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.

How to enable ECG on the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3, Watch Active 2 paired with non-Samsung phones

Samsung's Galaxy Watch 3 and Galaxy Watch Active 2 include an electrocardiogram (ECG) monitor. The ECG monitor allows users to keep a check on their heart rhythm for irregularities such as Atrial Fibrillation (AFib). But in order to use this feature, you need access to Samsung's ECG monitoring app. Samsung recently received FDA clearance for...

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active 3 is Samsung’s latest ruggedized tablet with MIL-STD-810H certification

Back in October 2017, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Tab Active 2 — a ruggedized 8-inch tablet for users who lead an active lifestyle or work in extreme environments. Almost three years after its release, Samsung has now unveiled the Galaxy Tab Active 3. The latest ruggedized tablet from the company features significant upgrades over its...

Google Maps tests a new car mode UI with bigger buttons

After adding a new COVID-19 layer to track coronavirus trends by region to Google Maps, Google has started testing a new car mode UI for the navigation app. As per a recent report from Android Police, the new UI has started making its way to a handful of users via a server-side switch, and it...

NewPipe tests new Unified Player UI with seamless fullscreen switching

NewPipe, the open-source YouTube client for Android, is a great alternative to the YouTube app for those of you who don't have Google Play Services on your phone or don't want to see ads on the platform without paying for YouTube Premium. The client doesn't use YouTube's APIs and simply parses the Youtube website to...

Amazon takes on Google, Microsoft, and NVIDIA with new Luna cloud gaming service

In a bid to capture a slice of the steadily growing cloud gaming pie, Amazon today announced a new cloud gaming service called Luna. The service takes on similar offerings from Google, Microsoft, and NVIDIA, and gives users the option to play the latest games without any additional hardware requirements. Luna is currently available in...

Amazon announces new Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Show powered by AZ1 Neural Edge processor

Alongside the launch of the new Fire TV Stick and Fire TV Stick Lite, Amazon today unveiled a new lineup of Alexa-powered Echo smart speakers. The latest additions to the company's Echo product line include the new 4th-Gen Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Dot with clock, Echo Dot Kids Edition, and the Echo Show 10. All...

Amazon revamps Fire TV UI and announces two new Fire TV sticks

Just a few days after we first saw a leak of an upcoming affordable Fire TV Stick, Amazon has unveiled the next-gen Fire TV Stick, a new low-cost Fire TV Stick Lite, and a completely redesigned Fire TV user experience. Here's everything you need to know about the new Fire TV Sticks and the redesigned...

Google Assistant adds a Workday Routine to help you manage your time

Back in 2017, Google introduced a new feature for the Google Assistant called Routines. The feature is inarguably one of the most powerful features offered by the virtual assistant, as it lets users trigger a string of commands when they say a predefined phrase. Users can set up Routines to do everyday tasks like turning...

VLC for Android 3.3 comes with bottom navigation bar, black theme, redesigned video player, and more

Earlier this year in March, the developers behind the popular VLC media player released VLC 3.3.0 beta for Android. The beta update introduced a completely redesigned UI with a bottom navigation bar, better support for Android's gesture navigation, and several new UI tricks and animations to make the app feel more native. Now, the developers...

Samsung will launch more Fan Editions of its flagship Galaxy smartphones

Samsung's first 'Fan Edition' device, the Galaxy Note FE, was a re-release of the disastrous Galaxy Note 7. It was launched all the way back in 2017 and, since then, Samsung hadn't released another Fan Edition device. That changed yesterday when Samsung officially lifted the covers off the Galaxy S20 FE — the latest addition...

Google Nest Audio and Chromecast with Google TV retail leaks reveal even more details before next week’s launch

Google recently started sending out media invites for its upcoming Pixel 5 launch event. In the invite, the company revealed that it would showcase the Pixel 4a 5G and the Pixel 5 at the event, along with a new Chromecast device and a smart speaker. While the company is yet to unveil any details about...

Samsung unveils the Galaxy S20 FE, a new flagship smartphone entry in the 2020 Galaxy S series

At its third Galaxy Unpacked event for 2020, Samsung has officially lifted the covers off the Galaxy S20 FE — a successor to the Galaxy S10 Lite from earlier this year. As seen in previous leaks, Samsung has launched two variants of the Galaxy S20 FE: a 5G variant powered by the Snapdragon 865 and...