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Oppo is an electronics company based in China. Oppo was a latecomer to Android, releasing its first device in 2012. The company has quickly become one of the largest smartphone manufacturers in China and worldwide. Visit the Oppo forums.

OPPO’s new phone looks like a gaming-oriented Reno 5

In just a few days, OPPO will lift the covers off the new Reno 6 series. The upcoming devices will build upon the success of the Reno 5 series from last year and offer a host of premium features at an affordable price. While the company will, most likely, shelve the Reno 5 series following...

The OxygenOS-ColorOS merger was inevitable, and I’m looking forward to it

OnePlus has changed a lot in recent years, and I think the writing has been on the wall for a while now about what exactly the company was going to become. I, like many in the community, held OnePlus to a higher standard as an enthusiast brand. Whether or not that was realistic, it was...

XDA Basics: How to enable Always On Display on any Android smartphone

The "Always On Display" feature has been a staple of Android devices for years. It was first introduced by Samsung and took advantage of their phones' AMOLED display. The concept behind it is pretty simple -- it keeps a part of your screen constantly turned on with a clock or useful widgets, while keeping the...

Leaked document affirms what many suspected: OnePlus is becoming an OPPO subbrand

OnePlus is becoming an OPPO subbrand, according to a newly leaked document of internal "talking points". The document was leaked by Evan Blass of @evleaks fame after OnePlus announced that it was "further integrat[ing] [its] organization with OPPO" without elaborating on what exactly that meant. Just received these talking points on the new relationship between Oppo...

Back to its roots: OnePlus merges further into OPPO

In September last year, OnePlus' CEO Pete Lau took on an additional role as SVP of OPLUS — an investment firm that oversees OnePlus, OPPO, and Realme. Soon thereafter, the company confirmed that it was in the process of "further integrating some R&D capabilities within OPLUS," suggesting that OnePlus and OPPO had merged their R&D teams....

XDA Basics: How to Boot into Recovery mode using button combos, ADB, and root apps

Every smartphone, regardless of what OS it's running on (yes, even an iPhone), has a built-in recovery mode. On Android, the recovery on your smartphone can be used to perform tasks like clearing cache, factory resetting the phone, or even installing update packages directly from the phone’s storage or sideloading from a computer via ADB....

The OPPO Watch 2 is reportedly in the works with the Snapdragon Wear 4100

Wear OS, Google's Android-based OS for smartwatches, is finally getting some much-needed love from Google this year. In collaboration with Samsung, Google is rebuilding the wearable platform with new health features and a brand-new UI. Samsung and the Google-owned Fitbit are working on new hardware with the updated OS release, but they're not the only...

OPPO Reno 6 series renders and specs leaked ahead of launch

OPPO is preparing the Reno 6 series for a launch at the end of May, and ahead of the announcement, details have been leaked. The new information includes some specs, along with renders that give us a good look at three different models. Evan Blass shared images of the Reno 6, Reno 6 Pro, and Reno...

Exclusive: Android 12 may fix the most annoying part of using Google Photos on Samsung phones

Samsung phones don't function too differently than other Android devices at this point, but Samsung does still modify a few aspects of the Android operating system leading to some annoying issues. For years, the company has saved screenshots to the DCIM folder, where only camera photos and videos are intended to be stored. This results...

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 778G 5G will power a new generation of mid-range 5G phones

Earlier in March, Qualcomm refreshed the Snapdragon 7 series lineup with the launch of the Snapdragon 780G. While the new chip has only found its way to a single commercial device (the Mi 11 Lite 5G), the San Diego-based chipmaker is adding one more 7 series chip to its portfolio. Meet the Snapdragon 778G: the...

The OPPO Find X3 Pro’s first Android 12 beta is here, but not with ColorOS 12

Shortly after Google dropped the first Android 12 Beta at Google I/O 2021 earlier today, several OEMs have announced their own release of an Android 12 beta for their respective flagships. For example, OnePlus just announced the first beta of Android 12 for the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro, while Xiaomi and Realme have...

OPPO now offers 3 years of updates but only to Find X3 users

When it comes to Android updates, providing 3 years of updates for flagship smartphones is probably the sweet spot, as this is also what companies like Google, OnePlus, and Samsung offer for their devices, with the former two giving 3 years of major updates and 3 years of security updates (OnePlus in particular only doing...