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New OnePlus 5/5T OxygenOS beta build brings double-tap to lock feature

A new OxygenOS beta was just released for the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T smartphones. Arriving as Open Beta 9 for the former and Open Beta 7 for the latter, the update brings a handful of changes, related to Launcher and File Manager. The update includes the double-tap to lock screen feature. It also features improved searched history for App drawer. Now coming to the File Manager-related change, the scanning logic for large files has been optimized. Head to the Source link below to access the official announcement as well as other beta builds related instructions. Source



Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) gets WiFi certified

The Samsung Galaxy J7 (2017) - which has already received Bluetooth certification and also cleared the FCC - has now received WiFi certification from the WiFi Alliance (WFA). The listing reveals the device is powered by Android Nougat. As for other specs, from what has been rumored so far, the handset is powered by Snapdragon 625 chipset and sports a a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display of 720p resolution. It has 2GB RAM, and features 8MP/5MP camera combo. Source | Via



Android 8.0 Oreo arrives for the HTC U Ultra 

In late August last year HTC officially confirmed the Oreo update for the HTC U Ultra and it is finally here. The update is rolling out in Taiwan and India and Italy at the moment. The update brings the OS version up to 8.0 and the firmware is version 2.19.400.1. Some users are reporting 2.19.709.2 instead. There's a difference in the size of the update too - the former is 1.32GB, the latter is 1.58GB. It seems that the Android security patch level is January. HTC U Ultra is getting Android 8.0 Oreo (with two different firmware versions) The changelog is pretty vague - beyond...



Counterclockwise: base storage grows, but the card slot remains popular

A while back, we walked down memory lane to revisit storage milestones on mobile phones. That article focused only on the stand-out devices, today we're going to take a broader look. We will look at the base storage for all phones added to our database since 2005. We're only be counting phones with 4GB or more as anything less is basically the same from our current point of view. Last time, we highlighted the Nokia N91, which was the first phone to deliver 8GB of storage (with a micro HDD). However its base version had only 4GB - that's the metric we're tracking today, the minimum...



vivo NEX S and NEX A hands-on review

It's rare to see a concept device go into mass production without losing its coolest feature. The vivo NEX does just that and it even comes in two versions, NEX S and NEX A, so you can have the bleeding edge or the more affordable alternative.