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OnePlus makes first system image (v4.7.4) for OnePlus 5T available for download

The OnePlus 5T is now landing on doorsteps across the globe, and most users will find that it has an OTA update available when they power it on. OxygenOS v4.7.4 rolled out last week, but now a system image of that version is also available for download. OnePlus even has full instructions for flashing the update.

Unlike an OTA file, the system image contains everything you need to get your device on the stock firmware even if it’s running something else. Read More

 
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Google shares best new Assistant apps created for 2017 Developer Challenge

For many, the best use of Google Assistant on Android and Home is to control smart appliances, ask questions, and issue commands. However, the company has also been hard at work building an app ecosystem — just like the Play Store — through Actions on Google. At I/O 2017, Google announced a Developer Challenge and the winners are now in.

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Snapdragon 845 detailed: New GPU and CPU, 30% faster graphics, 30% more efficient

Qualcomm detailed its next-generation chipset, the Snapdragon 845, at a press conference in Hawaii this morning. The chip features a ground-up redesign of the company’s Kryo CPU and Adreno GPU, marking a major evolution of the platform. The changes to the GPU will result in 30% faster graphics performance, and Qualcomm anticipates to platform as a whole will be up to 30% more power-efficient than Snapdragon 835, a chip that has already proven to be excellent on battery life. Read More

Snapdragon 845 detailed: New GPU and CPU, 30% faster graphics, 30% more efficient was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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Google’s device art generator adds frames for Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, and Pixelbook

Every year, Google adds frames of its new devices to the device art generator. This time around, Google took a little longer than usual, but frames for the Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, and Pixelbook are finally here. And just like before, it’s brutally simple to use, meaning that you, too, can frame your screenshots in Google’s new gadgets.

At first glance, it appears that Google has gotten rid of older device frames, but hitting the appropriately-named ‘older devices’ text brings them back. Read More

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