Posts From Arol Wright

Arol Wright
Arol Wright 510 posts

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]

One UI 2.1 on the Galaxy S20 improves Samsung DeX with mouse window snapping, new gestures, and Bixby Routine support

The Samsung Galaxy S20 lineup of devices was recently released after a hot round of rumors and leaks, with the Snapdragon 865/Exynos 990 processor, 5G connectivity support, amazing cameras (and in the case of the S20 Ultra, a mammoth 108MP camera), high refresh rate displays, and much more. They serve as successors to the Galaxy...

Samsung says they are still working on the Galaxy Watch Active 2’s ECG support

Samsung announced the Galaxy Watch Active 2 alongside the Galaxy Note 10 series in August of 2019. It is a fitness-focused smartwatch powered by Tizen and packing all of the features you might expect from a Samsung smartwatch by now. The device was announced over 6 months ago and has been available for purchase throughout...

Possible Xiaomi Mi Note 10 “Lite” gets certified by the FCC with Snapdragon 730G and penta-cameras

Back in November, Xiaomi surprised everyone by bringing back the Mi Note lineup, which had not seen a new entry since the Xiaomi Mi Note 3 in 2017. These new devices were the Mi Note 10 and its Pro variant. Both pack a Snapdragon 730G processor, and the other specs are expectedly mid-range for an...

Realme brings the March 2020 security update to the Realme X, XT, 5 Pro, 5i, and C2

Realme, as a smartphone manufacturer, has been putting a surprisingly decent amount of focus on Android updates despite the fact that their phones run a fairly heavy OEM UX skin (first ColorOS, now Realme UI). Not only have they managed to roll out Android 10 to a large number of devices by now, but we've...

OnePlus 8 leaked press renders show off new Interstellar Glow color

It's almost April, which means we're expecting to learn more about the next OnePlus smartphones soon. There doesn't seem to be much left to learn about, though, since both the OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus 8 Pro have been the subject of multiple leaks. We expect both smartphones will feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor,...

OnePlus 7T and OPPO Find X2 now support Netflix HDR video

Being able to watch TV shows and movies from Netflix at the highest possible quality on mobile depends heavily on what kind of device you have. It's not enough to have a device that has an HD or HDR display. To support playing Netflix video content in HD, your phone needs to be certified for...

Developers can now test their apps on real Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Z Flip devices with Samsung’s Remote Test Lab

The life of an Android developer involves much more than just coding. After you actually finish developing features for an initial release or an update, you need to make sure your app runs well on the devices your users are going to actually use. With Android, there are tons of devices with different hardware from...

OnePlus will finally bring an Always on Display mode to OxygenOS

We've been familiar with the concept of always-on displays since Samsung made it widespread in 2016 with the launch of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge. Many smartphone manufacturers, including Google, Huawei, and Xiaomi among many others, have caught up with Samsung on this trend, but one company that has held out thus far...

Realme 3 Pro/XT and Realme 5 Pro/X Android 10 kernel source code now available

Realme devices have been competing for the mid-range crown against Xiaomi for quite a while now, and one area where Realme is trying to catch up with Xiaomi on is the former's developer-friendliness. ColorOS (or, well, Realme UI, which is still based on ColorOS for the most part) is not everyone's cup of tea on...

NVIDIA will announce new games for GeForce NOW every week

Streaming services are surging in popularity thanks to most people staying at home due to COVID-19. While video streaming services are getting the most attention, cloud gaming is also on the up and up since it's become difficult to go out and buy new gaming hardware. If you don't own a modern gaming console or...

[Update: May move forward] U.S. Government considers blocking TSMC from making chips for Huawei

For close to a year, Huawei has been trying to stay competitive despite dire US sanctions hitting them very hard for certain regions. The company was placed on the Department of Commerce's Entity List, meaning that US companies are barred from exporting products to Huawei. This sole fact by itself is already pretty devastating, as...

Kernel sources available for Motorola One Zoom and Android 10 update of Moto G7 Plus

Despite all the changes that Motorola has gone through, one aspect where the brand has continued to excel in is that their devices are suitable for custom ROM and kernel development. If you can't get an update anymore from Motorola, then there's a chance there may be a custom ROM for your phone on our...