Microsoft and OnePlus: Working on Windows Phone 8? OnePlus Plan to Expand Market and New OS Device, Windows Phone 8 May be the Next Target
Microsoft has been working with Nokia to produce affordable quality smartphones that run on Windows Phone 8. Now, Microsoft might start working with OnePlus, a Chinese company known for their "OnePlus One" smartphone, to make future Windows Phone 8 devices.
OnePlus One is known as a 5.5-inch high-end smartphone that sells for half the price of competing Androids out there. The device runs on CyanogenMod, an Android-derived OS.
OnePlus is thinking about expanding its market elsewhere, and also work with other operating systems, just like the Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.
OnePlus Global director Carl Pei said, "We have had discussions with Microsoft over a Windows Phone smartphone. We are still looking into it". The director did not provide further details.
It is unclear whether Microsoft and OnePlus are going to design a brand new device or a variant of the OnePlus One. Oneplus One is already known for its perfect integration of hardware and CyanogenMod. This and a Windows Phone 8 might just be the next best thing to the already powerful and bigger handset that a OnePlus One is.
For the meantime, the Chinese company is planning to release a OnePlus 2 device, officially confirming its development last month at a Reddit AMA event. The device is ready to launch next year. There are also rumors of a OnePlus smartwatch, but that is yet to be confirmed.
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