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.

New Google Chrome test adds a share button to the top toolbar

Towards the end of last year, Google rolled out a bunch of new changes for Chrome on Android and we spotted a few more features that are currently a work in progress. These include a new UI for Chrome's new tab page, a screenshot editor, a custom share sheet, a duet-friendly UI for tab groups,...

Microsoft is bringing its Defender antivirus software to corporate Android devices

Antivirus applications on Android aren't really a necessity for the average user. On top of that, a vast majority of antivirus apps on the Play Store aren't all that helpful. This is due to the fact that these apps can't get enough information about the apps running on your devices, the network traffic, etc. because...

Vivo APEX 2020 concept phone poster confirms it has a gimbal-like technology for stabilization

Back in January last year, Chinese OEM Vivo showed off the APEX 2019 concept smartphone. The 5G concept phone featured a glass unibody design, pressure-sensitive capacitive buttons, a full-display fingerprint scanner, and no ports. While the concept might not have materialized into a production model, it was definitely quite innovative. Vivo was expected to showcase...

Google bans nearly 600 apps from the Play Store for disruptive ads, including many from Cheetah Mobile

The Google Play Store hosts a significantly larger number of apps than its iOS counterpart. This is partly due to the fact that Apple's app submission process is arguably more rigorous than what Google has in place. Because of Google's lax policies, the Play Store is chock full of sub-par apps. In a bid to...

[Update: Registration Open] Google I/O 2020 will take place from May 12-14

Google is known for using cryptic puzzles as a way to announce the date of its annual Google I/O developer conference. Back in 2017, the search giant published an online brain teaser containing the dates of Google I/O 2017. The next year, the company shared a puzzle through the Google Developers Twitter account, which redirected...

Pixel Launcher from Android 11 hints at showing suggested apps on the home screen dock

The first Android 11 developer preview is now available for download. If you're a Google Pixel user, you can head on over to our guide to download the release for your device and then you can install the Android 11 developer preview with our guide for Pixel devices here. The first developer preview includes a...

Samsung sends out weird “1” Find My Mobile notification to Galaxy users worldwide

Back in July last year, OnePlus sent out suspicious-looking notifications to OnePlus 7 Pro users, leading them to believe that OnePlus may have been hacked. The company quickly clarified that the notifications were just part of internal testing for the Android 10 update and were accidentally sent out to all users. In a statement regarding...

Wild Android 11 test puts a music player in the Quick Settings panel

The first Android 11 developer preview is out and we've already covered some of the changes we found from Android 10 so far. The latest iteration of Android also comes with some new privacy and security features, along with a few new features for developers. But that's not all. Google is scheduled to roll out...

Android 11 will have 2 more developer previews and 3 betas before stable

Google just released the first Android 11 developer preview and you can now install it on your Google Pixel or Project Treble supported Android device. While this is just the first developer preview of the next iteration of Android, we've already managed to uncover a few new security and developer-facing features in the software. There's...

Xiaomi releases the Redmi K30 5G kernel source code

Late last year in December, Xiaomi launched the Redmi K30 and Redmi K30 5G in China. While the company hasn't launched the devices internationally yet, its former sub-brand POCO launched the Redmi K30 as the POCO X2 earlier this month in India. In a bid to promote third-party development for the device, POCO also released...

[Update: New Image] OPPO teases its smartwatch with a square design

At last year's OPPO Inno Day event in China, the company confirmed that it will be launching a variety of new products in Q1 2020. The company revealed that following the launch of the Reno3 and Reno3 Pro 5G, it will be bringing a new smartwatch, smart wireless headphones, a 5G hub, and AR glasses...

Ambient Mode will bring enhanced lockscreen functionality to Chrome OS

Over the last couple of months, we've learned about several features from Android making their way over to Chrome OS. Back in December last year, Chrome OS 79 introduced media controls on the lock screen, something that we've had on Android for quite a while. Then, early in January, Chrome OS 80 introduced Android 10-like...