Posts From Arol Wright

Arol Wright
Arol Wright

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]

Android 12 might add support for iOS-esque widget stacks

Widgets have been around on Android since... well, forever, since it was basically one of Android's very first features. And iOS was constantly scorned for lacking support for widgets until iOS 14 came around, and that was just last year. But iOS widgets work a tad bit differently than how Android widgets work. In iOS,...

Android 12 prepares pinch-to-resize and stashing for picture-in-picture windows

Picture-in-picture was one of the most hyped features of Android 8.0 Oreo, and even today, it's still one of the biggest additions that have been made to Android in recent times. If you're not familiar with it, it allows you to keep watching videos currently playing from your browser or other apps while you're doing...

Android 12 is adding a native one-handed mode

One-handed mode has been a thing for quite some time in iOS as well as some Android smartphones, and it's for a simple reason: phones have kept getting bigger and bigger. While this trend has somewhat stalled, nowadays it's not uncommon to see devices with displays from 6.5 inches to 6.9 inches, from flagship devices...

Android 12 is finally adding a native scrolling screenshots feature

Scrolling screenshots have long been a landmark feature of Android. Or, at least, of most OEM skins. It may seem like a strange omission and you might not even know this if you haven't used a Pixel smartphone or a stock Android phone as of recently, but while scrolling screenshots are a standard feature of...

Best Android Phones under $500 in February 2021: Google, OnePlus, Motorola, TCL, Samsung & More

During the early days and subsequent maturing days of Android, you'd have to fork up several hundred dollars for a flagship smartphone, one that could guarantee a great experience. This panorama was, however, disrupted in recent years. Now, you have a lot of options to consider without needing to fork up obscene amounts of money...

These are the Best OnePlus Phones currently available in February 2021!

Despite the pandemic, last year was an amazing one for growth over at OnePlus. They manage to release amazing flagship devices such as the OnePlus 8 Pro that is unapologetically "premium", and they've also dipped their toes into the mid-range and budget space with the OnePlus Nord lineup, from decent mid-range phones down to cheap...

Here are some of the best Galaxy S21 clear cases you can grab right now!

The Samsung Galaxy S21 series represents the best spec proposition from Samsung in quite a while. Not only does it continue the line that was established with the Galaxy S20 series and further refines some of its rougher edges, especially with the Galaxy S21 Ultra, we were also treated with things such as a price...

Telegram and Signal are the two viable alternatives to WhatsApp

WhatsApp has become the go-to messaging app for a big chunk of the world. And that is with good reason: it's a (sort of) lightweight app that works amazingly well with all Android smartphones, old and new. Plus, you really have no way to go: with over 5 billion installs on Google Play, and a...

How to add support for the PlayStation 5’s DualSense controller on your rooted Android phone

Did you manage to get your hands on a PlayStation 5 at long last? If you did, you surely must be enjoying the new DualSense controller accompanying the console. Since the launch of the DualShock 4 with the PlayStation 4, the controllers for the PlayStation have also been an amazing controller to use on other...

Everything you need to know about Samsung Pay in 2021

Samsung has, over the years, launched a gigantic repertoire of their own in-house services. We have Bixby, which is Samsung's own AI assistant that's present in a number of their devices, including smart speakers, smartphones, and even home appliances, And then we also have things like Samsung Knox, a set of security features built into...

These are the best Galaxy S21 Ultra cases you can grab right now in March 2021!

Samsung finally took the wraps off the Samsung Galaxy S21 series, their latest and greatest flagship lineup for 2021, and all eyes have turned onto the Galaxy S21 Ultra, the biggest and boldest device out of the whole lineup. It follows in the footsteps of other Ultra devices such as the S20 Ultra and the...

These are the best Galaxy S21 Plus cases currently available in February 2021!

With the announcement of the Galaxy S21 series, Samsung is taking its premium flagship series further towards the path they've been taking. These phones are, to put it plainly, amazing: the Snapdragon 888 (or the Exynos 2100 that international users will get) will provide peak 2021 performance, the cameras are amazing, and the battery should...