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Android 8.0 Oreo Beta For OnePlus 3 And 3T Available Now

Adnan Farooqui October 15, 2017

Google launched Android 8.0 Oreo a couple of months ago but there aren’t a lot of handsets out there that have received this update. OEMs will take a few months to get the update ready for some of their handsets and the update will then be released. OnePlus is also in the process of doing this. The company has now made the Android 8.0 Oreo beta available for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T.

OnePlus is running an open beta program for Android 8.0 Oreo. Anyone with the OnePlus 3 or OnePlus 3T can join it to get a sense of what new features Oreo brings to the table.

However, there is some work involved in getting the beta firmware up and running on the handset. Users will be required to hook up their phones to a PC, they will also have to follow the instructions properly to avoid any problems. It’s best if they backup all important data to ensure that the data remains protected in the event something goes wrong.

The appropriate beta files are available now for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T from the company’s website. That’s also where the instructions can be found, one the process has been completed, the device will reboot with Android 8.0 Oreo beta.

There are some issues present in the beta firmware that have been highlighted. Users might experience fingerprint unlock to be slow in some situations, lack of optimization for some third-party apps, unavailability of shortcut access to Google Photos, and more.

OnePlus will likely go ahead with the public release of Android 8.0 Oreo for OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T before the end of this year.

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OnePlus Will Curb User Data Collection

Adnan Farooqui October 15, 2017

It was recently discovered that OnePlus handsets were sending back a lot of analytics data to the company. It’s common for smartphones to send some data back to the manufacturer but in this case, it was a lot more than usual. Naturally, there was an outcry due to privacy concerns. OnePlus offered an explanation first but since that didn’t really do much to allay fears, it has now decided to restrain data collection.

The data that OnePlus phones send back to the company include the phone number, the handset’s IMEI number, MAC addresses, names of mobile networks, IMSI prefixes, the phone’s serial number, Wi-Fi connection info, and apps that have been opened.

The company’s first response was that this data collection was optional and that it was meant to improve the user experience. OnePlus also said that this data wasn’t being shared with anyone else and that users could disable it from the settings menu.

Nevertheless, having this level of data collection enabled by default meant that most users didn’t even know this was going on and hence were deprived of their right to choose whether they wanted to opt in or not.

OnePlus CEO Carl Pei has now said that by the end of this month, all OnePlus handsets running OxygenOS will display a prompt in the setup wizard that will ask users if they want to join the company’s experience program, meaning if they would like to opt-in.

The wizard will indicate that this program will collect usage analytics and will also include a terms of service agreement that further explains the data collection. OnePlus has also confirmed that it will no longer be collecting phone numbers, Wi-Fi information, and MAC addresses regardless of whether the user has opted in or not.

The company hasn’t said if existing users will be allowed to delete the data that has already been collected, since most of them won’t wipe their phones just to set them up again in order to opt out of this program.

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OnePlus Found Collecting Identifiable Analytics Data From Its Users

Tyler Lee October 10, 2017

Collecting data on how someone uses a piece of hardware or software is important if companies and developers are trying to figure out what works and what doesn’t, like what kind of problems users might be running into, whether or not things like battery is optimized and functioning correctly, and so on.

For the most part, these analytics tend to be anonymized, as in they don’t contain data that could identify you or your device specifically. Unfortunately the same cannot be said for OnePlus, where in a report by software engineer Christopher Moore (via Android Police), he has found that OnePlus has been collecting identifiable analytics data from its users, such as IMEI numbers, MAC addresses, mobile network names, IMSI prefixes, and serial numbers, just to name a few.

This was discovered during a Hack Challenge where Moore found that there were a large number of network requests to a domain that appeared to be owned by OnePlus. After decrypting the data that was sent (using the authentication key on his phone), it was found that the data sent was about how his device was performing along with any reports of unexpected reboots, but like we said, it was also discovered that it contained identifiable information about his device.

In a statement provided to Android Police, OnePlus said, “We securely transmit analytics in two different streams over HTTPS to an Amazon server. The first stream is usage analytics, which we collect in order for us to more precisely fine tune our software according to user behavior. This transmission of usage activity can be turned off by navigating to ‘Settings’ -> ‘Advanced’ -> ‘Join user experience program’. The second stream is device information, which we collect to provide better after-sales support.”

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Alleged OnePlus 5T Render Leaked

Tyler Lee October 9, 2017

Recently it was reported that the OnePlus 5 had gone out of stock, leading to speculation that OnePlus could be getting ready its successor, which based on last year’s launch of the OnePlus 3T has led to some speculating that it could be the OnePlus 5T. Now thanks to a report from Gizmochina, an alleged render of the OnePlus 5T has surfaced.

According to the leak, the OnePlus 5T will apparently feature curved displays on both sides of the phone similar to what Samsung is doing with its current lineup. It is also said to feature an 18:9 display aspect ratio, making it taller than it is wide. As for specs, we can’t say for sure what to expect, but presumably the latest chipset from Qualcomm will find its way into the phone, and maybe even a dual camera setup.

We should point out that in the earlier report, it was rumored that OnePlus could skip the OnePlus 5T in favor of the OnePlus 6, which is apparently aiming for an early 2018 release. However the report from Gizmochina seems to suggest that the OnePlus 5T could still very much be in play, with them claiming to be 80% sure that this information is accurate, but since OnePlus has yet to say anything officially, take it with a grain of salt for now.

It is possible that the phone in question could be the OnePlus 6, but we won’t know until it has been officially confirmed or denied.

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OnePlus 5 Goes Out Of Stock, Fuels OnePlus 6 Rumors

Adnan Farooqui October 8, 2017

OnePlus smartphones have generally been well received. That was the response from the market for the OnePlus 5 as well. If you decide to purchase one now you might find it difficult to get your hands on one, though. All models of the OnePlus 5 are now out of stock in the United States. The availability is very limited in other markets across the globe as well. This thus fuels rumors of the OnePlus 6, the next “flagship killer” from OnePlus.

You can head over to the OnePlus website right now to see that both the 6GB RAM and 64GB storage and the 8GB RAM and 128GB storage variants of the OnePlus 5 are out of stock.

Some are expecting the OnePlus 5T to arrive before the OnePlus 6 does. The company launched the OnePlus 3 in June last year and came out with the OnePlus 3T in November. The OnePlus 5 was also launched in June this year and many expect that we might get to see the OnePlus 5T next month.

Recent rumors have also suggested that perhaps there’s not going to be a OnePlus 5T and that the company is going to launch the OnePlus 6 instead. However, that handset is expected to arrive early next year. It’s hard to believe that OnePlus won’t be selling a new handset until then.

Hopefully, there will be some clarity on the matter in the days to come.

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OnePlus 6 Release Expected Early Next Year

Adnan Farooqui October 1, 2017

As it did last year, many would have expected OnePlus to launch a slightly updated version of its OnePlus 5 flagship in the coming months. It launched the OnePlus 3T last year several months after the OnePlus 3 was released. If the latest reports are believed, that might not happen this time around. OnePlus is expected to jump straight to the OnePlus 6, bypassing the OnePlus 5T entirely.

Keep in mind that this hasn’t been confirmed officially at this point in time. These are only speculations and only OnePlus knows what its release roadmap for next year looks like.

Rumor has it that OnePlus is going to release the OnePlus 6 early next year. The company’s new “flagship killer” is reportedly going to feature a bezel-less design. That has been the trend this year for flagship devices so it won’t be surprising if OnePlus jumps on the bandwagon as well.

If the OnePlus 6 ends up being bezel-less, it would likely have a repositioned fingerprint sensor as well. There’s a good chance that the fingerprint sensor might end up at the back of the device.

The specs are expected to include a 6 inch Quad HD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. It may even have a dual camera system.

As previously mentioned, none of this has been officially confirmed so take this information with a grain of salt. Nothing is set in stone for now.

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Limited Edition OnePlus 5 ‘The Callection’ Announced

Tyler Lee September 20, 2017

The design of smartphones these days has indeed come a very long way from when they were first introduced, although in some cases we wouldn’t exactly call them fashionable, which is why some users choose to accessorize their smartphones with cases and keychains and what not, but OnePlus has you covered.

The company has recently unveiled a limited edition OnePlus 5 called “The Callection” which was created in collaboration with fashion designer Jean-Charles de Castelbajac. From what we can tell, it seems that the difference is pretty much all in its externals, where the phone sports a slightly different but more colorful (and we suppose fashionable) design compared to the regular OnePlus 5.

This is evidenced on the back part of the phone where there is various cursive words written on it, and the buttons where the power button is now blue, while the sound profile button is in yellow, and a red volume rocker. According to Castelbajac, “I​ ​always​ ​like​ ​looking​ ​towards​ ​the​ ​future. To​ ​change​ ​the​ ​world,​ ​you​ ​always need​ ​to​ ​be​ ​creative​ ​and​ ​work​ ​with​ ​people​ ​who​ ​are​ ​ahead​ ​of​ ​their​ ​time.”

Unfortunately it seems that the OnePlus 5 “Callection” will only be available in Europe where it will be available on the 22nd of September in Paris via a pop-up event at 10AM at fashion boutique Colette, and it will be priced at €559.

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OnePlus 3 Closed Beta Group Receives Android 8.0 Oreo Update

Tyler Lee September 7, 2017

If you are a OnePlus 3 owner and you’re looking forward to receiving the very tasty Android 8.0 Oreo update and are wondering when it will be released, you’ll be pleased to learn that work is already being done in getting the update ready for the phone. According to reports, the closed beta group for the OnePlus 3 has started to receive the Android 8.0 Oreo update.

However we should point out that given that this is the closed beta group that it means that the software is still in the beta phase, so it could still be awhile before it is officially released to the masses. It is also interesting that out of all the OnePlus handsets released, the OnePlus 3 got it first as opposed to the newer OnePlus 3T or the OnePlus 5, but both these devices should receive their beta update soon enough.

The company is also aiming for a public beta by the end of this month, so if you are not part of the closed beta group, you will still be able to participate in the beta testing once OnePlus puts it out there for the public. There is no timeframe for when the update will be released, but like we said it’s nice to see that work is already being done.

In the meantime the company’s older handsets will be missing the update, but if you’re the owner of a OnePlus One or OnePlus 2, not to worry as there are unofficial builds being developed for it.

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OnePlus 2 Gets Unofficial Android 8.0 Update With LineageOS 15

Tyler Lee September 6, 2017

Given how old the OnePlus 2 is in terms of Android phones, there is a good chance that it will not be updated to Android 8.0 Oreo. However the good news is that if you are a OnePlus 2 owner who has been looking forward to the update, there is an alternative which comes in the form of LineageOS 15.

Clearly this is not an official update but rather this is a custom ROM that is based on Android 8.0 Oreo, so while it might not be 100% similar to the stock Oreo that is being released for Nexus and Pixel handsets, it might come close enough. However it should be noted that the LineageOS 15 that has been released for the OnePlus 2 is only an early release, meaning that it isn’t quite complete yet so using it as your daily driver is probably not the best idea.

However for those who are curious about checking it out, you can head on over to the XDA forums for the details. OnePlus 2 is actually the second handset in the OnePlus lineup to receive the Android 8.0 update. Earlier we had reported that the OnePlus One also got an experimental and unofficial build of Android 8.0 Oreo, so it seems that both these devices are getting the taste of Oreo ahead of the official releases for the more recent OnePlus phones.

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Experimental Android 8.0 Oreo Now Available For The OnePlus One

Tyler Lee September 3, 2017

The OnePlus One was originally announced back in 2014, which means that as far as smartphones are concerned, it is considered to be a fairly old phone, which also means that when it comes to receiving major Android updates, owners of the handset probably shouldn’t expect too much from it.

Now it is probably safe to assume that the Android 8.0 Oreo update will be skipping the phone, but the good news is that if you’re still using the handset and would love to see the Oreo update, XDA senior member Agent_fabulous has managed to take the Oreo AOSP and create an unofficial and experimental build for the phone.

However given its early development, it is not recommended that you use it for your daily driver, but rather it should just act as a preview of sorts for users to get an idea of what they could expect should this experimental ROM ever be completed and released to OnePlus One owners. So far the list of what’s working includes key functionality like WiFi, Bluetooth, RIL, audio and video playback, NFC, and so on.

Other features like the camera and camcorder have been disabled. If you are interested in taking the ROM for a spin, then head on over to the XDA forums for more information regarding the build and how to download it.

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