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Tap-to-pay issues with Google Pay appear to be affecting phones from Google, OnePlus, and others

Tap-to-pay issues with Google Pay appear to be affecting phones from Google, OnePlus, and others

Paying via NFC with Google Pay is more convenient, safe, and hygienic than swiping a payment card through a seldomly cleaned payment terminal. These days, almost every flagship phone includes the NFC interface required for Google Pay to function. But that doesn't guarantee that tap-to-pay will actually work. Recently, issues have popped up on the Galaxy Note20 Ultra and the Pixel 5 — but it looks like this problem might be much more far reaching.

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The OnePlus 8 series gets Nightscape and portrait mode in video with OxygenOS 11

The OnePlus 8 series gets Nightscape and portrait mode in video with OxygenOS 11

OxygenOS 11 is OnePlus’ Android 11-based, totally revamped software skin, following in the design philosophy of Samsung’s One UI to allow for better one-handed use on big phones. After what was a relatively short beta cycle, OnePlus has decided to go ahead with releasing the stable version of Android 11 to its latest flagships ahead of next week's 8T event. The OxygenOS 11 update is now rolling out first to the 8 Pro and 8, while older models will have to wait a little longer for their turn.

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The Galaxy Tab S7 and S7 Plus are getting Fortnite’s 90Hz mode

The Galaxy Tab S7 and S7 Plus are getting Fortnite’s 90Hz mode

OnePlus phones are among the most powerful around and sport high refresh rate displays, so it makes sense to target mobile gamers. There are already a number of titles that can be played at 90 or 120 frames per second, and now Fortnite is joining the list. A new partnership with Epic Games sees the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro as the first mobile devices to run Fortnite at 90 FPS.

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OnePlus publishes Android 11 kernel sources for OnePlus 8 line

OnePlus publishes Android 11 kernel sources for OnePlus 8 line

Though stable Android 11 builds haven't yet arrived for the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro — they're still on Android 11 DP4 — OnePlus has already gone ahead and published the Android 11 kernel source. This means that developers can get a small head start on custom software like ROMs and recoveries.

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Grab a 256GB OnePlus 8 for $699 ($100 off) while supplies last

Grab a 256GB OnePlus 8 for $699 ($100 off) while supplies last

The OnePlus 8T is scheduled to be revealed next month, which means OnePlus is probably looking to sell off its last remaining current-gen phones. You can now get the 256GB version of the OnePlus 8 for $699 on Amazon and the company's own store, a $100 discount from the usual price.

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OnePlus just upped the ambient display ante with OxygenOS 11 Open Beta 2 for OP8 phones

OnePlus just upped the ambient display ante with OxygenOS 11 Open Beta 2 for OP8 phones

Google may have set the pace in releasing a stable version of Android 11 for its phones earlier this month, but OnePlus isn't far behind. After debuting Open Beta 1 for OxygenOS 11 on September 8, the company is already pushing out Open Beta 2 to devices in the OnePlus 8 family. The new update fixes bugs and improves stability, but it also introduces a new feature that takes ambient display to the next level aesthetically.

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OxygenOS 11 Open Beta 1 arrives on OnePlus 8 series, based on Android 11

OxygenOS 11 Open Beta 1 arrives on OnePlus 8 series, based on Android 11

The completed version of Android 11 was released today, and it has already started rolling out to Pixel phones. OnePlus has been hard at work on its version of the update over the past few months, and now the first OxygenOS 11 Open Beta is available for the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro, complete with the revamped interface that was present on previous public builds.

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OnePlus 8 with 12GB of RAM is $699 ($100 off) with coupon code

OnePlus 8 with 12GB of RAM is $699 ($100 off) with coupon code

We're inching ever so closer to a OnePlus 8T and are eagerly biting the digits on our hands to learn what its cost digits will be. But if you'd rather not wait for that, why not get a OnePlus 8 with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage for $100 off?

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Android 11 DP4 out now for OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro, downloads available

Android 11 DP4 out now for OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro, downloads available

We got our first taste of OxygenOS 11's new interface via Android 11 Developer Preview 3 for the OnePlus 8 lineup earlier this month. Despite OnePlus's claim that DP3 would be the final developer preview, Android 11 DP4 has just been pushed for the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro, adding a number of minor tweaks.

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OnePlus 8 5G UW on Verizon joins OP 8 and 8 Pro in picking up August security patch

OnePlus 8 5G UW on Verizon joins OP 8 and 8 Pro in picking up August security patch

Oxygen OS is up for some big changes once its Android 11 build goes stable, but that doesn't stop OnePlus from getting out more updates to its current Android 10-based software. As such, the company released the latest Oxygen OS builds for the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro a little earlier this month (ranging from version 10.5.10 to 10.5.13 depending on model and region), and is following up now with the latest update for the OnePlus 8 5G UW on Verizon.

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