Skip to main content

Cyanogen-loaded Alcatel OneTouch Hero 2+ is headed to US shores

Alcatel OneTouch Hero 2+

At MWC 2015 today French company Alcatel announced the OneTouch Hero 2+, a phone loaded with Cyanogen OS 11 that's headed to the US.

Cyanogen, as you may know, is the company that wants to wrest control of Android away from Google, and the Alcatel OneTouch Hero 2+ will be only the third phone to come with native support for Cyanogen OS (after the OnePlus One and the Micromax Yureka), reports Android Authority.

But besides the OS change, the OneTouch Hero 2+ strongly resembles the OneTouch Hero 2, unsurprisingly.

And in this case "resembles" means "is completely identical to," including the 6-inch display, octa-core processor, 2GB of memory, 13- and 5-megapixel cameras, and a built-in stylus.

The Alcatel OneTouch Hero 2+ is scheduled to launch in the second quarter of this year for only $300 (about £200, AU$385).

  • Sony's PS4 keeps getting better

Michael Rougeau is a former freelance news writer for TechRadar. Studying at Goldsmiths, University of London, and Northeastern University, Michael has bylines at Kotaku, 1UP, G4, Complex Magazine, Digital Trends, GamesRadar, GameSpot, IFC, Animal New York, @Gamer, Inside the Magic, Comic Book Resources, Zap2It, TabTimes, GameZone, Cheat Code Central, Gameshark, Gameranx, The Industry, Debonair Mag, Kombo, and others.

Micheal also spent time as the Games Editor for, and was the managing editor at GameSpot before becoming an Animal Care Manager for Wags and Walks.