OnePlus One Delayed
The Oneplus One has probably become one of the most famous smartphones to hit the market. With invites rolling out to early adopters, we are expecting to see the production units arriving to customers’ doorsteps any time soon. It seems though that will not be happening as soon as we all hoped. Oneplus has been sending out emails to the people who they invited to buy the Oneplus One telling them that there is a delay on the shipping of the device. Other than informing them about the delays nothing much else is known from the email. A Cyanogen Inc. employee though came to the rescue for those who are mighty curious.
It seems that the Oneplus One factory units have a security flaw as found by Cyanogen, who of course developed the custom Android on the Oneplus One. An OpenSSL vulnerabilities was discovered last week leading to Cyanogen Inc. putting a hold on all factory units from being delivered to customers. Cyanogen Inc. also says that they wish to rectify the issue first and release the factory unit with the fix. All that are thoughtful and nice but withholding the customers’ devices is not nice and will tatter the reputation of a company. Oneplus though was not at fault in this issue. It is a little bit strange though that Oneplus did not decide to deliver their products first and release the fix for that issue later, as far as we know fixing a security issue may take a while which means that the delay could be longer than initially planned. For what it is worth though we hope that the issue gets fixed fast and see the production unit hopping out in the streets.