Group MMS feature comes with OxygenOS Open Beta for OnePlus 5/5T, OnePlus 3/3T

Tomorrow, the OnePlus 6 will be unveiled in London at 12 noon EDT. But right now, members of the manufacturer’s Open Beta program are receiving OxygenOS updates to the OnePlus 5/5T and OnePlus 3/3T. The OnePlus 5 (Open Beta 10) and the OnePlus 5T (Open Beta 8) are receiving the update on Android 8.1, the OnePlus 3 (Open Beta 36) and OnePlus 3T (Open Beta 27) continue on with Android 8.0.

All four phones have the same changelist which includes the May Android security update, and the ability to edit dynamic icons like the ones for the weather, clock and calendar; the update also adds group …


Sony's revolutionary Xperia Ear Duo earbuds coming to the US on May 25, pre-orders open

It’s been more than a year since Sony showcased its Xperia Ear Open Style Concept, but it will take another month until the revolutionary earbuds will make their debut on the market. The result of the beta test under Sony’s Future Lab project, the Xperia Ear Duo will officially be introduced in the United States on May 25.

Pre-orders for the Xperia Ear Duo buds are now open on Amazon and customers can buy a pair, black or gold, for $280. Although they are meant to compete with Apple’s AirPods, Sony’s earbuds are much more expensive.

Unlike most of the other earphones available on …

LG V30S ThinQ priced at $929 in the US, pre-orders open now

Back in February, LG announced an upgraded version of its V30 smartphone called V30S ThinQ. After being released in South Korea for almost $1,000, the LG 30S ThinQ is now available to pre-order in the US for about the same price.
Retailer B&H is asking $929.99 for an unlocked LG V30S ThinQ, offering it in two color variants: Glossy Moroccan Blue and Matte Moroccan Blue. This is the official US variant of the phone that’ll work on most carriers, including Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. For now, it’s not clear exactly when the …

Jam City announces new Wild Things: Animal Adventure mobile game, pre-registration open

Jam City, the folks that brought us the new Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery Android/iOS game this week, have just announced their new mobile game, Wild Things: Animal Adventure.

The game will be launched on both the Android and iOS platforms, but for now, gamers can pre-register to receive updates and information about the upcoming mobile title, as well as a special bonus when Wild Things: Animal Adventure launches later this year.

The game enables players to take the adventure of their lives while rebuilding the animal’s natural habitats, which have fallen into disrepair. You’ll earn …

Gameloft launches Dead Rivals – Zombie MMO, a post-apocalyptic, open world action RPG

Gameloft is trying something a little bit different with Dead Rivals – Zombie, an MMORPG aimed at mobile users. The game promises a vast, open world that players can explore, as well as a wide range of weapons and lots of customization options for your hero.

Players can choose among three uniquely skilled classes, build their shelter, raid their rivals, craft weapons and develop skills to crush their opponents in fierce PvP battles. And since this is a zombie-themed game, you shoot lots of zombies.

Graphics-wise, Gameloft claims Dead Rivals – Zombie offers “cutting-edge art style,” …

Buggy open beta software pulled by OnePlus for several models

OnePlus must have pushed out some rather buggy open beta updates to its customers. These non-final builds are usually rough in spots because they are used to test out new features; they are not made to be installed on OnePlus models being used as a daily driver. Still, it is unusual to have an open beta build recalled, and the action by OnePlus suggests that whatever problems the company found with the update, they are serious enough to warrant this action.

The open beta updates recalled by OnePlus include Open Beta 5 for the OnePlus 5T, Open Beta 7 for the OnePlus 5,Open Beta 24 for the …

Spotify's shares open at $165.90 valuing the music streamer at $29 billion

The world’s largest music streamer, Spotify, just went public with the first trade priced at $165.90. That is a 25.7% jump from the reference price of $132 placed on the stock by the NYSE last night. The full name of the company is Spotify Technology SA, and shares trade on the Big Board under the ticker symbol SPOT. At the opening price, Spotify has a valuation of $29 billion, 45% higher than the $20 billion valuation placed on the firm this past February.

This is an unusual IPO since Spotify has not hired any underwriters to help bring the company public. Under a plan being tested out …

Where's Waldo? Open up Google Maps and find out

Remember Waldo? The bespectacled, hat wearing children’s book character with the red and white striped sweater is about to show up on your smartphone. For Google Maps’ April Fools’ Day prank, you can play “Where’s Waldo” on your handset. First, make sure you have the latest version of Maps on your phone, and open up the app. You’ll find Waldo waving to you from the left side of the screen. Click on the image of Waldo and you’ll be prompted to start the game.

Waldo will first tell you where he is; for example, he might tell you that he is visiting the Andes Mountains in Chile. You will then …

Dragon Ball Legends pre-registrations open on Android and iOS

One of this year’s Game Developers Conference (GDC) big surprises, Dragon Ball Legends will be making its debut on mobile phones in the coming months. The game was demoed for the first time earlier this week, but developer Bandai Namco did not disclose any details about the game’s release.

Well, that doesn’t matter since fans of the franchise can now pre-register on either Android and iOS and gear up for the game launch. Bandai Namco announced that the more people register for the game, the more deluxe rewards will be unlocked for them to enjoy when Dragon Ball Legends gets released this …

Fix is coming to allow Windows 10 Mobile users to open PDF files on Edge

The mobile Edge browser is available for iOS, Android and Windows 10 Mobile as you might have suspected. There is plenty to like about the mobile version of the default browser found on Windows 10 PCs. Buttery smooth pinch-to-zoom and the ability to sync with Edge on your desktop or laptop have made the mobile version of Edge a favorite of many. But Windows 10 Mobile users have had a big issue with the app; it has stopped loading PDF files.

On the Microsoft Community forum, there are 14 pages of threads from Windows 10 Mobile users complaining about this bug. Apparently, the latest update …