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OnePlus to Make its Hyderabad R&D Centre Biggest Globally

The R&D facility will play a crucial role as OnePlus charts its roadmap towards adopting the Indian market as its home ground

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Betting big on the cut-throat Indian smartphone market, Chinese handset maker OnePlus on Monday announced it has was working to grow its recently-opened Hyderabad facility into its biggest R&D centre globally in three years.

The facility will not only play a critical role in development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) in OnePlus products but will also drive innovations that are centric and relevant to the company’s Indian community, the company said in a statement.

“In three years, we plan to grow the new R&D centre in Hyderabad into our biggest globally. We plan to re-focus our R&D efforts on a large scale and drive innovations in India for the global product, especially on the software side with special emphasis on AL and ML,” said Pete Lau, Founder and CEO, OnePlus.

The company said it would also leverage the ingenious talent from the city which is one of the biggest IT hubs in the country.

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The R&D facility will play a crucial role as OnePlus charts its roadmap towards adopting the Indian market as its home ground.

“OnePlus is committed to achieving long-term growth in India, and with the commencement of operations at the new R&D centre, OnePlus seeks to integrate and delve deeper into the ‘Make in India’ strategy.

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“In line with the growing user base, we are in the process of expanding offline presence in the region. In fact, local fans can soon expect access to their very own OnePlus Experience Store,” the company said. (IANS)

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OnePlus Smartphone Batteries Get Easily Drained Because of WhatsApp: Tech Report

OnePlus users are reporting on Reddit, OnePlus forums, and even through the Play Store (Google Play Store) that WhatsApp is drastically draining their batteries by 40 per cent or more

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It doesn't appear to be every one that uses WhatsApp on their OnePlus phones, but it does seem to be a reasonably high number of folks -- even some Xiaomi users are reporting this issue as well. Pixabay

 OnePlus smartphones running Android 9 and 10 operating system (OS) have reported high battery drain, which has been likely because of WhatsApp, the media has reported.

The battery depletion appears to be caused by the messaging app’s version 2.19.308 and has been affected users even with limited usage of WhatsApp.

OnePlus users are reporting on Reddit, OnePlus forums, and even through the Play Store (Google Play Store) that WhatsApp is drastically draining their batteries by 40 per cent or more, Android Central reported on Saturday.

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OnePlus smartphones running Android 9 and 10 operating system (OS) have reported high battery drain, which has been likely because of WhatsApp. Pixabay

It is pertinent to note that the issue is affecting OnePlus’ users whose devices are running either Android 9 or 10 — which means a large swath of OnePlus smartphones.

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It doesn’t appear to be every one that uses WhatsApp on their OnePlus phones, but it does seem to be a reasonably high number of folks — even some Xiaomi users are reporting this issue as well, the report added. (IANS)