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    More Marshmallow, more of the time. The clock stands at 106 days — that's three-and-a-half months — since the final images of the first build of Android 6.0 were dropped onto Nexus devices. Motorola gave some encouraging news to Moto G Turbo owners in India today on that front and it looks like we're about to see more Honor phones come online soon along with OnePlus devices. Have an Honor 4X, 6 or 6+? Like Marshmallow, like BETA test? Sign up for our BETA test here https://t.co/Nf6tmNqWPM pic.twitter.com/MTWjiRST23 — Honor UK (@UKHonor) January 19, 2016 The UK-based Honor team ...

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    OnePlus may have gotten on the wrong side of certain smartphone shoppers with its unconventional invite-based sales, but we've come a long way since those early days. While the OnePlus X may still find itself in invite territory, the OnePlus 2 has moved on to greener pastures, and its sales have been invite-free since last month. Heck, even the OnePlus X situation isn't as bad as it could have been, and once a week you have the chance to buy even that model without an invite; is OnePlus turning over a new leaf? Well, invites may not be gone for good just yet, but the company is now taking ...

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    Here at Pocketnow, we've got our nose to the mobile-tech-news grindstone day-in and day-out, scouring sources the world over in the hopes of bringing you the hottest, most interesting news from not just the biggest names in the industry, but also the fresh faces working their hardest to be the next big thing. With the year rounding to a close, it would be easy to look back and point to some of the biggest stories to cross our path – the launches of the most popular phones, the arrival of long-awaited software updates, and the like – but that's a little dry. After all, if you're half ...

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    Wow. Such yuneeq. Very metale. Fone. I'm basically just using this as an excuse to attack every manufacturer going with the same and the same and the same after so many years of sticking with these aluminium chassis or even slapping a couple panes of Gorilla Glass onto them. It's what we praise as "beautiful fit-and-finish" with great "feel in hand." Every. Single. Time. And we're not just talking about the iPhone and HTC, here; even when the build poses a risk to its own integrity — OnePlus X, you're a real special case — we will love it until every corner of the slab shatters in ...

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    OnePlus may have kept its infuriating invitation-based purchasing system around a little too long, but if you’re not very reliant on NFC technology, you’ll be happy to hear the OnePlus 2 is available sans restrictions any day of the week now, while the X goes invite-free every Tuesday. Even better, the OnePlus X is up for grabs starting today in a swanky champagne… white flavor in addition to the standard onyx model and the special ceramic variant that’s both costlier and much harder to come by. Unfortunately for our North American readers and friends, the champagne X is only set ...

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    December's not generally a month where we expect a lot to happen in the smartphone space: we're a couple months past the big fall launches, and CES and MWC are just over the horizon, but these last few weeks of the year too often feel dominated by deals rather than juicy smartphone news. Despite these low expectations, OnePlus has been doing an admirable job of keeping itself in the spotlight, with news on the retail front, the release of new software updates, and a healthy smattering of rumors talking about what's next. Today we're checking in with a new software update for the ...

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    The new OnePlus X may represent one hell of a smartphone value, hooking users up with a more than capable mid-ranger for a scant $250 – while looking quite a bit fancier than that low price tag might let on. Of course, when we're dealing with a phone this affordable, that also means making some sacrifices, and for users who like a lot of custom hardware options, the OnePlus X hasn't had much to offer. Sure, there's been the standard Onyx edition, with its glass back and metal frame, as well as special ceramic model, but that one's both quite a bit more expensive (to the tune of 100 EUR) ...

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    Slowly but surely, OnePlus is phasing out the controversial and downright uncomfortable invitation-based purchasing system for its three affordable high-end phones to date. As such, it’s time we kicked off the sequel and spin-off rumor games, despite the X having literally just debuted, and the 2 turning a year old next summer. Clearly, you’ll need to wait a while longer for direct follow-ups, though OnePlus could choose to branch out into other market segments over the coming months. Like the diminutive flagship niche, oddly abandoned by both Samsung and HTC recently, with Sony the ...

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    Is the tide finally turning when it comes to OnePlus and its – to be polite, we'll say “unusual” - invite-based sales system? The OnePlus 2 has only been out since this summer, yet earlier this month it cut ties with that invite program for good, entering the world of traditional cash-for-product retail sales. Not all of the OnePlus lineup is ready to totally ditch invites, though, and the newer OnePlus X will be staying invite-only for now. That said, OnePlus has been tweaking its invite process for the smartphone, and today we learn even more about just how easy it's going to be to ...

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    Right now, with the last days of the year running by as quickly as they are, we're already finding ourselves looking out to a lot of hardware that's expected to launch in 2016. A lot of that has focused on early-year models like the Galaxy S7, or maybe that new iPhone 6C, but other rumors look further out still – hell, we're even talking about the iPhone 8. OnePlus only just brought us the OnePlus 2 this past summer, so chances are we're still a little over half a year away from when we'll see a sequel emerge. Nevertheless, some early rumors are more than ready to pounce on the OnePlus 3 ...

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    Back in April, OnePlus crossed an important milestone: after months and months of selling the OnePlus One to interested shoppers via an invite system, OnePlus was finally doing away with that invitation requirement. If you had the money, you could buy the phone – no extra steps. And while that was great to finally see happen, we knew the good times wouldn't last forever, and that invites would be back again for the OnePlus 2. We've put up with them since the follow-up's arrival, but we're not going to have to for very much longer, as today OnePlus shares some fantastic news: as of this ...

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    OnePlus is, first and foremost, a smartphone company, interested in shoppers like you purchasing its phones. But that hasn't stopped the company from occasionally reaching out to other users, as well, like when we saw the manufacturer selling Google Cardboard headsets (for use with basically any Android around), or USB type-C cables (which would have been a great idea had it not been for those compatibility issues). But those were at least still very close to the company's main phone-selling mission; they may have been compatible with additional phones, sure, but they also worked with ...

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    They say holiday shopping is a marathon, not a sprint. They don’t? Well, they should, and we do. Especially nowadays, with many an electronics merchant hell-bent on taking your money before Thanksgiving, as soon as you wrap up your Turkey Day feast, days after, and then on and around Christmas. Forget the biggest shopping day of the year, as stores, chiefly online, are taken by storm practically throughout November and December. Still, December 1, 2014 was responsible all by its lonesome for a record-breaking $2.68 billion worth of e-sales in the US, and there’s no reason to expect any ...

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    Without going into great detail, OnePlus took to social media earlier this week to preview its “four epic days” of “open sales and holiday deals.” At the time, we presumed only the OnePlus 2 would be available for all between November 27 and 30, but it turns out the X is also invited to the no-invitation party. Unfortunately, the two phones still start at their normal prices of $389 and $249 stateside, and €399 and €269 respectively on the old continent. Yes, that’s 390 bucks and 400 euros for the Chinese company’s newest flagship device, because you don’t get to choose ...

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    Google's Benson Leung is on a quest, one that seeks to connect shoppers with the info they need to make smart purchasing decisions about cables and adapters designed to be used with their new USB-type-C-supporting mobile hardware. He's been busy writing up reviews on this class of products, and calling out manufacturers when their hardware isn't quite up to to spec. And that's just the boat OnePlus found itself in a couple weeks back as Leung pointed out that some non-standard values for resistors being used in OnePlus USB type-C cables and adapters created the potential for a situation ...

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    OnePlus has made some controversial decisions when choosing what features to include – and those that don't make the cut – for the company's latest smartphones. And while that's meant the absence of NFC, we're thankful that OnePlus decided to bless the new OnePlus X with support for microSD expansion, too often a casualty of modern smartphone design. With only 16GB internal storage, we imagine many users are turning to that microSD support quickly, and today we learn of a new update for OxygenOS that aims to polish some of the rough edges surrounding the phone's microSD experience. ...

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    Purchasing mobile gear of any kind around Turkey Day is always wise. Waiting until the last minute to score the best possible Black Friday deals is the complete opposite. Granted, the temptation may feel irresistible, but unless you want to risk getting body slammed by a fellow desperate bargain hunter for that coveted final discounted Apple Watch, it’s good to know beforehand what to expect from every retailer and how to avoid the holiday shopping frenzy. Luckily, many electronics merchants, actual device manufacturers and carriers included, have either already kicked off early Black ...

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    Ahead of a special Black Friday event that should see the fast-rising manufacturer’s second flagship phone ditch invites for a whole weekend in unspecified markets, OnePlus gets into a festive mood early in India, where the 2 can already be ordered sans restrictions from Amazon. Technically, the invite-free extravaganza is set to last three days, from November 25 at midnight through November 27 at 11:59 PM, but of course, everything hinges on inventory, and we have this sneaking suspicion the Chinese OEM is still in no position to ship millions of units worldwide. While you can ...

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    Trying to get your hands on a OnePlus smartphone this holiday season? Whether you're looking to pick up the OnePlus 2 or the new OnePlus X, that means putting up with the invite process – and right away, that's a big turn-off for shoppers who already don't have a lot of time, and aren't too keen on jumping through a lot of hoops. Luckily for them, OnePlus has the occasional period of no-invite-needed sales, when anyone who wants one can fork over the cash for one of the company's phones. The OnePlus X is set to get its next wave of such sales next month, but what about the OnePlus 2? It ...

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    OnePlus entered a new phase of its existence as a smartphone manufacturer last month when it announced the OnePlus X: it wasn't just a company that came out with a new flagship each year – now it had a lineup. A small one, granted, but the combo of the OnePlus 2 and OnePlus X means that the company no longer has to focus on a one-size-fits-all design and can instead reach a broader consumer base by delivering different models that cater to different wants and needs. Since launching, the OnePlus X has gone up for sale in Europe, but so far US smartphone fans have been kept waiting. That ...

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    Startups make a habit of raising hell in their respective industries because not only do they are out to "fix" said industries, but they have to differentiate and provide better services than the old guard does. OnePlus told us that we should "Never Settle," that we should "Shatter the Past" and that ladies (worth ogling over) come first, but "no nudity please." Taking the company's word at face value has been hard in its infancy, especially because everyone's working off of their own definitions of "settle." Co-founder Carl Pei is insisting that OnePlus isn't settling. He ...

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    If you don't have one yet, the day isn't too far off when you'll find yourself bringing home a gadget with a USB type-C port. And while the new interface offers a number of advantages over the micro USB with which we're now familiar, moving to a new port with a new physical connector also means picking up new accessories – and that spells cables, cables, cables. As shoppers first start looking for cables to connect all this new gear, Google engineer Benson Leung has been doing a public service by reviewing a number of these cables from various manufacturers, advising shoppers as to ...

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    They say at least a couple of Samsung phones will begin their over-the-air Android 6.0 rollouts by the end of the year, and HTC has also confirmed the One M8 and M9 won’t be left in the lurch until 2016. Meanwhile, Moto X 2014 and X Style users in a few international markets are already feasting on Marshmallow goodies, with LG struggling to spread the love beyond its homeland for the G4. Narrowly behind these road-openers, BlackBerry and OnePlus should deliver their own silky smooth software packages in the early stages of next year, which isn’t so very bad. It’s not ideal, but ...

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    We've been so focused on our experiences with the OnePlus X lately that it's easy to forget that this model, new as it may be, is still second fiddle to the OnePlus 2 flagship – already a phone that's starting to feel like last season's model despite having only just became available three months ago. But the OnePlus 2 soldiers on, and OnePlus is committed to keeping the phone at the top of its game with the help of regular software updates. Today we get word of the latest of these on its way to the handset, as OnePlus starts distribution of OxygenOS 2.1.2 for the OnePlus 2. There's not ...

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    Take a look at any roundup of the best smartphones under $300 and you're bound to find a list of compromises. Handsets like Motorola's Moto G and ASUS's ZenFone 2 bring useful features like waterproofing or high-end silicon, but skimp on fit and finish. Devices like the BLU Vivo Air go the other way, delivering a sleek and slender build but sacrificing essentials like LTE in the process. This is understandable given the enormous challenges inherent in modern smartphone design; after all, manufacturers can only deliver so much quality at a given price. With its newest smartphone, ...

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