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OnePlus 3 and 3T ride off into sunset with final security update

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The OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T will go down as two of OnePlus’ most popular devices, continuing the affordable flagship trend started by the company two generations earlier. Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end, as the phones are now reportedly receiving their last scheduled security update.According to XDA-Developers, OnePlus has confirmed that it’s initiated the “phase one rollout” for the update. The update will apparently be pushed out to more users once it’s confirmed that there are no major issues.This OTA delivers the October 2019 security patch, updates Google’s apps, and offers “general bug fixes and improvements.” There’s no word on the specific bug fixes and tweaks though.Editor's Pick The best OnePlus 7T casesThe OnePlus 7T brings everything that makes the OnePlus 7 Pro great to a more affordable price point. Not only is the 7T one of the best premium mid-range smartphones you can buy, but it … It’s certainly been a great run for the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T,…

The best phones under £200 in the UK (November 2019)

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While expensive flagship smartphones grab all the headlines, there’s a booming market for budget phones in the UK, which are great if you want to save some cash. While you won’t receive all the latest bells and whistles, cheap phones still offer competitive performance, camera quality, and extra features without breaking the bank.Read more:Where to buy phones in the UK| Best UK mobile networkIf you’re sick of forking out a small fortune for every phone, or you’re looking for an inexpensive first foray into the world of Android, you’re in luck. Here are some of the best phones under £200 you can buy in the UK.Best phones under £200:Realme 5 ProMoto G7 PowerRedmi Note 8T Motorola One MacroHonor 10 LiteNokia 6.2 Editor’s note: We will update this list of the best phones under £200 as new phones launch.1. Realme 5 ProRealme is a relatively unknown brand in the UK but the Oppo offshoot has been quietly crafting some of the best budget phones in recent years. That includes the Realme 5 Pro, w…

OnePlus 7 series gets loads of optimizations with OxygenOS 10.0.2 update

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Update, November 19, 2019 (2:21AM ET): The OnePlus 7 series has received a rather substantial update in the OxygenOS 10.0.2 update this week. The update — spotted by XDA-Developers — brings plenty of optimizations and fixes.We get improvements for standby power usage, Bluetooth connectivity in cars, and charging performance with third-party chargers, to name a few optimizations. The OnePlus 7 Pro also gets an improved Super Stable video mode. Check out the full changelog below.SystemOptimized the standby power consumptionOptimized the expanded screenshot featureOptimized the Bluetooth connectivity in automobilesImproved the translation accuracyOptimized overall communication (network, phone calls, mobile data) performanceOptimized charging performance with third-party chargersFixed the blank screen issueFixed fingerprint icon animation issueFixed the volume issue with AirPodsFixed the black bar issue while charging or playing a videoUpdated Android security patch to 2019.10Improved sy…

Grab Fitbit Versa 2 smartwatch for just $149 on Amazon (save $50)

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AmazonThe Fitbit Versa 2 is one of the better wearable experiences of 2019, coming in at a reasonable $200 price tag. Still a little too dear for you? Then this deal is definitely up your alley.Amazon has slashed the price of the smartwatch from $199.95 to $149, saving you $50.95 in the process. That equates to a 25% discount, and it applies to all variants bar the Special Edition (which has seen a price drop from $229 to $179 anyway).Opt for this Fitbit Versa 2 deal and you’re getting a smartwatch with Amazon Alexa integration, smartphone notifications, quick replies via voice, and a sleep mode to save juice and kill notifications.Editor's Pick Fitbit vs Garmin: Which ecosystem is right for you?Fitbit vs Garmin: A battle between two fitness giants that’s been debated for some time. Fitbit is one of the most well-known fitness tracker companies out there. The brand name has been given the "Kleenex effect" … Fitbit’s smartwatch also has quite a few fitness-related features …

Android 9 Pie update tracker: When will your phone get it? (Updated November 19)

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Google announced Android 9 Pie on August 6, 2018, and began rolling it out to Pixel phones the same day. These include the Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL.But what about other devices? Which ones have already received Android Pie and which ones are expected to get it in the near future? Read on to find out everything you need to know about the Android 9 Pie update schedule, along with how to install Android Pie updates and much more.Android 10 is here! Check out our Android 10 update hub for an estimate of where your phone will get itAndroid 9 Pie review: Closing the gapHow to install Android 9 Pie on your phone right nowDownload: Android 9 Pie factory images and OTA files for Pixel devicesDigital Wellbeing hands-on: Prepare to be scared of your phone foreverKey Android Pie update featuresWe have a complete overview of all the new features in our Android 9 Pie review. We’d suggest checking out that article to see what’s new in Android Pie, what new features it brings, …