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OxygenOS 9.0.5 and 9.0.13 for the OnePlus 6/6T brings March security patch and new feedback tool

With OnePlus, it's easy to get caught up in the Open Beta program, since that's where new features drop first. But in all that excitement and hype, it seems that the stable branch is often left to languish, which some people are quick to point out. Starting today, however, both the OnePlus 6 and 6T are set to receive a new OTA update to OxygenOS 9.0.5 and 9.0.13, respectively,  complete with a very modest and small changelog.

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[Update: Teaser video] New OnePlus 7 renders reveal version with waterdrop notch and no pop-up camera

Previous OnePlus 7 information has all pointed to an almost bezel-free phone with no notch and a mechanical, slide out front-facing camera but we've heard rumors that OnePlus could be launching more than one distinct handset. Leaked OnePlus 7 Pro branding strongly suggests this, and that came with a possible May 14 launch date too.

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Android 9 Pie finally arrives for the OnePlus 3/3T with new Community Beta

The day has finally come. Rejoice, OnePlus 3/3T owners, for Pie is now available for your phone via a Community Beta. OnePlus is asking for feedback and help getting this ready for the prime time (aka stable branch), which means that you can download and install it on your device right now and try it out.

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Latest OnePlus Open Betas add parking location feature, April security patch, and more

It's been quite some time since we've seen a OnePlus Open Beta worth writing about. That's not to say that the last few haven't been important, mind you, but they mostly addressed some bugs and optimizations. However, the 6/6T and 5/5T both got a new update that, while not major, have some interesting elements.

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Windows 10 ported to OnePlus 6T, complete with Modern Warfare 2

Qualcomm has been building laptop processors for a while now, designed for always-on Windows 10 ultraportables. Now that an ARM version of Windows 10 is widely available and works with Snapdragon processors, the gates have opened for porting the operating system to smartphones. @NTAuthority on Twitter already demoed Windows 10 on a Pixel 3 XL, but now they have ported it to the OnePlus 6T.

In a series of tweets and replies, NTAuthority showed off the touchscreen working, with many applications (including Google Chrome) fully functional. The most impressive demo was Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 running on the phone, using Windows' built-in x86 emulation compatibility layer.

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OnePlus is taking applications for the OnePlus 3/3T Pie beta

Most phones that aren't Pixels are lucky to get one or two major updates. OnePlus has managed to offer better update support for its phones in spite of the lower prices. The OnePlus 3 and 3T launched in 2016 with Marshmallow, but they've gotten Nougat and Oreo updates. Now, OnePlus is preparing to offer a Pie update, and you can help test it.

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[Update: Winner announced] OnePlus launches competition to design new OxygenOS feature

If you've ever thought you had a good idea for a new software feature for your phone but didn't think there was any point in sharing it with someone, now's your time to shine. OnePlus is running a Product Management Challenge (#PMChallenge) asking for your best new feature ideas, with some pretty decent prizes for the winner.

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T-Mobile OnePlus 6T snags RCS support in latest update

The SMS standard works for basic texting, but its capabilities are limited. We're hoping RCS will replace it sooner than later — and it's won another small victory to that end. The T-Mobile OnePlus 6T has received an update that brings compatibility with the new standard.

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OnePlus 7 renders emerge: Pop-out camera, not a slider

Famed leaker OnLeaks has just pushed out a pile of renders (via Pricebaba) showing of the OnePlus 7 from almost every angle. Looks like we were at least partly wrong when looking at the last case-obscured leak. The front-facing camera is of the pop-out variety, not a full slider.

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OnePlus says no wireless charging for the OnePlus 7, citing utter nonsense

Wireless charging is "a thing" again, and it's better than it was the last time. OnePlus says its upcoming flagship phone won't have it, though. Its reason for not including wireless charging on the OnePlus 7? Wired charging is faster. That's not wrong, but it's not really the point.

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