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OnePlus has built a name for itself by releasing Android phones that offer a high bang-for-buck, and in the process has attracted a modest following. Sacrifices sometimes have to be made to maintain a lower price than the competition, though one unexpected compromise was that the company's OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T phones debuted without the ability to stream HD video from a handful of services, including Netflix. OnePlus is rectifying the situation with an update, though it's not something owners can download on their own. The issue at hand is a digital rights management (DRM) one, and specifically the lack of either phone's ability to reach the L1 security level in Google's Widevine DRM. That's... Read more...
OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei recently promised to bring the OnePlus 5T's facial unlock feature to the regular OnePlus 5, citing "popular demand" as the the reason why. Now a few days later, Pei has begun to make good on that promise by way of an OxygenOS beta update. This is separate from the original Android 8.0 Oreo update that was made available last week, as that one did not include the coveted feature. The facial recognition upgrade is the most notable bullet point in the release notes for the new beta, though it is not the only feature. There's also a new app shortcut on Launcher and optimizations for vibration. In addition, the OnePlus team fixed a connection issue that was plaguing 5G... Read more...
Are you still unlocking your smartphone with a PIN or some other scheme that requires tapping or swiping the display? Maybe you've moved on to a fingerprint scanner. Either way, how primitive! Well, not really, but there does seem to be a hard push towards facial recognition. Apparently enough OnePlus 5 owners have been clamoring to unlock their devices by staring at it, just as their OnePlus 5T brethren can do, so the OnePlus team is going to make it happen. The OnePlus 5 is not a very old device—it came just a few months before the OnePlus 5T made its resale debut. So the fact that the OnePlus 5T could be unlocked just by staring into its digital soul is understandably something that... Read more...
OnePlus likes to use the tagline "Never Settle," but OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T owners are having to settle for SD video feeds from certain streaming services, including Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Google Play Movies. The limitation boils down to Digital Rights Management (DRM)—as with previous OnePlus devices, both the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T do not support the necessary DRM level to fetch HD feeds from various sources. Netflix and many other streaming services require support for Widevine Level 1 DRM, in which all content processing, cryptography, and control is performed in a Trusted Execution Environment (TEE). In contrast, Level 3 does not have the same requirement and is a less secure... Read more...
OnePlus has completely sold out of its Oneplus 5 handsets. A visit to the company's website shows that the OnePlus 5 is "out of stock," including both the model with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage ($479), and the more expensive SKU with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage ($539). There is no mention of when or even if more stock will be available, leading some to believe that a OnePlus 5T or OnePlus 6 is right around the corner.The OnePlus 5 has only been out for a few months, having launched earlier this year in June. Supply has often been an issue with OnePlus and its handsets, though usually the shortage of hardware is when a new device is first released. In this case, it is possible that OnePlus... Read more...
  Remember the infamous “jelly scrolling” effect that plagued the recently introduced OnePlus 5? It looks as though another Android flagship has also been bitten by the “bug”, much to the dismay of new owners. According to a new report, the Motorola Moto Z2 Force features an inverted display, which leads to jelly scrolling. So, what is jelly scrolling? Well, we’re glad that you asked. Jelly scrolling is an effect that causes on-screen text or images to appear distorted when navigating through the UI. This distortion, for example, can take the form of text appears to get squished or stretched apart as you scroll up and down a webpage. The issue was first brought up via XDA Developers, and... Read more...
  Earlier this week, we learned of a troubling bug that was afflicting some OnePlus 5 owners. When trying to report an emergency by dialing 911 (or 999 in the UK), a user’s phone would instead reboot instead of being put through to a dispatcher. Although the issue doesn’t affect every OnePlus 5 user, it’s a dangerous enough bug that OnePlus was quick to respond once the first reports of the problem began to surface. On Tuesday, OnePlus issued the following statement: We have contacted the customer and are currently looking into the issue. We ask anyone experiencing a similar situation to contact us at support@oneplus.net. Today, the company is proud to announce that it has tested a software... Read more...
  Many of us take our smartphones for granted. We have them with us at all times and they can be used to keep us connected with every aspect of our lives from family to work to leisure activities. The ubiquity of our smartphones also means that they are indispensable when an emergency arises, and dialing 911 is just a few taps away. Unfortunately, some OnePlus 5 owners are discovering that dialing 911 isn’t giving them a direct line to emergency services. Instead, in some cases, their phones are rebooting shortly after pressing the call button. One reddit user reports that he saw a building fire that was a few blocks away from his position. Naturally, he dialed 911 only to have his phone... Read more...
OnePlus chose the tagline "Never Settle" for its newly minted OnePlus 5 smartphone, though it is not without irony. That is because OnePlus is trying to sweep an annoying issue under the rug, thereby basically telling its customers to settle for a quirk that is not present on other smartphones, including previous OnePlus device. The issue in question has to do with scrolling. Users are complaining of a sort of flicker effect when scrolling through webpages. What ends up happening is that part of the display appears to not refresh at the same rate as the rest of the panel. As a result, text and images end up getting bunched together and stretched out. Affected users have dubbed this phenomenon... Read more...
If you’ve noticed any of the reviews of the OnePlus 5 that were posted on the internet yesterday, a common theme that was presented was the device’s incredible speed. There’s no question that the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 is responsible for part of the performance perks, but many also attributed the up to 8GB of RAM for contributing to the lightning fast speeds of the OnePlus 5. However, XDA Developers has discovered another reason for the OnePlus 5’s excellent benchmark performance. Apparently, OnePlus is cheating by enabling functionality within the ROM to identify when a benchmark is running. According to the site, the ROM keeps a list of the package IDs of popular benchmarks, flagging them... Read more...
After months of teasing from OnePlus and leaks that have made the rounds on the internet, the OnePlus 5 has officially been revealed. Given that we’ve already seen the new smartphone from nearly every angle already, there’s no big “surprise” in store for us today — and the OnePlus still looks like an iPhone 7 Plus clone, at least from the back. With that being said, there are actually two different versions of the OnePlus 5 that will be available for sale. No matter which version you choose to purchase, you will receive a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, dual nanoSIM slots, a 3,300 mAh battery, and a dual camera system. There’s a wide-angle camera with a 16MP Sony IMX 398 sensor and a telephoto... Read more...
  As we get closer to the launch of the OnePlus 5, OnePlus is being a bit more generous with details surrounding its upcoming flagship Android smartphone. Earlier this week, the company revealed that the smartphone will be unveiled on June 20th, and today it revealed our first real [officially sanctioned] picture of the device. Here it is; or at least here is the back of the OnePlus 5, which clearly gives us a look at the dual camera setup and LED flash. The arrangement of the cameras, flash, microphone and the visible antenna lines might bring up immediate comparisons to the iPhone 7 Plus. In fact, the resemblance is undeniable, save for the OnePlus logo instead of a partially-eaten apple.... Read more...
If you have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of the OnePlus 5, the wait is nearly over. OnePlus confirmed today that it will unveil its next generation flagship on June 20th — exactly two weeks from today. For those that live in New York City, OnePlus will be holding a “pop-up” event on launch day with CEO Carl Pei and YouTube personality Marques Brownlee. There will will be other pop-up events held in London, Paris, Berlin, Copenhagen and Helsinki. OnePlus invites fans to come “hang out” and get their hands on some sweet swag while they brush shoulders with execs. OnePlus’ claim to fame has been to offer flagship-worthy specs with pricing that undercuts top rivals by hundreds of dollars.... Read more...
Anticipation is running high for the OnePlus 5, which has been the center of numerous leaks and speculation over the past several weeks. The latest leak comes direct from OnePlus—the company posted a teaser image on its official Twitter account, though the subsequent comments took things in a weird direction.OnePlus 3 (2016) For whatever reason, OnePlus followers started pinging Verizon in the comments section. Verizon's customer support bot was more than happy to respond, fielding vague requests for help and even a plea for a million dollars. In any event, here is a look at the Twitter post: Look into the shadows. What do you 5ee? pic.twitter.com/QPQq9feIMe — OnePlus (@oneplus) June 1, 2017... Read more...
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