Posts From Arol Wright

Arol Wright
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Arol has been a diehard Android fan ever since he got his first Gingerbread phone back in 2012. Currently living in Venezuela, where buying a smartphone is a near impossible task for the average Joe, he also likes singing, hitting the gym, and helping people get the most out of their device. Please direct inquiries to arolwright@gmail.com.

Nokia 5 Camera App Reveals 4 Unreleased Nokia Phones

One of 2017's greatest developments was the comeback of Nokia in the form a licensing agreement with holding company HMD Global. The company's new Android-touting smartphones had solid spec sheets, durable and premium designs, close-to-stock Android firmware, and reasonable price tags. HMD Global established itself as a solid, affordable alternative to Android juggernauts such as Samsung...

Samsung Responds to Alleged Battery Issues on the Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S8+

If you have been following various Samsung Galaxy Note 8 communities like /r/GalaxyNote8 on Reddit, you probably know by now of a battery issue which is affecting some users of the latest flagship by Samsung. Unlike battery issues on its predecessor, the Galaxy Note 7, this issue doesn't pose a threat to your personal safety, but it...

Magisk v15.2 Brings Minor Fixes for OnePlus and Samsung Devices

Magisk v15.0, the latest major release of the user-acclaimed systemless interface, was introduced back in December 26 -- but not without minor issues that went under the radar during beta testing. XDA Recognized Developer / Recognized Contributor topjohnwu, the lead developer of the project, was quick to address some of these problems with v15.1, released just...

OnePlus 5 Gets Face Unlock via Android Oreo-based OxygenOS Open Beta 3

If you have ever had the chance to play around with OnePlus' latest smartphone, the OnePlus 5T, you might played around with its new Face Unlock feature. For me, personally, it is as convenient, if not more so, than the rear fingerprint scanner when it comes to unlocking the phone. Since it only relies on...

OxygenOS Open Beta, Based on Android Oreo, Headed to the OnePlus 5T

OnePlus, which recently released the OnePlus 5T, has received a lot of flak for missing self-imposed deadlines on major updates to OxygenOS, its custom Android skin. While it managed to keep its promise to push out an Android 7.0 Nougat update for the OnePlus 3 and the OnePlus 3T before the end of 2016, it's...

Official Android Oreo Update Rolling out to the OnePlus 5 (OxygenOS 5.0)

When it comes to the Android Oreo update, OnePlus has promised to release the update for most of its devices before the end of the year. The 8.0 stable update has already officially rolled out for the OnePlus 3/3T before the latest OnePlus 5 or 5T. For the OnePlus 5, the company promised an OxygenOS-based Android...

Founder and Main Developer of TeamVenom ROMs Jan D Leaving ROM Development

If you own an HTC flagship device, like the HTC U11 or the HTC 10, you probably know by now that TeamVenom ROMs are some of the most beloved projects currently available in our XDA forums. These ROMs, which are exclusively developed for HTC devices, bring stable, snappy and feature filled Sense-based software for HTC...

Amazon Prime Video is Now Available on Android TV

It's no secret that Amazon and Google have declared the equivalent of digital thermonuclear war on each other. They've been competing in every imaginable field as of late: In personal AI (Google's Assistant vs. Amazon's Alexa), in smart speakers (Google's Home vs. Amazon's Echo) and in streaming devices (Google's Chromecast vs. Amazon's Fire TV). It's...

Honor 7X and Honor V10 Headed to Latin America in 2018

Huawei, and particularly their sub-brand Honor, has a global presence that's the envy of many of its competitors. Some Honor phones are even sold in the United States—a market Huawei is currently looking to fully expand into with carrier partnerships. While Huawei does have a presence in markets like Latin America, they haven't brought their...

Galaxy S9/S9+ Case Renders Leak, Show New Rear Camera Layout and Fairly Reduced Bottom Front Bezel

The year 2018 is just around the corner, and that means that the launch of Samsung's new flagship phones, the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, is now nearing closer and closer. As we get closer to the rumored announcement date, it's not unexpected to see renders and all kinds of leaks making their way online. And we're...

Android 8.0 Oreo Arrives to the T-Mobile HTC U11 Life, Rollout Starting Today

The HTC U11 Life is a strange device because of how different its software is in different regions. Globally, the device is touted as the first Android One device made by HTC as the company replaced HTC's Sense UI skin with stock Android 8.0 Oreo. However, the American variant of the same phone does not have the...

Huawei Confirms Expansion into the United States, More Details to Come at CES 2018

The United States smartphone market, which is dominated by Apple and Samsung, has proven to be one of the most difficult for foreign manufacturers to prenetrate. One of the reasons has to do with unlocked phones; most Stateside smartphone sales are made through wireless carriers, and without the backing of AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, or any other...