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OnePlus suspends latest Open Beta update after it bricked some 5/5T phones

Wednesday, January 30th, 2019

Oh, boy, that's not good. Due to a critical error with the last Open Beta that ended up soft-bricking some 5 and 5T devices, OnePlus is completely pulling the new build for those phones and for the 6/6T. Oops.

I noticed yesterday that the company had yanked the Open Beta 12 for the OP6, saying only that "The build has been pulled, a new OTA will be available soon." But then, a company rep took to the forums to announce that they had received reports of the OTA failing on some 5/5T units and soft-bricking those affected devices.

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OnePlus suspends latest Open Beta update after it bricked some 5/5T phones was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google confirms the Home Hub prematurely, posts $25 off promo when buying it with a Chromecast Ultra

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

Google's upcoming Pixel event today has been spoiled nearly from A to Z, but there's a bit of a difference between leaks coming from outside sources and small missteps inside the company that officially confirm unannounced devices. That's the case with this new promo on the Play Store, mentioning the yet-unofficial Google Home Hub.

The Home Hub, Google's own take on Assistant Smart Displays, has been leaked several times already. We know what it will look like, we also know it won't have a camera (unlike the JBL Link View and Lenovo Smart Display) and that it will likely cost $149.

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Google confirms the Home Hub prematurely, posts $25 off promo when buying it with a Chromecast Ultra was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Huawei tries passing DSLR shots off as Nova 3 camera samples, gets caught in the most amusing way imaginable

Monday, August 20th, 2018

Huawei's not very good at honest advertising. Remember when it photoshopped the bezels out of its P8 and P8max marketing photos? Or when it used a $4,500 DSLR to take P9 "camera samples"? The company has gotten caught in yet another act of deception, this time in an impossibly hilarious manner thanks to a slip-up from an actress involved.

You might recall that the fake P9 camera samples were discovered by way of the EXIF data that a Google+ post retained.

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Huawei tries passing DSLR shots off as Nova 3 camera samples, gets caught in the most amusing way imaginable was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Samsung accidentally outs unannounced ‘Galaxy Watch’ on its website

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

We've watched with moderate interest as the rumors swirl around Samsung's upcoming smartwatch release. Will it run Wear OS? Will it run Tizen? We still don't know, but we can now be fairly sure what the Galaxy Watch looks like. Samsung appears to have added a listing for the device on its website ahead of the announcement.

The big questions remain unanswered, so don't get too excited (if, indeed, you can get excited about smartwatches).

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Samsung accidentally outs unannounced 'Galaxy Watch' on its website was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Motorola mentions unannounced Moto G6 and G6 Plus in updated Moto Voice app

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

Motorola is about due for some new phones, and they're probably not far off now. You can tell because some new devices just showed up in a changelog for the Moto Voice app. The app now includes support for new features on the Moto G6 and G6 Plus. Oops.

The new G phones appear in the changelog, as well as in a screenshot (see above). Here's the changelog for the Moto Voice update, which is apparently a beta release with a new app icon.

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Motorola mentions unannounced Moto G6 and G6 Plus in updated Moto Voice app was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Oops] Strava fitness app revealed locations of secret army bases

Monday, January 29th, 2018

Strava is a popular fitness app for Android and iOS, and one of its main features is the ability to see other users' tracks and runs on a map (or share your own). In November of last year, Strava released a global heatmap, with the tracks of every run and bike ride visible as bands of light. There's only one problem - it revealed the location of several secret military facilities.

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[Oops] Strava fitness app revealed locations of secret army bases was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Project Fi experiments with opt-in data throttling, accidentally deactivates customers’ SIMs in the process

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Data throttling has been standard practice by carriers for years. At first it mostly applied to customers going over their data limits, but recently carriers have begun throttling certain content (like streaming services) for everyone by default, especially in the face of a less strict FCC. Project Fi has been experimenting with an opt-in (not default) throttling feature, which ended up disabling the SIM cards of some customers.

Earlier today, some Project Fi users began to see alerts that they were being throttled, such as in the tweets below.

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Project Fi experiments with opt-in data throttling, accidentally deactivates customers' SIMs in the process was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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