OnePlus wants its brand to be about more than just great phones — the company wants to create a community of people. To reach that goal, it launched a new app to the Google Play Store called OnePlus Community, aimed at bringing together fans from all over the world.
Through the app, fans of the company can chat about new OnePlus devices and software builds, voice requests or concerns about their phone, or just chat with others who like OnePlus.
It’s important to note that the OnePlus community has actually been around for a while now, but it was only available as a pre-loaded app on OnePlus devices. You could download an Android application package (APK) on some websites, but the fact was that if you did not have the app pre-loaded on your phone, you could not get the app in any official capacity. Now that the app is available on the Google Play Store, you do not need a OnePlus device to be a part of the OnePlus Community.
“Today, we’re excited to announce that our Community App has just been released on the Google Play store. As usual, we couldn’t have done it without you. Throughout several rounds of open beta testing, you guys squashed bugs, recommended features, and generally made things way better. This isn’t just an app for the community; it’s an app made with the community,” said OnePlus in a blog post.
The move comes at an interesting time for the company. OnePlus is expected to launch a new phone, the OnePlus 3T, in coming weeks. The device will reportedly be powered by the Snapdragon 821 and feature a hefty 6GB of RAM and a 20-megapixel rear-facing camera built by Sony.
You can download the OnePlus Community app for yourself on Google Play.