Weekly Update 406: When summer comes to an end

  1. Crystal Z.
    Global Community <3 Staff Member Sep 24, 2021

    Crystal Z. , Sep 24, 2021 :
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    Hey old friends,

    How's everything going?

    How time flies, three-fourths of 2021 are gone! While some people have stepped into the beautiful season - autumn, we at HQ are still chasing summer's tail.

    @Amanda W. joined a friend's wedding in Qingdao, northeast China. It's a beautiful city with beautiful sea scenery, delicious food, and home to Tsingtao, for the beer-lovers.

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    And I went cycling with my friend near the beach in Shenzhen, south China and witnessed a big rainstorm that covered 90% of Shenzhen, but thankfully not the beach where we stayed.

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    A lovely stranger girl took a few shots for us while I taught my friend to pose (the last one). Add beauty mode and you have a perfect photo! 😂

    On the very last day of Summer, we went to the seaside to capture the moment. Did you also celebrate the Equinox? That's all for personal sharing, let's move to the main dishes.

    The OnePlus 2.0 strategy and direction announcement might be a lot to take in but I'm sure you're interested in getting a clearer picture of the direction after the integration. Lots of you have shared your questions and concerns about the OS, and we'll have more information to share in early October, stay tuned!

    Speaking of OS, last week, @Jimmy Z. introduced the XPan mode to the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro, and I think most people have already received the update as I did. Now you know, the first thing to do after the update is taking XPan mode for a spin.

    *Views outside the window

    Seeing so many amazing shots being shared under Jimmy's thread, we decided to cook a new contest for you who love to go wide with XPan.
    The contest the Writers' Club is hosting to find new content already started bearing fruits. Our talented users didn't take too long to share some interesting threads like the ones below. You can find more or write your own here:

    In early September, we announced the winners of the Anniversary Boxes, it's great to see you're already getting your hands on your prize and loving it. Thanks for the lovely unboxings.

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    We still have around 10 5-year Anniversary Boxes and 20 3-year Anniversary Boxes left, those will be given away in OnePlus' 8th Anniversary. Did you save enough Raffle Points for an exchange?

    Never Ending Community Fun
    Today the whole team is going for dinner in a Brazilian BBQ, @Amanda W. even brought her (bought but never used) Polaroid camera to record the moment. Here's us before the BBQ and we'll share more moments after the dinner.


    (can you guess who is who? ;))

  2. Crystal Z.
    Global Community <3 Staff Member Sep 26, 2021

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    Crystal Z. , Sep 26, 2021 :



    It was a great gathering. The resident singer invited us to sing and dance with him. Then we spotted a cutie and can't help taking a photo for him.

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  3. DarshanMeniya
    OnePlus TV Product Ninja 2021 Sep 24, 2021

    DarshanMeniya , Sep 24, 2021 :
    Thank you for the weekly update, Have a nice weekend to all lovely community members. Enjoy Weekend!
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2021

  4. hennes
    YaImCo Developer Sep 24, 2021

    hennes , Sep 24, 2021 :
    Thanks for the update!
    Enjoy your Brazilian BBQ.
    Guessing who all that is in the photo, hmmm, I'm so bad at guessing so I'll leave it for now, maybe I'll come back and change my answer :D:D:D


    But thank you for your photos, looks awesome at the beach.
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2021

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  5. Overzee
    Junior Moderator, The Showcase Reviewer Junior Moderator Sep 24, 2021

    Overzee , Sep 24, 2021 :
    Thanks @Crystal Z. for this Weekly Update! Lovely shots and those bike lanes look awesome! Have a great weekend 😊
    Great, I think that would be great to share.
    Lovely beer, don't you think @charvester ?
    I'd love to try it out myself, have seen a lot of great shots by a lot of community members!:cool:
    @Mr. BG, your Una is starring in the WU;)

  6. BeingIncog
    Nougat Sep 24, 2021

    BeingIncog , Sep 24, 2021 :
    i has lots of points :)

  7. McJader
    Marshmallow Sep 24, 2021

    McJader , Sep 24, 2021 :
    Lovely update, thank you for the mention to my thread:p
    In the photographs, I recognised Zach, Daniel, you, and maybe Chris DB:D

  8. Mr. BG
    Welcoming Expert, Community Hero 2020 Community Expert Sep 24, 2021

    Mr. BG , Sep 24, 2021 :
    Nice, enjoy!

    Cool :D

  9. Starcommander
    OnePlus Accessory Tester Sep 24, 2021

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    KitKat Sep 24, 2021

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    Gingerbread Sep 24, 2021

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    Ice Cream Sandwich Sep 24, 2021

  13. Artemus
    Junior Moderator, Community Hero 2020 Junior Moderator Sep 24, 2021

  14. Dresa91
    User of the Year 2016; Most Active User 2020 Community Expert Sep 24, 2021

  15. BeingIncog
    Nougat Sep 24, 2021

    BeingIncog , Sep 24, 2021 :
    ohnoes... but i keep saving lol for phone maybe one day...

  16. Aditya_4
    The Lab Reviewer - OnePlus Nord 2 Sep 24, 2021

  17. Moka69
    Ice Cream Sandwich Sep 24, 2021

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    Ice Cream Sandwich Sep 24, 2021

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  19. script
    Moderator Moderator Sep 24, 2021

    script , Sep 24, 2021 :
    Aww lovely Crystal,

    Thx for this fine weekly and the nice stories. I so hope we will go to such a BBQ together next year, with the new mods and expert members, that would be......good.

    All the very best,


  20. jlasensiofi
    The Lab Reviewer - OnePlus 9 Series Sep 24, 2021

    jlasensiofi , Sep 24, 2021 :
    Great, @Crystal Z.! :) Great weekly update, great photos and great stories. Gorgeous views of the beach in Shenzen and I imagine the water will be cold, cold...

    I'm testing XPan Mode and I have to admit that I love it. The photo you post "Views outside the window" seems wonderful to me. So thank you very much @Jimmy Z. ;)

    I guess @Amanda's forest hasn't covered you all yet... :tearsofjoy::tearsofjoy::tearsofjoy::tearsofjoy::tearsofjoy::tearsofjoy::tearsofjoy:;)

    Yes, I found Pete's announcement about OnePlus 2.0 very interesting. It is a new stage that, as he said, I hope that it continues with the DNA of OnePlus and its Oxygen OS.

    Ah, I have about 2,300 points, so I don't know if they will give me to get something. We will see.

    Thank you very much and have a good weekend everyone. Take care :hearteyes:

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  21. ChrisOnePlusAccount
    Gingerbread Sep 25, 2021

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