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OnePlus Updates ‘OnePlus Switch’ With Bug-Fixes And More

Earlier, OnePlus users had reportedly been encountering a "repeated data transfer problem" and this update comes with a the bug-fix

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Launched during its I/O conference last year, "Google Lens" is an image recognition mobile app to bring up relevant information using visual analysis. Pixabay

China-based smartphone manufacturer OnePlus has reportedly updated its device transfer and data backup application, “OnePlus Switch” to “version 1.2” that comes with a software improvement programme, tweaked user interface (UI) and bug-fixes.

Earlier, OnePlus users had reportedly been encountering a “repeated data transfer problem” and this update comes with a the bug-fix.

“The company has added a new system stability improvement programme. Opting into the programme either at first app launch or via the settings menu allows the tool to create a system log which can be sent to the company if any issues do occur,” Android Headlines reported late on Monday.

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Additionally, the company has also incorporated minor changes to the UI to “improve the user experience overall” and support more transfers through the app, including moving of messages, call history, calendar-reminders, photos, videos, audio and apps (with data), from their old phones to a new OnePlus device.

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With the new update, OnePlus aims to extend support to users who happen to use the app as a straightforward device backup utility, Android Headlines added. (IANS)

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McLaren Removes OnePlus as Partner For The 2020 F1 Season: Report

OnePlus removed from McLaren's partners' page

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MClaren has not listed OnePlus as partner for the 2020 F1 season. Wikimedia Commons

OnePlus has released “McLaren Edition” smartphones for couple of years but now, a Reddit user reports that the British carmaker has not listed OnePlus as partner for the 2020 F1 season.

The removal of the Chinese brand from the list of partners has resulted in the speculation that the OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition will most likely not get a successor this year, reports XDA Developers.

OnePlus has been doing special editions of its phones for a few years now.

The OnePlus 5T was available in the Star Wars: The Last Jedi Edition, and the OnePlus 6 was available in a Marvel Avengers Edition.

Both of these smartphones were available in limited quantities and in select regions only.

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The removal of the Chinese brand from the list of partners has resulted in the speculation. Wikimedia Commons

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The smartphone maker launched the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition, with a new and distinct CMF (colour-material-finish), 10GB RAM and Warp Charge 30 charging technology, to expand the scope of these special editions.

The most recent McLaren Edition device from the OnePlus was OnePlus 7T Pro.

The company recently launched its 8 series smartphones, the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro. Both are powerful as well as expensive and the smartphone maker will have to find a new partner to give that a special twist worth paying more for. (IANS)

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OnePlus Lays Off Several Workers in Europe With Due Course To its “Restructuring Plans”

According to OnePlus, the changes has nothing to do with the pandemic, but as the company raced towards premium 5G smartphones, carriers like O2 and EE discontinued their partnerships with the brand in the UK

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The Chinese smartphone maker said that it has decided to make some changes to the current organisational structure within Europe to better streamline its operations while continuing to meet the needs of its growing community. Wikimedia Commons

Chinese company OnePlus that launched flagships OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro this week has laid off several workers in Europe as part of its ‘restructuring plans.

The smartphone manufacturer said it is making organisational changes in some existing markets, specifically Germany, France and the UK, adding that “it is doing everything it can to support the approximately 20 total employees in these three markets who will be affected by this restructuring, including offering redundancy packages per local regulations.

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The Chinese smartphone maker said that it has decided to make some changes to the current organisational structure within Europe to better streamline its operations while continuing to meet the needs of its growing community. “These changes only apply to Europe, which remains a key region for OnePlus where we are committed to bringing the best products and services to users as we have done since day one,” the company said in a statement on Saturday.

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Chinese company OnePlus that launched flagships OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro this week has laid off several workers in Europe as part of its ‘restructuring plans. Wikimedia Commons

“As part of our strategy, we are looking to capitalise on opportunities in the Nordic region and Benelux by hiring for new positions, relocating some existing European staff and further enhancing our capabilities in these strategic markets,” the company added. However, the teams in Denmark, Finland, Netherlands and Belgium appear to be unaffected, as these are the markets where OnePlus apparently sees most potential.

According to OnePlus, the changes has nothing to do with the pandemic, but as the company raced towards premium 5G smartphones, carriers like O2 and EE discontinued their partnerships with the brand in the UK. Ben Wood, Chief Analyst at CCS Insight, said that “OnePlus has fallen into the trap of over-promising and under-delivering”.

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The company is struggling hard to maintain relationships with carriers in Europe. (IANS)

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OnePlus To Insert “Wrap Charge 30” Wireless Feature in 8 Series Smartphone

The OnePlus 8 Pro is also expected to support 30W fast wired charging

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The company has said that its wireless charging technology will be compatible with all Qi wireless chargers at 5W and at 10W for phones that support the faster (extended power profile) EPP standard. Wikimedia Commons

Chinese smartphone manufacturer OnePlus is set to launch ‘OnePlus 8’ series of smartphones on April 14 and has confirmed that one of the variant will support the Warp Charge 30 Wireless feature.

The new Warp Charge 30 Wireless Charger claims to be charge the device from 1 per cent to 50 per cent in flat 30 minutes, with an efficiency of 97 per cent by minimizing the amount of energy converted into heat, said the company.

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The charger uses isolated charge pumps that can double as a kill switch when something goes wrong, thereby providing fast and stable charging. In addition, the charger can communicate with the smartphone during the charging process to provide maximum efficiency.

The company has said that its wireless charging technology will be compatible with all Qi wireless chargers at 5W and at 10W for phones that support the faster (extended power profile) EPP standard. It is not immediately clear if OnePlus will bundle the new Warp Charge 30 Wireless charger with the OnePlus 8 Pro at no extra cost or sell separately.

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Chinese smartphone manufacturer OnePlus is set to launch ‘OnePlus 8’ series of smartphones on April 14 and has confirmed that one of the variant will support the Warp Charge 30 Wireless feature. Wikimedia Commons

The OnePlus 8 Pro is also expected to support 30W fast wired charging. Recently, a OnePlus 8 Pro prototype was spotted in the wild hinting at dual punch-hole display and a curved display like the OnePlus 7 Pro.

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The back panel of the device shows off the quad-camera setup with three lenses along with an LED flash arranged in a vertical strip and a fourth camera placed alongside it. The quad-camera setup is expected to include an ultra-wide angle shooter, a telephoto camera that will likely support 3x optical zoom, and a primary camera of an unknown resolution. (IANS)