The word ‘value’ is normally associated with the brand OnePlus, but in many other regards the new company still hasn’t gotten things sorted enough to keep customers from venting their frustrations.
Can consumers really guess whether the problems they’re facing will continue? Not really. The company hasn’t been around long enough to have a sufficient track record that affords consumers confidence in certain expectations.
However, in its short existence OnePlus has already developed a habit of not keeping to its word regarding certain timelines.
Take the Android 6.0 Marshmallow updates, for instance. Up until this point there hasn’t been any release of the official over-the-air (OTA) update for the OnePlus 2, although oddly enough the OnePlus One has received it.
And OnePlus actually promised at the end of last year that the update would arrive by the end of the first quarter. We’re approaching the end of the second quarter. Still, nothing.
As for the update gotten by the company’s first flagship, though OTA, is by independent developer CyanogenMod based on the custom CM13 ROM. It’s an update, yes, but sort of a quasi official update instead.
OnePlus founder Carl Pei has said that the OnePlus 3 would be launched by the end of Q2 2016, which means that the next 30 to 40 days should see it make its first official appearance. The company may be good on this promise, or it may not – we wouldn’t really know.