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Vivo promises three years of Android updates, but only for certain phones

Vivo promises three years of Android updates, but only for certain phones

Android smartphone makers are only now starting to catch up to Apple’s excellent software support. Samsung was among the first major players to commit to three years of OS updates last year (many now get four years of security updates as well), and several more brands have since made similar promises. The latest to join the list is OnePlus sister company Vivo, but its update policy isn’t as expansive as Samsung’s.

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Here are the latest phones to officially support Google's 3D animals

Here are the latest phones to officially support Google's 3D animals

After accidentally teasing a few upcoming phones before removing them again earlier this year, Google has published a proper update to its ARCore support page, revealing that the augmented reality library is now supported by 24 more devices. This time around, all of them have already been announced.

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Xiaomi and Oppo plan to take on Qualcomm with their own smartphone chips

Xiaomi and Oppo plan to take on Qualcomm with their own smartphone chips

We only recently reported that Google was working on its own smartphone chip, but it looks like the company isn't the only one in the Android world wanting to go independent. A new report from DigiTimes (via Android Authority) claims that Xiaomi and Oppo are working on their own 5G-compatible chips.

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Don't worry, OnePlus isn't getting rid of OxygenOS

Don't worry, OnePlus isn't getting rid of OxygenOS

You might know that OnePlus is an Oppo subdivision, with many of its devices sharing the same design and internals as Oppo products. While OnePlus tried to deny its close ties to Oppo in the early years, the business is increasingly more open about its relationship with its parent company. That becomes even more apparent now that OnePlus has announced that it will use a custom version of Oppo's ColorOS in China in favor of its own China-only HydrogenOS.

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Oppo's new microscope camera will let you see things you've never seen with a smartphone

Oppo's new microscope camera will let you see things you've never seen with a smartphone

Today OPPO launched the OPPO Find X3 Pro. It's a classic OPPO flagship with the latest high-end specs, flashy design, and a gorgeous display. And while the phone's software is classic OPPO, for better or worse, the cameras are some of the most impressive I've seen on a phone in a long time.

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Oppo's new Find X3 Pro leaves everyone in the US with microlens envy

Oppo's new Find X3 Pro leaves everyone in the US with microlens envy

Oppo has just revealed its new Find X3 series of phones, the highlight by far being the flagship Find X3 Pro. Most of its specs will likely be standard for 2021 flagship smartphones, but there are a few interesting details, especially when it comes to the camera. The Find X3 Pro has an actually cool new "microlens" that goes beyond the mere macro experience with a built-in ring light, and the ultra-wide and normal wide-angle cameras both use the same high-end Sony IMX766 sensor.

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Oppo Find X3 Pro, X3 Neo, and X3 Lite photos and full specs leak ahead of formal debut

Oppo Find X3 Pro, X3 Neo, and X3 Lite photos and full specs leak ahead of formal debut

Oppo isn't a household name in the US, but in Europe and other territories it's a common sight for buyers of budget and midrange devices alike. The company's Find flagship line (its equivalent to the Galaxy S) is being updated at an event in a couple of weeks, but a new leak is already managing to reveal pretty much all the info you could want on these upcoming phones.

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Oppo shows off its futuristic Wireless Air Charging tech

Oppo shows off its futuristic Wireless Air Charging tech

Oppo has made a few announcements at Mobile World Congress Shanghai today, including new partnerships that will see its VOOC flash charging technology used by other companies and a wireless charging solution to take on Xiaomi with.

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Oppo X 2021 flexes its impressive rollable screen in these hands-on videos 

Oppo X 2021 flexes its impressive rollable screen in these hands-on videos 

The advent of flexible OLED screens has let the smartphone industry experiment with some pretty unorthodox form factors. While foldables have slowly been creeping into the mainstream, companies like Oppo have been playing with rollable designs. Following its showcase as a concept last fall, some lucky users are getting an early chance to go hands-on with the Oppo X 2021.

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26 new devices from Oppo, Xiaomi, and Samsung now officially support ARCore

26 new devices from Oppo, Xiaomi, and Samsung now officially support ARCore

Mixed reality experiences continue to play their roles in helping us understand concepts, tell stories, market products, or in just letting us hang out with a virtual Pomeranian for a hot second. For Android phones, that means having Google certify that your phone supports its ARCore APIs. We've got our first batch of new supported devices for 2021 right here.

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