OnePlus is ditching their invite system for a more traditional pre-order


The OnePlus One has had the opposite of a smooth launch so far. Between a clunky invite system, an exploding phone and an incredibly sexist contest, consumers waiting to get their hands on the self-proclaimed “flagship killer” have been getting restless. Luckily the folks at OnePlus have heard your cries for help and have announced via a Reddit AMA that they will be launching a more traditional preorder system sometime in October.

They didn’t reveal anything else about how the pre-order system will work but its safe to assume it will be a lot easier than their convoluted invite system. On a less positive note, OnePlus also noted that their Bamboo StyleSwap Cover will be delayed indefinitely after a flaw was found in the cover’s design. Let us know in the comments if you’ll be pre-ordering a OnePlus One now that you don’t have to jump through so many hoops.

Via: Android Authority
Source: Reddit and OnePlus Forum

About the Author: James Gray

Jim is a musician/nerd/burrito enthusiast living north of Boston. In his free time (of which he has none) he plays guitar and tinkers with the absurd amount of Android devices he owns. Born and raised on a farm in the backwoods of Vermont, Jim spent a few years after high school traveling the states, settling temporarily on Massachusetts. His first Android phone was an HTC G1, and he's had countless devices since. He is also really good at convincing people to buy stuff. He currently lives with his girlfriend and writes for Talk Android between selling cell phones, playing in a band and running a record label.

  • komrath

    Too late, I already heard so much bad PR about them that I don’t want to buy it anymore…

  • Telefoni Portal

    Their invite system was a joke from the very beginning.

  • myepicyear

    It’s sad. They seem to have a great product. But, I just wouldn’t buy one of these handsets until they (OnePlus) figure out their little operation.

  • Mike Pengelly

    I got an invite a week after deciding to go for a M8 after waiting 4 months for an invite! It expired after 24 hours …. And I couldn’t find anyone willing or with active funds ready. Smart phones are not split second decisions … 24 hours was retarded 1 week more reasonable… 1 month you’ll get more real techy orders.

    I love the M8 and am glad I didn’t get one plus one. An extra Gig if ram is nice but not necessary with the current efficiency of Android