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]

The Motorola Moto Z4 will get Android Q, but not Android R

Nowadays, how well an OEM performs in the software experience front is a testament to the quality of their devices. After all, we've seen countless examples in the past of how software can make or break a smartphone. Of course, a key part of this software experience is consistent updates. One OEM that used to...

Nova Launcher v6.1.11 is rolling out with 3 different color options for Night Mode

Customization is one of Android's main foundational pillars, and a big selling point against iOS, a closed platform that does not allow for such flexible customization. If you want to, you're able to go as far as to changing entire aspects of the UI using Substratum. And with Android Q, some customization features, including a...

Everything new in Android Q Beta 4 for the Google Pixel

It's that time of the month again. A new beta of Android Q has been released for the Google Pixel phones and is now set to roll out to a number of devices, including the OnePlus 6/6T, the Xiaomi Mi 9, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G, and some newly-launched ones such as the OnePlus...

OPPO Reno gets two new colors, OPPO Reno Z revealed

Oppo, the leading brand of BBK Electronics, has been pumping out very, very interesting devices as of recently. Last year's Oppo Find X was the first smartphone to kickstart the trend of moving cameras without notches, a trend that has since been joined by major players such as Xiaomi, OnePlus, and even Samsung. And this...

ASUS ZenFone 6 update improves Super Night Mode and HDR++, adds volume key controls in the camera app

The ASUS ZenFone 6 has managed to turn heads and serve as a refreshing surprise to the smartphone ecosystem. The ZenFone 6 serves as ASUS' current flagship smartphone, and with features like a notch-less, bezel-less display, a 48MP rear-facing camera that flips to the front, and a renewed ZenUI interface (should we really call it...

Microsoft announces its progress on its xCloud game streaming service while Google teases new Stadia announcements

Cloud gaming and game streaming seem to be the new trends for gaming going forward. Game streaming platforms aim to bring high-quality gaming to everyone by eliminating the need to own expensive hardware: all you need is a decently fast and stable internet connection to get started. You'll have access to a library of cloud-stored...

ASUS’ 30th Anniversary ZenFone 6 is a limited edition model with more RAM and storage

ASUS isn't in the top 5 in the smartphone space, but one area the company has excelled at is value-for-money. This is where ASUS really shines and where they're making a name for themselves. Last year, we got the ASUS ZenFone 5Z, a device that managed to put some heat under what some critics considered...

Samsung Cloud drops free storage from 15GB to 5GB as Google Drive grandfathers some users’ 20GB plans

There is a lot of different cloud services out there, but we can all agree that Google Drive is one of the most popular. Google Drive storage is pretty much the core of your Google account, as nearly everything revolves around it: your saved emails, your Google Photos files, your device backups, and pretty much...

Qualcomm releases the Snapdragon 855 and 675 sources on CAF

Qualcomm is currently dominating the mobile space in both the higher-end market as well as the mid-range market. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 is their latest high-end mobile system-on-chip, and it's a significant upgrade from last year's Snapdragon 845 in many different ways, with an Adreno 640 GPU, a 7nm-based octa-core setup, and a dedicated NPU...

OnePlus 7 Series kernel source code is now available

Last Tuesday, we were treated to the announcement of OnePlus' latest fleet of devices, which for the first time included not one, but two devices. The OnePlus 7 serves as a successor to the OnePlus 6T, with small improvements such as a Snapdragon 855 processor and an improved camera sensor, while keeping most of the...

Asus ZenFone 6 announced with a 48MP flip camera, Snapdragon 855, 5,000mAh battery

Asus isn't one of the most noteworthy OEMs out there, but the company has actually managed to produce and release amazing devices with amazing hardware at relatively low price points. Last year's ZenFone 5Z, for example, was able to compete with the likes of the OnePlus 6, the OnePlus 6T, and the Xiaomi Poco F1...

Corning launches Astra Glass: a new glass substrate for tablets, laptops, and TVs

For years, smartphones have used Corning Gorilla Glass as their screen protection method of choice. After all, nothing has actually come close to it in 12 years, ever since it debuted on the original iPhone in 2007. It strikes the perfect balance between scratch resistance, flexibility, and drop resistance, and this is even truer than...