPO soon, but I already lost all my hopes, going to something else, probably a Nexus 5, to guarantee an upgrade to Android L soon.

      • aenews

        If possible, ditch Touchwiz and use Cyanogen (or any AOSP ROM that floats your boat). You'll get updates pretty fast. The S3 is still pretty decent. Perfectly smooth and can run 3D games at a decent FPS.

    • zz1991

      one plus one = 2 > one tho.

  • Neon

    2018 is all about the OnePlus One. FTFY!
    That phone won't land in customers hands before that.
    :)

  • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

    Yeah, after the invite-only fiasco I doubt anyone would want a OPO Tab

    • http://youtube.com/jedijens Jens Törnblad

      OnePlus One = OPO
      It's all so clear now! They hid the OPPO name within OnePlus One.

  • jonathan3579

    How about those One plus Tacos too?

    • Zombie

      The one you posted is not the original one.

  • Denotu

    I got the OneMinus One, the available number of phones.
    I am also going to release a phone but only sell ten phones....

  • Richard Sobey

    Hah, the rate we're going there won't be a phone, either, let alone a tablet.

  • flosserelli

    Whatever. I am tired of waiting for the OnePlus One. I'll get a LG G3 from T-Mobile on July 15.

  • remister

    The One that got away... most likely.

  • psy spy

    They should name the refreshed phone as OnePlus One 2.

    • http://www.droid-life.com/ Steve B

      Good one...

      Haven't heard that one a thousand times already.

  • Vinnie Vegas

    I'm out of the whole OnePlus One scene. I was just alienated by the invite antics. There's no reason to be patient for one phone when a comparable or superior phone is on its way. Looks like I will wait the rest of the year out and pick up the next Nexus phone, or the first Silver phone, whichever it is.

  • Jadephyre

    Who honestly still gives a flying fuck about OnePlus?
    They pretty much dug their own grave with this invite-only bullshit.
    If by the end of the year I get to hear that they are going under, I will not even raise an eyebrow.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Once they release more inventory, more people will. I was lucky enough to be able to buy an OPO, and it's quite fantastic. So yeah, I care.

      • Jadephyre

        Well whoop-dee-friggin' doo, ONE person I know about that has it, in a sea of people who wanted one. I'm sorry (i'm actually not) but this seems a bit like a small number. I have no Idea what the rationale is behind this stunt, but if you can't deliver, postpone the delivery-date until you can. Right now it seems to me like OnePlus is working like Vertu, on a made-to-order basis.

        • AuroraFlux

          Comments like these stem from the incredibly jealous.

          They didn't plan on having this many people interested. Yeah, their social network marketing is annoying when they talk about how amazing the phone is and you can't even buy it.

          But Jesus, grow some thicker skin. Stop feeling mortally offended by it. If you don't want to buy it, don't buy it. You clearly aren't interested in being a part of it.

          If you look at their Announcement section on the forums (where the massively retarded mainstream forum audience there CAN'T post at all), you'll see several threads explaining what exactly is going on.

          They're going through the same problems that other OEMs go through, they're just doing it as a 6 month old company that currently hasn't made any profit whatsoever and was hit with a shit ton more interest than they planned on having.

  • AuroraFlux

    Good, with how whiny and irritating people are on their forums, people might literally kill themselves if they genuinely believed that this company was directing any resources away from getting them the phone.

  • AuroraFlux

    Those of us who are patient will be rewarded. I don't give a shit about being on the top end of quality, and I don't need the latest $600 phone right this moment. The OPO is an upgrade in every single way compared to my Nexus 5, and the 64GB version costs the same as a 16GB Nexus 5.

    When I can buy one, I will. I'm a grown adult, I don't need to be wetting my pants waiting for a new one, and I suggest if you have any interest in this phone at all, stay patient and stay the hell away from their forums.

    • Markoff

      I don't find there anything particularly spectacular compared to much cheaper Xiaomi Mi3 or TCL S960, which both cost 1300-1500RMB (209-240USD) in China where you can actually buy them, while OPO is just vapoware which doesn't really even exist.

      As for me I am looking forward to upgrade to TCL S960 (Alcatel Idol X+), amazing piece of HW, especially those bezels on all sides and still relatively thin, only annoying thing is missing navigation bar on display since capacitive buttons are not that good and don't like their reverse order.

      • zoose

        The TCL one has an octa-core processor which, funnily enough, is outperformed by most of the good quad-core ones. What?

        • Markoff

          ...in phones which cost like 3-4X more while performance difference is maximum 20-30% which user won't notice anywhere but in synthetic benchmarks, good luck with your shopping...

          and please don't go on me with phones which don't exist like OPO and lets compare something which is available right now in market and you can actually get

  • lotzosushi

    They're called One for a reason. They're making one of these every day.

  • Markoff

    Who is interested in this vaporware company anyway? Why are media giving them so much attention? Start writing about them when they will be actually delivering mobiles and really selling them and not giving some pre-production samples to few hundreds/thousands people to build hype. Same business model as Xiaomi, but at least they produce more pieces to atract attention of media, although you have to wait still many months until they will start mass production when all competitors matched their offer without much hype.

  • alvinsmith

    OnePlus One 4G FDD-LTE Quad Core 2.5GHz CyanogenMod 11S 5.5 Pollici FHD Corning Gorilla Glass NFC 3G RAM + 16G ROM Cellulari.

    Prodotto link:http://www.lenteen.it/cellulariandroid/oneplus-one-telopone.html

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