OnePlus 8 Stories August 18

OxygenOS 11.0.8.8 rolls out for OnePlus 8/8 Pro w/ August patch, AOD screenshot feature, more

OxygenOS 11.0.8.8 is now rolling out for the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro most importantly with the August 2021 security patch, but with some added tweaks and features in tow.

OnePlus 8 Stories July 28

OnePlus ends Android 11 betas for OnePlus 8/8T series

OnePlus has confirmed that the OxygenOS Open Beta program for Android 11 is now ending with the most recent releases for the OnePlus 8 and 8T series.

OnePlus 8 Stories July 26

OxygenOS Open Beta 12/7 rollout for OnePlus 8/8T series w/ July patch

OxygenOS Open Beta 12 and Open Beta 7 now appear to be rolling out for the OnePlus 8/8 Pro and OnePlus 8T with the July patch in tow.

OnePlus 8 Stories June 18

OxygenOS Open Beta 6 and 11 bring June patch to OnePlus 8/8T series, plus AOD screenshot feature

OxygenOS Open Beta 6 plus Open Beta 11 have now been confirmed as rolling out for the OnePlus 8 and 8T series with the update bringing a new feature alongside the June 2021 security patch.

OnePlus 8 Stories June 9

OxygenOS 11.0.7.7 brings camera fixes and June patch to OnePlus 8/8 Pro

OxygenOS 11.0.7.7 is now officially rolling out for the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro with this update bringing the June 2021 patch and some other minor software fixes.

OnePlus 8 Stories April 12

It’s really no secret at this point that OnePlus is falling short when it comes to Android updates lately. However, the OnePlus 8 sold on Verizon’s Visible network is in a much worse situation. For months, the device has been lacking any updates and has been stuck on Android 10.

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OnePlus 8 Stories March 30

OxygenOS 11.0.5.5/11.0.8.11 roll out for OnePlus 8/8T series w/ March 2021 patch, more fixes

The OnePlus 8/8 Pro and OnePlus 8T are getting simultaneous updates — OxygenOS 11.0.5.5 and 11.0.8.11 respectively — that add a laundry list of fixes plus the March 2021 security patches.

OnePlus 8 Stories March 25

The OnePlus 9 is one of the biggest leaps over the previous mainline generation in recent years providing some major “core” improvements over the OnePlus 8, but we’re here to examine if an upgrade is actually worth it.

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OnePlus 8 Stories February 4

OxygenOS Open Beta 6 rolls out for OnePlus 8/8 Pro w/ January patch, new Shelf features

The OxygenOS Open Beta 6 based upon Android 11 is now rolling out for the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro, bringing with it the January 2021 security patch and some new Shelf features.

OnePlus 8 Stories January 29

OxygenOS 11 now rolling out for Verizon’s OnePlus 8 5G

After the first beta update rolled out for unlocked and global carrier versions of the OnePlus 8 series late last year, the Verizon OnePlus 8 5G is finally getting a taste of OxygenOS 11 in the form of a stable build.

OnePlus 8 Stories December 23, 2020

OxygenOS Open Beta 5 rolls out for OnePlus 8/8 Pro w/ December patch, more

While many other OnePlus devices should really have been updated to Android 11 already, the next preview phase OxygenOS Open Beta 5 build is now rolling out for OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro series devices.

OnePlus 8 Stories November 23, 2020

OxygenOS Open Beta 4 rolls out for OnePlus 8 series w/ November patch, yet more power tweaks

The OxygenOS Open Beta 4 is now rolling out for the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro as, technically, the fourth post-Android 11 update for the mid-2020 flagship duo.

OnePlus 8 Stories November 9, 2020

Beta updates are the easiest way to be on the bleeding edge for new software, and OnePlus has a great beta program for its phones. However, a mistake with the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro has left some beta users with a completely reset phone following a beta update.

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OxygenOS 11.0.1.1 rolls out for OnePlus 8 series w/ October patch, Canvas AOD, more

OxygenOS 11.0.1.1 is now rolling out for the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro with the update bringing the slightly overdue October 2020 security patch, plus quite a few more tweaks and fixes on top.

OnePlus 8 Stories October 29, 2020

OxygenOS Open Beta 3 rolls out for OnePlus 8/8 Pro w/ October patch, Canvas and AOD tweaks, more

The OxygenOS Open Beta 3 is now rolling out for the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro with the update based upon Android 11 and bringing with some fixes for brand new features and the October 2020 security patch.

OnePlus 8 Stories October 10, 2020

The OxygenOS 11 stable update is now rolling out for the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro after a series of developer previews and betas.

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OnePlus 8 Stories September 8, 2020

Just a couple of hours following Google’s announcement, OnePlus has just announced big news regarding its Android 11 release. Starting today, OnePlus 8 owners can download the official open beta for OxygenOS 11.

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OnePlus 8 Stories August 26, 2020

[Update: OnePlus Nord] OnePlus 8 Pro, Moto Edge+, LG V60 ThinQ added to YouTube Signature device list

The recently released OnePlus 8, OnePlus 8 Pro, Motorola Edge+, LG V60 ThinQ, and even the unreleased Motorola One Fusion+ have now all been added to the YouTube Signature device list.

OnePlus 8 Stories August 21, 2020

Fortnite competition gives away OnePlus 8, Galaxy Tab S7 as Epic Games battles Apple

As Epic Games wages war on app stores, the company is especially villainizing Apple through advertising and videos. With its next season approaching and no way for Fortnite players on iPhone to get in on the fun, Epic Games has announced the “FreeFortnite Cup” with prizes including OnePlus 8 smartphones.

OnePlus 8 Stories July 19, 2020

OxygenOS 10.5.11 out for OnePlus 8/8 Pro w/ July patch, new clock styles, OnePlus Buds prep, more

OxygenOS 10.5.11 is now rolling out for the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro, with the update having some notable additions plus the July 2020 security patch.

OnePlus 8 Stories July 15, 2020

OnePlus has now confirmed that Android 11 Beta 2 is now available to download and install on the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro.

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OnePlus 8 Stories June 19, 2020

The strength of Google’s Pixel lineup comes from its camera, but a lot of that skill comes simply from software optimization. For a while, developers have been porting the Google Camera app and some of its smarts to other phones, including the OnePlus 8 series. Now, that port is getting a huge upgrade on that hardware.

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OnePlus 8 Stories June 18, 2020

OnePlus has three tiers of software releases — closed beta, open beta, and final release. Today, a couple of months after debuting the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro, the company is opening up signups for the closed beta program on those latest releases.

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OnePlus 8 Stories June 17, 2020

Alongside the Pixel series, the Android 11 Beta is available for a number of third-party devices, which includes the OnePlus 8 series.

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OnePlus 8 Stories June 11, 2020

OnePlus 8/8 Pro gain dedicated dark mode toggle w/ Android 11 Beta

Thanks to the newly released Android 11 Beta, the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro are the first devices from the firm to receive a dedicated dark mode toggle.

The Android 11 Beta phase is now branching out to even more devices, with the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro now getting their own taste of the pre-release OS upgrade.

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OnePlus 8 Stories June 10, 2020

[Update: X-ray cam re-enabled] OxygenOS 10.5.8/10.5.10 for OnePlus 8/8 Pro brings May patch, display, camera tweaks, more

The OxygenOS 10.5.8 and 10.5.10 updates have now popped up for the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro, with one of the most extensive sets of changelogs for some time.

OnePlus 8 Stories May 26, 2020

With high refresh rate displays still steadily picking up steam, OnePlus has today confirmed that the recently released 8 series are the first smartphones to officially gain 90fps support for mobile gaming phenomenon Fortnite.

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OnePlus 8 Stories May 25, 2020

T-Mobile OnePlus 8 update brings support for additional 5G bands

For T-Mobile subscribers with the recently released OnePlus 8, we have some great news, as an update is rolling out right now for your device bringing support for new 5G bands.

OnePlus 8 Stories May 12, 2020

Kernel sources for the OnePlus 8 series are now available for developers

OnePlus has often encouraged developers by offering the community with kernel sources for its flagship smartphones — the latest being the OnePlus 8 series.

OnePlus 8 Stories May 4, 2020

Making a specific version of a smartphone just for a single carrier isn’t uncommon, but for the past several years we’ve seen hardware variations on those devices kept to a minimum. The “OnePlus 8 5G UW” on Verizon, though, makes a few more changes which, in turn, will affect the accessories you’ll be able to buy.

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OnePlus 8, 8 Pro unlocked variants now work on Verizon Wireless

The OnePlus 8 series is sold unlocked and, for the most part, works with pretty much every carrier you can go out and find in the US. Verizon, though, held certification back on the unlocked OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro which, in turn, broke a few core functions. Now, though, compatibility has been “fast-tracked” to get things up and running.

Even with one of the best displays on the market, some OnePlus 8 models are still managing to have some pronounced issues.

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OnePlus 8 Stories April 29, 2020

OnePlus just announced its latest flagship Android smartphones, the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro. This year, too, the company is expanding where you’ll be able to buy them. Here’s where to buy the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro.

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OnePlus 8 Stories April 28, 2020

[Update: Live on OnePlus 8] Google Stadia support coming to OnePlus phones

During its launch event today, OnePlus revealed a couple of new smartphones and that come with some related Google promotions. The OnePlus 8 arrives with a nice Google One promo as well as incoming support for Google Stadia.

OnePlus 8 Stories April 25, 2020

OxygenOS 10.5.5 update for OnePlus 8, Pro fixes curved screen sensitivity, more

The OnePlus 8 series goes on sale widely next week, but for early adopters, there’s an important update rolling out. OxygenOS 10.5.5 delivers some camera, display, and battery fixes. Here’s what you need to know.

OnePlus 8 Stories April 21, 2020

Smartphone prices have been skyrocketing for a few years now, and for the longest time, OnePlus was the exception to the rule. The company’s “value flagships” like the OnePlus 7T blew us away with what was possible for a fraction of the cost of a regular flagship. Now, OnePlus has a proper flagship in the OnePlus 8 Pro, but its “value” flagship in the OnePlus 8 really isn’t that great of a value. That’s not entirely OnePlus’ fault, but let’s talk about it.

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OnePlus 8 Stories April 20, 2020

The OnePlus 8 series has brought with it a whole host of exclusive high-resolution wallpapers that you might have had your eye on.

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During the live-streamed launch keynote for the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro, one notable absence was Indian pricing.

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OnePlus 8 Stories April 19, 2020

If you’re planning to pick up a OnePlus 8 series device, you’ll probably want a case now that these phones are more expensive than ever before. This year, OnePlus has continued to make its official cases better and better including some major upgrades to the Sandstone case.

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OnePlus 8 Stories April 17, 2020

Robert Downey Jr’s OnePlus 8 promo is ridiculous in all the right ways [Video]

The OnePlus 8 series went official this week and with it, a new ad from the company’s brand ambassador. Here’s a really fun ad for the OnePlus 8 series starring Robert Downey Jr.

OnePlus 8 Stories April 16, 2020

There’s a lot to love about the OnePlus 8 series and software, using OnePlus’ OxygenOS, is certainly on that list. Be warned, though, OnePlus’ update support on the OnePlus 8 series comes with one notable caveat.

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OnePlus 8/Pro gets OxygenOS 10.5.4 update w/ Live Caption, Bullets Wireless Z upgrade

The OnePlus 8 series has been in the hands of reviewers, but yesterday a few lucky users were able to put in orders for the new smartphones. Now, OnePlus is rolling out the OxygenOS 10.5.4 update for the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro that delivers a handful of enhancements.

OnePlus 8 Stories April 15, 2020

The OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro have officially arrived, and there’s a lot to love! From support for 5G to powerful specs, the OnePlus 8 series has it all, but as usual, there’s a bit more to the story than just the headlines you’ve read this week. Here are a few OnePlus 8 tidbits you might have missed including a durability test.

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The OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro debuted yesterday with higher prices than ever, but as our first impressions showed, they’re also pretty stellar offerings. It seems the higher prices aren’t stopping OnePlus from being bought as the entire “limited release” stock of the OnePlus 8 series sold out in mere minutes.

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OnePlus uses Instagram to let fans virtually ‘unbox’ the OnePlus 8 series w/ contest

When OnePlus launches smartphone, it’s usually followed by pop-up events and other activities to engage with fans of the company. In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, that’s not possible. Instead, OnePlus is offering fans the chance to unbox the OnePlus 8 series virtually.

OnePlus 8 Stories April 14, 2020

The OnePlus 8 lineup went official today and along with it, a handful of new changes to OxygenOS too. One noteworthy change delivers Google’s Discover feed to the OnePlus Launcher in place of the “Shelf.”

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OnePlus 8’s carrier models are IP68 rated, but the unlocked ones aren’t

For the first time ever, OnePlus has given its flagship OnePlus 8 Pro an IP rating for water resistance! However, that doesn’t apply to the standard OnePlus 8. That is, unless you buy a carrier model. It’s confusing, we know.

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