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.

Here are the 5 new OxygenOS features that OnePlus is working on

OxygenOS from OnePlus is inarguably one of the best Android skins out there. It offers users a good selection of useful features and customization options, while still maintaining a near-stock Android look. To achieve this, the company pays close attention to what its users want and regularly hosts Open Ears forums around the world to...

Black Shark 3 and Black Shark 3 Pro to launch in Europe on May 8

Earlier this year in March, Xiaomi launched the Black Shark 3 and 3 Pro gaming phones in China. The devices featured top-of-the-line specifications, including Qualcomm's flagship Snapdragon 865 chip, LPDDR5 RAM, and UFS 3.0 storage, along with some unique features geared towards mobile gamers. At the time, we had no information regarding a global launch...

Xiaomi launches the Redmi Note 9 series globally alongside the Mi Note 10 Lite

Following the launch of the Redmi Note 9 Pro and Note 9 Pro Max in India early last month, Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 9 Pro globally as the Redmi Note 9S. Adding on to the Redmi Note 9 series, Xiaomi has now launched the vanilla Redmi Note 9 globally at an online-only launch event....

Gmail for iOS and Android is showing summary cards for purchases and flights

The Gmail app on iOS and Android is getting smarter. According to a recent report from 9to5Google, the app is starting to show summary cards for purchases and travel bookings at the top of emails, a feature that has been available on the web version for quite a while. Now, when you receive an email with...

Google’s new privacy policies are aimed at keeping spam off the Chrome Web Store

In order to ensure that the Chrome Web Store is free from abuse, Google has an abuse system and a review team set in place that constantly monitors new extensions submitted to the platform. However, despite the company's efforts, a few developers still manage to publish malicious extensions to exploit Google Chrome users. To address...

MIUI 12’s beautiful Super Earth and Mars live wallpapers have been ported to other devices

Xiaomi officially announced MIUI 12 just a couple of days ago at the Mi 10 Youth Edition launch event in China. As expected, Xiaomi's latest Android skin included several new features, including a new interface, a host of different animations, privacy and health features, and more. Much like previous iterations of MIUI, Xiaomi also packed...

Walmart is launching more cheap Onn tablets, this time with Android 10 on board

Over the last couple of years, the Android tablet market has seen a steady decline. Despite the fact that there are several players in the Android ecosystem, Samsung and Huawei were the only major manufacturers offering Android-powered tablets up until last year. This changed when U.S. retail giant Walmart entered the Android tablet space with...

OEMs have been getting better at rolling out Android Security Patches

Back in 2018, researchers from Security Research Labs (SRLabs) published a paper highlighting how several Android OEMs were declaring Android Security Patch levels but weren't actually incorporating all the necessary patches on their devices. The paper caused quite a stir in the Android community and Google subsequently launched an investigation into each device with a...

Waze is finally testing lane guidance for navigation

Google-owned navigation app Waze has improved leaps and bounds over the last few years. The app has received some major updates since its launch, with Google adding highly-requested features like Google Assistant support, a dedicated motorcycle mode, support for 7 new music streaming services, and more. However, despite constant requests from the community, Google has...

[Update 2: Launch Date] New Xiaomi smartphone gets certified, possibly the Redmi Note 9

Xiaomi lifted the covers off the Redmi Note 9 series early last month at an online-only launch event in India. As part of the series, the company launched the Redmi Note 9 Pro and Redmi Note 9 Pro Max, featuring Qualcomm's Snapdragon 720G chip, a quad-camera setup, and up to 33W fast charging support. Unlike...

[Update: Galaxy BudsX] New Samsung Galaxy Buds leak with no stem and a kidney-shaped design

The Samsung Galaxy Buds from last year were easily among some of the best truly wireless earbuds on the market. So when leaks about a Samsung Galaxy Buds+ first surfaced online earlier this year, we had high hopes about the next-gen TWS earbuds from the company. Sadly though, the Galaxy Buds+ were just a minor...

[Update: Official] WhatsApp is increasing the group voice and video call limits to 8 users

WhatsApp's group audio and video calling feature, which was released all the way back in 2018, is finally getting a much-needed upgrade. According to a recent report from WABetaInfo, the latest beta release of the popular messaging app increases the limit of participants in group audio and video calls, allowing users to connect with up to...