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oneplus, a usa jolla-fork? Competitor or future Customer?

asked 2014-04-23 22:33:52 +0300

chemist gravatar image

updated 2014-04-23 22:45:35 +0300

from the looks of their website it is just a forked jolla but there is cyanogen mod listed as OS...


From the stats and the price-tags, this could hit Samsung and HTC pretty hard (Apple is no competition at the moment)

  • CPU Qualcomm© Snapdragon™ 801 processor with 2.5GHz Quad-core CPUs
  • GPU Adreno 330, 578MHz
  • RAM 3 GB LP-DDR3, 1866MHz
  • Connectivity
    • GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900MHz
    • WCDMA: Bands: 1/2/4/5/8
    • LTE: Bands: 1/3/4/7/17/38/40
  • Wi-Fi Dual Band (2.4G/5G) 802.11 b/g/n/ac
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • NFC 65T (software card emulation, payment methods and multi-tag support)
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A fork? In what sense? At a first glance, OnePlus doesn't seem to have anything in common with Jolla.

Camil B ( 2014-04-23 22:41:01 +0300 )edit

It's just HW. It runs android. And every time i use an android phone i feel like i am using windows xp in a way. :/ So i don't care. + its huge. Even the current jolla feels big in the hand. The main point of owning a jolla is the OS. Of course since this runs CM it should be easy to get it to run jolla.

ApB ( 2014-04-23 22:44:42 +0300 )edit

@Camil B jung startup trying to make a difference, website has several style elements the same with jolla's - they differ alot sure and it seems they will have alot better start than jolla BUT it seems they are the hardware guys and jolla are the software guys so how about them meet?

chemist ( 2014-04-23 22:44:54 +0300 )edit

no competition to the s* we get ;) Another bloated 12hour-3100mAh drainer with no real innovation OS wise and max. 2years updates if any... But thanks for the heads up, you are right, it looks forked design wise.

mosen ( 2014-04-23 23:03:21 +0300 )edit

Cheaper than Jolla.

cropas ( 2014-04-23 23:22:11 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-04-28 06:39:53 +0300

Richie Cotton gravatar image

Competitor. OnePlus is a Chinese manufacturer, and as you mention in the question, the phone runs CyanogenMod, not Sailfish. So the phone has nothing to do with Jolla. More details on The Register.

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answered 2015-03-22 19:40:41 +0300

Nokius gravatar image

updated 2015-03-22 19:40:56 +0300

@vgrade did some great steps with porting SailfishOS to the Oneplus One.

See this Thread for more information.

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answered 2017-09-15 16:46:07 +0300

michdeskunk gravatar image

updated 2017-09-15 16:50:37 +0300

Customer: If someone have followed Oneplus story he had figure out that now Oneplus is building own Andorid OS because had been in trouble with COS on Oneplus One years ago. So an agreement with Jolla for the firmware could be a great merger. Oneplus have a great hardware and very competitor of Samnsung, Apple, Huawei. I think that a indipendent firware like Sailfish could be a gold mine for Oneplus.

PS: Oneplus has a bad way to improve his devices. It hasn't time to continues firmware updates of all his devices. So having a company like Jolla lets oneplus focus only in hardware

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answered 2014-04-28 09:38:00 +0300

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updated 2014-04-28 09:39:29 +0300

It seems to be an Oppo subcompany, Oppo is the one and only accionist of OnePlus, the OnePlus One is very similar to the Oppo Find7. Maybe it is a comercial movement by Oppo,so it is a competitor, but more for the android flagships than for Jolla. Pd: And it is to big for me :)

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answered 2017-09-16 19:05:00 +0300

pawel gravatar image

I would say, this is a competitor


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Good luck with that..

paoletto ( 2017-09-18 14:28:46 +0300 )edit
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