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[Update 2: Available Now] Hands-on with the OnePlus 7 Pro in Almond, now available for purchase

The OnePlus 7 Pro has been one of the most popular Android devices in the last month. We've talked about it a lot. Everything from a full review, camera comparisons, nagging issues, gaming emulation review, and more. Color hasn't been a big part of the conversation, but that changes soon. We finally got our hands...

The premium smartphone market declined in Q1 2019, but analysts hope 5G will help it rebound

The global smartphone market has been declining since quite some time, with only a select few developing countries like India and members of South East Asia beating the global trend. According to previous reports, the global smartphone market shrunk by 5% in Q1 2019 Year-on-Year despite an impressive run by Huawei that saw it grow...

OPPO releases kernel sources for 4 OPPO Reno devices and the A3, A5s, AX5, AX7, and R17 Pro

OPPO is one of BBK Electronics' most successful brands, but the brand doesn't have a huge presence outside of China and India — at least not yet. Starting with last year's Find X, OPPO is making its way into Europe with new smartphones packing flagship-tier specifications. Earlier this year, the company launched the OPPO Reno...

Honor #4CamerasEpicShots Contest -Submit Your Photos to Win an Honor 20

UPDATE: The winners have been chosen! Congratulations to XDA users JD_Vill, PrinterB, and shashank1320 for winning the second places prize, and to rahool360 for winning the grand prize! Photography is a way of expressing how you look at the world around you. It’s always different but inspiring. Take pictures from 4 different ways to record your...

OxygenOS betas 21/13 for the OnePlus 6/6T bring improvements to Weather, Screen Recorder, and Phone apps

Earlier today, OnePlus started rolling out the latest OxygenOS open beta builds for its 2018 flagship smartphones. While the changelog isn't as exciting as the last open beta releases, Open Beta 21/13 for the OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T respectively add three new features and also fixes a few bugs on each device. OnePlus 6 Forums ...

Xiaomi Mi 9’s latest MIUI beta adds “3D Air Gestures” to launch apps

Xiaomi's MIUI betas are where the brand tests new features, and usually, the betas for the Chinese region are the first to see new features. For example, the latest MIUI China beta for the Xiaomi Mi 9 has added a quirky new gesture. Called 3D Air Gestures, the feature lets you launch apps by waving...

Google will add palm rejection to the Pixel’s ambient display feature

The "Always-on display" feature has become increasingly popular as more phones switch to OLED displays (even some LCD phones have it). The Google Pixel series has this as well, though it's called "Ambient display." Google is always tweaking this feature and they will be improving the palm rejection ability of the Ambient display in a...

Raspberry Pi 4 announced with upgraded CPU, up to 4GB of RAM, and support for dual 4K displays

The Raspberry Pi was one of the greatest things to happen to the gadget space in years. The concept gets no simpler than an ARM-based computer, but the amazing flexibility it provides, as well as its compact size (no bigger than a credit card), has managed to make it the go-to choice for the guts...

New Google Chrome flag will let you reorder bookmarks on mobile

Using early versions of any type of software has the potential to reveal some upcoming features that are currently being worked on. These new features rarely get announced while they are in early development because you never know if it has to get pulled and canceled. We haven't heard of Google talking about giving Chrome...

Bill Gates’ greatest mistake was Windows Phone losing to Android

An all-touchscreen smartphone just wasn't something that many people thought would sell before the release of the iPhone. At the time, it was Microsoft that was poised to be the major non-Apple smartphone software maker, but Google's $50 million acquisition of Android back in 2005 evolved into the biggest smartphone operating system in the world....

Warp Charge 30 vs SuperVOOC 3.0 vs SuperCharge 2.0 charging speed tests

Last year, OnePlus updated their charging tech with Warp Charge 30 on the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition. They equipped the OnePlus 7 Pro with this same tech, which means many more people have it in their hands now. There are several other popular charging technologies in use by competing smartphones, such as SuperVOOC 3.0, SuperCharge...