New OnePlus 3/3T Open Beta adds aptX HD support, visual tweaks, and more

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/nexus2cee_op3201.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="aligncenter size-hero-size wp-image-375019" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/nexus2cee_op3201-728x410.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="376" /></a></p> <p>Not to be outdone by their newer, younger cousins, the OnePlus 3/3T have received a new Open Beta. This one contains some UI visual tweaks, various performance optimizations, and the addition of aptX and aptX HD support for yesteryear's flagship killers.<span id="more-461924"></span></p> <p>And here's the changelog:</p> <div class="note-wrapper"><div class="note note-note"><div class="note-heading"><i class="icon-note"></i></div> <div><strong>Launcher</strong></div> <ul><li>Optimized and enhanced application shortcut menu</li> <li>Optimized shelf visual style</li> </ul><div><strong>Gallery</strong></div> <ul><li>Added a photo map to view photos by location</li> <li>UI enhancements and other optimizations</li> </ul><div><strong>Contacts</strong></div> <ul><li>Added emergency information (ICE) to your personal information</li> </ul><div><strong>System</strong></div> <ul><li>Wireless hotspot management optimizations</li> <li>Support for aptX/aptX HD</li> <li>UI fixes for Quick Settings</li> <li>Optimized Wi-Fi performance...

Continue Reading

[Deal Alert] Cambridge SoundWorks OontZ Angle 3 Ultra 14W Bluetooth speaker $34.99 at Amazon ($15 off)

<p style="text-align: center"><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_Amazon.com_OontZ_Angle_3_ULTRA__Portable_Bluetoo_2017-12-01_20-28-49.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-461921" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_Amazon.com_OontZ_Angle_3_ULTRA__Portable_Bluetoo_2017-12-01_20-28-49-728x393.png" alt="" width="668" height="361" /></a></p> <p>Every once in a while we all need to chill out, to set aside a bit of time for relaxation. Maybe put on some light music while you enjoy a bit of peace. Other times, you need the power of 14 watts of crystal clear OontZ exploding against your eardrums. Lucky for you, you can pick up OontZ Angle 3 Ultra speaker for just $34.99 at <a href="https://www.amazon.com/OontZ-Angle-Ultra-Splashproof-SoundWorks/dp/B073BVWRSP?tag=androidpolice-20">Amazon</a>, a savings of $15-66.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/01/deal-alert-oontz-angle-3-ultra-14w-bluetooth-speaker-34-99-amazon-15-off/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/01/deal-alert-oontz-angle-3-ultra-14w-bluetooth-speaker-34-99-amazon-15-off/'>[Deal Alert] Cambridge SoundWorks OontZ Angle 3 Ultra 14W Bluetooth...

Continue Reading

[Deal Alert] Get $300 off a Pixel 2 or 2 XL at Verizon

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_p2-1.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-452755" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/nexus2cee_p2-1-728x473.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="434" /></a></p> <p>There has been ample griping about the high cost of Google's Pixel phones, much of it completely reasonable. Dropping $850 on the Pixel 2 XL just isn't feasible for a lot of people, but you can get a good discount on a Pixel 2 or 2 XL today if you don't mind going through Verizon. Pick up a Pixel, and Verizon will knock $300 off the total cost. As usual, this comes with some caveats.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/01/deal-alert-get-300-off-pixel-2-2-xl-verizon/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/01/deal-alert-get-300-off-pixel-2-2-xl-verizon/'>[Deal Alert] Get $300 off a Pixel 2 or...

Continue Reading

Review: Ultimate Ears’ latest speaker with Alexa on Blast

Over the past few years, Ultimate Ears has become somewhat of a household name in the world of portable speakers. Their ever-popular Boom lineup has shown that portable speakers can have excellent battery life and sound great. Recently they’ve taken it one step further by bringing Amazon’s Alexa to the portable speaker with their new Blast speakers. […]

Continue Reading

Two versions of ‘Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds’ are officially coming to Android in China, and their trailers are available for your viewing pleasure

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_Screenshot-2.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-461834" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_Screenshot-2-728x405.png" alt="" width="668" height="372" /></a></p> <p>I have been biding my time with the recent rumors of <em><a href="http://store.steampowered.com/app/578080/PLAYERUNKNOWNS_BATTLEGROUNDS/">Playerunknown's Battlegrounds</a></em> coming to Android to ensure that it will indeed exist as an official release. After spending some time digging through a few Chinese sites, it does look as though the rumors are legit. As of yesterday Tencent and <a href="http://timi.qq.com/">TIMI Studio Group</a> released <a href="http://pubgm.qq.com/act/a20171121yy/index.shtml">an official webpage</a> complete with a trailer for their upcoming game. If that wasn't enough good news, there is a <a href="http://pg.qq.com/act/a20171127cjm/m_index.shtml?ADTAG=media.innerenter.site_index.jump">second web page</a> from Tencent that popped up for a different <em>PUBG</em> mobile...

Continue Reading

9to5Rewards: Last chance to enter our iPhone X giveaway

Thanks to our sponsor Caseology, 9to5Rewards will be announcing the winner of our November giveaway for the iPhone X in just a few days (Dec, 4). That means this is your last opportunity to enter for a chance to win a silver 64GB iPhone X. Caseology is also throwing in a variety of cases and complimentary screen […]

Continue Reading

The unlocked LG V30 is finally available in the US

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_2017-12-01-14_02_45-LG-LG-V30-US998-64GB-Smartphone-Cloud-Silver-LGUS998.AUSASV.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-461832" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_2017-12-01-14_02_45-LG-LG-V30-US998-64GB-Smartphone-Cloud-Silver-LGUS998.AUSASV-728x272.png" alt="" width="668" height="250" /></a></p> <p>LG rolled the V30 out to US carriers almost two months ago, but the unlocked version (US998) has been missing in action. Well, now you can buy it. It's going to cost you a pretty penny, though. The unlocked V30 is going for $819.99 at B&H. There is, however, a rebate if you want to pick up some more LG gear.</p> <p><span id="more-461828"></span></p> <p>The unlocked V30 is the same on the inside as the carrier variants.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/01/unlocked-lg-v30-finally-available-us/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/01/unlocked-lg-v30-finally-available-us/'>The unlocked LG V30 is finally available in the US</a>...

Continue Reading

Most Wanted: The best smartwatches and wearables you can buy

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/nexus2cee_wearables-hero.png" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-461627" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/nexus2cee_wearables-hero.png" alt="" width="728" height="400" /></a></p> <p>If you (or a friend/family member) wants a smartwatch or other wearable this holiday season, it can be hard to pick out the right one. Dozens of smartwatches have been released this year, and there are <em>at least</em> a handful of excellent fitness trackers on the market right now. To give you an idea of the market, <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/05/04/comparison-android-wear-devices-announced-released-2017-far/">just from January to May of this year</a>, twenty Android Wear watches were released.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/01/wanted-best-smartwatches-wearables-can-buy/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/01/wanted-best-smartwatches-wearables-can-buy/'>Most Wanted: The best smartwatches and wearables you can buy</a> was written...

Continue Reading

TWRP 3.2 now rolling out, with better support for Oreo ROMs, Pixel 2 bug fixes, and more

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_TWRP.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-461823" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_TWRP-728x484.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="444" /></a></p> <p>We've covered TWRP many times in the past, usually when the custom recovery adds support for more devices. <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/11/16/twrp-now-supports-pixel-2-2-xl-alpha-plus-moto-g5-stable/">Just last month</a>, it became officially available for the Pixel 2 (in alpha), the Moto G5, and others. This time, TeamWin has announced an update that has started to roll out to all supported phones and tablets.<span id="more-461819"></span></p> <p>TWRP 3.2 is a point release, so there's nothing groundbreaking, but the update still has plenty of useful additions.<div class="clear"></div> <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/01/twrp-3-2-now-rolling-better-support-oreo-roms-pixel-2-bug-fixes/" class="read-more">Read More</a></p><p><a href='http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/01/twrp-3-2-now-rolling-better-support-oreo-roms-pixel-2-bug-fixes/'>TWRP 3.2 now rolling out, with better support for...

Continue Reading

[Hands-on] Morphite, an atmospheric explorative sci-fi shooter that is a heck of a lot of fun

<p><a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_bannerWeb.jpg" class=" no-style"><img class="alignnone size-hero-size wp-image-461763" src="http://www.androidpolice.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/nexus2cee_bannerWeb-728x250.jpg" alt="" width="668" height="229" /></a></p> <p><a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=Crescent+Moon+Games">Crescent Moon Games'</a> exploration-based sci-fi first-person shooter <em>Morphite</em> is finally available on the Play Store. And sure it may not have officially released yet, but a final beta is plenty good enough for me to give this a quick test run to let everyone know how it is shaping up.</p> <p><span id="more-461762"></span></p> <p>[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqA_eH6Qwbo?feature=oembed&w=668&h=376]</p> <div class="note-wrapper"><div class="note note-note"><div class="note-heading"><i class="icon-note"></i></div>I would like to briefly mention that <em>Morphite</em> is still in its final beta, though it is available for many regions on the Play Store already.</div><div class="clear"></div> <a href="http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/01/hands-morphite-atmospheric-explorative-sci-fi-shooter-heck-lot-fun/" class="read-more">Read More</a></div><p><a href='http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/12/01/hands-morphite-atmospheric-explorative-sci-fi-shooter-heck-lot-fun/'>[Hands-on] Morphite,...

Continue Reading

Android Oreo is now available for the HTC U11 Life

Following an update which rolled out to its flagship HTC U11, the company is now rolling out Android Oreo to the recently released HTC U11 Life. The best gifts for Android users If you’ll recall, the HTC U11 Life recently debuted both domestically and internationally as a T-Mobile exclusive in the States, as well as […]

Continue Reading