Posts From Arol Wright

Arol Wright
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Diehard technology enthusiast, and an Android purist by nature. While I have a soft spot for smartphones, I'm deeply interested in everything techy, be it PCs, gaming consoles, gadgets, you name it. Please direct all inquiries/tips to [email protected]

Source code and private keys for Samsung’s SmartThings app were left on GitLab

Technology has advanced to such a point where smart homes, formerly something that seemed like a work of fiction, are something that has become quite common to see. Everything is connected to the internet, and you can easily control things such as lights and home items from your phone on a whim. Nowadays, it's something...

The ZTE Axon 10 Pro arrives in Germany with a 6.47″ OLED, triple rear cameras, and Snapdragon 855 starting at €599

ZTE has had some rough times during the past few years. They've even been slammed by US sanctions. But they're trying to shake all of that off. Roughly 3 months ago, ZTE came to stage during MWC 2019 to announce the Axon 10 Pro, their latest flagship smartphone, which hasn't proved to be exactly a...

Everything new in Android Q Beta 3 for the Google Pixel

Google I/O has officially kicked off, and just like we were expecting, a new beta for Android Q has been released. Following their usual monthly schedule and also right on time for Google to announce some of its headlining features to the public during their keynote. Android Q, for the most part, is pretty much...

Android Auto is getting a big redesign with simplified controls and dark theme

Google's I/O 2019 developer conference is officially kicking up tomorrow, but that doesn't mean announcements aren't already rolling in. While all of our eyes will be on Android Q and Google's upcoming midrange smartphones, the Pixel 3a and the Pixel 3a XL, Google will also be taking some time to announce improvements/polishments to some of...

[Update: More Details] The Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL could cost $399/$479 in the US

In case you're out of the loop, Google is launching midrange smartphones for the first time in their history, the Pixel 3a and the Pixel 3a XL. Previously, Google smartphones (including both Google Pixel and Nexus phones alike) launched with flagship-grade specifications, so the sole fact of the existence of these devices is already noteworthy...

OxygenOS 9.0.13 and 9.0.5 for the OnePlus 6T/6 bring March 2019 security patches

The OnePlus 6 and the OnePlus 6T were not just the best-selling OnePlus devices ever released, but they were also highlights of 2018's smartphone ecosystem. Despite their relatively low (but slowly increasing with every generation) price points, they still managed to deliver powerful hardware (such as the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 and an in-display fingerprint scanner...

WhatsApp beta is working on animated stickers, replaces official emoji

Thanks to the advent of smartphones, WhatsApp's success only keeps growing by leaps and bounds. While there are uncountable alternatives out there, they've managed to seize the market by offering a free, secure, completely cross-platform messaging platform that includes features such as end-to-end encryption and more. They've managed to stay at the top for several...

OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T’s latest OxygenOS beta brings Android 9 Pie

It wasn't too long ago that we saw OnePlus get into a huge controversy for prematurely killing their 2015 flagship, the OnePlus 2, by not following up on their update promises. Back then, they promised an update to Android Nougat for the OnePlus 2, which launched with Android Lollipop and was later updated to Android...

Download the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G wallpapers

While we're all wooing over the Samsung Galaxy Fold, Samsung's first commercially available foldable phone, but there's one more upcoming Samsung device that deserves our attention: the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G. Despite what it might seem like at first, it's not just a Galaxy S10+ with 5G. Things like a bigger display, a quad rear...

Xiaomi Redmi Go Hands-on: Possibly the best Android Go budget phone money can buy

Android (Go edition) devices have, so far, been kind of a mixed bag. Sure, Android Go optimizes several parts of the OS to run better on lower-end devices, but certain devices have a specification sheet so weak that even Android Go is not enough to make them run optimally. The Nokia 1 with a MediaTek...

Samsung Galaxy A70 and Galaxy A80 forums are now open

Samsung recently debuted 2 new devices: the Galaxy A70 and Galaxy A180. The Galaxy A70 is about what you'd expect from a Samsung mid-range device, including a teardrop notch and a decently performing octa-core processor, but it also features a massive 6.7-inch 20:9 display and a big 4,500 mAh battery. However, the Galaxy A80 was...

Android Pie with One UI rolls out to the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 and Galaxy J6

The year 2019 has signified a gigantic shift of direction for Samsung's mobile division. While their 2018 flagships received some criticism for looking eerily similar to their predecessors, Samsung lost the fear to innovate with their 2019 smartphones: the Galaxy S10 line uses Infinity-O punch-hole displays as an alternative to notches and their new Galaxy...