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Examining OnePlus' Performance Behaviour: Optimization or Misrepresentation?
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Today’s piece fits within this class of articles, and more specifically covers OnePlus’ newest OnePlus 9 Pro flagship phone, and how its performance behaviour indeed manages to be extremely unique in the current mobile landscape. It’s something so unusual and baffling, as it truly blurs the line between battery optimisation, performance cheating, and general device specification misrepresentation.

We have detected that OnePlus is blacklisting popular applications away from the its fastest cores, causing slow down in typical workloads such as web browsing. We have confirmed that (a) benchmarks or (b) unknown apps get full performance; most of the top popular non-benchmark apps get notably reduced performance. This is perhaps to improve battery life at the expense of performance, but it does mean that the regular benchmark results are somewhat useless for user experience.
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OnePlus admits to throttling 300 popular apps with recent update
Chrome performance tanks 85-75 percent in some tests.
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Our top priority is always delivering a great user experience with our products, based in part on acting quickly on important user feedback. Following the launch of the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro in March, some users told us about some areas where we could improve the devices' battery life and heat management. As a result of this feedback, our R&D team has been working over the past few months to optimize the devices' performance when using 300 of the most popular apps, including Chrome, by matching the app’s processor requirements with the most appropriate power. This has helped to provide a smooth experience while reducing power consumption. While this may impact the devices' performance in some benchmarking apps, our focus as always is to do what we can to improve the performance of the device for our users.
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I was confused about the "tensor" branding until someone pointed out that "google brain" had been using it for their "TPU" earlier :lol:
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Excerpt: How Google bought Android—according to folks in the room
Enjoy a sneak peek from Androids: The team that built the Android operating system.

By mid-2005, Android was acquired and the future looked bright. But just six months earlier, things weren’t quite as rosy. In January of that year, the startup was desperate for cash and their main task was the same as for most startups: getting funding. After the pivot from a camera OS to an open source phone platform, they still had the daunting task of actually building a product, which meant they’d need more money to hire a large enough team to do the work.
The original demo, written by Brian Swetland and Chris White and later enhanced by Fadden, showing a home screen and several apps (most of which were not implemented). It’s a far cry from a modern Android home screen.

So the company focused on three things. First, they needed a demo to show what was possible. Next, they needed to articulate their vision and create a pitch deck to help explain that vision. Finally, they needed to take the demo and the slide deck on the road to pitch their story to potential investors.
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Samsung punishes Galaxy Fold 3 modders by disabling their cameras
Samsung's bootloader unlock message has a warning for modders.

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The Lithuanian National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) recently published a security assessment of three recent-model Chinese-made smartphones—Huawei's P40 5G, Xiaomi's Mi 10T 5G, and OnePlus' 8T 5G. Sufficiently determined US shoppers can find the P40 5G on Amazon and the Mi 10T 5G on Walmart.com—but we will not be providing direct links to those phones, given the results of the NCSC's security audit.
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Xiaomi Might Be Able to Remotely Activate Censorship on Your Phone [UPDATE]
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Unsurprisingly, the statement does not clearly deny the allegations that have been put on Xiaomi. At the same time, it does not disseminate blocked keyword lists either. The statement does claim that Xiaomi won't censor communication but it does not deny it could have the capability to do so.
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Fairphone 4 review: the price of sustainability
A modular smartphone that (mostly) feels like a modern device

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