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OnePlus 3, 3T finally get their sweet Android Oreo snack

OnePlus 3, 3T finally get their sweet Android Oreo snack

The long wait for cookies is finally over. At least for owners of the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T. While the latest OnePlus 5 and 5T have yet to even see the shadow of a beta, the OEM has finally got the ball rolling on bringing the Android Oreo OTA to last year’s flagships. This ends a long string of OxygenOS betas and opens up time and resources to bring the same beta to the OnePlus 5 pair before the year ends.

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Google Lens rolls out to Assistant on Pixel and Pixel 2

Google Lens rolls out to Assistant on Pixel and Pixel 2

A useful new tool is rolling out to both the original Pixel and newer Pixel 2 smartphones: users have found that Google Lens, the visual search feature that relies on the device's camera, has started arriving in Google Assistant. It's a gradual rollout, unfortunately, so not every Pixel owner has it just yet, but it a good step towards making Lens more accessible and easier to summon.

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Budget-friendly Nokia 2 comes to the US

Budget-friendly Nokia 2 comes to the US

This year has seen a number of interesting smartphones from Nokia, with parent company HMD Global releasing devices that cover a number of price-points in the Android market. Unfortunately only a few of these models have made their way to the US, including the mid-range Nokia 6 and the retro-inspired, non-smart Nokia 3310. It appears that's about to change, as the super cheap Nokia 2 will soon be on sale here.

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Future iPhones could use Intel’s 5G modem instead of Qualcomm’s

Future iPhones could use Intel’s 5G modem instead of Qualcomm’s

The battle between component suppliers for the next iPhones has just entered its next phase, and Qualcomm might be left behind in the dust. Intel has just proudly announced that they have reached a key milestone in the development of its 5G modem that takes it close to catching up with Qualcomm. But, perhaps more importantly, it puts Intel in a more favorable position to be Apple’s go-to 5G partner, at a time when several market factors seem to be conspiring against Qualcomm.

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Verizon ZenFone V Live goes live, Galaxy Tab E 32 GB in tow

Verizon ZenFone V Live goes live, Galaxy Tab E 32 GB in tow

Remember the ASUS ZenFone V? The Verizon-exclusive smartphone launched not too long ago, not even two months ago, and yet now the two companies have come out with yet another exclusive. But if you were expecting the ZenFone V Live to be an upgrade, you’d be thoroughly disappointed. Unless you’re the type that loves to livestream and needs to look perfect in front of the camera. In which case the smartphone’s “live beautification” feature is probably for you.

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OnePlus 3/3T get Android Oreo beta, OnePlus 5/5T end of the year

OnePlus 3/3T get Android Oreo beta, OnePlus 5/5T end of the year

With the launch of the OnePlus 5T, you might think that OnePlus could call it a day and declare 2017 over, right? Absolutely not. While the hardware story for 2017 is definitely finished, the software story is far from done. Especially considering the OnePlus 5T didn’t even launch with Android 8.0 Oreo. But even before the latest and greatest could get its cookie treats, last year’s OnePlus 3 and 3T are first in line. Fortunately, the Oreo beta train is still running at full speed.

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Google Assistant Pixel 2 troubleshooting feature appears in preview

Google Assistant Pixel 2 troubleshooting feature appears in preview

Google Pixel 2 owners can now get help troubleshooting their smartphone using Google's own personal assistant app, at least unofficially. The feature appears to work for both the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL phones, but not for other handsets with the app. The person who spotted the ability is located in the US and running a developers preview of Android Oreo 8.1.

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Galaxy S9 pre-release leaks: fixing these S8 mistakes

Galaxy S9 pre-release leaks: fixing these S8 mistakes

The Samsung Galaxy S9 was the subject of a number of tips today and over the past few days, largely with respect to device size. What we've gotten to know about this device is, first and foremost, it'll look different from its predecessor. According to feline-icon'ed South Korea-based tipster Ice Universe, the Galaxy S9's backside in particular "will change a lot."

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T-Mobile Black Friday 2017 BOGO deal offers free iPhone 8 or Galaxy S8

T-Mobile Black Friday 2017 BOGO deal offers free iPhone 8 or Galaxy S8

T-Mobile has announced its Black Friday deals, revealing that it, like many companies, is offering its deals early as a way to give potential customers an extra week or so to shop. The Black Friday deals will start tomorrow for the carrier, which says it will be offering its largest "Buy One, Get One deal" up to this point. The deal isn't limited to cheaper phones, instead including notable models like the Galaxy S8 and the iPhone 8.

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Even OnePlus knows the OnePlus 5T’s face unlock isn’t as secure as iPhone X

Even OnePlus knows the OnePlus 5T’s face unlock isn’t as secure as iPhone X

The OnePlus 5T was announced earlier today, and just like another certain flagship device, it'll have users unlocking their phones with facial recognition. This seems to be the direction the industry is headed, and so far, the iPhone X gives us our best example of the technology through Face ID. Though the OnePlus 5T also uses facial recognition as a marquee feature, it seems that its creators know that it won't be as accurate as it needs to be before it's the only option for verification.

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OnePlus 5T vs 5: specs, pricing, release dates

OnePlus 5T vs 5: specs, pricing, release dates

This morning we saw the OnePlus 5T for the first time, and now we're comparing the device to its nearest predecessor. The OnePlus 5T is meant to be a half-step between this past generation and the next, with a T to signify the change. As OnePlus suggested onstage today, the letter "T" is in place because Apple uses an "S" for their half-step phones every other year.

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OnePlus 5T release date, price, specs: That screen boost

OnePlus 5T release date, price, specs: That screen boost

Today the OnePlus 5T was revealed in two editions. Both of these editions work with a Midnight Black exterior, and both are available in both the United States and Europe. The OnePlus 5T's two main versions, thus far, as the 64GB Midnight Black OnePlus 5T, and the 128GB Midnight Black OnePlus 5T, and both will roll with dual-lane storage based on UFS 2.1 for super speedy read/write and app loads.

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