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Face Unlock for OnePlus 3/3T officially confirmed

After dropping hints that the OnePlus 3/3T would get the Face Unlock feature, OnePlus has now confirmed the development. At the recently concluded CES, co-founder and global director Carl Pei said the devices will get the functionality in an upcoming beta build. Commenting on the decision, he said, "there's no reason to withhold features we can easily implement." It's worth mentioning that the 5T was the first OnePlus device to come Face Unlock, and the feature was later made available to the OnePlus 5 as well. Source

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro in for review

Just over half a year ago, Xiaomi released its budget big-screen solution, the Redmi Note 5 Pro and just last month, the Redmi Note 6 Pro came to be. At first glance, the newer phone appears to be a minor hardware refresh and yet, we find some big improvements in areas in which the Redmi Note 5 Pro lacked. If you don't take the notch into account, the device offers more usable screen space than the last generation and also has better screen-to-body ratio. The side bezels and the chin have shrunk, screen size has grown - from 5.99" to 6.26" and it's now taller as well - from 18:9 to...

Latest OnePlus 3/3T Open Beta brings aptX/aptX HD support, UI fixes

A new OxygenOS Open Beta update has started hitting the OnePlus 3 and 3T smartphones. Arriving as version 28 and 19, respectively, the update brings a bag full of changes, related to launcher, gallery, contacts, and system. Specifically, the update adds support for aptX/aptX HD as well as includes UI fixes for Quick Settings. Other system-level changes are mostly optimizations related to WiFi and battery. Moving on, while launcher-related changes are all optimizations, those related to gallery include new photo map to view photos by location and some UI enhancements. As for changes...

Motorola Moto Z2 Play launched in China, BlackBerry KEYone arriving soon

Available to pre-order since last week, the Motorola Moto Z2 Play has now gone on sale in China. The device carries a price tag of CNY 3,299 ($485), and can be purchased through the company's official website as well as retailer JingDong. Color options include gold. In a separate development, the BlackBerry KEYone has been okayed by the Chinese telecommunication authority TENAA, something which usually indicates an imminent launch for devices in the country. The handset has already cleared what's known as China Compulsory Certification (3C). Via 1 2

Google confirms Assistant is not rolling out to tablets

The Google Assistant has been in the works for some time now. The helpful AI made its debut in Google Allo and then lingered for a while as a Google Pixel exclusive. Thankfully, the online giant decided to give its partners some love and the Assistant in now part of a wide Android 6.0 and up roll-out. So, it is clearly being groomed to act as a successor to Google Now for most users. However, the original release notice only mentioned Android smartphones with no talk of tablets whatsoever. That was an easy detail to glance over, but now it's clear it was no accidental omission. A...