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In my experience OxygenOS has provided a fairly stable and fast experience on the OnePlus 3, which is something I wasn't really able to say about OxygenOS on the OnePlus 2. Every operating system has bugs though, and OnePlus recently announced that OxygenOS 3.2.2 would begin rolling out to the OnePlus 3 as an OTA update. OxygenOS 3.2.2 is mostly a bug fixing update, and I've listed the change log from OnePlus below: Improved notification management in doze. Addressed alert slider/silent mode issue. Disabled fingerprint sensor while in pocket. Added NFC toggle in quick settings. Improved noise cancellation in video recording. Updated 4K video recording codec. Added latest security patches and various optimizations. I've encountered issues with the alert slider not disabling vibration when setting to silent mode, so I'm happy that...

Samsung Announces Exynos 8890 with Cat.12/13 Modem and Custom CPU

In an unexpected and surprise annoucement, Samsung today revealed its new generation flagship SoC - the Exynos 8. The Exynos 8890 to be more specific, is the successor to...

56 by Andrei Frumusanu on 11/12/2015

ARM Announces New Cortex-A35 CPU - Ultra-High Efficiency For Wearables & More

Today as part of the volley of announcements at ARM's TechCon conference we discover ARM's new low-power application-tier CPU architecture, the Cortex-A35. ARM follows an interesting product model: The...

23 by Andrei Frumusanu on 11/10/2015

Google Begins Offline Maps Rollout on Android

Earlier this year at Google I/O it was announced that Google Maps for Android and iOS would be receiving an update that would add the ability to save maps...

31 by Brandon Chester on 11/10/2015

The Google Nexus 5X Review

Google's first hardware collaboration with LG brought us the Nexus 4. Like the Nexus 7, the Nexus 4 followed a philosophy of bringing as much power and quality as...

197 by Brandon Chester on 11/9/2015

HiSilicon Announces New Kirin 950 SoC

Today in Beijing, HiSilicon held an extensive media briefing on their brand new flagship SoC - the Kirin 950. The new chipset is a very large leap for the...

41 by Andrei Frumusanu on 11/5/2015

The Apple iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus Review

To be perfectly honest, this past year has been remarkably boring in the mobile segment. For whatever reason, phones have either stood still or regressed when it comes to...

531 by Ryan Smith & Joshua Ho on 11/2/2015

OnePlus Launches the OnePlus X

When OnePlus launched the OnePlus Two earlier this year the company also mentioned that they would be launching a second smartphone in 2015, and that the new phone would...

53 by Brandon Chester on 10/29/2015

Apple FY 2015 Q4 Results: Record Fourth Quarter With 48 Million iPhones Sold

Today Apple released their Q4 results from fiscal year 2015, and in what seems like an almost unending cycle, the company has once again set a new record for...

44 by Brett Howse on 10/27/2015

Motorola Announces the DROID Turbo 2 and DROID Maxx 2 For Verizon

Motorola has been one of Verizon's Android device partners for many years now. Before Verizon had the iPhone, Motorola's DROID smartphones provided several alternatives for users who didn't want...

22 by Brandon Chester on 10/27/2015

Hands On With the HTC One A9

Today, HTC is launching their flagship smartphone for the holiday season. For those that have followed HTC, this launch shouldn’t be too much of a surprise given that the...

61 by Joshua Ho & Brandon Chester on 10/20/2015

Analyzing Apple's Statement on TSMC and Samsung A9 SoCs

Since we first learned that the A9 SoC in Apple’s iPhone 6s lineup is dual sourced - that is that it's being made by two different vendors with two...

147 by Ryan Smith & Joshua Ho on 10/9/2015

Hands On: Surface Pro 4, Surface Book, & New Lumia Phones

After the press event today, Microsoft had all of the devices available for a hands-on experience. Of all the devices, I was most excited to see the Surface Book...

48 by Brett Howse on 10/6/2015

Microsoft Launches Three New Lumia Phones

Today Microsoft officially revealed three phones which have been showing up in leaks for the past while. Leaks always seem to take away some of the wow factor at...

56 by Brett Howse on 10/6/2015

Google’s Chromecast 2 is Powered By Marvell’s ARMADA 1500 Mini Plus - Dual-Core Cortex-A7

When Google originally announced the second-generation Chromecast last week, in typical Google fashion they focused on features and uses over specifications. Given the capabilities of the new product we...

18 by Ryan Smith on 10/5/2015

The Samsung Galaxy Note5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ Review

The Galaxy Note line has long been one of Samsung’s greatest assets in the mobile market. While other Android OEMs have made phablets before, Samsung was pretty much the...

225 by Joshua Ho on 10/2/2015

Google Announces Chromecast (2) & Chromecast Audio

Alongside today’s suite of Nexus phone announcements, Google also spent some time addressing the big screen with an update to the company’s family of Chromecast digital media player/receivers. First off...

23 by Ryan Smith on 9/29/2015

HTC Launches the One M9+ Supreme Camera Edition

Today, HTC launched the One M9+ Supreme Camera Edition. The rather verbose and mildly surreal name probably gives away what this phone is, which is a variant of the...

22 by Joshua Ho on 9/29/2015

Hands On With the Nexus 5X and 6P

Today Google announced several new devices at their September 2015 launch event in San Francisco. By far the most anticipated devices were the two new Nexus phones that were...

116 by Brandon Chester on 9/29/2015

Apple’s A9 SoC Is Dual Sourced From Samsung & TSMC

Picking up from our conversation this morning on Apple’s A9 SoC, the crew over at Chipworks has been working hard over the weekend to decap A9 and their first...

99 by Ryan Smith on 9/28/2015

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