Posts From Kishan Vyas

Kishan Vyas
Kishan Vyas

A loyal Android user since Android 2.1 Eclair. Direct inquiries to [email protected]

How to hide the Google Cast button from showing up in Chrome for Android

If you have Google Cast-enabled devices on your WiFi network and you're using the Google Chrome browser, then when you watch a video in Chrome's video player, you'll likely see a big Cast button in the top left corner. Using this button, you can smoothly transition playback from your phone or tablet to any cast-enabled...

Google’s more affordable Pixel Buds A earbuds go on sale in the U.S.

Earlier this month, Google unveiled a new pair of earbuds, dubbed Pixel Buds A. Google’s latest truly wireless earphones are a watered-down version of the more premium Pixel Buds that launched last year. While earbuds were available for pre-order since the launch day, there was no confirmation when they would actually go on sale. But...

Download: MIUI 12.5 update goes live for the Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro

MIUI 12.5 is the newest version of Xiaomi’s custom skin. It was unveiled in December last year, and since then, it has slowly been making its way to eligible Redmi, Mi, and POCO phones. Last month, Xiaomi rolled out the new update to the MI 11. Now the company is expanding the rollout to two...

Facebook expands ads in Instagram Reels to all regions

After a limited test in select markets, Facebook is now launching Instagram Reels ads worldwide. Instagram already shows ads between posts and stories. Reels was the only place that was free of any such nuisance. But that will no longer be the case. Soon Instagram users across the world will start seeing full-screen, vertical ads between...

Samsung’s latest tablet in India offers a massive display and S-Pen

Samsung has just launched two new tablets for the Indian market: the Galaxy Tab S7 FE and Galaxy Tab A7 Lite. Both Android-powered tablets were unveiled for the European markets in May, and now the South Korean is bringing them to India. The Galaxy Tab S7 FE is an affordable variant of the more premium...

Motorola Defy is a rugged phone with Gorilla Glass Victus and dual-layer body

After multiple leaks over the past couple of weeks, the Motorola Defy is now official. The phone is made in partnership with Bullit Group, the UK-based company best known for making CAT and Land Rover-branded phones. Both companies had announced a strategic partnership earlier in February. As a tough phone, the Motorola Defy is built to...

NVIDIA’s Shield TV is the latest to get Android TV’s new Discover feature

Earlier in February, Google rolled out a new UI refresh for the Android TV homescreen. The revamped homescreen experience looks a lot like what you get on the Chromecast with Google TV, with the main addition being a new Discover tab. This new revamp has slowly been rolling out to compatible Android TVs over the...

Leica’s first-ever smartphone is a rebadged Sharp Aquos R6

In the smartphone space, Leica is best known for its collaboration with Huawei. In the most recent memory, we saw the company providing its 7-element Summicron lens on the Sharp Aquos R6 that launched last month. Now, it’s stepping outside its comfort zone —camera lenses — to explore a whole new territory: making smartphones. That’s...

Latest OxygenOS Open Beta for OnePlus 8 series brings AOD screenshot and June patches

New day, new OxygenOS update. Hot on the heels of the new Open Beta for the OnePlus 7 series last week, OnePlus has just released an OxygenOS Open Beta release for the OnePlus 8 series. The OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro are receiving Open Beta 11, while the OnePlus 8T is being treated to Open...

Apple can’t stop users from removing preinstalled apps under proposed antitrust bill

Last week, US lawmakers introduced five bipartisan antitrust bills targeted at Big Tech, namely Apple, Amazon, Google, and Facebook. These proposed antitrust bills aim to impose new constraints on how the Silicon Valley giants operate, end their anti-competitive business practices and restrict acquisitions and mergers. Among the proposed bills is the American Innovation and Choice...

Battlegrounds Mobile India early access is now live on the Play Store

Battlegrounds Mobile India, a spiritual successor to PUBG Mobile for the Indian market, is now available on Google Play Store in Early Access. The highly-anticipated title comes a month after Krafton, the South Korean game developer, made an official announcement hinting at an imminent launch. Battlegrounds Mobile is only available in India, which is understandable...

Honor 50 series goes official with Snapdragon 778G and 100W fast charging

In a launch event in China today, Honor unveiled three new Android smartphones: the Honor 50 Pro, Honor 50, and Honor 50 SE. We've seen plenty of Honor 50 series leaks over the past couple of months, which have left little to the imagination. Therefore, today’s launch is merely an official confirmation of the previous leaks. Honor...