OnePlus One Phone
Okay. I get it. It’s a sexy, beautifully crafted phone. That runs on Android.
Every time I see a new phone released that’s not Samsung, Google or HTC, I get almost giddy. Not because it’s a cool new phone with a cool new design, but because I keep hoping for a new OS that will rival iOS7. And every single time I am disappointed.
It’s not that I don’t like iOS7, it’s that I simply want to see an alternative that rivals the much to be desired and lackluster Android OS. It’s not that Android is bad, it’s not…it’s just good enough. It’s meh. It’s tepid. It’s flaccid. It’s not anything that does anything new. And that’s the problem.
I want to see an OS that does something new. That’s as well thought out, considered and finished as iOS. And right now, there isn’t. I remember seeing Web OS and I got _really_ excited. I was so happy to see that someone was trying to do something different. And then it went away. And sure, I see features of it popping up here and there, but that’s not the point. The point is that for a moment there was hope of something different, something outside of Apple and Android. Something that would push the status quo Android to up their game and make something that actually looks great (at least to me).
Which brings me to this phone. Sure, it’s great looking, and sure it’s well designed. But it’s the OS that matters more. More than it’s skin, it’s processor, it’s camera. And, right now, no one is trying to iterate and improve on what’s out there—and I think that’s what’s missing from every single new device that I see.