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OnePlus splits apps from OxygenOS for faster updates

OnePlus splits apps from OxygenOS for faster updates

With very few exceptions, like Nexus or Pixel or Essential, almost all Android smartphones come with some pre-loaded apps made by the OEM itself. It’s bad enough that these are baked into the firmware, making them impossible to uninstall and can only be disabled. What’s worse is that they can also slow down the development and rollout of updates. Joining the also few OEMs bucking that trend, OnePlus is extracting some of its custom apps for faster updates, both for the apps as well as OxygenOS itself.

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OnePlus 5 now costs less if you’re a student

OnePlus 5 now costs less if you’re a student

There is probably going to be some mixed feeling about this new promo from OnePlus. One the one hand, you are trying to make technology more affordable for students who typically don’t have enough resources to pay in full for some new gadget. On the other hand, you are tempting students with a device that could also become their academic undoing. Regardless, OnePlus is now offering a 10% discount on the OnePlus 5 or any other order or combination of orders, provided you can prove you are a student.

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Moto Z2 Force said to also have Jelly Scrolling effect

Moto Z2 Force said to also have Jelly Scrolling effect

As expected from a OnePlus flagship, the OnePlus 5 was surrounded by complaints almost immediately after its release, though not enough to knock the latest flagship killer off the top of the list. One of the biggest complaints, and one that the company insists is “all natural”, is the jelly scrolling effect blamed on the upside down orientation of the OnePlus 5’s display. Fortunately for the OnePlus 5, it might not be alone. Or rather, it might have not been the first at all. XDA Daniel Marchena reports that the latest Moto Z2 Force also exhibits this behavior and that it, too, might not be unique in that regard.

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OnePlus 3, 3T’s final update will be Android O

OnePlus 3, 3T’s final update will be Android O

Android users with the OnePlus 3 or OnePlus 3T will be getting one last major update for their devices. The upcoming Android O has been confirmed by the company to be the final version of the operating system that will come to the short-lived phones. While both the OnePlus 3 and 3T are now discontinued, they were only released in mid and late 2016, respectively.

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The Soft Gold OnePlus 5 Variant is real: it’s extra fine

The Soft Gold OnePlus 5 Variant is real: it’s extra fine

It's not the Blaze Red we were hoping for - but it's a new color for the OnePlus 5 nonetheless. Today OnePlus 5 revealed the Soft Gold edition of the OnePlus 5. This version is similar to that of the OnePlus 3T Soft Gold edition - but it's just a TINY bit different. This version of the OnePlus 5 is limited edition and will be made available immediately if not soon.

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OnePlus 5 Mint Gold could be its next color

OnePlus 5 Mint Gold could be its next color

Autumn is coming, because winter is still far away. Though that may not be the reasoning OnePlus has, it might be the color that it has chosen. Over at its Weibo account, the Chinese OEM has just posted yet another teaser for the new color of its OnePlus 5 flagship. And this time, it seems to be more direct, talking about the golden leaves of autumn. Amusingly, it seems to have thrown in a still green mint leaf for good measure.

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OnePlus is setting up shop in Australia

OnePlus is setting up shop in Australia

OnePlus might act big, but, in truth, it’s a small fish swimming with whales and shark, a startup playing in giants’ court. Rather than be a mark against it, it actually speaks to the company’s ambition and capabilities that it is actually able to compete with the likes of Samsung, Huawei, and more as much as it does. That said, it’s official availability in markets is still very limited. Case in point: it is only this month that it will take the steps to officially setup a presence in the land down under.

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OnePlus 5 3rd color teased – but be wary

OnePlus 5 3rd color teased – but be wary

Today OnePlus teased the next color for their OnePlus 5, a device that's had several newsworthy mishaps since launch. While the OnePlus 5 had been the subject of some negative press since its release earlier this year, most reviews remained largely positive. As it happens, SlashGear's OnePlus 5 Review suggested that the phone was downright decent - especially for the price.

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OnePlus 5’s dangerous 911 bug explained

OnePlus 5’s dangerous 911 bug explained

Most smartphone bugs are annoyances at best. Some are security disasters waiting to happen. But very few are so dangerous and potentially life-threatening than what OnePlus 5, and some Android, owners have discovered just recently. Dialing 911 in an emergency consistently causes their phones to reboot, defeating the purpose of the emergency number. To its credit, OnePlus quickly pushed out a hotfix and now it is explaining in not so many words what happened.

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OnePlus 5 ads start spamming OnePlus 3, 3T owners

OnePlus 5 ads start spamming OnePlus 3, 3T owners

OnePlus seems to love, nay, thrive in controversy. From its "Never Settle" battle cry, to its exclusive invite system, to its premature retirement of last year's flagship, OnePlus seems to live out the phrase "bad publicity is still publicity". Just when you thought it was over, with a more or less "normal" launch of the OnePlus 5, here comes another one. Apparently, OnePlus has started sending OnePlus owners, most of them on the OnePlus 3 or 3T, ads and promos to upgrade to the latest model. And said owners aren't taking to kindly to the intrusion.

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OnePlus 5 8GB RAM version gets some good news

OnePlus 5 8GB RAM version gets some good news

OnePlus is a company that has historically had issues with shipping. With its earlier phones, quickly shipping out orders with consistency was a major roadblock for OnePlus, but with the OnePlus 3T, the company tried committing to immediate dispatch with its phones. OnePlus announced today that the OnePlus 5 with 8GB of RAM is now available for immediate dispatch as well, which means that it should ship out just a few hours after you order one.

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OnePlus 5 911 reboot problem addressed in new update

OnePlus 5 911 reboot problem addressed in new update

It's been a pretty whirlwind week for some Android users, especially those who own a OnePlus 5. On Tuesday, a OnePlus 5 user alerted Reddit to the fact that his phone rebooted whenever he tried to call 911. This, as you can imagine, is not a good thing, because having a phone reboot is the last thing anyone needs when they're trying to get in touch with emergency services.

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