The rollout of 5G will be kicking off this year, and at MWC 2019, we were treated to a bunch of different 5G smartphones. At the moment it is still unclear as to what kind of benefits 5G will be bringing to the table besides the obvious faster speeds, which is why OnePlus is hoping developers will be able to do something about it.


The company has since launched a challenge called “5G Apps of Tomorrow” where as the name implies, it will see OnePlus challenge developers to create apps that can leverage the use of 5G. According to OnePlus, “5G will reshape how we previously imagined the future, offering limitless opportunities for innovation. Our community has always been at the forefront of change – encouraging us to strive for the best and never settle for anything other than improvement.”

“We want our community to be the driving force behind 5G innovation. So, we’re offering 5 creators the chance to lead the way in showing the world what 5G is really capable of. All you need to do is submit your idea, and we’ll help turn the best ones into reality.” This is actually an interesting approach and is a similar one that Verizon themselves have undertaken.

In a way you could think of it as being similar to a smartphone ecosystem, where if a smartphone has great hardware but lacks good software, then there’s really not much use for it. We’re not sure what kind of apps will be developed as a result, but those who are interested can head on over to the company’s website for the details.

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