OnePlus' OxygenOS is among the best custom Android skins out there as it enhances the OS with thoughtful additions without changing up too much. The company is hard at work continuously updating this software and regularly publishes betas to make sure new releases are as bug-free as possible. As such, the manufacturer has just announced the fifth Open Beta for the OnePlus 6 and 6T. Read More
OnePlus regularly updates its gallery app to introduce new features and improvements, even if some of those features have been around in other photo apps for quite a while. The latest release has added facial recognition to group your photos, scene recognition to combine pics from the same locations, and auto-generated albums that will give you a collage when a barrage of photos is taken. Read More
OnePlus has had a difficult time keeping up with system updates and security patches recently, having just updated its 7 Pro with the Open Beta 9 January security patch. Today, OnePlus began rolling out patches to the 7, 7 Pro, and 7T Pro; 7T Pro users have been waiting over 2 months (!) for an update, and while this latest patch is rolling out incrementally to its users, it's expected to be widely available in the coming days. Read More
Owning the latest and greatest smartphone on the block is exhilarating, but the moment something on it breaks and needs a repair, the last thing on your mind is how fast the processor is. Instead, you’ll ask yourself: Can I fix this?
Your phone is going to need repairs at some point; it’s a fact of life. You’ll likely drop it and shatter the display, and the battery will need replaced after a couple of years, because they degrade over time. If repairability is important to you, here are the most repairable Android smartphones on the market.
Craig Lloyd is a technical writer and teardown engineer at iFixit. Read More
In the US, you're not going to get a OnePlus 7T Pro unless you import one from elsewhere or hang with T-Mobile and its 5G network. But you're not missing out much if you do decide to get a OnePlus 7T — in fact, you may want to get one today as OnePlus has put it on sale and has bundled a free gift alongside. Read More
In a week of notable OnePlus updates, T-Mobile is bringing up the rear by updating the OnePlus 6T to Android 10. The new build (A6013_34_191228) also brings the security patch level up to December 2019, which is two months behind. It's better than nothing, though. Read More
OnePlus is usually on the ball with system updates, but the last few months have been rough across the board — Android 10 for the OP6 and 6T was continuously delayed due to bugs, and several of the company's phones are months behind on security updates. Now the 7 Pro is finally getting a newer security patch, but only for owners willing to use beta software. Read More
Google made it possible to have a Nest Hub-like experience on your mobile screen—be it phone or tablet—using the Assistant-based Ambient Mode. The feature was released with support for a handful of devices, but it soon expanded to include some popular Nokia and Xiaomi phones, plus some the Lenovo tablets. Today, OnePlus announced that it is rolling out this Ambient Mode to its range of flagship handsets released after 2016. Read More
OnePlus finally revealed its first TVs late last year, offering a mostly vanilla Android TV experience with a few exclusive features. The TVs have already received a few updates since launch, but a fairly significant one is just starting to roll out. Read More