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 [email protected]

Google News is getting revamped with news curated by machine learning

One of the very first not search engine-related services launched by Google was Google News. It was launched all the way back in September 2002, almost 16 years ago. But up until now, Google News has simply organized each and every article they could index into different categories while suggesting news to users based on...

Google Assistant will soon support Continued Conversations, Multiple Searches, and “Pretty Please”

In the ever-going war of whose got the best AI assistant, Google is aiming to make Google Assistant much more than a simple phone assistant and trying to put it forward against other alternatives like Alexa and Siri. They're definitely doing really awesome stuff, including new, nifty features yearly with the sole aim of making...

New Machine Learning features coming to Gmail and Google Photos

Google I/O 2018 has officially kicked off, and it's pretty clear that their main, initial focus is to evolve, improve and involve their artificial intelligence and machine learning features to make users lives way easier. Google Photos, the Google Camera, and the Google Assistant in itself are amazing showcases of Google's machine learning and artificial...

Google Assistant now integrates with Fandango to let you easily buy movie tickets

Google Assistant has become a pretty nifty tool in our daily lives since it was first introduced to us with the first generation Google Pixel all the way back in 2016. Since then, it has been refined with more features and services, and it has also become available on more Android smartphones but also dedicated...

An AT&T LG G7 won’t happen, but the LG V35 ThinQ on AT&T might

LG recently took the stage to unveil their latest flagship phone, the LG G7 ThinQ. The successor to the LG G6 is—love it or hate it—joining the ever-growing "notch" trend with a super-bright 19.5:9 display while bumping up internal specifications and adding both a dedicated Google Assistant button and their own mix of "AI-powered" features...

Facebook Messenger is getting redesigned soon, and it’ll have a dark theme

Despite recent privacy concerns of Facebook, both the main application and Messenger are still incredibly popular. But despite the popularity of these apps, they've gained a reputation for wreaking havoc on battery life and RAM usage, partly because they are overloaded with too many features and gimmicks like stories, AR filters, recommendations, and more. Recently, Facebook...

Poweramp returns from the grave with a new UI

Most audiophiles around here probably remember Poweramp. The paid ($3.99) music player might not be a winner in the looks department, but it makes up for it by being one of the most feature-rich music players out there. So feature rich and reliable, in fact, that it remained the player of choice for some users...

Google Play Music will reportedly be replaced by YouTube Remix

Although the application is pre-installed on all Google Play Certified Android smartphones, Google Play Music has struggled to compete with name stays like Spotify, Apple Music, iHeartRadio, and Pandora. A recent Business Insider chart places Google Play Music's market share at a rather lackluster 6% compared to Pandora's 32% and Spotify's 18%. According to a recent...

Xiaomi releases kernel sources for the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S

When it comes to releasing kernel source code in a timely manner, few Android device makers are currently doing so. Google, OnePlus, and recently Razer have released kernel sources for their devices fairly quickly compared to the competition. Among those that have failed to abide by the GPL, Xiaomi has been one of the worst offenders. The...

Helix Engine is a Power Manager app that Improves Efficiency, Battery Consumption, and Performance [XDA Spotlight]

One of the very first apps I install on my devices after rooting them is Kernel Adiutor or another kernel tweaking app. With apps like these, you can quickly tweak most aspects of your device's kernel: change the CPU/GPU frequencies and clock speeds to your liking, change CPU/GPU governors to save battery or focus on...

Support for Vulkan Graphics API 1.1 is coming in Android P

The Vulkan API is widely regarded as the successor to OpenGL. Initially announced in 2015, the Vulkan Graphics API has provided significant improvements in graphics rendering performance compared to its predecessor. Support for the graphics API made its way over to Android after its initial announcement with the first release of Android 7.0 Nougat, giving...

Samsung Gear S4 may be in the works with improved S Health features

The smartwatch business is nowhere close to the size of the smartphone market, but the competition is similar. On top of this market is Apple, whose Apple Watch captures a big chunk of the wearable market share. Following Apple are companies like Fitbit, Xiaomi, Garmin and Huawei. But Samsung has also been in the wearable game...