OnePlus 5/5t to receive Android Q beta soon. OnePlus 6/6t closed beta underway

The OnePlus 3 and 3t just received the Android Pie stable upgrade and it seems like the developers from OnePlus are hard at work on their next software upgrades, even though it is for newer devices. In an official post on the Chinese OnePlus Forum, the company confirmed that a closed beta for the OnePlus 6 and 6t with Android Q is underway. Furthermore, the 5 and 5t devices are scheduled to receive a beta for the new Android version…

Android Pie Stable for the OnePlus 3 and 3t rolling out

We knew for quite a while that both the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3t will receive Android Pie. The three-year-old smartphones had the beta available for a few months and now the stable version of Android 9 is being pushed to consumers. The devices were originally shipped with Android 6 and having such good software support from the company is impressive and rarely seen. Along with a new major version of the OS, the software ads some other improvements, bug…

More exclusions for Huawei: ARM, SD Association, Intel, Qualcomm and more

Things are getting a lot worse for Huawei. After the US Ban on the Chinese company, more and more US companies are forced to exclude Huawei and stop all trading with them. The absence of Play Store and other Google Services is just the tip of the iceberg and the least impactful one. Intel, Qualcomm, and Broadcomm followed with similar statements and no longer do business with Huawei, at least until the ban will be lifted. This is normal since…

Huawei Honor 20 and 20 Pro released, focus on photography

With all the scandals about Huawei and their ban in the US, you may have overlooked a new and important release from the company. Honor, a sub-brand of Huawei, announced two new smartphones: Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro. Don’t confuse these two new smartphones with the Honor V20 (or Honor View 20), smartphones released a few months ago. The new devices come with improved hardware and improved photography thanks to the 4 cameras on the back. You read that…

What does Google ban on Huawei mean for the Chinese company

As you may know, Google and several other companies imposed a ban on Huawei for both software and hardware components. This is because of the latest ban on the company imposed by the US government on Huawei due to concerns of espionage by the Chinese government. How much of a risk Huawei truly is and if the espionage allegations are true or not deserves an article on its own. I won’t open this pandora box for now since there are…

OnePlus has a new (famous) ambassador

Well…this is a bit awkward. OnePlus announced today that they have a new ambassador. For those that don’t know, a brand ambassador is a famous person that is the image of the brand for a period of time. That person will appear in ads, commercials and will, in general, endorse the brand. Ambassadors cost a lot of money due to their status and this one may be one of the most expensive for a mobile brand. Robert Downey Jr, the…

Xiaomi mocks the OnePlus 7 Pro on social media

OnePlus has evolved a lot since it’s debut. The original OnePlus one was extremely competitive for that time from a price to performance ratio. It has some minuses and lacked a few features that flagships back then had, but the price made it very attractive for many buyers. Since then, the gap in pricing between a OnePlus smartphone and a flagship device from other manufacturers has shrunk. OnePlus still offers a really good price to performance ratio, but it is…

OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro officially announced

After many leaks and an anticipated launch event, OnePlus has finally released its new smartphone. This year marks a change in strategy for the company. So far we only saw one device per release, however, this time, OnePlus launched the anticipated OnePlus 7 and the more premium OnePlus 7 Pro. There are quite a few differences between the two devices, both from a specifications point of view and from a design perspective. Let’s start with the similarities. Both devices come…

Xiaomi is testing “sky replacement” feature in the MIUI Gallery app

Enhancing your photos using AI is a trend that really caught speed in the past few months. More and more manufacturers rely on AI to enhance your photos and deliver higher-quality images. The enhancements done to the photos pose some ethical questions, like “what is real and what is AI generated”. Now, expect to go even further. As reported by XDA, a beta gallery application from MIUI will alter the images even further, after they have been taken. The gallery…

UMIDIGI using photos taken with the Huawei P30 Pro to promote the UMIDIGI A5 Pro

UMIDIGI announced a new smartphone a few weeks ago that will come with a wide-angle camera lens. The UMIDIGI A5 Pro will be a mid-range smartphone that, according to UMIDIGI will be capable of taking great photos. Furthermore, thanks to the wide-angle camera, it will be able to capture more of the surrounding environment compared to other smartphones. To show off this feature, the company posted two photos on their Facebook page where one of the images was allegedly taken…