How to add aptX to your OnePlus, Xiaomi, Pixel or Nexus smartphone

Out of the box, the OnePlus 3 and many other Android smartphones don’t support the aptX codecs for streaming high-quality audio over Bluetooth. That’s because phone makers need to pay a license fee to use the technology, and for most it’s not worth the investment.

However, most phones with a Qualcomm chipset already have the hardware support they need; they just require some proprietary drivers to activate their latent aptX support. Those drivers have now been produced, and made into an easy-to-install file. Here’s how to get started.

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OnePlus One goes on sale with no invite needed on Tuesdays

Happy Tuesday everyone! To celebrate, OnePlus are selling their popular ‘flagship killer’ One smartphone without requiring an invite. The phone has been well reviewed, thanks to its solid construction, top-notch specifications and clean version of Android installed. The basic offer remains the same as it did when the OnePlus One first launched last year: £229 for […]

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