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 Assistant tests a more compact UI for setting reminders

While Google hasn't officially revealed the Pixel 4 series, we know pretty much everything about the upcoming devices. Several leaks have surfaced over the past month, revealing most of the new hardware and software features. Among these is the new Google Assistant app that the company showcased at Google I/O earlier this year. The new...

Huami Amazfit GTS, the Apple Watch lookalike, launched in India for ₹9,999 (~$140)

Chinese wearables manufacturer Huami first unveiled its new Amazfit GTS at an event in China earlier this year in August. However, it didn't make its way to the Indian market immediately after launch. Instead, the company brought the Huami Amazfit GTR to the country late last month. Now, a month after its launch in China,...

Samsung announces Android 10-based One UI 2.0 beta for the Galaxy S10

Earlier this month, Samsung announced the One UI 2.0 beta program for Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, and Galaxy S10e users in its home country of South Korea. Following that, the company announced the One UI 2/Android 10 beta within the Samsung Members app. However, it didn't share when the beta would go live. While we've...

Android 10 internal beta leaks for the Nokia 6.1, 6.1 Plus, 7 Plus, and 7.1

Following the recent rollout of Android 10 on the Nokia 8.1, HMD Global is now prepping up to release the update for other devices in its lineup. The company had previously shared the Android 10 update roadmap for its devices, with the Nokia 7.1 set to receive the update in Q4 2019. Now, leaked beta...

Android 10 ports are now available for the Realme 3 Pro, Samsung Galaxy S7, Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite, Lenovo ZUK Z1, and Sony Xperia XA2

Google officially started rolling out the stable build of Android 10 early last month. Since then, only a handful of devices have received the update. These include phones from the Pixel series, the Essential PH-1, the Redmi K20 Pro and the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro. However, a vast majority of older devices haven't...

DishTV SMRT Hub Hybrid Set Top Box with Android TV 9.0 launched in India

At a time when more and more people are canceling their cable TV subscriptions in favor of streaming services, DishTV India has launched a new range of smart connected devices in the country. With its new Dish SMRT Hub and SMRT Kit, the company aims to eliminate the hassle of switching between cable TV and...

Google is giving away a free Home Mini to Assistant users

It seems like Google has an abundance of Home Minis lying around because it's giving them away for free to everyone out there. The company has previously offered a free Home Mini to Google One subscribers and YouTube Premium members in various regions. Earlier this year, it also partnered with the Christopher & Dana Reeve...

Android 10-based MIUI 11 updates for the Xiaomi Mi 8, Mi Mix 2S, and Mi Mix 3 are now in closed beta

Late last month at an event in China, Xiaomi showcased some of its newest products, including the Mi Mix Alpha and the Mi 9 Pro 5G. Along with the hardware, the company also announced MIUI 11 at the event. The company's latest Android skin brings a ton of improvements and new features compared to MIUI...

OnePlus is working on an Instant Translation feature for video calls

At its recent launch event in London, OnePlus finally lifted the covers off the new OnePlus 7T Pro. The device, which is a minor upgrade over the OnePlus 7 Pro, packs in a Snapdragon 855+ chip and up to 12GB of RAM in the McLaren edition. At the launch event, the company also showcased some...

Google Tasks, Google Voice, and Shazam get dark themes on Android 10

A system-wide dark mode has been one of the most requested features on Android for quite a while. Google finally delivered with the first stable rollout of Android 10, pushing a new darker theme for the operating system. The company also rolled out individual dark mode toggles for many of its apps, including Google Keep,...

Gboard prepares to remove emoji handwriting, promote voice typing in India, and more

GBoard is one of the most popular keyboards on Android, riding the popularity charts on the back of its predictive text suggestions and swipe-typing capabilities, as well as feature integration from other Google services. While most app updates tend to bring with new features, the next update to GBoard is preparing to remove the emoji...

OnePlus Launcher adds a new homescreen-only app layout and a step counter in Shelf

OnePlus' OxygenOS is one of the main reasons behind the popularity of the company's devices. It offers users a near-stock Android experience, while still offering plenty of customization options to choose from. And as such, the stock OnePlus Launcher available on OnePlus devices looks pretty minimal at first, but it does offer some key features...