OxygenOS 4.5.7 update for OnePlus 5 brings EIS for 4K video, bug fixes and more

Since the launch of the OnePlus 5 in June, OnePlus has done a sterling job of issuing software updates for the handsets, as shown by the speed in which the company pushed out an update to fix the bug that caused some handsets to reboot when dialing 911. Today’s OxygenOS 4.5.7 update for the OnePlus 5 includes OnePlus’ new Slate font, EIS for 4K video recording, plus bug fixes and optimizations.

Motorola quietly drops Moto Z2 Force price to $720, says it was always meant to be so

The Moto Z2 Force launched last week, complete with Moto Mod compatibility and a plastic shatterproof display. Something else it launched with was a $800 price tag if you bought the handset directly from Motorola itself, which many of us thought was a tad high for the Moto Z2 Force. For whatever reason, the price has been dropped to $720 on the Motorola website without ceremony, representing a saving of $80. 

Upcoming HTC U11 update brings Bluetooth 5.0, August Security Patch, and sRGB Screen Mode

There’s plenty to love and hate about the HTC U11, its Edge Sense feature will always divide fans opinions, but it’s always good to see a handset becoming all that it can be. Yesterday we reported that HTC was preparing to enable Bluetooth 5.0 on the handset via a software update, additional details of which have emerged today.

Google’s Image Search now displays badges to identify Gifs, videos, and recipes

Google’s Image Search is a wondrous thing, but sometimes when searching for pictures of food it would be great to know if it was a photo of something you could purchase or even a recipe that you could follow. Thankfully, Google has updated its Image Search engine so it will now display a badge to do just that, as well as if there are Gifs or videos available.

Former Googler Vic Gundotra extols iPhone 7 Plus camera, pans Android photo ecosystem

In some Facebook postings over the weekend, Vic Gundotra shared his opinion about the state of smartphone photography and it is sure to rankle Android fans. Gundotra, who is mainly credited with the Google+ social network although he also played a big part in evangelizing Android, opined on the how well smartphones compare to traditional DSLR cameras. In follow-up comments, he praised Apple and said he thinks Android is trailing several years behind.