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OnePlus 3/3T OxygenOS 4.5.0 update brings Shot on OnePlus Camera Watermark, Scheduled night mode, and more

OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T are receiving an incremental update to OxygenOS version 4.5.0, which brings mostly new features and bug fixes while remaining on Nougat. The Shenzhen-based company doesn't exactly have a great reputation for updating its devices, so this is nice to see.

Going with the latest trend, OnePlus has Added Shot on OnePlus watermark in the Camera Application. Other noteworthy changes include new lift up display, Gaming Do Not Disturb Mode, Network speed in status bar, OnePlus Slate font, Redesigned Dash Charge animation System stability and battery improvements.


The Company has also added Schedule Night Mode feature which will get automatically enabled. OnePlus has also redesigned the photo editor in Gallery and Caller UI. 

OnePlus has already started working on the Android Oreo update for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T. Recently, Hydrogen OS Firmware based on Android 8.0 Oreo got leaked and is available to download for the OnePlus 3T.

 That said, This OxygenOS update should be rolling out to all users over the coming days.

OnePlus Launcher updated with new folder layout

Few months back OnePlus made its OnePlus Launcher Live on the Play Store. This move helped the Company updating its app with new features much quicker than they could in the past, since the app was previously only updated through system updates.

Now, the OnePlus Launcher is getting a new update with Improved performance, bug fixes, and brand new folder layout. As you can see in the below Image, the new update makes the background of the folder transparent and changes the Title style.
OnePlus Launcher updated with new folder layout
The update is live for most of the OnePlus devices including OnePlus 5, OnePlus 3, and OnePlus 3T.

Via: Reddit

Android 8.0 Oreo based Hydrogen OS Screenshots running on OnePlus 3T

Android 8.0 Oreo based Hydrogen OS Screenshots running on OnePlus 3T
OnePlus has already confirmed that the "Flagship Killer" OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T won't be getting any major OS updates after Android Oreo. Additionally, OnePlus has already started testing Oreo for both the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T.

Just a few days back, we reported that the leaked HydrogenOS Firmware based on Android 8.0 Oreo is now available for the OnePlus 3T. This Firmware is for their Chinese customers with Chinese and English language support. The Firmware comes with few Pre-installed Chinese apps and has no Google apps included, but you can download and flash it manually.
A XDA user "loveuhp" Installed the Firmware and shared some of the Screenshots of his OnePlus 3T running Android 8.0 Oreo (Hydrogen OS).

As you can see in the below Screenshots, the Hydrogen OS has it's own UI, Quick Setting tiles, Android Market and Icons. It runs on the latest September 2017 Security patch.
Android 8.0 Oreo based Hydrogen OS Screenshots running on OnePlus 3T
Here's another Image showing the latest new Android 8.0 Oreo Emoji. You also get an option for Light and Dark theme, which is quite surprising as the Stock Android Oreo is now having having any theme support. The user also published a YouTube Video showing the whole UI.
Android 8.0 Oreo based Hydrogen OS Screenshots running on OnePlus 3T
That said, you can download the Firmware from XDA, and follow this Guide on How to Install Firmware on OnePlus 3/OnePlus 3T. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

OnePlus 3T Android 8.0 Firmware (HydrogenOS) Leaks; Here's how to Download and Install

OnePlus 3T Android 8.0 Firmware (HydrogenOS) Leaks; Here's how to Download and Install
OnePlus has already confirmed that the "Flagship Killer" OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T won't be getting any major OS updates after Android Oreo. Additionally, OnePlus has already started testing Oreo for both the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T.

However, there's no information about Android Oreo update hitting these two devices yet. But, Thanks to the leaked HydrogenOS Firmware, you can now Install Android 8.0 Oreo update on your OnePlus 3T.


Since this is an Unreleased Chinese Firmware, we won't recommend you to Install it on your OnePlus 3T. This Firmware is for their Chinese customers with Chinese and English language support. The Firmware has no Google apps included, but you can download and flash it manually.

You can download the Firmware from XDA, and follow this Guide on How to Install Firmware on OnePlus 3/OnePlus 3T. We'll update this Article with Screenshots pretty soon, Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

OnePlus announces Special Edition OnePlus 5

OnePlus announces Special Edition OnePlus 5
OnePlus is partnering with designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac for a brand new OnePlus 5 Limited Edition called "Collection".

The OnePlus 5 JCC+ limited edition smartphone will go on sale in Paris on September 22. OnePlus will host a pop-up event at 10 AM CEST at the fashion boutique Colette. The device will be sold starting October 2 on OnePlus.net throughout Europe.


Specs wise the Special Edition OnePlus 5 is exactly a Carbon copy of the Standard OnePlus 5. It features Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 8 GB of RAM, and 128 GB of storage and cost €559 EUR / £499 GBP. But, the design is what makes it different.

The OnePlus 5 JCC+ limited edition will have a blue power button, yellow sound profile button, and a red volume rocker in addition to writing on the back.

OnePlus Likely to Launch Limited Edition OnePlus 5 Today

OnePlus Likely to Launch Limited Edition OnePlus 5 Today
OnePlus is partnering with designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac to launch a new collaboration called "Collection". Jean-Charles de Castelbajac is a reputed creator known for his arts and fashion.

OnePlus has already sent out media invites for the event to be held in Paris saying "When the style meets its machine, one night in September in Paris…”. However, there is nothing revealed on what OnePlus will launch at the event.


OnePlus is expected to reveal a Special Edition OnePlus 5. Last year OnePlus revealed the Colette Edition OnePlus 3T on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the concept store.

That said, We'll get to know more about this big reveal today (September 19th) at 8:30 PM Paris Time (12:00 IST). We'll let you know once we get more information regarding this new product. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.


OnePlus sends out invites for September 19th event, likely for new phone

OnePlus sends out invites for September 19th event, likely for new phone
Just a few months back OnePlus announced the OnePlus 5 with Dual Cameras and Snapdragon 835 SoC. Now, the Chinese brand is planning to launch another product on 19 September.

As per reports OnePlus has sent out media invites for the event to be held in Paris saying "When the style meets its machine, one night in September in Paris…”. However, there is nothing revealed on what OnePlus will launch at the event.


According to Techadvisor, the mention of ‘machine’ means it could possibly be a phone. OnePlus has a knack of launching "Limited Designer Editions" of its Smartphones. So, it could be OnePlus 5 Limited Edition or even the brand new OnePlus 5T.

That said, We'll let you know once we get more information regarding this launch event. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.
OnePlus sends out invites for September 19th event, likely for new phone

Source: Techadvisor

Unofficial LineageOS 15 (Android 8.0 Oreo) Build Available for the OnePlus 5

You can now download and install the LineageOS 15 based on Android 8.0 Oreo on your gorgeous looking OnePlus 5 Smartphone.

Google recently launched the Next Iteration of its Android Operating System Android 8.0 Oreo. The Tech Giant also pushed Android Oreo source code to AOSP, helping the developers develop custom ROMs for their devices based on Oreo.


Well, if you are a OnePlus 5 owner, then this recent development might be of interest to you. Developer "King_lilrowrow" has successfully ported Android 8.0 Oreo LineageOS 15 on the OnePlus 5. Additionally, most major aspects of the phone are working as expected (such as the RIL, WiFi, sensors, etc.), but it's still not suitable for daily use.

You'll need to Unlock Bootloader and Install TWRP Custom Recovery in-order to Install the LineageOS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo Rom on OnePlus 5 Cheeseburger. You can grab the Custom Rom ZIP file from below.

Stay tuned  to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

Download LineageOS 15 for OnePlus 5 Cheeseburger

LineageOS 15 (Recent Release) (Thanks to the Developer)


OnePlus 3 closed beta group receives Official Android 8.0 Oreo

We all know that OnePlus is one of the fastest when it comes to updating it's flagship Smartphones to the latest Android OS. Additionally OxygenOS's stock-like interface has never taken too long to update.

OnePlus has already confirmed that the "Flagship Killer" OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T won't be getting any major OS updates after Android O.


Now, OnePlus has started rolling out the Official Android 8.0.0 Oreo update to OnePlus 3 Closed beta users. This means that the Oreo won't be coming to all users at once, but selected users will get the update for testing purpose.

The company says that it will continue testing the updates. Most major aspects of the phone are not working as expected (such as the NFC, WiFi, hotspot, and Bluetooth.)

Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.


Unofficial LineageOS 15 (Android 8.0 Oreo) Build Available for the OnePlus X

Unofficial LineageOS 15 (Android 8.0 Oreo) Build Available for the OnePlus X
You can now download and install the LineageOS 15 based on Android 8.0 Oreo on your gorgeous looking OnePlus X Smartphone.

Google recently launched the Next Iteration of its Android Operating System Android 8.0 Oreo. The Tech Giant also pushed Android Oreo source code to AOSP, helping the developers develop custom ROMs for their devices based on Oreo.


Well, if you are a OnePlus X owner, then this recent development might be of interest to you. Developer "YumeMichi" has successfully ported Android 8.0 Oreo LineageOS 15 on the OnePlus X. Additionally, most major aspects of the phone are working as expected (such as the RIL, WiFi, sensors, etc.), but it's still not suitable for daily use.

You'll need to Unlock Bootloader and Install TWRP Custom Recovery in-order to Install the LineageOS 15 Android 8.0 Oreo Rom on OnePlus X Onyx. You can grab the Custom Rom ZIP file from below.

Stay tuned  to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

Download LineageOS 15 for OnePlus X Onyx

LineageOS 15 (Recent Release) (Thanks to the Developer)


OnePlus One gets Experimental Android 8.0 Oreo

With the release of Android 8.0 Oreo, Google also pushed Android Oreo source code to AOSP.

We all know that most of the devices won't be getting Official Android 8.0 Oreo update, but with Android Oreo AOSP code base, developers will be able to develop custom ROMs for the Android devices based on Google's latest OS.


Well, if you are a OnePlus One owner, then this recent development might be of interest to you. Developer "Agent_fabulous" has successfully ported Android 8.0 Oreo AOSP on the OnePlus One. Additionally, most major aspects of the phone are working as expected (such as the RIL, WiFi, Bluetooth, sensors, etc.).

You'll need to Unlock Bootloader and Install TWRP Custom Recovery in-order to Install the AOSP Android 8.0 Oreo Rom on OnePlus One Bacon. You can grab the Custom Rom ZIP file from below.

Download:

AOSP 8.0 for OnePlus One: Download Here

Gapps: Download Here

That said, stay tuned  to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

Android 8.0 Oreo Is Coming Soon to OnePlus One, Ported by Developers

Android 8.0 Oreo Is Coming Soon to OnePlus One, Ported by Developers
With the release of Android 8.0 Oreo, Google also pushed Android Oreo source code to AOSP.

We all know that most of the devices won't be getting Official Android 8.0 Oreo update, but with Android Oreo AOSP code base, developers will be able develop custom ROMs for the Android devices based on Google's latest OS.


Well, if you are a OnePlus One owner, then this recent development might be of interest to you. Developer "Prema Chand Alugu", "John Brewer", and "Martin Coulon" has successfully booted up Android 8.0 Oreo GroundZero Open Source Project (GZOSP) on the OnePlus One. The developer has also shared a screenshot showing the About Phone Settings section.

As you can see in the below Screenshot Image, the OnePlus One is running Android 8.0.0 Oreo based on GZOSP. It is having the latest August 5, 2017 Security patch.
Android 8.0 Oreo Is Coming Soon to OnePlus One, Ported by Developers
The developer is actively working to fix all the bugs present and is expected release the Custom Rom soon. 

You'll need to Root and Install TWRP Custom Recovery in-order to Install the Android 8.0 Oreo Rom on OnePlus One Bacon.

That said, we'll notify you once developer releases the Android Oreo Rom. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

Source: Google+


[Update] LineageOS 15 (Android 8.0 Oreo) is in the works for the OnePlus One and OnePlus Two

Article: 8/24/2017
Android 8.0 Oreo based LineageOS 15 is in the works for the OnePlus One (Bacon).

Just a day ago, we reported that the Lineage Team has started work on LineageOS 15 (Android 8.0 Oreo). The confirmation came when the team posted on Github the Initial manifest files for the LineageOS 15.



According to the latest Lineage Project information, the developer friendly OnePlus One with codename Bacon may soon get the LineageOS 15 based on Android Oreo.

The team posted on their official website the development files of LinageOS 15 for the OnePlus One, although that doesn't mean a LineageOS 15 release date is available.
If all goes right, OnePlus One users might get Android 8.0 Oreo update through the LineageOS 15 very soon. That said, we'll keep you updated with every news of the LineageOS 15. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

Update: 8/25/2017

It seems that Lineage Team has also started developing the LineageOS 15 for the OnePlus Two. Here's the Android 8.0 Oreo (LineageOS 15) Project Page: Lineage Gerrit


Nokia 8 vs OnePlus 5: Specs Comparison

Nokia 8 vs OnePlus 5
OS And Hardware
OSAndroid 7.1.1 NougatAndroid 7.1.1 Nougat
ProcessorOcta core (4 2.5GHz Qualcomm® Kryo™ CPU + 4 1.8GHz Kryo)2.45 GHz Octa-Core CPU
ChipsetSnapdragon 835Snapdragon 835
GPUAdreno 540Adreno 540
Display
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 5Corning Gorilla Glass 5
TypeIPSOptic AMOLED
Screen Size5.3 inches QHD5.5 inches FHD
Memory
Internal64 GB64/128 GB
RAM4 GB6/8 GB
Camera
Primary13MP Dual Camera, f/2.0, PDAFDual 16MP, ƒ/1.7, DCAF
Secondary13 MP16 MP
Battery and Power
Type3090 mAh | Quick Charging3300 mAh | Dash Charging
Other
3.5mm JackYesYes
Price
USD$700$479

Which one would you choose?

OnePlus 3/3T won’t get any major OS update after Android O

We all know that OnePlus is one of the fastest when it comes to updating it's flagship Smartphones to the latest Android OS. Additionally OxygenOS's stock-like interface has never taken too long to update.

OnePlus has reportedly confirmed that the "Flagship Killer" OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T won't be getting any major OS updates after Android O. OnePlus 3/3T are one of the best Smartphones of the year 2016 and there's no excuse to drop support for a device this soon. Not cool, OnePlus.


However, the company says that it will continue rolling out Security Patches. The OxygenOS 4.5 with August security patch for both the devices is on it's way.

That said, Google might unveil the final Android O this month. There's no information regarding when OnePlus will be rolling out the final Android O for its devices.

OnePlus 5 Gets Soft Gold Color

OnePlus 5 Gets Soft Gold Color
OnePlus 5 is probably one of the best Android Smartphone of the year 2017. The smartphone received a ton of praise and at the same time some criticize due to its design and hardware issues.


Throwing the criticize aside, the Company has finally announced a new "Soft Gold" Color for its OnePlus 5. Another exciting news is that the Slate Gray OnePlus 5 will soon be available in the 128/8GB RAM variant.

Apart from the color, there’s nothing different in terms of specifications of the devices. OnePlus 5 comes with a 5.5-inch display sporting a resolution of 1080x1920 pixels, a Snapdragon 835 processor paired with 6/8GB of RAM and 64/128Gb of internal storage. Other features includes a Dual 16MP camera for photos and videos, 16MP front-facing camera, a 3,300 mAh battery and ships with Android 7.1.1 Nougat as its operating system. 

The limited edition Soft Gold OnePlus 5 can be purchased in the US now for $479, but only in the 64GB/6GB RAM configuration. India will get this new color on August 9 for 32,999/-

Image Credits: MKBHD

OnePlus withdraws OxygenOS 4.5.7, rolls out OxygenOS 4.5.8

OnePlus withdraws OxygenOS 4.5.7, rolls out OxygenOS 4.5.8
Just a few days ago, we reported that OnePlus has started pushing OxygenOS 4.5.7 for the OnePlus 5 with new features and bug fixes.

Following the update, several users on OnePlus' forum and reddit started noticing a lot of stutter while playing games. OnePlus acknowledged the issue and has withdrawn the update.


OnePlus has now started pushing OxygenOS 4.5.8 with a fix for those who have already installed OxygenOS 4.5.7, and those who haven't installed the OxygenOS 4.5.7 will directly get OxygenOS 4.5.8 with new features and bug fixes.

The changelog of the OxygenOS 4.5.8 is similar to the OxygenOS 5.5.7, the update includes new OnePlus Slate font, adds EIS (Electronic image stabilization) for 4k video recording, and updates the Security patch to 1st July 2017. Here's the full Changelog.

Mint Gold OnePlus 5 Expected to Launch Soon

OnePlus 5 is probably one of the best Android Smartphone of the year 2017. The smartphone received a ton of praise and at the same time some criticize due to its design and hardware issues. 

The OnePlus 5 is available in two different color options, Slate Gray offering features 6GB RAM and 64GB storage, while the Midnight Black variant offers 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. Now, OnePlus has started teasing a new colour variant for the OnePlus 5.


According to the information we got, OnePlus is expected to launch  the Mint Gold color variant of the OnePlus 5. The information was further confirmed from an earlier TENAA listing which showed Mint Gold as another color option for the OnePlus 5.

Apart from the color, there’s nothing different in terms of specifications of the devices. OnePlus 5 comes with a 5.5-inch display sporting a resolution of 1080x1920 pixels, a Snapdragon 835 processor paired with 6/8GB of RAM and 64/128Gb of internal storage. Other features includes a Dual 16MP camera for photos and videos, 16MP front-facing camera, a 3,300 mAh battery and ships with Android 7.1.1 Nougat as its operating system. 

We’ll update you as soon as the new color option is released by OnePlus along with complete pricing and availability details.

OxygenOS 4.5.7 roll-out begins for OnePlus 5 owners

OxygenOS 4.5.7 roll-out begins for OnePlus 5 owners
The OnePlus 5 is now getting a software update with new features, latest Android security patch, bug fixes, and other improvements. 

The update arrives as OxygenOS 4.5.7, brings new OnePlus Slate font, adds EIS (Electronic image stabilization) for 4k video recording, and updates the Security patch to 1st July 2017.

Take a look at the complete changelog of the update below:

  • New additions:
    • Introducing the all new OnePlus Slate font
    • Added EIS for 4k video recording
  • Updates:

    • Updated Android security patch level to 1st July 2017
    • Updated to latest GMS package
  • Optimizations:
    • Wi-Fi connectivity improvements
    • Standby battery enhancements
  • Bug Fixes:
    • Fixed occasional sound leaks in the speakers when using earphones
    • Fixed camera shutter sound bug in silent mode for Indian region
    • Fixed missing sound channels when recording videos
The update is slowly rolling out in all the countries, but it will take some time to reach your smartphone. Also, you will receive the update only if you're using Stock Un-modified firmware.

Via

OnePlus already working on OxygenOS 4.6 for the OnePlus 5, here is what we can expect

We all know that OnePlus is one of the fastest when it comes on providing new software updates to its high-end smartphones. 

According to the latest reports from French publication Frandroid, OnePlus has already started working on the next iteration of OxygenOS for the OnePlus 5.


The upcoming OxygenOS 4.6 is going to be a huge update for the OnePlus 5. The highlight of this new update is better autonomy for the phone's battery. OnePlus also plans to make some significant changes to the kernel which will apparently improve the battery life.

The report also says that OnePlus might implement Energy Aware Scheduling (EAS) technology into the phone's kernel which will improve its battery life and will help in better management of cores of the Snapdragon 835 processor. 

Frandroid

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