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]

YouTube Music finally lets free users download playlists containing uploaded music

YouTube Music is going to replace Google Play Music, but there are plenty of reasons why people have been holding onto Play Music. Namely, the fact that Play Music has a bunch of features that YouTube Music either implements pretty badly or straight up doesn't have. But as the window for escaping the Google Play...

OnePlus unveils the Bullets Wireless Z Bass Edition and a 10,000mAh Power Bank in India

At an online event today, OnePlus took to the virtual stage to announce the OnePlus 8T, a notable revision over the OnePlus 8 with more bells and whistles like a 120Hz display and 65W charging. We've had a chance to review it, and we found it to be an awesome T series upgrade. In addition,...

Download the live wallpapers from the Google Pixel 5 on any device

The Google Pixel 5 is now officially out, and the reviews are raving wild, including our own. It serves as Google's best flagship value proposition in years. While the device doesn't carry the latest and greatest Snapdragon 800-series processor—the first "premium" Pixel to not feature a flagship processor—it still features all of the camera prowess...

The OnePlus Buds Z are affordable true wireless earbuds with fast charging support

OnePlus has been making wireless audio accessories for a while now, but they've mostly been wireless earphones rather than the true wireless earbuds that are all the rage these days. Don't get me wrong: the OnePlus Bullets Wireless are great Bluetooth earphones, but some people would prefer to have a pair of truly wireless earbuds....

Google tests a new background suspension feature in Android 11 that could improve battery life

Unless you have a considerable amount of RAM on your Android smartphone (some Android phones are coming out today with up to 16 GB of RAM, an amount that would've been unthinkable 4 or 5 years ago), you might have found that multitasking on Android can sometimes be a less than stellar experience. Efforts are...

YouTube Music for Android TV adds uploaded music playback support, a new player UI, and more

With the release of the new Google Chromecast, Google is now doubling down on their Android TV experience, which they have renamed to Google TV on this device and other devices launching in the future. Despite the rebranding, all your favorite Android TV apps will continue working on the new Chromecast with Google TV, but...

The Huawei Mate 40 series is launching on October 22

So here's some news that you've already heard: Huawei is preparing to launch new flagship smartphones, and they will be called the Huawei Mate 40 series. We also know the United States is giving Huawei a very hard time, meaning that this might very well be the last "normal" Huawei smartphone as the company keeps...

The Lenovo Legion Phone Duel goes on sale in Europe for €1000

In a sea of gaming smartphones, every manufacturer needs some feature to make their device stand out from the rest. In the case of ASUS and their ROG devices, they get away with bulky, powerful smartphones with bleeding-edge technology. The Legion Phone Duel from Lenovo takes a unique approach to gaming smartphones. We've covered this...

OPPO brings the Reno4 Pro 5G, Reno4 5G, and Reno4 Z 5G to the UK

OPPO recently launched its Reno4 lineup as part of its Reno series, which launches roughly twice a year. And these devices offer a pretty good value, all things considered. But since the launch of the OPPO Reno3 lineup, they've been taking a (sort of) different approach to the way they launch devices globally. The phone...

The European Union wants to force OEMs to let users uninstall bloatware

Bloatware and carrier phones: name a more iconic duo. The number of preinstalled apps on some smartphones has grown so much these days that people still come to our forums to flash stock Android builds to get rid of the bloat. Bloatware is often preloaded on smartphones by carriers or even smartphone manufacturers themselves. They...

[Update: Charger design] OnePlus 8T’s 4500mAh battery takes 35 minutes to charge with Warp Charge 65

OnePlus devices have been coming with some form of fast charging since 2016 when the OnePlus 3 and the OnePlus 3T were announced with Dash Charge as one of their headlining features. Dash Charge offered 20W wired charging speeds, which was fast at the time. Over the years, other companies started to catch up and...

HMD Global’s Nokia 7.3 leaks in high quality 3D renders

Nokia-branded smartphones, made by HMD Global, don't always offer the best value proposition, but they make for some amazing smartphones nonetheless. Earlier this week, HMD Global released the Nokia 8.3 5G, the company's first 5G smartphone which comes equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G system-on-chip, a near-stock build of Android 10, a 64MP quad rear...