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OnePlus Opens R&D Center in Europe, Tempts Fired Sony Employees With Jobs

OnePlus continues its expansion, so after getting its own OnePlus Store, it now opened up an R&D center in Europe. It’s interesting to notice the way the news was conveyed to the public, with OnePlus boss Carl Pei also mentioning that Sony will be dismissing 1000 employees.


Carl Pei didn’t specify which country was chosen for the project, although possibilities include Germany, Netherlands and Finland. A new R&D center in Europe could also mean a strategy that focuses more on Europe and perhaps localized stores and launches. The OnePlus official also hinted that he’s interested in getting the 1000 Sony employees that are losing their jobs to join his company.

This news could also tempt former people at Nokia, especially if Finland is chosen for the research and development center. OnePlus Two is still in the making, with a debut scheduled for Q3 at best, after being pushed from Q2, supposedly because of the Snapdragon 810 overheating. It’s possible that OxygenOS, the platform that OnePlus will deliver on its Android phones will be developed in Europe.