[Update: Continuing as 5.0.3] OnePlus begins rolling out official Oreo OTA for OnePlus 5T

OnePlus made the rather odd decision to launch its new phone in late 2017 with Android Nougat, which was a year old at the time. It said an Oreo update would arrive soon, and depending on your definition of “soon,” OP has come through. Android 8.0 Oreo is rolling out now.

The update is OxygenOS v5.0.2. Here’s what you can expect to see.

Upgraded Android version to Oreo(8.0)

  • New design for Quick Settings
  • General bug fixes and improvements
  • Applied CPU security patch: CVE-2017-13218

Applications

  • Updated Launcher to v2.2
  • Updated Gallery to v2.0
  • Updated Weather to v1.9
  • Updated File Manager to v1.7.6

The Oreo release adds all the standard features like autofill apps, background app limits, picture-in-picture video, and more.

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Acer Chromebook 15 (2017) review: Continuing to make a strong case for Chromebooks

Chromebooks compose an interesting product category and provide a new perspective on the question “What do I need my laptop to do?” While I’ve been a fan of Chrome OS and its accompanying hardware since its inception, I have not been able to convince myself to buy one in recent years. Part of this has been due to the fact that Chromebooks typically don’t come in larger screen sizes.

Luckily, Acer came out with the new Chromebook 15.

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A Silicon Valley technical women’s group has cut ties with Uber, citing ‘continuing allegations’ about the treatment of female employees

The Anita Borg Institute told the car-hailing company it had to “end our current partner engagement.”

The Anita Borg Institute has told Uber that it was ending its partnership, due to “continuing allegations that Uber faces about the treatment of women employees as well as other business issues.”

In a letter obtained by Recode that was sent to Uber’s CTO Thuan Pham and its head of human resources, Liane Hornsey, the Silicon Valley group — which focuses, in part, on getting more women into technical roles at companies — added that “we believe that with Uber’s current internal focus you are unable to take full advantage of the programs and resources that ABI offers.”

Translation: ABI does not think Uber can do much right now given the big controversies over what some consider systematic sexism and sexual harassment issues at the company.

To fix this. Uber has subjected itself to an internal investigation, being conducted by former Attorney General Eric Holder, the results of which will be delivered to its board next week. A redacted version of the report is expected to be released to employees and perhaps the public after the management and its directors decide on what steps to take from the investigation’s recommendations. (Recode will try to get a non-redacted copy before that, natch!)

Under its partnership program, ABI works with and gets commitments from companies to move the ratios of women in technical jobs and to improve the culture around diversity.

“Our communities have expressed significant concern about ABI’s partnership with Uber due to the severity of the allegations,” wrote its CEO Telle Whitney in a statement to Recode. “We recognize our responsibility to stand up for women in tech and address the issues they face, and we continue to welcome and support individual women technologists that work at Uber.”

(In technical terms, for you geeks of all genders out there, that’s called being “deprecated,” which describes software that is “replaced, or not officially recommended.”)

I am awaiting comment from Uber, but until then, here’s the whole letter:

We are concerned about the continuing allegations that Uber faces about the treatment of women employees as well as other business issues. The Anita Borg Institute (ABI), and other diversity organizations have offered advice, concrete strategies, and resources to assist in improving the culture in Uber’s technical organization and the status of your women technologists. We appreciate the initial steps that Uber has taken to address the issues but we believe that with Uber’s current internal focus you are unable to take full advantage of the programs and resources that ABI offers. Annual partnership with the Anita Borg Institute is a year-long engagement that includes access to programs and resources but also includes commitments to specific actions focused on the retention and advancement of women technologists.

Based on the above, the feedback that we have received from our communities and the ongoing public issues, it is appropriate to take a step back and end our current partner engagement. We will return the pro-rated partnership fee and also provide the Top Companies report based on the data that you have provided.

ABI continues to welcome and support the individual women technologists that work at Uber to be a part of our Systers and local communities and to take part in ABI events worldwide.

Please let me know if I can answer any question.

Kind regards,

Jody Mahoney

Senior Vice President Industry Partners

Anita Borg Institute www.anitaborg.org

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