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Midnight Black OnePlus 6T Looks Gorgeous

After seeing last month's OnePlus 6T leak that potentially revealed the design of OnePlus's new flagship for 2018, the concept makers have been busy getting their takes ready. Reddit user has come up with an exciting new concept of the OnePlus 6T.

The phone’s fingerprint scanner is placed on the back, more like the OnePlus 6. It has a triple camera setup at the rear. If you take a closer look at the phone’s front, you’ll also notice that it has tiny Waterdrop notch, which stores the front-facing camera and some sensors.

The phone they detail features a 19:9 6.3-inch Full HD+ (2280×1080) AMOLED display, 6/8GB of RAM, Snapdragon 845, and other miscellaneous top tier specs.
Midnight Black OnePlus 6T Looks Gorgeous

Midnight Black OnePlus 6T Looks Gorgeous in this Concept. What about you? Let’s hear your wish list for this year’s OnePlus 6T.

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Motorola Moto Phones September 2018 Security Patch Release Notes

Motorola Moto Phones September 2018 Security Patch Release Notes
Motorola seems to be gearing up to unleash a wave of September 2018 Security Patches onto its Moto devices. We are now seeing September 2018 Security Patch release notes for the Moto G5, Moto X4, Moto E4, and Moto Z2 Force. We have yet too find info for the Moto G4 series, though it seems they have reached their EOL, atleast for the Security Patches.

Below, we have the Full list of Motorola Moto Smartphones along with their September 2018 Security Patch Official link.


Moto Z2 Force - September 2018 Security Patch

Moto Z2 Force Edition - September 2018 Security Patch

Moto X4 - September 2018 Security Patch

Moto G5 - September 2018 Security Patch

Moto E4 Plus - September 2018 Security Patch

Moto E4 - September 2018 Security Patch

September 2018 Security Patch for other Motorola devices?

We haven't seen any sign of the September Patch for any other Motorola device apart from the one mentioned above.

That said, we'll update the article as soon as we get more information regarding September 2018 update for Moto devices. Kindly let us know if we missed anything! Stay tuned to our Facebook, Twitter, and Telegram to get the first News.

Motorola Sending Soak Test Invites for Moto G4 Plus, Could Potentially be Android 8.1 Oreo

Motorola Sending Soak Test Invites for Moto G4 Plus, Could Potentially be Android 8.1 Oreo
With Motorola starting that the Moto G4 Plus is in the list of Smartphones getting Official Oreo, it appears that they're ready to start testing the same. Soak test invites are rolling out to members of the Motorola Feedback Forum who own Moto G4 Plus devices, so this could be it.

Android 8.1 Oreo comes with numerous enhancements over Android 8.0 Oreo, such as new dark and light themes which changes according to wallpaper, Pixel 2 Launcher, Redesigned Power Menu, new Shutdown and Reboot Animation, Round Statusbar Icons, and Setting. Motorola might also add several new features to the latest software update.


Assuming the test rolls out smoothly, those of us not in the test could see the update within a week or two. Once Motorola announces an official rollout of the update for all, we shall let you know. Stay tuned to our Facebook, Twitter, and Telegram to get the first News.



Mi A2 users are getting September Security Update

Mi A2 users are getting September Security Update
The Xiaomi Mi A2 (Android One) is now getting the latest September 2018 Security patch with Stability Improvement and Bug fixes.

If you own a Mi A2 you should have received the over-the-air update notification for September 2018 Security Patch, and it's crucial that you download it, as it brings along the fix for the critical severity vulnerabilities.


The September 2018 Android security update for the Mi A2 weighs in at around 440MB. For a successful installation, the battery in your phone should be at least 50% charged and your device should be connected to a Wi-Fi network or LTE.

If you haven't got the notification of this new software update yet, Just go to Settings - About Phone - Software updates, and It will automatically start downloading the latest update. The update will take around 10-15 minutes to get Installed on your device. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter page to get the first News.

OnePlus 6 gets Official Android 9.0 Pie Oxygen OS Open Beta 1

OnePlus 6 gets Official Android 9.0 Pie Oxygen OS Open Beta 1
OxygenOS based on Android 9.0 Pie is now available for the OnePlus 6. You can now Download and Install it on your Smartphone.

With Android 9.0 Pie, you'll get new Swipe Gesture navigation, Rotation suggestion, Adaptive Battery and Adaptive Brightness, Smart replies, App actions, Text selection, Redesigned Quick Setting tiles and Notification Panel, Redesigned Volume Options, Brand new Settings, Privacy, Digital Wellbeings (Dashboard) and Winddown Mode, and more...

Changelog
  • Update system to Android™ 9.0 Pie™
    • Brand new UI for Android P
    • New Android P gesture navigation
    • Other new features and system improvements
  • Integrated OnePlus customization features
    • Supported accent color customization
    • New Do Not Disturb mode with adjustable settings
    • New Gaming Mode 3.0
    • Added text notification mode
    • Added notification for 3rd party calls

Known Issues
  • Some applications may not function as expected when running on this beta version
  • Google Pay service is not working
  • Google Play Store might show "Device is not Certified by Google"

You'll need to do is flash the Pie Beta firmware on your OnePlus 6. Once you migrate to the Beta path, you will continue to receive Open Beta OTAs. You will NO LONGER receive the regular Official Stable OTAs.

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Download - OxygenOS Beta Android Pie for OnePlus 6


You'll need to wait up to 2 months to Unlock "The Developer Friendly" POCO F1

You'll need to wait up to 2 month to Unlock "The Developer Friendly" POCO F1
I've been using Xiaomi POCO F1 for a couple of days now and have found that it's going to take 675 hours for my device to get Bootloader Unlocked. Searching further about this issue, I found that the Situation is even worse, a few Pocophone users are seeing waiting times as long as 1440 hours.

So if you are planning to purchase the "Developer Friendly" POCO F1, you might face Bootloader Unlock waiting times as long as 2 months.

Wait, MIUI 10 Global is available for the POCO F1, However, you'll need an Unlocked Bootloader in order to test the latest ROM. LOL!

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Moto G5s Plus Finally Receiving Its Oreo Update in Brazil

Moto G5s Plus Finally Receiving Its Oreo Update in Brazil
The Motorola Moto G5s Plus is now receiving its Official Oreo update. We've seen the update coming through Moto G5s Plus in Brazil (RETBR). It weighs around 1203.6MB and features August 1, 2018 Security patch.

Android 8.1 Oreo update includes new Settings and Notification panel UI, Picture in Picture (PIP), Adaptive icons, Autofill, Notification timeout, and other Oreo goodies.

The stable build is rolling out as OPS28.65-36 for the Moto G5s Plus. Motorola’s instructions explain that for a successful installation, the battery in your phone should be at least 50% charged and your device should be connected to a Wi-Fi network or LTE.


If you haven't got the notification of this new software update yet, Just go to Settings - About Phone - Software updates, and It will automatically start downloading the latest update. The update will take around 10-15 minutes to get Installed on your device.

Got the latest update? Let us know in comments!

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[UPDATED] OFFICIAL: List Of Motorola Phones Getting Android 9.0 Pie

OFFICIAL: List Of Motorola Phones Getting Android 9.0 Pie
Now that Google has released the next version of Android, Android 9.0 Pie, the wait for the devices to get the update first has already started. Motorola today announced the list of its devices that will officially get the update and this list includes the devices that have been released by the company in the recent times as well as it also includes some devices that have been a little older.


However, the Moto G5s Plus has not been included in this list by the company even though the Special Edition smartphone was released last year. Here is the full List of Motorola Moto Devices Getting Android 9.0 Pie Official Update

List of Moto Smartphones getting Official Android 9.0 Pie -
  • Motorola One Power
  • Motorola One
  • Moto Z3
  • Moto Z3 Play
  • Moto Z2 Force 
  • Moto Z2 Play 
  • Moto G6 Plus
  • Moto G6
  • Moto G6 Play
  • Moto X4
That's 10 Moto devices getting Pie! Expect the update to come before the end of the year to the current 2018 portfolio and for the other devices it will come later on.

Motorola One Official Specs and Images

Mega-Motorola One Leak before Official Announcement
Motorola One features a 5.99" of 2160 x 1080p Screen, Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Processor, 12 + 2 MP Rear Dual Cameras, 4GB RAM, 64GB of Internal Storage which you can expand upto 256GB, 3000mAh Battery, Android 8.0 Oreo operating system, fingerprint reader, facial recognition, NFC technology, Bluetooth, Phew..

Motorola One (Black)


Motorola One (White)

Motorola Moto Z2 Play Grab August 2018 Security Patch

Motorola Moto Z2 Play Grab August 2018 Security Patch
The Motorola Moto Z2 Play is now getting the latest Android security patch, bug fixes, and improvements.

If you own a Moto Z2 Play RETBR you should have received the over-the-air update notification for August 1, 2018 Android security update. New software update for the Moto Z2 Play brings along Bug fixes and Stability improvements.

Note that the Moto Z2 Play now runs Android 8.0 Oreo. Motorola has already announced that the Moto Z2 Play will be getting Android 9.0 Pie.


Motorola’s instructions explain that for a successful installation, the battery in your phone should be at least 50% charged and your device should be connected to a Wi-Fi network or LTE.

If you haven't got the notification of this new software update yet, Just go to Settings - About Phone - Software updates, and It will automatically start downloading the latest update. The update will take around 10-15 minutes to get Installed on your device. Stay tuned to our Facebook, Twitter, and Telegram to get the first News.



OnePlus is testing a gorgeous new user interface for OnePlus 6

OnePlus is testing a gorgeous new user interface for OnePlus 6
Just a few weeks back OnePlus started testing out the new OxygenOS Beta for the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T with brand new gorgeous user interface.

With this new UI, OnePlus aims to provide "Flat & Minimal, Reduction, Bold & Clean​" user experience.

The Good Part is, this new UI is coming soon for the OnePlus 6 users. OnePlus Staff Member Officially confirmed that the OnePlus 6 will be getting the new User Interface changes. However, he didn't mentioned "When" or "How" they're planning to roll it out.

Btw, Here's the new OxygenOS UI -


Flat & Minimal

We went for a slimmed down, minimalist design so users could focus on the important things. Why? Because we believe less is more.
OnePlus is testing a gorgeous new user interface for OnePlus 6

Reduction

By reductionism we mean the fundamentals of good design, aka natural rather than cool.
OnePlus is testing a gorgeous new user interface for OnePlus 6
Bold & Clean

Bold and clean focuses on the scale and words of the interface, so users know that we’ve nailed what’s important to them.
OnePlus is testing a gorgeous new user interface for OnePlus 6
Trial & Tests

We started our design based on the direction our key words took us in. It wasn’t easy, but it was worth it. Now we have a new version of our visual style with a special font and new icons for a truly OnePlus feel. Individuality is at the heart of what we do. That’s what we want to give you through the OnePlus construct

OnePlus is testing a gorgeous new user interface for OnePlus 6
Wait, there's more...

OnePlus is testing a gorgeous new user interface for OnePlus 6

Excited? We will let you know once the update is live. Stay tuned to our Facebook, Twitter, and Telegram to get the first News.


5th Soak Test for Moto G5s Plus Now Taking Place, Official Oreo expected September 2nd week

5th Soak Test for Moto G5s Plus Now Taking Place, Official Oreo expected September 2nd week
Still waiting for the Android Oreo update for your Moto G5 Series phone? All we know at this point is that, yes, Motorola is testing Oreo on Moto G5s Plus, Moto G5 Plus and their non-plus models. The company isn’t providing a timetable like it did earlier this year, though. That’s likely because it doesn’t want to give false hope and disappointment to their customers.

Now, Motorola is rolling out another update for the Moto G5s Plus running Android 8.1 Oreo Soak test. This latest software update features build no. of OPS28.65-36 for the G5s Plus. Note that this is the 5th Soak test Oreo 8.1 Update the G5s Plus is getting. The update brings Stability Improvements, Bug Fixes, and enhancements.

This is most likely the last Soak Test update for the G5s Plus, Motorola is expected to release the Official Android 8.1 Oreo for the G5s Plus starting 2nd week of September. We will let you know once the update is live. Stay tuned to our FacebookTwitter, and Telegram to get the first News.
5th Soak Test for Moto G5s Plus Now Taking Place, Official Oreo expected September 2nd week

Thanks Vivek!

New OnePlus 6T Confirmed by Russian Certification

New OnePlus 6T Confirmed by Russian Certification
OnePlus is widely expected to unveil the OnePlus 6T on October 2018. Today, Russian Certification confirmed the OnePlus's upcoming Android flagship, the OnePlus 6T. The EEC (Eurasian Economic Commission) listing also confirms the Model number of 6T as A6013.
OnePlus 6T is expected to feature a Waterdrop Display just like recently announced Oppo and Vivo Smartphone. Will be powered by Snapdragon 845 CPU, 6/8GB of RAM, 64/128/256GB of Internal Storage and other high-end Specs.

Recently Cnet reported that OnePlus is working exclusively with T-Mobile for the US variant of OnePlus 6T. The company plans to announce this new Smartphone later in October at a price tag starting $550.

Excited? We will let you know once get more information about the OnePlus 6T. Stay tuned to our Facebook, Twitter, and Telegram to get the first News.


OnePlus 6 Gets Official Android Pie HydrogenOS Beta 2 with September Patch

OnePlus 6 Gets Official Android Pie HydrogenOS Beta 2 with September Patch
Now that Google has released the next version of Android, Android 9.0 Pie, the wait for the devices to get the update first has already started. OnePlus has already confirmed the list of its devices that will officially get the update and this list includes the devices that have been released by the company in the recent times as well as it also includes some devices that have been a little older.

Just a few days back, we reported that HydrogenOS Firmware based on Android 9.0 Pie is now available for the OnePlus 6. 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.

Now OnePlus 6 on HydrogenOS Android Pie Beta is getting another update with latest September 2018 Patch, tons of Fixes (Launcher, Phone, Status Bar, and Settings).

With Android 9.0 Pie, you'll get new Swipe Gesture navigation, Rotation suggestion, Adaptive Battery and Adaptive Brightness, Smart replies, App actions, Text selection, Redesigned Quick Setting tiles and Notification Panel, Redesigned Volume Options, Brand new Settings, Privacy, Digital Wellbeings (Dashboard) and Winddown Mode, and more.

OnePlus plans to update the Global OnePlus 6 to Android Pie Open Beta starting this week. We will let you know once the update is live. Stay tuned to our FacebookTwitter, and Telegram to get the first News.




Rumored Motorola One Power Specs Leak Out: 5000mAh Battery, 19:9 Screen

Rumored Motorola One Power Specs Leak Out: 5000mAh Battery, 19:9 Screen
Just a few weeks ago Motorola announced the China Exclusive Motorola P30 with Notched Display, now there are a few rumors floating around that Motorola will be announcing a whole new series "Motorola One".

An anonymous tipster came to 91mobiles with a few specs about the unannounced Motorola One Power. First off they said the screen would be 6.18-inches 19:9 FHD+ with a screen-to-body ratio of 81 percent. It is expected to feature Android 8.1 Oreo with Google's Android One Support.

Other Specs includes a Snapdragon 636 CPU, 3GB / 4GB RAM and 32GB / 64GB Storage, 5,000mAh with 15W fast charging via USB Type-C port.

As far as the Cameras are concerned, Motorola One Power seems to offer a dual rear sensor of 16MP with 1.12µm pixel size, paired by a secondary 5-megapixel sensor. Front includes a 12-megapixel camera with 1.25µm pixel size. There's fast face unlock too.

With One Power, Motorola targets Redmi Note 5 Pro, Zenfone Max Pro M1, and Nokia 6.1 Plus. Excited?


OnePlus 3 & OnePlus 3T Gets a Small Update With OxygenOS 5.0.5

OnePlus 3 & OnePlus 3T Gets a Small Update With OxygenOS 5.0.5
OnePlus 3 & OnePlus 3T is now getting Official OxygenOS 5.0.5 Software along with General bug fixes and improvements.

Also Read: Official Android Pie is coming to the OnePlus 3 and 3T

OxygenOS 5.0.5 for the OnePlus 3 & OnePlus 3T features nothing, weighs in at around 38MB via OTA, and 1521MB as Full ROM.

We are starting to push the incremental roll-out of OxygenOS 5.0.5 for the OnePlus 3 & 3T. This build contains general bug fixes and improvements.

Changelog:

System
  • General bug fixes and improvements
The latest update is rolling out in phases to a limited number of devices. We will let you know once the update is out for other countries. Stay tuned to our FacebookTwitter, and Telegram to get the first News.

Mi A1 is Getting New Update, No It's not Pie!

Mi A1 is Getting New Update, No It's not Pie!
Xiaomi Mi A1 owners should be seeing August’s security patch rolling out starting today. According to the changelog, the Software weighs in at around 474.4MB.

If you own one of these devices, be on the lookout. While this update would have been more exciting if it had brought 9.0 Pie, which is already available for a few Smartphones.

Xiaomi has already confirmed that the Mi A1 will be getting Android Pie. However, there's no information when Xiaomi plans to roll it out.


If you haven't got the notification of this new software update yet, Just go to Settings - About Phone - Software updates, and It will automatically start downloading the latest update. The update will take around 10-15 minutes to get Installed on your device. We will let you know once the update is out for other countries. Stay tuned to our Facebook, Twitter, and Telegram to get the first News.

OnePlus 5 & OnePlus 5T gets Official Project Treble with OxygenOS 5.1.5

OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T is now getting Official OxygenOS 5.1.5 Software along with Project Treble Support.

Also Read: Android P Confirmed for OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T

OxygenOS 5.1.5 for the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T features August 2018 Security patches, a new feature that lets you confirm your device’s PIN code without tapping the check button on the lock screen.

Changelog
  • Updated Android security patch to 2018.8
  • Confirm PIN without tapping √ to unlock the phone (Settings -> Security & lock screen -> Screen lock -> PIN)
Note that OnePlus hasn't mentioned Treble Support in the Changelog. The latest update is rolling out in phases to a limited number of devices.
OnePlus 5 & OnePlus 5T gets Official Project Treble with OxygenOS 5.1.5


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[Updated - 22/08/18] Motorola Seems to be Gearing Up for a Wave of August 2018 Security Patch, Here are the Release Notes

Motorola Seems to be Gearing Up for a Wave of August 2018 Security Patch, Here are the Release Notes
Motorola seems to be gearing up to unleash a wave of August 2018 Security Patches onto its Moto devices. We are now seeing August 2018 Security Patch release notes for the Moto E5 series, Moto G5, Moto G5s Plus, Moto G5s, Moto Z2 Play, Moto G6 Play, and Moto X4. We have yet too find info for the Moto G4 series, though it seems they have reached their EOL, atleast for the Security Patches.

Below, we have the Full list of Motorola Moto Smartphones along with their August 2018 Security Patch Official link.

[NEW] Moto Z Play Droid - August 2018 Release Notes

[NEW] Moto Z Play - August 2018 Release Notes

Moto G6 Play - August 2018 Release Notes

Moto X4 - August 2018 Release Notes

Moto E5 Play - August 2018 Release Notes

Moto E5 Plus - August 2018 Release Notes

Moto Z2 Play - August 2018 Release Notes

Moto G5 Plus - August 2018 Release Notes

Moto G5s Plus - August 2018 Release Notes

Moto G5s - August 2018 Release Notes

August 2018 Security Patch for other Motorola devices?

We haven't seen any sign of the August Patch for any other Motorola device apart from the one mentioned above.

That said, we'll update the article as soon as we get more information regarding August 2018 update for Moto devices. Kindly let us know if we missed anything! Stay tuned to our FacebookTwitter, and Telegram to get the first News.

You can now opt-in to OnePlus 6’ OxygenOS Closed Beta Program

OnePlus has just started Closed Beta program for its newest flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 6. You can opt-in right now and if selected, can get an early access to all the latest Software. 

At this point, OnePlus is handeling three builds, Official OxygenOS, Open Beta, and Closed Beta for the OnePlus 6.

Official Builds are just normal OTAs for all the users, Open Beta are for users who want try and test the latest builds, available for public. Closed Beta users receive builds and features weeks or even months before they are released to the public as Open Beta or as Official OTAs.

Users needs to sign an NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement) with OnePlus to be part of this program. As of today, OnePlus will accept 100 people into this Closed Beta Program, and those chosen will be contacted if they are accepted in the program.

OnePlus 6 owners can Apply for Closed Beta Right Here!!!


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