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Alcatel OneTouch cancels Cyanogen OS-powered Hero 2+ phablet

Alcatel cancels OneTouch Hero 2+ phablet with Cyanogen OS
Alcatel OneTouch Hero 2+
The 6-inch phablet with excellent features for the price will no longer launch, but Alcatel OneTouch and Cyanogen remain dedicated to bring a similar device to the market.

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Alcatel OneTouch unveiled the Cyanogen OS-driven Hero 2+ phablet back in early March at MWC 2015 in Barcelona. Although the device received positive feedback from both the public and the press, it seems we will not see it reaching the market anymore. 

A joint public statement by Alcatel OneTouch and Cyanogen reads "ALCATEL ONETOUCH and Cyanogen, Inc. have made a mutual decision to forgo the release of the HERO 2+. At its announcement, the goal of bringing this device to market was to offer the most advanced hardware and software at an affordable price. The bar was set high and unfortunately the device does not have a clear Android 5.1 upgrade path."

The two companies also revealed they are not dropping the plans to release a Cyanogen OS-powered Alcatel OneTouch device. Unfortunately, no further details about it have been uncovered for now. The Alcatel OneTouch Hero 2+ promised to offer a lot for just $299 USD - octa-core processor by MediaTek, 6-inch Full HD display, 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage, as well as built-in stylus, 5 MP and 13 MP cameras, all powered by a generous 3,100 mAh power pack.

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Codrut Nistor, 2015-07- 2 (Update: 2015-07- 2)
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Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.