After introducing its brand-new store app to the US shortly before launching the OnePlus 9 series, OnePlus is now ready to expand the app to Europe, as it announced in a blog post. In contrast to the US, the store is still in early testing in the area, though, and you need to download it manually from the manufacturer's website.
When OnePlus unveiled its first smartwatch, it sounded like it would offer great value at an affordable price, just like most of the brand's products. Sadly, the device was not only hard to find; it turned out to be an unfinished product that lacked essential features. Thankfully, most of these issues could be fixed with software improvements, which is why we had high hopes when OnePlus announced one for its watch. Unfortunately, it mainly fixes bugs but doesn't add much to the watch for now.
OnePlus's latest flagships have had a bit of a rough launch. Reviews for both devices have been relatively positive, but an overhyped partnership with Hasselblad and the lack of timely updates have slowed the company's momentum. Meanwhile, reports that the OnePlus 9 Pro is prone to overheating have made any post-launch software version critical to improving the device. A new update is now making its way to both phones, but early reports suggest that this might not be the fix users were hoping to get.
If you want a smartwatch to pair with your Android phone, you've got a lot of options. There are Wear OS watches from a billion different manufacturers, plus Fitbits, Samsung's Galaxy Watch devices, and plenty more niche picks. This month, OnePlus tossed its hat in the ring with the creatively named OnePlus Watch. For $159, it offers quality hardware and great battery life — but crappy custom software makes using it a miserable experience.
Late last month OnePlus updated its most recent phones to OxygenOS 11, based on Android 11. As is common with major updates, a few bugs were found. According to its active user forum, OnePlus is now rolling out the 220.127.116.11 hotfix for the OnePlus 7, OnePlus 7 Pro, OnePlus 7T, and OnePlus 7T Pro, along with a security update.
The latest OnePlus phones are pretty good, but their ever-climbing price tags have a lot of brand devotees seeking alternatives. Amazon's closeout site Woot offers one today, and today only: last year's not-quite-flagship, the OnePlus 8. This new, unlocked version of the phone comes in fetching Glacial Green and only in the 8GB RAM, 128GB model, but it's only $419.99. That's a steal for a well-made 5G phone based on the Snapdragon 865 platform.
OnePlus has been a fan-favorite among Android enthusiasts going on seven years now. In its early days, the company cultivated a reputation for making good phones and selling them for fair prices. As time has gone on, though, that's become less true. OnePlus phones are still good, broadly speaking, but they're increasingly quirky in ways we don't love. In our review, we weren't very enthusiastic about this year's 9 Pro — for a lot of reasons. Here are five (or so) of the things we'd most like to change.
OxygenOS received quite the visual overhaul last year with version 11, borrowing some design elements from One UI to improve one-handed use. The OnePlus 7 series was late to the Android 11 party, only getting the update in March — six months after Google released it for Pixel devices. Despite the wait, there are plenty of new features and improvements in OxygenOS 11, and now the T-Mobile version of the 7 Pro and 7T are getting a piece of the action.
OnePlus' latest India-exclusive phone, the OnePlus 9R, is getting its first system update. The slightly boosted OnePlus 8T is in for some small improvements across the system and some apps as part of OxygenOS 18.104.22.168.
If you've been tracking smartphone deals recently, you might have noticed a bumper crop featuring the OnePlus 8. Consider it bumped again as we have a deal out of B&H for unlocked OnePlus 8 UW units at a record-breaking price.