OnePlus prides itself on being a company that strives for community feedback to better its phones. It even introduced a campaign last year to get suggestions on which features they should adopt on OxygenOS. It definitely took some time, but one of these suggestions, an FPS game counter, has finally made it to the OnePlus 8 series with OxygenOS Open Beta 9.
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.
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.
Out with the old, in with the new: LineageOS cut support for Android 9 Pie earlier this year, and to make up for the loss, the open-source project has just released version 18.1 based on Android 11. It comes with official support for about 60 phones and tablets.
OnePlus seems to be having a little trouble lately shipping bug-free updates — the stable Android 11 build for the OnePlus 7T series, for instance, caused camera crashes for several users. Those aren't the only OP phones dealing with problems, though, and the company is now pushing out OxygenOS 22.214.171.124 to address bugs faced by OnePlus 8-series users.
While we wait for OnePlus to launch its next phone lineup, the company certainly hasn’t forgotten about its former flagships. The OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro from last year have consistently received updates. Keeping up with that streak, the latest Open Beta for the 8 and 8 Pro comes with a lengthy changelog and a whole bunch of bug fixes, in addition to the March security patch.
We're just a week away from the official unveiling of the OnePlus 9, which makes this the perfect time to find some great deals on last year's model. Both Amazon and OnePlus itself currently have the 128GB OnePlus 8 marked down to $499, $200 off its usual price, with a free pair of Buds Z included with your order if you buy directly from OnePlus.
The OnePlus 9 announcement is a mere two weeks away, which generally means retailers are eager to move some of their current stock before potential customers become enamored with the hot new gadgety goodness. If you happen to be in the market for a new phone, but balking at the idea of dropping full price on the latest and greatest, there are a few deals on previous OnePlus phones that might be of interest.
It's been a little less than two years since OnePlus introduced Fnatic Mode on the OP7, christening its high-performance gaming mode after the pro esports team of the same name. It later spread to other models older and newer with the same label. But apparently the licensing deal between OnePlus and Fnatic has ended, and the most recent software updates have changed the label.
For owners of OnePlus 7 and 7T series phones, the wait for the Android 11-based OxygenOS 11 update has been endless. Yesterday we got one step closer, though, as OnePlus released the third Open Beta for the upcoming software release, featuring a pair of identical changelogs loaded with bug-fixes and bringing us one step closer to a stable release.