Wednesday, 11 June 2014

OnePlus One has been delayed because of a nasty security flaw


OnePlus One has been delayed because of a nasty security flaw

OnePlus One, the cheap but powerful Android smartphone, has been delayed - and it's all down to some pesky security flaws.
The handset (which we're big fans of, in case you didn't know) was supposed to ship in May, but OnePlus says it's currently "perfecting some final issues" with the handset.
A spokesperson for Cyanogen, (CyanogenMod is OS which runs on the One) confirmed on Reddit that the delay was due to with security vulnerabilities found with OpenSSL - the same place that Heartbleed arose from.
A decision was made to put shipping on hold until a safer software build can be swapped in.

OnePlus One equals "Uhoh"

OnePlus said it can't yet confirm when the phone will actually start shipping. We've asked OnePlus if it can give us a vague idea of how long we'll be waiting - are we talking days, months, weeks?
"We're going to hold off until we know that everything runs smoothly before sending them off," reads an email sent to buyers of the handset.
It doesn't sound like it will be a Goliath problem to fix, but OnePlus might want to get its skates on while it's still causing a buzz.