OnePlus has long announced that it's going to merge its OxygenOS with Oppo's ColorOS following the shocking reveal of its secret partnership with Oppo that was neither secret nor shocking. While a few new OnePlus devices are already running a ColorOS-based version of Android with an OxygenOS skin on top of it, OnePlus hasn't officially revealed how exactly it will transition all of its currently supported devices to ColorOS. Well, you've got to wonder no more — the OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has laid out a roadmap, detailing how things will progress from here.
Just a few days after Oppo unveiled some fancy new camera technology, the company has returned to show off its latest wireless charging gear. Like Realme before it, this magnet-based charging system is designed to take on Apple's MagSafe, with a few different form factors available for anyone looking to keep their phone powered up all day long.
If you've been binging your favorite Netflix show on a recent phone from OnePlus or Oppo, you might have been missing a lot. The Android app has to certify that the devices it's running on (and the software they're using) are of sufficient quality to enable HD playback. That probably has more to do with anti-piracy measures than performance, but that doesn't matter a whole lot to customers who are stuck with lower-quality video.
Smartphone companies keep challenging the status quo of where selfie cameras should be placed, and it seems like a few of them are headed towards making them invisible. While we've already seen an implementation of the under-display camera, Oppo's latest iteration seems to take a considerable jump in terms of...invisibility.
I should clarify right from the off: the OnePlus Nord CE is not a bad phone. Far from it, in fact — it’s the best Nord phone since the original, especially after the other budget offerings came with too many compromises to be worth recommending in the face of stiff competition. The Nord CE is a solid performer in most areas.
However, as good as it is, it simply serves as further evidence that the OnePlus we used to treasure has veered so far from its original mission that it’s no longer recognizable. Recent news that the company is further integrating with Oppo isn’t at all surprising, but it’s been true for a while now that the flagship killing, "Never Settle" attitude is no longer at the heart of what OnePlus is all about.
Earlier this week, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau finally announced an integration with Oppo, a move that had been rumored since he took over product responsibilities for both companies. Although his initial forum post confirmed the two companies would remain separate entities, a few questions went unanswered. Luckily, we have a confirmation on one of the biggest mysteries surrounding the move.
The close corporate ties between OnePlus and Oppo have never been much of a secret, at least to anyone who studies the nitty-gritty of the mobile business-to-business world. Despite keeping a very distinct identity, they're both part of the same parent company, and have been more open about the resources that they share for the last six months. Today OnePlus dropped a bit more of the pretense, and said that it's going to "further integrate" with Oppo.
Mobile phones may seem cramped for watching full-length movies, but they’re still (very) popular among Netflix users, as is evident from its billion-plus Play Store downloads. That’s why the streaming giant keeps an up-to-date list of devices that can offer you the best streaming experience for its app. It isn’t at all surprising that the new OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro are now also compatible with Netflix's streaming standards, along with a bunch of other phones from Oppo and Sharp.
According to a leaked document obtained by XDA Developers, Google is working on a solution to a well-known issue among Samsung, Xiaomi, Oppo, and Realme users. The problem, which has been ongoing for several years, caused every screenshot and screen recording to be automatically backed up to Google Photos, and thus littered your pics with lots of stuff you might not want.