Posts From Arol Wright

Arol Wright
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<p>Arol has been a diehard Android fan ever since he got his first Gingerbread phone back in 2012. Currently living in Venezuela, where being a technology lover isn’t exactly easy, he spends most of his free time making music, writing short stories, hitting the gym or practicing martial arts.</p>

Android’s Battery Life Estimate is Getting Smarter and More Accurate on the Pixel 2

Android has featured battery life estimates for a long time now. This estimate can give you an insight on how quickly your battery is draining, and how much time you have remaining until your phone reaches 0% and dies. However, this estimate was never really accurate for most cases, as your "10 hr estimate" could...

Developer Brings 64-Bit ROM Support to the Moto G5 Plus

Motorola's software can be considered as a mixed bag. On one side, it's a pretty close to stock Android experience which brings little to no bloatware and only adds useful, non-intrusive features over AOSP Android, also releasing kernel sources when the time comes. On the other side, update support is mediocre at best and utterly ridiculous...

Razer Phone’s Camera Shortcomings Will be Addressed with Future Software Updates

The Razer Phone, the result of Nextbit's adquisition by Razer earlier this year, is now officially out. This "gamer phone" brings a solid specification package (Snapdragon 835, 8 GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage, and a 120Hz IGZO LCD panel), a close-to-stock Android 7.1 Nougat experience, a 4000 mAh battery and a sharp-edged square metal...

Motorola Prepares to Begin Soak Testing Android Oreo in Brazil, Starting with the Moto Z and Moto Z2 Force

Since Lenovo took over Motorola in early 2015, official update support for their devices has not been exactly stellar, often skipping security patches and delivering updates slower than the competition. Recent controversial cases include Motorola not delivering the expected Android Nougat update for the Moto G 2015, and attempting to axe the promised Android Oreo...

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Appears in the Wild, Confirms 18:9 Display and Reduced Bezels

Xiaomi has been recently making waves with their Redmi line, which brings solid midrange devices at surprisingly low price points. Last year's Redmi Note 4 is living proof of that, even smashing multiple selling records since it came out. Nowadays, the phone is a very good deal, as you can grab a Redmi Note 4...

Facebook Messenger Now Allows Sending and Receiving Images in 4K

Facebook Messenger has grown to become the to-go messaging solution for many people out there. While it's arguably bloated with unnecessary features and gimmicks (especially since Facebook sought out to destroy Snapchat at all costs with Instagram, Facebook, Messenger and WhatsApp), it's still one of the biggest ones out there, if not the biggest, sitting...

Here’s What’s New in Samsung Experience 9.0 Beta: Android Oreo and Much More

In late October, we wrote about the beta rollout of Android 8.0 Oreo and Samsung Experience 9.0 on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus phones throughout the U.S., the UK, and South Korea. Since last year, Samsung has used the Samsung Plus application's beta channel to test platform updates and changes in its proprietary fork of...

AutoInput Update Mimics the OnePlus 5T’s Face Unlock Feature on any Android 7.0+ Phone

If you're anything like me, you're probably the kind of person who likes to automate their device to keep up with your workflow, your lifestyle, and yourself. And if you're heavy into automation, you've probably already heard of the name "AutoInput". For those not in the loop, AutoInput is a nifty little Tasker plugin which allows...

LineageOS is Adding a Quick Settings Tile for LiveDisplay

One of the many features included in LineageOS, one of the most widely used custom ROMs in the Android world, is LiveDisplay. Much like Google's own Night Light feature, LiveDisplay gives the screen a warmer, easier on the eyes look at night. LiveDisplay is enabled by default on all fresh LineageOS 13, 14.1 and 15 installs...

Unofficial LineageOS 14.1 Builds Arrive to the Essential Phone

Much of the Android world has decided to give the Essential Phone another shot after its recent $200 price slash, further deals and price reductions, and constant OTA updates improving the overall experience. While it used to sit as a really awkward and lacking flagship at its previous $699 retail price, it can definitely compete with...

MediaTek Seemingly Backing Down on the Flagship SoC Market

It is no secret that MediaTek is one of the largest mobile SoC manufacturers worldwide, if not the largest. After all, while phones powered by MediaTek are not really common to see in the Western market, the vast majority of Chinese phones - even cheap knockoff ones - are powered by a MTK processor. That's...

Snapchat for Android to be Rebuilt With a Focus on Performance and Ease of Use

Even though Snapchat is one of the most widely used mobile-only social networks in the United States and many other parts of the world, they have always had a rather poorly built application for the most widely used mobile operating system, Android. The Snapchat app on Android, unlike its iOS counterpart, has severe issues with...