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Android 8.0 Oreo now rolling out to OnePlus 3/3T with OxygenOS 5.0 update

The update will first be rolled out incrementally and then expand to more users. OnePlus recently announced the 5T as its latest flagship handset, and while the phone does have a lot to offer, one area of annoyance lies with the fact that it won't receive an official build of Android Oreo until some point in 2018. Show More Summary

The NVIDIA Shield TV streaming media player is down to $170

Stream your favorite shows and play your favorite games all with one device. The NVIDIA Shield TV with game controller is down to $169.99 on Amazon. This price matches a deal we saw more than a week ago during Best Buy's early BlackShow More Summary

From the Editor's Desk: How far can OnePlus go with community-driven software and hardware?

It's always a tough balance between listening to customers and having a central vision. OnePlus held its first ever in-person launch event in New York City this past week. The OnePlus 5T clearly wasn't a groundbreaking product deserving...Show More Summary

Skyrim VR review: A clumsy, hilarious trip through a familiar world

This is probably not what it feels like to be Dragonborn. From the moment Bethesda announced the seemingly immortal Skyrim would be getting a VR version, there have been a lot of questions. Building a game for VR and building a gameShow More Summary

Why the LG V10 is still in my gear bag two years later

Great audio chops and being built to withstand the apocalypse makes the V10 the one phone I'm holding on to. I've never used a phone more than a year. Before I came to work for Mobile Nations I got a new BlackBerry every year (except for a miserable affair with a Palm Pre) and nowadays I seem to change phones at least two or three times a year. Show More Summary

Everything different about the new PlayStation VR

The 2017 model of PlayStation VR has made some easy to miss, but fantastic changes. PlayStation VR has been delivering awesome videos, games, and experiences for over a year now. While the original PlayStation VR is a great headset, Sony now has an updated model for 2017 that has made a number of small changes to the design of this VR headset. Show More Summary

O2 bundling extra data and free Xbox Live with the OnePlus 5T

British customers can snag some decent extras with their OnePlus 5T thanks to O2. As has been the case in the past, O2 is the carrier partner for the latest phone from OnePlus and it's making a pretty big deal about its launch. There'll...Show More Summary

Cheer yourself up in this weekend's comments thread

The days are officially too short and too cold for many of us, so spend your time indoors talking to friends. In a few days, the holiday season officially begins in the U.S. That means turkey dinners, Black Friday shopping and the end of Daylight Saving Time makes it dark before you get home from work. Show More Summary

Master Microsoft Office with this training bundle for just $25

When it comes to office tools, Microsoft Office is the leading suite thanks to a wide variety of tools and apps contained within. Word or PowerPoint are pretty easy to get started with, but not Excel. There's a steep learning curve involved...Show More Summary

Best Phones for Rooting and Modding

Best overall Best flagship Best overall OnePlus 5T See at OnePlus OnePlus phones have been fan favorites among Android enthusiasts since the company was started because they're cheap and run well. The 5T is no exception. OnePlus makes...Show More Summary

iOttie Easy One Touch 4 Qi Wireless Car Mount review: A driving essential

Mount and charge your phone wirelessly with the latest adjustable car mount from iOttie! The iOTTIE Easy One Touch 4 Qi Wireless Car Mount is quite the mouthful for a product name, but it totally lives up to it. It's stupid easy to use and will hold your phone in place and charge it wirelessly with not much more than a quick tap. Show More Summary

Get a DualShock 4 controller in black or camo for just $39 right now

Replace an old controller or just have an extra for some couch-based multiplayer. This Sony DualShock 4 wireless controller is down to $39 on Amazon in Jet Black and Green Camouflage. The Jet Black version regularly sells for $44, and...Show More Summary

Here are leaked images of Alcatel's higher-end lineup for 2018

A quick look at some of Alcatel's offerings for 2018. Alcatel's not the most popular phone brand around, but the company has proven to be able to kick out some really solid handsets for not a lot of cash (one of the most recent examples being the Alcatel Idol 5). Show More Summary

Google Assistant can help troubleshoot your Pixel 2

If you own a Pixel 2, the Assistant can now help troubleshoot basic Bluetooth, camera, and battery issues. The Google Assistant's list of various functions has grown far too large to list off every single one at this point, and while that's great, it also means that certain tricks can slip between the cracks every now and then. Show More Summary

Don't be surprised if it doesn't blow your socks off [#acpodcast]

Daniel Bader and Andrew Martonik welcome Mobile Nation’s newest member to the show — Associate Video Editor Hayato Huseman! Hayato talks with the gang about their experience and initial testing of the OnePlus 5T, which was recently unveiled in New York City. Show More Summary

YouTube TV app now available for Samsung and LG smart TVs

Google's live television service continues its big screen expansion. Earlier this month, Google finally released a YouTube TV app for Android TV and Xbox One consoles after months of patiently waiting. It was announced that the app would...Show More Summary

Xiaomi launches 360-degree camera, headphones, and more on Amazon in U.S.

A few unexpected toys right ahead of Black Friday. Despite being the fifth largest smartphone maker in the world, Xiaomi is a name that's unfamiliar to a lot of U.S. consumers. None of the company's phones have yet to make an appearance...Show More Summary

The Razer Phone is now available to order for $700

If you've been waiting to get your hands on a Razer Phone, now's your chance. The Razer Phone, the gaming company's first step into the smartphone arena, is now on sale. The phone for gamers, as Razer calls it, is available to orderShow More Summary

Google's fabric case for Pixel 2 is my favorite accessory in years

Google's fabric case for the Pixel 2 is expensive and maybe not the most practical, but it sure is a joy to use. When it comes to materials used on phones these days, things have gotten pretty boring. More manufacturers are opting for...Show More Summary

How to set up PlayStation VR

Get the best start in life with PlayStation VR with our handy set up guide! So you've picked up a shiny new PlayStation VR, and brought it home, excited about the possibilities of having a VR headset run on your PlayStation 4 console. Show More Summary

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