Posts From Pranob Mehrotra

Pranob Mehrotra
Pranob Mehrotra

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.

This Week in Tech: New iPhones, Pixel 6 leaks, Android 12 updates, and Material You galore

This past week was quite a busy one in the tech world. Apple unveiled its latest iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watch, we shared a massive leak about the upcoming Pixel 6 Pro, Samsung and OPPO both showed off their Android 12 updates, Xiaomi launched its latest flagships, and Google released Material You updates for many...

Google’s Material You rollout continues with an update to Google Keep

Soon after showcasing the new Material You design language at I/O 2021, Google started rolling out design changes to its apps based on the new guidelines. With the Android 12 stable release right around the corner, the company has significantly ramped up the Material You rollout. In the last week alone, Google has rolled out...

Google Play Services now lets you delete your advertising ID when you opt out of ad personalization

Google Play Services generates an advertising ID for all users who opt-in for ad personalization. This ID not only helps Google push relevant ads to users, but it also comes in handy for analytics and fraud prevention. When you turn off ad personalization on your account, Google stops using your advertising ID to push personalized...

ColorOS 12 unveiled: What to expect from the Android 12 update for OPPO, OnePlus, and Realme phones

Although OPPO first rolled out an Android 12 beta build for the Find X3 Pro shortly after Google dropped the first Android 12 beta at I/O 2021, the build did not come with ColorOS 12. Earlier this month, the company shared new wallpapers from its latest Android skin ahead of the official rollout, and a...

Google’s Pixel 6 Pro may actually have a variable refresh rate with Samsung’s new display

Google will unveil its flagship Pixel 6 lineup in a few weeks. Ahead of the launch, the company has shared a few teasers showcasing both the Pixel 6 and the Pixel 6 Pro. While these teasers don't reveal much about the phones, except for their design, we have seen quite a few leaks about both...

Chrome for Android will soon add a permanent desktop mode toggle

To view desktop versions of websites on Chrome for Android, you currently have to tap on the three-dot menu icon in the top right corner and enable the "Desktop site" toggle in the menu. While this is a decent enough solution for most people, it can get a bit annoying for those who only want...

South Korea fines Google for preventing OEMs from forking Android

The Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) has issued a 207 billion won ($176.64 million) fine against Google for preventing OEMs from forking Android. The anti-trust regulator has said that Google's contract terms with OEMs amount to an abuse of its dominant position, which has restricted competition in the mobile OS market. According to Reuters, Google intends to...

Here are all the new emoji coming to your phone with Unicode 14.0

The Unicode Consortium has officially unveiled Unicode 14.0, which will bring 37 new emoji to your phone. The latest release features some long-awaited characters, including Troll, Heart with Index Finger and Thumb Crossed (AKA finger heart), Saluting Face, Heart Hands, and more. These new emoji will make their way to all major platforms towards the...

Apple Watch Series 7: Everything you need to know about Apple’s latest smartwatch

After months of leaks and rumors, the Apple Watch Series 7 is finally here. The new smartwatches come with several big upgrades over the previous models, including bigger displays, updated hardware, and more. If you're thinking of getting one for yourself, you've come to the right place. In this post, we'll take an in-depth look...

The Pixel 6 Fabric Case will come in many different colors

Google typically offers first-party fabric cases with each new Pixel phone. Although the company didn't release a fabric case for the recently launched Pixel 5a, it seems like the company will be offering fabric cases for the upcoming Pixel 6 duo. Listings of the upcoming Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro fabric cases have been spotted...

[Update: Xiaomi says it’s not targeting any specific market] Xiaomi is proactively blocking devices in certain regions to comply with export regulations

Xiaomi doesn't have an official presence in several countries, including the US. But the company doesn't stop you from importing its devices to unsupported regions. If you import a Xiaomi device to any such region, it should work without any issues, provided it supports your carrier's bands. However, that won't be the case if you...

Infinix’s new Zero X series comes with high refresh rate displays and periscope zoom cameras

Earlier this month, we got our hands on leaked images of the Infinix Zero X. The images gave us a close look at its Nexus 4-like speckled back cover and the rest of its design, but they revealed no details about its specifications. Infinix has now officially announced the phone, along with two other Zero...