Posts From Mario Tomás Serrafero

Mario Tomás Serrafero
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<p>Mario developed his love for technology in Argentina, where a flagship smartphone costs a few months of salary. Forced to maximize whatever device he could get, he came to know and love XDA. His passion for Android turns into obsession the moment he finds a new wakelock or sees a stutter. Whenever this happens, he feels compelled to fix the issues learning something new in the process.</p>

Automate Your Device For Free With MacroDroid

There are some really good automation apps out there. Some of them are powerful enough to automate your living room, like Tasker, while others such as Llama feature an emphasis on location profile settings and the context-aware configurations. XDA member UndeadCretin has been updating his MacroDroid app since 2012 to provide a competitive alternative to the known automation giants....

Curved LG G Flex 2 Leaked, Flexes Snapdragon 810 Processor

Early this morning, LG G Flex 2's had it's press release details and some promotional pictures leaked online. The device was set to be officially announced during this coming CES 2015, starting tomorrow January 6. The new iteration of the curved G Flex line-up sports the Snapdragon 810, Qualcomm's incursion into flagship-ready 64-bit processing chipsets, featuring...

Xiaomi Unveils Game Changing Budget Phone

Fast-growing Chinese OEM Xiaomi has revealed its next iteration of the Redmi lineup with a successor appropriately named Redmi 2. This phone will feature mid-range specifications that are considerably higher than those of most mid-range offerings and for a surprisingly low price, in a package that also seemingly beats most handsets the in the middle gamut when...

NexMusic Features Beautiful Material Design in Latest Update

NexMusic is a music player that used to be known for it's theming capabilities and wide selection of said themes. But now, it will probably be downloaded for its unadulterated skin.  Kevin the Tech Ninja from XDA Developer TV covered this application in 2013 - but a lot of it has changed, for the better, these past two years. The application...

Alcatel Introduces Undercutting Budget Smartwatch

Alcatel, the chinese OEM known for its budget phones and lower priced flagship phones such as the One Touch Idol, has announced their entry into the smartwatch game by introducing us to their affordable wearable, a round-faced competitor to Google’s Android Wear platform, and the highly anticipated Apple Watch. Alcatel has contributed to the proliferation of cheap entry level smartphones in markets...

Analysis of the Galaxy Note 3 Android 5.0 Leak

When I first heard about the Vietnam leak of Android 5.0 Lollipop for the Galaxy Note 3 (SM-N900) I was hesitant to install it. I was comfortable with my highly modded custom ROM which gave me a solid performance boost to the traditional TouchWiz configuration of the Note 3. I had disabled DVFS, overclocked my CPU,...

Korean Note 4 Revision Will Not Feature A Newer Chipset

According to reputable Samsung information provider and whistle-blower Sammobile, the new version of the Galaxy Note 4 set to be released in South Korea will not sport Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 chipset, but rather an in-house chip designed and manufactured by Samsung - the same one found in the already released version of Note 4. However, it...

Android App Review: Simple Explorer Receives Material Design Updates

At XDA we like to highlight projects that are not only from the community, but also open source, and Simple Explorer, a file explorer by XDA Senior Member DF1E, is just such a project. We first mentioned it when it came out and then when it received a root management update soon after. Now DF1E has given it...

Analysis of New HTC Flagship, the HTC “HIMA”

New leaks provided by @upleaks point towards a new HTC device, codenamed “HIMA” (model HTC6535LVW), that sports an interesting set of specifications. The source provided a screenshot of an AnTuTu benchmark information sheet that gives us insight on what to expect from HTC’s latest and greatest. It is assumed this will be a flagship device,...