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Oneplus 9, 9 Pro OxygenOS 12 C.44 Update Now Rolling Out: Brings Dark Mode Levels, Gallery Modes

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In March of last year, OnePlus released the OnePlus 9 and the OnePlus 9 Pro. The handset has received regular software updates ever since from the firm. In a recent development, OnePlus has now begun pushing out a new update for the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro smartphones (outside China).

The latest update comes with firmware version C.44 and brings major new changes including the Android security patch for the month of January 2022. Let’s take a closer look at the new update for these OnePlus devices.

OnePlus 9, 9 Pro C.44 Update Changelog

The latest update for OnePlus phones includes the January 2022 Android security patch. Aside from that, the update includes three new Dark Mode settings, new Card style options, the ability to swap between layouts in the Gallery with a two-finger gesture, and more.

The company has also patched a bug that caused the notification bar to display incorrectly in certain situations alongside optimizing available features and fixing other known issues. You can find the changelog for the update, attached below:

  • System
    • [Optimized] Desktop icons with improved textures, by using a design inspired by brand-new materials and uniting lights and layers
    • [Optimized] System power consumption to extend the battery life
    • [Optimized] the smoothness of fingerprint unlocking
    • [Optimized] charging animation display
    • [Updated] Android Security Patch to 2022.01
    • [Fixed] a scrolling lag issue in Notification Bar
    • [Fixed] Notification Bar abnormal display in some game scenarios
  • Dark mode
    • [Added] Dark mode now has three adjustable levels, bringing a more personalized and comfortable user experience
  • Shelf
    • [Added] new additional style options for Cards, making data contents more visual and easier to read
    • [Fixed] Notification Bar abnormal display in some game scenarios
    • [Added] Earphone Control Card with Bluetooth earphone one-click adjustment
    • [Added] access to OnePlus Scout in Shelf, allowing you to search multiple contents on your phone, including Apps, Settings, Media Data, etc
    • [Added] OnePlus Watch Card in Shelf, to easily glance at health status
  • Work-Life Balance
    • [Optimized] Work-Life Balance feature is now available to all users, allowing you to effortlessly switch between Work and Life mode via quick settings
    • [Added] WLB 2.0 now supports automatic Work/Life mode switching, based on specific locations, Wi-Fi network, and time, also bringing customized App notification profiles according to the personalization
  • Gallery
    • [Added] Gallery now allows to switch between different layouts with a two-finger pinch gesture, intelligently recognizing the best-quality pictures, and cropping the thumbnail based on the content, making the gallery layout more pleasing
  • Canvas AOD
    • [Added] Canvas AOD brings new diverse styles of lines and colours, for a more personalized lock screen experience with inspiring visuals
    • [Added] multiple brushes, effects and colour adjustment
    • [Optimized] software algorithm and improved face recognition to better identify the features and skin color of different figures
  • Camera
    • [Optimized] Camera response speed when taking videos
    • [Optimized] the startup speed of Camera
    • [Optimized] the image effect of the rear Camera
  • Network
    • [Fixed] Unable to access the 5G network in some scenarios

OnePlus 9 users in India are receiving an update with firmware version OxygenOS LE2111_11_C.44, whereas the update comes with version OxygenOS LE2113_11_C.44 and OxygenOS LE2115_11_C.44 for European and other global users respectively.

OnePlus 9 Pro update is rolling out with firmware version OxygenOS LE2121_11_C.44 in India, while the update carries firmware version OxygenOS LE2123_11_C.44 and OxygenOS LE2125_11_C.44 for European and other global users respectively.

The company has revealed that the update will be released in stages, so it may not be available on your device right now. Please keep in mind that some of the above-mentioned features are only available in the EU.

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NPower Batch C Stream 2 Can Now Proceed for Biometric Capturing

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Late in February, it was rumored that Batch C stream 2 Npower applicants should check if they’ve been shortlisted for biometric verification, but FG debug the news as false. Now, the Federal government has officially announced that Npower Batch C stream 2 should proceed with biometric capturing. 

Given the above, Npower Applicants are advised to kindly check the NASIMS portal or dial the NSIP self-service code *45665# to check their application status and follow the instructions for biometric capturing.

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How to Check Npower Application Status for Biometrics

  • Visit the Self-service portal via https://nasims.gov.ng or dial the code *45665# to check your application status.

Note: If you have already done your biometrics fingerprint capturing, kindly check your verification status on the Nasim portal to see that it was properly captured. If it was done successfully, you will see the fingerprint captured  icon at the end of your verification page on NASIMS. If you see the icon “capture fingerprint” then it means that your fingerprint is yet to be captured.

The N-Power program is built to address the issue of youth unemployment and help increase social development. The Program is designed to target Nigerians between the ages of 18 and 35 “to acquire and develop life-long skills for becoming change-makers in their communities.

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MTN Nigeria Rewards Shareholders with N174.53bn Dividend

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The MTN Nigeria has set aside N174.53 billion as dividend to its shareholders whose names appeared in the Company’s Register of Members at the close of business on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, which translates to N8.57 Kobo per every two kobo ordinary share.

This would bring the total dividend for the year that ended on December 31, 2021 to N13.12 per share, subject to withholding tax.

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The MTN Nigeria also announced that its initial 575 million share unit’s offer was exceeded with an over-subscription rate of 139.47 per cent, and   in order to manage the over subscription, it added 86.25 million share units to the initial share units.

It said: “In all, 661.25 million units of MTN Nigeria shares were allotted and a total of 126,720 retail investors submitted valid applications and received full allotment. Other institutional investors such as pension funds, insurance companies, asset managers, corporates, and foreign portfolio investors who participated in the book build were allotted 72.09 per cent of their applications. 

“This includes Nigerian pension funds representing approximately 6.5 million Nigerian contributors. Nigerian investors across the country supported the offer through multiple channels such as Receiving Agents, Issuing Houses and Primary Offer, that is the digital application platform. 

“More than 89 per cent of retail offer subscribers applied through the Primary Offer platform (via mobile and web).

“In addition, 114,938 new Central Securities Clearing System (CSCS) accounts were opened by first-time investors. It was estimated that 76 per cent of the successful subscribers to the public share offer via the digital platform are women, while 85 per cent of these are below the age of 40.” 

Speaking on the opportunity that the public share offers to Nigerians, The Chairman of MTN Nigeria, Mr. Ernest Ndukwe, said: “There was no better way for us to commemorate our 20th anniversary than by giving more Nigerians the opportunity to participate in our future success, in line with our Ambition 2025 commitment to shared value. 

“To do this, we launched an offer for the sale of 575 million shares held by the MTN Group in MTN Nigeria Communications Plc in November 2021. It also leveraged an innovative digital platform to maximise participation, while many of Nigeria’s institutional investors also participated in the bookbuild phase of the offer.”

 The incentives for all investors include one free share for every 20 purchased, subject to a maximum of 250 free shares per investor. Also, an additional 4.28 million MTN Nigeria shares would be allotted to qualifying investors who hold the shares allotted to them for 12 months till January 31, 2023.

“We are delighted to welcome so many new shareholders to the MTN family, up 11.6 times from the number before the offer.  It has been inspiring to see so many Nigerians, many of whom are young, acquire shares for the first time, and use a digital platform to do so.’’  

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