As you might have heard, the OnePlus One handset was delayed. One of the reasons for the delay was apparently due to an OpenSSL bug that had to be rectified before its release, but over in Europe, it seems that the OnePlus One was delayed for a less scary, and slightly embarrassing situation.
According to an email sent out by OnePlus (via Android World), it seems that the reason the handset was delayed in Europe was due to a design choice they made with the phone. Now if you were to turn your phone over, you’ll notice that there are a bunch of markings and symbols on it which basically represents the various regulators that approved the device.
One of the icons, the CE icon, was modified during the OnePlus’ design process due to the company wanting the entire phone’s design to conform to a certain look. “For the back cover, we wanted the regulatory icons and text to be in harmony with each other and appear be as minimalistic as possible. In order to achieve this, we modified the CE icon to match the other icons. This was deemed unacceptable and our shipment was returned.”
This has since caused the handset to be delayed in Europe for two weeks. However to make up for the delay, OnePlus will be giving its customers a complimentary cover and screen protector. We guess with OnePlus being a new company, there are some teething problems to be expected, but hopefully the company will learn from their mistakes and future devices will have a much smoother release.