Posts From Pranob Mehrotra

Pranob Mehrotra
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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.

Google is offering a free Nest Mini to YouTube Premium subscribers in some regions

In a bid to expand its market share in the voice assistant space, Google has been aggressively pushing the Google Home Mini ever since its launch back in 2017. The company has previously offered free Google Home Minis to Google One subscribers, YouTube Premium subscribers, Google Assistant users, Spotify family plan subscribers, and even along...

Google rolls out Chrome OS 83 with tab groups in the browser, virtual desk naming, and more

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting adjusted work schedules of its employees, Google had to temporarily pause Chrome and Chrome OS updates earlier this year in March. While the updates resumed shortly thereafter, the company announced an updated schedule for future releases with a couple of significant changes. As per the new...

OPPO is reportedly hiring MediaTek and Unisoc engineers to design its own chip

The U.S. Commerce Department recently extended the trade ban against Huawei until May 2021 and moved to block many chip makers from supplying HiSilicon Kirin SoCs to the company. While the trade ban currently only affects Huawei, the uncertainty of the situation has raised concerns among other Chinese manufacturers. Due to this, Huawei's biggest domestic...

OxygenOS 10.3.4 for the OnePlus 6/6T adds Work-Life Balance and Epic Games Store in India

Late last month, OnePlus announced the end of the OxygenOS Open Beta program for its 2018 flagships — the OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T — making Open Beta 6 the last beta release for both devices. However, the devices are still scheduled to receive bi-monthly stability and security update until at least mid-20201, as per...

OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7T series get new OxygenOS updates with Dolby Atmos support for Bullets Wireless Z, Epic Games Store in India, and more

Following the recent rollout of OxygenOS Open Beta 14/4 for the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 series, the devices are now receiving a major update over on the stable channel. The latest stable updates — OxygenOS 10.3.3 for the OnePlus 7, 7 Pro, and 7T (India) and OxygenOS 10.0.11 for OnePlus 7T (global) — brings...

[Update 4: All Builds Back] OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7T series get OxygenOS Open Beta 14/4 with new ambient display clocks and May 2020 patches

OnePlus rolled out OxygenOS Open Beta 13 for the OnePlus 7 series and Open Beta 3 for the OnePlus 7T series earlier this month, with a couple of new features and the Android security patches for April 2020. Today, the company is releasing a new Open Beta update for these devices, with the OnePlus 7/7Pro...

[Update 2: Sales delayed] OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro launched in India, starting at ₹41,999 ($549)

After months of leaks and teasers, OnePlus finally launched the OnePlus 8 series earlier this month. However, unlike previous years, the company didn't launch the OnePlus 8 series in India and China at the same time as the global launch. While OnePlus launched the devices in China just a day after the global launch, the...

Google tests showing related gameplay videos in Play Store listings

The Google Play Store is home to millions of apps and in order to help users find the right app, the company keeps introducing new features to either simplify the process or offer more useful information. For instance, the company added new download count and app size components to the search results earlier this year...

Xiaomi adds a new partial screenshot editor in MIUI 12

The latest version of Xiaomi's custom Android skin — MIUI 12 — was officially unveiled earlier this year at the Mi 10 Youth Edition launch event in China. During the event, Xiaomi highlighted some of the new features introduced in the latest software update, including the new animations, navigation gestures, live wallpapers, privacy features, and...

Samsung’s Galaxy S20+ may have actually outsold the base S20 and S20 Ultra

Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S20 series at the Samsung Unpacked event earlier this year in February. Much like last year, the company launched three new devices as part of the series — the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra. However, unlike last year, the difference between the base Galaxy S20 and the Galaxy...

OnePlus confirms they’re making affordable smartphones again

Towards the end of last year, we first saw renders of an upcoming mid-range OnePlus device shortly after renders of the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro surfaced online. At the time, we believed that the company would launch the mid-range device as the OnePlus 8 Lite alongside its flagships for 2020. However, when the...

Redmi 10X 5G, Redmi 10X Pro and Redmi K30i 5G launched in China

After several leaks and teasers, Xiaomi's sub-brand Redmi has now officially unveiled the new Redmi 10X series in China. The series consists of three devices — the Redmi 10X 5G, Redmi 10X Pro, and Redmi 10X 4G — with the latter being a rebranded Redmi Note 9 which was launched earlier this year. Along with...