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.

Realme C1, Realme 2, and Realme 3 updates bring November 2019 patches, dark mode, and more

Over the last week, Realme pushed updates for a couple of its devices introducing the new dark mode and Android security patches. Along with these changes, the updates also introduced wide-angle video capture for the Realme 5, Digital Wellbeing for the Realme 3/3i, and nightscape mode on the front camera for the Realme XT and...

Samsung will outsource Galaxy A smartphone production to a Chinese ODM to compete with Xiaomi and Huawei

Over the last couple of years, Samsung has been facing stiff competition from Chinese smartphone manufacturers like Xiaomi and Huawei, especially in the budget/mid-range segment. Even though Samsung offers some pretty compelling devices in this price segment, its smartphones are typically more expensive than those from Chinese manufacturers. This has resulted in a significant drop...

OnePlus Launcher Magisk mod enables Google Feed on any OnePlus device

OnePlus' OxygenOS is a fine example of an Android skin done right. It offers you a stock Android-like experience, while still featuring plenty of customization options. Even the stock apps included on the devices follow this trend, including the OnePlus Launcher. However, its Shelf feature, which lies to the left of the home screen, isn't...

EMUI 10 with Android 10 rolls out for the Huawei P30 and Mate 20 in Europe

At its IFA event in Berlin earlier this year, Huawei teased the EMUI 10 update roadmap for a couple of its devices. Soon thereafter, the company released a list of 33 devices, from both Huawei and Honor, that were set to receive the new software update. Staying true to its promise, the company then opened...

Google confirms G Suite customers can’t set reminders in Google Assistant

Setting a reminder or an alarm is one of the first things one does when using the Google Assistant. It's the most basic functionality offered by the Assistant and I tend to use it every day. The feature was previously available to all Google Assistant users, however, it seems like Google has now removed the...

Xiaomi Redmi 8 and Redmi 8A kernel source code is now available

Just over a month ago, Xiaomi released the entry-level Redmi 8 and Redmi 8A in India. The devices offer great hardware specifications for the price, making them a decent option for the budget-conscious user. The Redmi 8, which is the higher-end variant of the two, is powered by a Snapdragon 438 chip, coupled with up...

OnePlus 7T Pro gets OxygenOS 10.0.4 with October patches as 7T gets 10.0.6 with bug fixes

Earlier this month, OnePlus rolled out OxygenOS 10.0.5 for the OnePlus 7T and Open Beta 5 for the OnePlus 7/7 Pro. While the stable rollout for the 7T didn't include any new features, it did address an issue some users were facing with the double-tap to wake gesture. Now, OnePlus is rolling out another update...

Realme X2 gets update for Dark Mode and Nightscape for front camera, along with kernel source code release

Realme has now started rolling out ColorOS 6.1 for the Realme X2 in Europe. The latest update, version RMX1993EX_11.A.15, brings the system-wide dark mode that the company previously released in a number of its devices. Along with that, the update also adds nightscape mode for the front camera, allowing users to take selfies in dimly...

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Review: The Best Tablet Android has to Offer?

While Android tablets seem stagnant compared to Apple's tablets, Samsung's Galaxy Tab S6 may just be the only good tablet that can compete with the iPad. Priced starting at ₹59,999 (~$847), the Galaxy Tab S6 offers top-of-the-line specifications that compete directly with the iPad Pro. With the optional keyboard folio case, the Tab S6 aims...

OnePlus 7T Pro Development Update: Unbrick Tool, Magisk Installer, and Custom Kernels

Over the last couple of years, OnePlus has established itself as a premium smartphone brand worldwide. The company offers great flagship smartphones at a relatively affordable price point, but that's not the only reason behind its popularity. The smartphones also offer one of the best software experiences out there and, on top of all that,...

Reddit’s official Android app now lets you view subreddit wikis and makes it easier to format links

Android users are spoilt for choice when it comes to third-party Reddit apps on the Play Store. From BaconReader to Boost, there is a variety of different apps to choose from. While third-party apps for Reddit were a necessity a while ago, it all changed when the company released its official app on iOS and...

Realme XT update brings November 2019 patches and Nightscape to the front camera

In the last couple of weeks, Realme has released software updates for a couple of its devices. Early this month, it released updates for the Realme 3 Pro and the Realme X, featuring the new system-wide dark mode and Android security patches. Then, it rolled out updates for the Realme 5 and Realme 2 Pro,...