How OEM skins benefit stock Android

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We all have our own reasons for loving Android, ranging from our favourite OEMs design language to a great feature that can’t be found elsewhere, or perhaps just a great value price point. This is mostly thanks to some healthy competition and a sprinkling of strong product diversity. But this isn’t just true for hardware, Android software can be just as diverse, as OEMs attempt to put their own spin on things in a bid to stand out. Some more successfully than others, it has to be said.

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Apple iPad mini could be discontinued

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Apple is reportedly planning to discontinue the iPad mini, its 7.9-inch tablet that's been available since 2012. Of course, the tablet is now at its fourth iteration - iPad mini 4 - but this hasn't been properly updated since its original launch in 2015.

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Google announces Android Go, a new set of features and apps for low-end devices

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At Google I/O 2017, Google announced a new initiative for entry-level Android devices, called Android Go. It's essentially a set of features and apps for Android, which are set to debut with Android O, that are designed to limit both devices' system resources and mobile data, helping people in developing nations have a reasonable mobile experience.

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OnePlus 5: everything we know so far

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In this post, which will be updated regularly, we take a closer look at the latest rumors surrounding the upcoming OnePlus 5.

The OnePlus 3T was one of the best budget smartphones of 2016. The device offers high-end specs and is a lot more affordable when compared with rivals such as the Samsung Galaxy S7, HTC 10, LG G5, and others. The Chinese manufacturer will again use the same strategy this year for its upcoming flagship, likely to be called the OnePlus 5. We once again expect to see a high-end smartphone that will go head to head with the Galaxy S8 and LG G6 but will retail for a lot less.

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