Tag Archive: Open


OnePlus delays open sales of OnePlus 8 series phones in India indefinitely

OnePlus will only be holding a limited sale for the OnePlus 8 5G in India tomorrow.

What you need to know OnePlus has delayed the availability of its latest OnePlus 8 series phones in India. Both phones were slated to go on sale in India from May 29. The new sales schedule for the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro in India is expected to be revealed soon.

OnePlus had announced earlier this month that it would commence  [Read More…]

Pre-orders for mixed-reality Nreal Light glasses now open for developers

Nreal Light makes your virtual space a lot more personal.

What you need to know The Nreal Light mixed-reality glasses development kit is now up for pre-order. Dev kits are $ 1200 and come with everything you need to create amazing mixed-reality experiences. Nreal Light plugs into your phone’s USB-C port and can run any app from your phone, all in a personalized virtual space right in front of you.

Nreal has been working hard to get  [Read More…]

Echo VR open beta brings zero-gravity multiplayer to your Oculus Quest

Ender’s Game becomes a real game with Echo VR

What you need to know Echo VR open beta is available for free all Oculus Quest owners on the Oculus Store. Echo VR, formerly known as Echo Arena, pits players in zero-gravity arenas with the goal to throw a disc through a goal on the opposing team’s side. Oculus Quest players can play with Oculus Rift players in the same arenas.

It’s been a long time coming, but  [Read More…]

Need a new phone? Pre-orders are open for the Moto G Stylus and G Power

Official sales begin on April 16.

What you need to know Pre-orders are now live for the Moto G Stylus and Moto G Power. Official sales begin on Thursday, April 16. The G Stylus costs $ 300 while the G Power is going for $ 250.

This past February, Motorola unveiled its latest budget Android offerings in the form of the Moto G Stylus and Moto G Power. We were able to go hands-on with the devices  [Read More…]

OxygenOS Open Beta 11 rolls out for OnePlus 7/7 Pro

It’s a 189 MB download.

What you need to know OxygenOS Open Beta 11 is now rolling out to OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro phones. The update includes the March 2020 security patch. It also contains a few fixes relating to the display and the keyboard.

Just a week after the company made OxygenOS Open Beta 10 available on the OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro, OnePlus is already rolling out its successor — to some users, at  [Read More…]

Do you keep apps open in the background or close them?

Let’s have a chat with the AC forums.

In the Android space, there are some questions that will be debated until the end of time. Should you charge your phone overnight? Is wired or wireless charging better? Do you keep your phone on silent or have the ringer on?

Among all of those, another topic that people often quarrel with revolves around applications — specifically, whether it’s best to keep all apps open in the background or  [Read More…]

First OnePlus 7T/7T Pro Open Beta brings Live Caption, RAM optimizations

Sadly, the beta build does not come with the latest March security update.

What you need to know OnePlus has released the first OxygenOS Open Beta build for the OnePlus 7T and 7T Pro phones. The update adds the live caption feature and brings optimized RAM management. OnePlus 7T and 7T Pro users can now download the Open Beta build from the company’s website.

When it comes to delivering consistent software updates to its phones, OnePlus is  [Read More…]

BBC invests in open podcasting champion Pocket Casts

The company is counting on support from public media to help it compete with Spotify’s ‘walled garden.’

What you need to know The BBC has invested an undisclosed amount of capital into Pocket Casts. The public broadcaster is throwing its weight behind Pocket Casts’ vision of an open and free ecosystem for podcasts. This is in contrast to Spotify, which has recently been trying to grow its subscriber base by offering more exclusive content.

Unlike Spotify’s plans  [Read More…]

OxygenOS Open Beta 9 brings January patch and more to OnePlus 7 Pro

The dialer also gets some one-handed improvements.

What you need to know OnePlus is rolling out a new OxygenOS beta to OnePlus 7 Pros. The update brings with it the January 2020 security patch for Android. There are also a number of fixes and optimizations, as you’d expect.

Compared to the last open beta for OxygenOS, the Open Beta 9 currently rolling out to OnePlus 7 Pros is a little less exciting. While we got a brand-new  [Read More…]

OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro finally get a one-handed mode with OxygenOS Open Beta 8

The feature will likely soon make its way to the newer OnePlus 7T and 7T Pro phones as well.

What you need to know The latest OxygenOS Open Beta 8 build for the OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro adds a single-handed mode. It also includes the December security patch and a few bug fixes. We expect the new one-handed mode to make its way to at least a few other OnePlus phones soon.

In October last year,  [Read More…]