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OnePlus rolls out Open Beta 14 and 5 for OnePlus 3 and 3T with bug fixes and improvements

OnePlus has now started rolling out Open Beta 14 for OnePlus 3 and Open Beta 5 for OnePlus 3T users. Both the beta updates are exactly the same in terms of features along with an identical changelog. This new update is based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat.

OnePlus 3/3T users who are already running preview Open Beta (13 and 4), should be automatically notified of these new updates. The OTA update weighs in at 1388MB. 

The new update brings bug fixes and other optimizations to both the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T including Bluetooth improvements, GPS and Night Mode optimizations, Launcher fixes and other optimizations. In addition to, the community app has been updated to version 1.8.

If you’ve already flashed a previous Open Beta build, you will receive this update via OTA. If you haven’t, you will need to flash this build by ADB sideload. You can grab the files of Open beta 5 and 14 for the OnePlus 3 and 3T from the below link. 

OnePlus 3 OxygenOS Open Beta 14 | OnePlus 3T OxygenOS Open Beta 5

OnePlus 5 model number confirmed in new leak

OnePlus 5 model number confirmed in new leak
We already know that OnePlus is going to skip the OnePlus 4 (Because Chinese belief that the number 4 is bad luck), So the OnePlus 5 will be the next flagship phone from OnePlus, which will be released in the second half of the year.

A OnePlus device with the model number A5000 has popped for its Chinese certification, potentially confirming the rumored model number. Since the OnePlus devices has a long history of "Axxxx" device model names, OnePlus 3 had the model number A3000 and the 3T was A3010, so the OnePlus 5 will likely to come with A5000 model number.



Previous rumors suggest that the OnePlus 5 will come with Snapdragon 835 chipset, 8GB of RAM, 1440 x 2560 resolution bezel-less display, dual rear camera, water and dust resistant features.

All said and done, these are just tipped specifications, and none of them are officially confirmed by the company. We will update you in there's any info related to OnePlus 5. 

Via: Krispytech | Image: Muhsin M

OnePlus 5 Tipped to Come With 8GB RAM, Snapdragon 835 and Dual Rear Cameras

OnePlus 5 Tipped to Come With 8GB RAM, Snapdragon 835 and 22MP Dual Rear Cameras
According to a new leak, skipping the OnePlus 4 (Because Chinese belief that the number 4 is bad luck), the OnePlus 5 will be the next flagship phone from OnePlus, which will be released in the second half of the year.

The OnePlus 5, going by the leaks will come powered by the Snapdragon 835 chipset, coupled with 8GB of RAM, which is twice the amount found in today's flagship models. The OnePlus 5 will get a 1440 x 2560 resolution screen and rumored to feature the bezel-less display.



As per the leak, the OnePlus 5 will boast dual rear camera along with an impressive front-facing snapper for selfies and video calls. In addition, OnePlus is widely expected to make the phone water and dust resistant to compete with the rivals such as Galaxy S8 and LG G6. The device is rumored to be priced under $500.

All said and done, these are just tipped specifications, and none of them are officially confirmed by the company. We will update you in there's any info related to OnePlus 5. 

Source: PCPOP | Image Concept: Muhsin M.

OnePlus' Silence Over Nougat Update for OnePlus 2 and OnePlus X is Making Users Furious

OnePlus' Silence Over Nougat Update for OnePlus 2 and OnePlus X is Making Users Furious
If there's ever a Chinese vendor who is providing timely updates to their phones right now, it is OnePlus. The company started 2017 by updating their popular OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T to Android Nougat, but the company is looking at only the latest phones and has left their two good phones, the OnePlus 2 and OnePlus X. 

OnePlus, back in January said that the OnePlus 2 will receive Android Nougat, but there's no update till date and users of these phones are going crazy regarding the update.



In OnePlus forums, users have created various thread raising their voice towards the update. The OnePlus 2 surely has the hardware inside it to run the latest OS. However, the OnePlus X's hardware is outdated, and the company earlier said that the OnePlus X can not handle graphics of Android Nougat. 

If you notice, the official Lineage OS builds for both the OnePlus 2 and OnePlus X are available. So, OnePlus should consider this and release the update at the earliest for both the phones. 

OnePlus 3 and 3T Users: Gear Up for Experiencing More Oxygen OS Features in Coming Days

OnePlus 3 and 3T Users: Gear Up for Experiencing More Oxygen OS Features in Coming Days
If you ask me: Which new brand's smartphone gets regular software updates? The immediate answer from me will be 'OnePlus'. Ever since the OnePlus 3T release, the Chinese vendor is betting big on the software updates department. The OnePlus 3 and 3T users received Oxygen OS 4.0 update based on Android Nougat on January 1, 2017. 

After that, OnePlus has updated both the OnePlus 3 and 3T for nearly five times fixing most of the bugs and adding new features. Recently, OnePlus announced the OxygenOS Open Beta 4 for both the OnePlus 3 and 3T users, and the surprise was the addition of new features. 



If you look at the changelog closely, OnePlus has added a new feature: Secure Box, which locks your files, photos, and other media files by setting a PIN code or pattern, same as what Samsung  is offering with the Samsung KNOX. The company has also introduced Quick Pay to help the people from demonetization. A special DND mode while gaming will help most of the users out there. 

All said, the Oxygen OS will soon become a feature rich OS, which was once known for its stockish Android UI.

Could this be our first look at the Chromium OnePlus 3T?

Could this be our first look at the Chromium OnePlus 3T?
After the huge success of OnePlus's latest limited "Colette Edition"  and "Midnight Black" version of the OnePlus 3T which went on sale in March, the Chinese Smartphone maker is planning to launch another OnePlus 3T with Chromium body.

The images clearly show the new color option of the OnePlus 3T, which looks great and shiny in the chrome shade. The OnePlus logo, antenna bands, the 3.5mm audio jack, the USB-C and the speaker are clearly visible in the Images above and below.



The OnePlus 3T Midnight Black and Colette Edition comes only in 128GB Storage option, so OnePlus might launch the Chromium OnePlus 3T in same storage option, with a higher price as compared to the previous variants. 

The OnePlus 3T is already available in default Gunmetal Grey and Soft Gold color options and limited edition Midnight Black and Colette Edition, the gorgeous Chromium OnePlus 3T would be a great add-on. Thoughts?
Could this be our first look at the Chromium OnePlus 3T?

Via | Source

OnePlus introduces its own drink!

OnePlus introduces its own drink!
OnePlus took over to Twitter to announce a new product. It's not a phone, though. It's an energy drink called Dash Energy Drink. As you know, tomorrow is April 1st, popularly known as April Fool's Day in English speaking countries. Every person tries to fool their friends, and in recent years, companies have taken the opportunity to do the same.

OnePlus says this new product will "unlock the person's hidden potential". The company is implicitly promoting its recent features, like the quick charging method it uses in its phones. For example, it states this energy drink gives you a full day of power within minutes. 





Although it's an April Fool's joke, the energy drink is actually real. It's all a marketing campaign around April Fool's, and it will be available for you to drink if you live in the UK and India. Several stores will carry this drink.

OnePlus also cut the price of its fast Dash Charger, compatible with the recent OnePlus USB-C models. You can also get that discount starting right now. Here's a video promoting the newly announced drink:

OxygenOS 4.1.1 is now rolling out for the OnePlus 3/3T

OxygenOS 4.1.1 is now rolling out for the OnePlus 3/3T
Following the OxygenOS 4.1 based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat, the company is now rolling out OxygenOS 4.1.1 OTA update for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T. This latest update comes with minor bug fixes and stability improvement.

Here's the changelog for OxygenOS 4.1.1 (Android 7.1.1), which is the same for both phones:-
  • Upgraded Android 7.1.1
  • Added expanded screenshots
  • Improved picture taking of moving objects with blur reduction
  • Improved video stability when recording
  • Improved WiFI connectivity
  • Improved bluetooth connectivity
  • Fixed Instagram swiping bug
  • Fixed hardware buttons malfunction bug
  • General bug fixes
This OTA is incremental and is now rolling out for a small percentage of users, OnePlus will begin a broader rollout in a few days. So you might have to wait a little to Install this latest OS on your OnePlus 3/3T.


Google assistant is now rolling out to the OnePlus 3 & 3T

Google assistant is now rolling out to the OnePlus 3 & 3T

At MWC 2017, Google announced the Google Assistant for all Android devices running Android 6.0 Marshmallow and Android Nougat with Google Play Services.

Today, OnePlus on their Twitter handle officially announced that the Google assistant is now rolling out for the OnePlus 3 and 3T, while there's no information on when the Google's AI will be available for the OnePlus Two, OnePlus One and OnePlus X which still runs Android Marshmallow.



Google Assistant, the personal digital assistant for Android phones, once you try it, is incredibly useful. You can get a daily weather reports in your area, traffic on your commute, and what you have on your calendar for the day. You can also have complex conversations with your phone.

Just long press on the Home button or say “Ok Google” to get started!

Via: OnePlus (twitter)

OnePlus announces "Midnight Black" version of the OnePlus 3T

After the huge success of OnePlus's latest limited "Colette Edition" version of the OnePlus 3T which went on sale in Paris on 21st of March, The company has announced a new limited edition Midnight Black OnePlus 3T for those who have been waiting for a darker version of the handset.



OnePlus 3T Midnight Black is the latest edition to the OnePlus family. With space-grade aluminum and three dark coatings at just 14 microns thick, the OP3T All-Black maintains the natural look and feel of metal. It comes only in 128GB Storage option. 
OnePlus announces "Midnight Black" version of OnePlus 3T


It costs $479/€479/£439 and will go exclusively on sale at 4pm GMT/9am PST on Friday, March 24 at hbx.com (Hypebeast). There will only be 250 units available for this pop-up sale, though. If you live in North America or Europe or Asia, you can grab the device at OnePlus.net for a limited time “at a later date”. It will be available in India on Mar 31, 14:00 (IST) at Oneplusstore.

Back in black.

OnePlus announces "Midnight Black" version of the OnePlus 3T

OnePlus announces "Midnight Black" version of the OnePlus 3T

The OnePlus 3 or 3T might have a slightly tilted camera bump


This might surprise you, but your OnePlus 3 or 3T might have a slightly tilted camera bump. Incase you find a noticeable tilt, You're not alone!
A number of OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T users are reportedly having a peculiar issue with the camera bump. According to a thread on OnePlus subreddit, some camera bumps on the two phones are slightly tilted one way or the other.



Interestingly, the issue is not present with all the units. Only the camera bumps on some units appear to have a more noticeable tilt, than on others and this doesn't affect your Camera performance at all!



As you can see in the photo above (Shared by reddit user @hyperjit), the camera bump appears to be slightly crooked

Source: Reddit | Via: Mobilesyrup

OnePlus 3/3T gets OxygenOS 4.1 (Android 7.1.1)

OnePlus 3/3T gets OxygenOS 4.1 (Android 7.1.1)


After testing OxygenOS (based on Android 7.1.1) beta 12 for the OnePlus 3 and beta 3 for the OnePlus 3T, OnePlus has finally started pushing Android 7.1.1 Nougat to the OnePlus 3/3T.

Here's the changelog for OxygenOS 4.1 (Android 7.1.1), which is the same for both phones:-
  • Upgraded Android 7.1.1
  • Updated Google security patch to 1st March 2017
  • Added expanded screenshots
  • Improved picture taking of moving objects with blur reduction
  • Improved video stability when recording
  • Improved WiFi connectivity
  • Improved Bluetooth connectivity
  • General bug fixes


This OTA is incremental and is now rolling out for a small percentage of users, OnePlus will begin a broader rollout in a few days. The download page has not been updated with the latest firmware of OxygenOS 4.1, So you might have to wait a little to Install this latest OS on your OnePlus 3/3T.


Source: OnePlus (OP3T) | OnePlus (OP3)

OnePlus announces limited "Colette Edition" version of OnePlus 3T

OnePlus announces limited "Colette Edition" version of OnePlus 3T


The company started teasing a new device color back from last week, and now the Company has officially unwrapped the limited edition "Colette Edition" version of OnePlus 3T.

OnePlus 3T colette edition is the latest edition to the OnePlus family. With Matte Black color, the device comes only in 128GB Storage option. It costs 479 Euros and will go exclusively on sale at colette in Paris. Few first buyers will also receive a free pair of OnePlus Bullets to go along with their device.

OnePlus has only 250 colette edition in store, you can grab one at at colette in Paris on 21st of March at 11AM.

Source: OnePlus

OnePlus 3/3T gets Android 7.1.1 Nougat Open Beta

OnePlus 3/3T gets Android 7.1.1 Nougat Open Beta

Recently OnePlus released Hydrogen OS beta based on Android 7.1.1 for the OnePlus 3 & 3T for Chinese customers with Chinese and English language support, the rom has no Google apps included.

Now, the company has announced OxygenOS (beta 12 for the OnePlus 3 and beta 3 for the OnePlus 3T) based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat with March 2017 security patches.




Here are some key features of OxygenOS Open Betabased on Android 7.1.1 Nougat-


  • Upgraded to Android 7.1.1
  • New Shot on OnePlus wallpaper option
  • Gallery Improvements
    • New photo editor with watermark and photo straightening options
    • Newly added media will be highlighted in Photos section
    • Image location will be displayed on grid view
    • Media can be grouped by month and year
    • Folders and individual media can be hidden
  • General bug fixes
Known Issues and Fixes
  • Android pay not able to work on London TFL/Tube
    • This can be resolved by updating the app via Play store
  • Compatibility issues with certain third party apps



Downloads-

Download the OxygenOS Beta 12 for OnePlus 3 right Here.

Download the OxygenOS Beta 3 for OnePlus 3T right Here.


OnePlus 3/3T gets Android 7.1.1 Nougat via Hydrogen OS beta



Just a month ago, OnePlus released "Hydrogen OS" for the OnePlus 3/3T. Hydrogen OS is the custom rom for Chinese customers with Chinese and English language support. The rom has no Google apps included, but you can download and flash it manually.

Now, the company has started rolling out Android 7.1.1 Nougat with March 2017 security patches via Hydrogen OS beta. The firmware is now live and is available at H2OS website, it costs 1.32GB.



We have no information on when OnePlus will start testing OxygenOS based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. Well, for now OnePlus users can taste HydrogenOS with Android 7.1.1 Goodies!


Download Hydrogen OS (Android 7.1.1) Beta for the OnePlus 3/3T here-

Hydrogen OS 3.0 for OnePlus 3/3T- Download Here

Nougat-based Hydrogen OS 3.0 is now available for the OnePlus 3/3T

Nougat-based Hydrogen OS 3.0 is now available for the OnePlus 3/3T


Before the starting of 2017, OnePlus started rolling out OxygenOS 4.0 based on Android 7.0 Nougat update for the OnePlus 3/3T. But, now there's a new Nougat firmware for the OnePlus 3/3T, and it's not Oxygen.

The company has released Hydrogen OS version 3.0 which is based on Android Nougat for the OnePlus 3 and 3T. This custom rom is for their Chinese customers with Chinese and English language support. The rom has no Google apps included, but you can download and flash it manually.



Download Hydrogen OS 3.0 for the OnePlus 3/3T here-

Hydrogen OS 3.0 for OnePlus 3: Download Here

Hydrogen OS 3.0 for OnePlus 3T: Download Here


Source: OnePlus

OnePlus Ruins it Yet Again with their new '#LickOfLove' Valentine's Day Contest Video



Have you ever seen an array of people licking their smartphone showing their love towards their love? Well, till today, you haven't. But, here's a video from reputed Chinese brand, OnePlus for this Valentine's day. 

The company is claiming the contest as #LickofLove and the tagline has it all. Have a look at the video below.



Also, OnePlus is giving away two customized OnePlus 3T's for people who wins the contest and for making through the entire, the Chinese firm is giving away 40 percent off discount codes. 



OnePlus Teases Something for this Valentine's Day!

OnePlus Teases Something for this Valentine's Day!


Chinese smartphone vendor, OnePlus has something under their sleeves for this Valentine's day. The company, on their official YouTube channel, posted a video in which everyone says 'I Want You.' 

However, we're not sure on what OnePlus is actually teasing about. But surely, something big is coming from OnePlus. Also, at the end of the video, they stated as 'Get whatever you want this Valentine's day.' 


We believe that the company might offer some massive discounts on all of their products or, there can be a new Red colored variant of the OnePlus 3/3T coming in, but we're not sure up to what extent this is true. 

That said, everything is still under wraps for now. We will update you once after receiving further info regarding what OnePlus is up to.

OxygenOS 4.0.3 is now rolling out for the OnePlus 3

OxygenOS 4.0.3 is now rolling out for the OnePlus 3


Following the OxygenOS 4.0 and 4.0.2 based on Android 7.0 Nougat, the company is now rolling out OxygenOS 4.0.3 OTA update for the OnePlus 3.

Apart from Android 7.0 Nougat Interface and Features, Here are some highlights of OxygenOS 4.0.3 update for the OnePlus 3-




  • Added Wi-Fi IPv6 Support toggle
  • Optimized Smart Wi-Fi Switcher, if turned on, device will switch to data connection if Wi-Fi signal is consistently poor
  • Fixed crashes for Line
  • Increased stability of the Camera app
  • Optimized exposure when taking night time photos
  • Updated Audio Parameters and improved the quality of audio recordings
  • Updated APN settings for select carriers
  • Amazon Prime App will be pre-installed for India Users


After update, users might face fluctuations in WiFi connectivity, but here's how you can fix this issue- 


  • If you experience frequent WiFi disconnections, please go to Settings > Wi-Fi > Configure WiFi (Top right hand corner) > Scroll to bottom of the page and check the IP address format (IPv4 = Single line, IPv6 = Multiple lines)> If the IP address is IPv6 based, then turn off the IPv6 Support toggle and see if the disconnections stop.
  • If you experience frequent WiFi disconnections due to switches between WiFi and data, please try turning off the Smart Wi-Fi Switcher at Settings > Wi-Fi > Configure WiFi and see if the disconnections stop


Source: OnePlus



OnePlus and Meizu Caught cheating popular benchmarking apps

OnePlus and Meizu Caught cheating popular benchmarking apps


A few years ago, Samsung, HTC and a few other companies were caught manipulating performance of their smartphones to score high in various benchmark apps including GeekBench and Antutu Benchmark.


According to latest reports from XDA, OnePlus and Meizu is targeting specific applications like AnTuTu and Geekbench to boost the clock speeds of the chipsets inside the OnePlus 3T and Meizu Pro 6 to score high. 

“OnePlus was makings it CPU governor more aggressive, resulting in a practical artificial clock speed floor in Geekbench that wasn’t there in the hidden Geekbench build. It wasn’t based on the CPU workload, but rather on the app’s package name, which the hidden build could fool.”



However, OnePlus has promised that they will remove these tweaks in a future update.

“In order to give users a better user experience in resource intensive apps and games, especially graphically intensive ones, we implemented certain mechanisms in the community and Nougat builds to trigger the processor to run more aggressively. The trigger process for benchmarking apps will not be present in upcoming OxygenOS builds on the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T.

XDA have included multi-core throttling results and graphs to elaborate "How manufacturer discovered doing this". You can check them Here.


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