Reimagine Speed: 5G Apps of Tomorrow

  1. Pete
    CEO Staff Member Feb 27, 2019

    Pete , Feb 27, 2019 :

    Hello friends,

    At MWC19 in Barcelona, I discussed OnePlus’ work on 5G with our friends at Qualcomm and EE. Mobile phones have become indispensable tools in our everyday lives, and each generation of mobile technology introduces greater possibilities than the last. 5G is the future of not only wireless communication, but also of how the whole planet lives and works. That’s why we’re excited to partner with EE to launch the first 5G-enabled commercial smartphone in Europe in the first half of 2019.

    OnePlus' mission has always been to share the best technology with the world. To achieve that mission, we must continue to offer features that push innovation and improve the user experience, which is why we've been working on 5G since 2016. Mobile technology is on the brink of a revolution, and OnePlus is proud to be playing a leading role as we transition to the 5G era. Our users demand the very best tech has to offer,which is why 5G is of great strategic importance to us. And as we move forward toward this exciting new future, it’s important that we remember our roots.

    Throughout our journey, developers have been the lifeblood of OnePlus. Our first device, the OnePlus One, ran a custom variant of CyanogenMod. This was an Android ROM that was made by a group of people who shared similar values to ours - they saw something already on the market and wanted to make it better. Shortly after, we hired a number of talented developers from the team behind the Paranoid Android ROM, who went on to help us create OxygenOS.

    We believe the developer community is a driving force behind the advancement of the mobile industry. OnePlus is lucky to have a technically-minded community of more than 5.5 million users from 196 countries around the world. Whether they work in a lab or from their bedroom, OnePlus has always supported developers who want to discover new and exciting ways to push their phone to its limits.

    My vision for the future of 5G follows three distinct phases. In the first phase between 2019 and 2021, local data and cloud computing will come together like never before. The unrivaled data transfer speeds provided by 5G will enable us to stream games and high-resolution videos over the cloud with ease, while taking online shopping experiences to a new level. Between 2021 and 2025, we expect the AI functionality of modern smartphones to reach maturity, allowing them to connect to a much wider range of devices. Finally, from 2025 to 2030, we will see the emergence of a truly smart ecosystem connecting all of our devices to make our lives smarter, easier, and achieving a truly Burdenless experience.

    5G is set to change the way we interact with the world around. From gaming to communication, and from health to augmented and virtual reality, everything is about to change. The potential is almost limitless, making it impossible to predict exactly what new services and applications will find their genesis in the 5G era.

    This is why we’re launching the 5G Apps of Tomorrow program, alongside our industry-leading partner EE. We want our valued network of developers around the world to put their talent and imagination toward creating an app that will take advantage of the benefits that 5G has to offer.

    We believe that the only way to create a strong 5G ecosystem is to do so hand-in-hand with the mobile world’s strongest commodity – developers. Our talented community’s creativity and skill will inspire us all to embrace the next generation of technology.

    Together, let’s Reimagine Speed.

  2. David Y.
    OxygenOS Staff Member Feb 27, 2019

    David Y. , Feb 27, 2019 :
    As Pete mentioned, the 5G Apps of Tomorrow program is open NOW! To enter, all you have to do is visit the special 5G Apps of Tomorrow page and complete the application.

    This is a global competition, 20 finalists will be chosen, who will then be narrowed down to 5 winners. The 20 finalists will win an amazing OnePlus device, while our top 5 winners will be awarded the following:
    1. A trip to OnePlus HQ – including face to face time with Pete
    2. A OnePlus 5G device
    3. Access to EE testing labs
    4. Support from OnePlus and EE
    5. One year of financial support to bring your app to life
    Not a developer? We still want you to be involved! Voting will be opened to our valuable community members once the final selections have been narrowed down. Keep your eyes on the forums for a future announcement.

    Good luck, everyone! Don’t forget to head over to the 5G Apps of Tomorrow page for full details.

  3. Moin2200
    KitKat Feb 27, 2019

    Moin2200 , Feb 27, 2019 :
    Saw this the other day.
    Very excited about this knowing how creative this community can be.

    Best of luck everyone!

  4. G_plusone
    Nougat Feb 27, 2019

  5. the_o2
    OnePlus 9 Series Expert Community Expert Feb 27, 2019

    the_o2 , Feb 27, 2019 :
    Good luck for everyone, waiting to see some futuristic app from tomorrow :D:D

  6. csrcsr07
    Marshmallow Feb 27, 2019

  7. YRJ
    The Lab - OnePlus 7T Reviewer; Community Hero 2020 Feb 27, 2019

    YRJ , Feb 27, 2019 :
    Very excited!
    Looks like the second big thing after PMChallenge
    Hope to see amazing entries :D

  8. Dunnow
    The Lab - OnePlus 6 Reviewer Feb 27, 2019

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  9. Y1548889410117
    Donut Feb 27, 2019

  10. meatandy
    Oreo Feb 27, 2019

  11. Deactivated User
    Feb 27, 2019

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  12. palc
    Ice Cream Sandwich Feb 27, 2019

    palc , Feb 27, 2019 :
    Do you got any ideas? How about designing an app to customize the Alert Slider in case the #PMChallenge entry doesn't go through?

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  13. meatandy
    Oreo Feb 27, 2019

    meatandy , Feb 27, 2019 :
    The link is working on my end.

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  14. palc
    Ice Cream Sandwich Feb 27, 2019

    palc , Feb 27, 2019 :


    View attachment 979147

    anyway good luck​

    it's working in EU and US regions. Didn't confirm for other regions yet, but EU and US for sure.

    Edit: I mean selecting region as EU and US on the OnePlus website.

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  15. friday051
    Gingerbread Feb 27, 2019

    friday051 , Feb 27, 2019 :
    Thanks to @Pete and everyone else at OnePlus to make the users a part of this incredible journey. I'm excited to be with OnePlus to witness the beginning of a whole new era with 5G :)

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  16. YRJ
    The Lab - OnePlus 7T Reviewer; Community Hero 2020 Feb 27, 2019

    YRJ , Feb 27, 2019 :
    I must understand that if the PMChallenge entry does not go through this time it will not go through in the advanced stage of the upcoming 5G round too.....
    In light of repetitive failures, I choose to let it pass this time.
    Btw, thanks for the concern :) :D

  17. l3p1dl0
    Ice Cream Sandwich Feb 27, 2019

    l3p1dl0 , Feb 27, 2019 :
    Oh yes, put all effort into 5G which can be used in real life in 10 years...

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  18. csrcsr07
    Marshmallow Feb 27, 2019

  19. Logancd1
    Ice Cream Sandwich Feb 27, 2019

    Logancd1 , Feb 27, 2019 :
    Huge. OnePlus is making moves that truly include its amazing community and that's fantastic to see!

  20. aakarpost
    Gingerbread Feb 27, 2019

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