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Yes, the OnePlus 5 looks like an iPhone, but for Good Reasons

From the moment the first leaks started to pour out about the new OnePlus 5, its design was one of the closest guarded secrets. While it was likely that the 5 would feature a dual camera setup, the question is what sort of setup it would feature. Vertically mounted in the existing OP3 body or horizontally...

How to Get the Google Assistant on Android 5 Lollipop (No Root)

https://youtu.be/AnDYjIcLD8k TK is at it again with another useful tip, this time it's getting the Google Assistant to work on Android Lollipop. The kicker - no root is required for this setup. Even though it still has a few improvements to sort out, it has definitely come a long way since its initial release. The only...

OPPO’s R9s Outsells Samsung Smartphones in Q1 2017

While Android is the king of the mobile operating systems, Apple iPhone 7 was still the best selling individual smartphone of the first quarter of 2017. This is according to research performed by Strategy Analytics. Apple occupies the two top positions in the ranking with iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.  But what's most surprising...

Report: Huawei, Vivo and Oppo Show Impressive Growth During Q1 2017

Depending on where you live, you likely have differing opinions on the success of companies such as Huawei, Vivo and Oppo. Huawei has been able to garner some attention from the enthusiast crowd thanks to the company manufacturing the Nexus 6P. They also have their Honor sub-brand helping it get more attention in Europe and USA....

Report: Huawei Overtakes Oppo in China, Has the Largest Market Share in the Country Again

The smartphone market over in China is fierce and incredibly fast paced. Companies such as Huawei, Oppo, Xiaomi, ZTE and Vivo have been battling it out to see who can sell more smartphones than the other. This has resulted in some companies like Oppo to turn to local celebrities to promote their products. While others...

Access Your OnePlus/OPPO Device’s “Hidden” Hardware Diagnostic Tests

Long before a phone arrives in your hands, it goes (or should go) through a wide range of hardware diagnostic tests designed to check for any potential faults before it is packaged and shipped out. As Mishaal mentioned in a previous article looking at accessing these tests on Huawei devices, if you are buying a used...

Be Warned: Despite Acknowledging the Issue, OnePlus is still Leaking your IMEI when you Check for Updates

The OnePlus One was one of the first Android smartphones that proved that consumers didn't need to shell out $600+ for a flagship experience. In other words, even at a lower price point you should never settle for purchasing an inferior product. I can still remember the hype surrounding the specification reveal for the OnePlus One...

Opinion: Smaller Brands Might Offer Clones, but They also Maximize Niches

When you hear names such as Elephone, Xiaomi, OnePlus, Gionee, Infinix, TECNO, Meizu, Oppo etc. What is the first thing that comes to your mind? Do you see them as those Chinese phone brands that make low priced smartphones? Do you see them as "experts" at cloning (a dubious virtue, admittedly) smartphones from the more-popular...

Oppo Presents Two Mid-Range Models — R9 And R9 Plus

A couple of years ago, the Oppo brand stood out through a decent custom ROM community. Things were transparent and Oppo was quite good at providing GPL-mandated sources. Unfortunately not everything is as great as it was and sources are often outdated. Hopefully that trend will be reverted with two new devices of the Chinese manufacturer have...

Deceitful Black Borders Around Screens Need to Go

Let me set the scene for you. You’ve just gotten home after purchasing a new phone. The static electricity makes the plastic bag cling, with an almost supernatural will, to the box. You run your fingers over the embossed letters as you open it. The plastic is carefully peeled back as you reveal the phone...

OPPO’s AOSP ROM: Interview About a Delightful OPPOrtunity

At the Big Android Barbecue 2015, we had the pleasure of checking out OPPO's latest efforts in ROM making -- an AOSP ROM that sits in stark contrast with their traditional software offerings. With said AOSP ROM, OPPO aims to provide the software that power users, enthusiasts and developers around the world would love on OPPO...

Oppo Releases ColorOS for the Find 5… Poorly

Almost every OEM has taken the liberty of creating its own incarnation of the Android OS. While some ROMs are simply better than others, we aren't here today to discuss the quality of Sense UI, TouchWiz, or even EmotionUI. These ROMs are ultimately (and sometimes loosely) based on AOSP. They are also developed by professionals who put...
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