Posts From Pranob Mehrotra

Pranob Mehrotra
199 posts

A Literature and Linguistics graduate with a keen interest in everything Android. When not writing about tech, Pranob spends most of his time either playing League of Legends or lurking on Reddit.

[Update 2: More renders revealed] OPPO Reno3 Pro 5G teaser shows off thinnest dual-mode 5G phone

As 5G adoption is picking up speed around the world, more and more smartphone manufacturers are releasing 5G devices in the market. Currently, manufacturers like Samsung, OnePlus, Huawei, Xiaomi, etc. offer 5G variants of their flagship devices in the market. Since these 5G devices are in the flagship category, they're pretty much always out of...

OnePlus TV update brings Netflix support to the Android TV

Over the last couple of years, OnePlus has grown from being a no-name Chinese brand to one of the most popular premium smartphone brands in India. Earlier this year in September, the company branched out its product lineup and launched its first Android-powered QLED 4K TV, alongside the OnePlus 7T (review). The OnePlus TV received...

[Update: Rolling Out] Android Auto 4.7 adds media notifications toggle and prepares for launcher customization and media resuming

Android Auto has improved leaps and bounds over the last couple of years, adding a ton of useful new features for commuters globally. The app introduced support for wireless connections with Pixel and Nexus devices back at CES last year, including a few Samsung Galaxy flagships to the lineup just last week. Now, with the...

[Update: New renders, unveil date] Samsung Galaxy A51 renders show off 48MP quad rear cameras and punch-hole display

It's just been over a month since Samsung launched the Galaxy A50s in India. The premium mid-ranger from the company packed in an Exynos 9611 chip, coupled with up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. It also featured a triple camera setup on the back, with a 48MP primary sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide...

Android 10 stable update rolls out for the Nokia 9 PureView

Earlier this year in September, HMD Global released the Android 10 update roadmap for its Nokia smartphones. As part of the roadmap, the Nokia 9 PureView, Nokia 8.1 and Nokia 7.1 were expected to receive the Android 10 update in Q4 2019. In keeping with the update schedule, Nokia rolled out the update for the...

Nokia branded Android TV launches with a 55-inch 4K screen and JBL sound in India

While Nokia isn't a brand you'd associate with smart TVs, the company has licensed its brand to Flipkart to launch the first-ever Nokia-branded smart TV in India. Priced at ₹41,999(~$588), the new 55-inch 4K LED Nokia Smart TV runs Android TV based on Android 9 Pie and boasts of two 24-watt built-in speakers tuned by...

Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 may have the Galaxy S11’s 108MP and 5x zoom cameras

Late last month, we got our look at the first few renders of Samsung's upcoming flagships — the Galaxy S11, Galaxy S11e, and Galaxy S11+. The renders revealed that the devices will feature a massive camera bump with a penta-camera setup, a centered hole-punch display, and no headphone jack. While the renders revealed little to...

Nokia 2.3 launches with Android One based on Android 9 Pie and a microUSB port

Following the launch of the Nokia 6.2 and Nokia 7.2 at IFA 2019, HMD Global is back at it again with a new budget-centric device. At a recent event in Egypt, the company announced the new Nokia 2.3 an Android One device running Android 9 Pie out of the box. The device features a 6.2-inch...

WhatsApp gets Any.do integration for tasks and reminders, adds call waiting support

Facebook's popular instant messaging app WhatsApp is one of the most feature-rich messengers out there. Even though packs in almost all the features you'd ever need, the developers keep adding more new features with each successive update. We've already seen a glimpse of some upcoming features like a dark mode, disappearing messages and Boomerang-like looped...

TWRP now supports the Redmi Note 8/8T, Xiaomi Mi 9, and Realme X2 Pro

The TWRP custom recovery is undoubtedly one of the best options for the Android community to install any kind of third-party software on their devices. However, the recovery doesn't offer official support for all devices due to the sheer number of phones launched each month. Thankfully, the team behind the open-source recovery is quite active...

Sony Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 receive official Android 10 update

Back in September this year, Google officially rolled out a stable build of Android 10. Since then, several manufacturers have rolled out stable Android 10 builds for their devices. While Sony might not have been the fastest to jump on the bandwagon, the company did promise Android 10 builds for 8 Xperia smartphones last month....

[Update 2: White, blue and red color variants revealed] Redmi K30 official teaser shows off quad rear cameras and side fingerprint scanner

Late last month, Xiaomi's Redmi sub-brand first teased the upcoming Redmi K30. The initial teaser revealed that the device will come with 5G dual-mode 5G support and the attached image suggested that it would feature a dual punch-hole display. Soon thereafter, live images of the device surfaced online which revealed that the K30 will also...