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.

The new Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 promises up to 30% better power efficiency

After several leaks and rumors, Qualcomm has finally unveiled its latest flagship chipset for smartphones -- the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1. As with all 'Plus' variants of flagship Qualcomm chipsets launched over the last few years, the new SoC offers minor improvements over the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, including better CPU and GPU performance...

The new Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 borrows quite a few premium features from Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 8 series

Qualcomm today unveiled its latest flagship chipset for smartphones -- the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1. The new SoC brings minor improvements over the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, including CPU and GPU performance benefits and better power efficiency. Along with the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1, Qualcomm has launched a highly-anticipated chipset for mid-range devices...

Qualcomm’s Wireless AR Smart Viewer paves the way for next-gen AR glasses

Along with the brand new Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 and Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 chipsets for smartphones, Qualcomm today showcased its Wireless AR Smart Viewer. Powered by the Snapdragon XR2 platform, the Wireless AR Smart Viewer provides a reference design for next-gen premium, lightweight AR glasses. Qualcomm claims that its new Wireless AR Smart Viewer...

OnePlus Nord 2T with Dimensity 1300 and 80W fast charging support lands in Europe

Although OnePlus no longer launches mid-cycle refreshes of its flagship smartphones, the company is continuing the trend with its affordable Nord range of devices. In January this year, we first learned that OnePlus was gearing up to launch a 'T' variant of the OnePlus Nord 2 from last year. OnePlus has now officially lifted the...

Google’s ‘Now in Android’ app aims to help app developers build better apps

At its I/O developer conference this year, Google showcased a new 'Now in Android' app for developers. The app aims to help developers stay up to date with all areas of Android development and showcase best practices, opinionated designs, and solutions to complex real-world problems that other sample apps don't handle. The first alpha release of...

OnePlus 9 series receives fresh update with multitasking and gaming improvements

OnePlus is rolling out a fresh software update for the OnePlus 9 series, bringing a couple of multitasking and gaming improvements to the flagship devices. The update (version C.60) measures a little over 1.5GB and it packs improvements for the floating window feature, adds the HyperBoost end-to-end frame rate stabilizer, reduces game load time and...

May 2022 security patches are now available for these Samsung devices

Over the last few days, Samsung has rolled out the Android security patches for May 2022 for quite a few of its devices. It started with its flagship Galaxy S22 series towards the end of last month, followed by the Galaxy Tab S8 series, the Galaxy Watch 4 series, and the Galaxy S21 series. Since...

Vivo brings its Vivo X80 and X80 Pro flagships to India and other international markets

Vivo launched its latest flagship lineup -- the Vivo X80 series -- in China towards the end of April this year. The new lineup includes two devices, the Vivo X80 and the Vivo X80 Pro, featuring several improvements over the Vivo X70 series from last year, including better displays, faster chipsets, improved cameras, and much...

Xiaomi continues work on new tablet and foldable features in MIUI

Xiaomi's custom Android skin -- MIUI -- already offers several useful features for large-screen devices. As Ben noted in his review of the Xiaomi Pad 5, MIUI on the tablet offers a host of handy features, like the ability to open multiple apps in floating windows, split-screen view support, a home screen dock, and more....

Qualcomm might announce the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 Plus later this week

In a recent post on the Chinese microblogging platform Weibo, Qualcomm has announced that it will host a launch event later this week. The company says that it will showcase new products at the event, including next-gen SoCs, highlight new experiences, and forge new partnerships. According to the announcement poster, the upcoming Qualcomm event in China is...

Samsung launches a revamped Galaxy Tab S6 Lite in some markets

Samsung has launched a revamped version of the affordable Galaxy Tab S6 Lite in a few markets. The new Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (2022) is essentially the same device with a new SoC, an additional RAM/storage variant, and updated software. According to the official product listing on Amazon Italy, the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (2022)...

Rumored Galaxy Watch 5 Pro might feature sapphire glass and a titanium case

Recent reports suggest that Samsung might launch three new Wear OS smartwatches as part of its Galaxy Watch 5 lineup this year. The standard Galaxy Watch 5 and the Galaxy Watch 5 Classic could be accompanied by a Galaxy Watch 5 Pro variant this time around, which will likely be a premium offering with a...