It's been a week since OnePlus formally announced its Watch, surprisingly running home-grown software that gives it nigh-unbelievable battery life. Today a OnePlus product manager posted a Q&A about the upcoming Watch on the company's forum, bringing some much-needed insight into the choices made for the new wearable.
OnePlus wanted to go back to flagship killing with the Nord, but now that the company launched the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro, we need to ask ourselves if it's really willing to eat into its own high-end offers. How does the sub-£400/€400 phone compare to its much more expensive brother, the OnePlus 9, and which should you buy?
A previous rumor indicated that OnePlus would announce a special edition of the Nord alongside the OnePlus 9 series. That clearly didn't happen, and if a new report is to be believed, it never will — the SE has been canned.
Smartphone companies seem to think that watermarks on photos are an ingenious way to promote their products — some even have them turned on by default. Most people will disable this right away, but there are more useful possibilities in this area. OnePlus is testing the option to add a 'Time Watermark,' or timestamp, as we know them.
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 184.108.40.206 to address bugs faced by OnePlus 8-series users.
We've clearly got a little bias on the subject, but Android has a long and storied history filled with its own triumphs and pitfalls. It's been well over a decade now since that first HTC G1 landed, the inaugural Android smartphone, and things have changed drastically since then. Being "first" might make you think the G1 was the most influential Android phone — but was it, really?
The 2021 smartphone season is starting to pick up, and last week OnePlus released its 9 series of phones, following up on last year's OnePlus 8T and OnePlus 8 series. If you were interested in either phone, then you've probably read our reviews for the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro by now and weighed your various options. So, we're curious to know if you are planning to get either.
OnePlus likes to shower its customers with goodies. The latest offer is an impressive one, at least if you're a premium buyer in the lucrative Indian market. There OnePlus is extending the benefits of its Red Cable Pro warranty and loyalty program: if you buy a OnePlus 9 Pro and activate the Red Cable Pro Life plan, you'll get an astonishing 6 terabytes of online cloud storage along with it.
The OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro are now certified to pick up 5G on Verizon's network here in the US, and that includes mmWave support on the OnePlus 9 Pro and support for Verizon-based don't-call-it-an-MVNO Visible. At launch, the phones were LTE-only until Verizon finished its certification process, but we were told that the two phones would pick up full 5G support once big red had given the pair of phones their blessing — and that should make activation easier, too.