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.

OxygenOS 9.0.9 rolls out for the OnePlus 5/5T with October 2019 security patches

OnePlus' OxygenOS is often claimed to be one of the best Android skins out there. It features a minimal design, fluid animations, and a variety of essential customization options that aren't available in stock Android. OnePlus routinely delivers OxygenOS updates for its devices and it has had a pretty decent track record of supporting older...

Moto G8 Plus leaked renders confirm triple rear camera setup

Following the recent launch of the Motorola One Macro, the company seems to be gearing up for its next device. Earlier this year, a reliable source revealed key specifications of the upcoming device, which we believe will be called the Moto G8 or Moto G8 Plus. As per the source, the device will be powered...

Google Photos can now crop documents with a new extension

Google Photos is among the best Google apps available out there, thanks to its great sharing and cloud storage capabilities. Other than the regular features, Google also uses Photos as a platform to showcase its machine learning and AI prowess. The app has evolved significantly over the year, bringing a host of new features with...

Google brings back capacitive media controls on the Nest Mini, adds speaker pairing for stereo sound

The Google Home Mini was first launched back in 2017 and shortly after the launch Google had to disable its top touch functionality due to a hardware bug. The bug caused the Home Mini to wake up thousands of times a day, flashing its lights and even attempting to answer some random queries. It was...

[Update 3: India Launch Date Revealed] Realme X2 Pro is coming with the Snapdragon 855 Plus, 90Hz display, and 64MP camera

Following the recent launch of the Realme XT and Realme X2 last month, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer is gearing up for the launch of its first true flagship - the Realme X2 Pro. In a string of tweets from Realme Europe's official account, the company has revealed a few key specifications of the upcoming device. To...

Google App 10.74.6 hints at the Pixel 4’s new Assistant coming to Canada, the UK, and Singapore

At Google I/O 2019 earlier this year, the company first showcased the new faster Google Assistant. Then, over the last couple of months, we saw numerous leaks that gave us a clearer picture of what the company had planned for its virtual assistant. Most recently, we saw a new compact UI for setting reminders with...

Google Calendar 6.0.56 continues work on Google Tasks integration with recurring tasks and syncing

Ever since Google launched a standalone app for Google Tasks, a number of users have requested seamless Tasks integration in Google Calendar. The company has reportedly been working on the integration for the last few months and a teardown of the latest update for Google Calendar further indicates that the Tasks integration is well underway. Strings...

Realme XT, 5, and 5 Pro kernel source code are now available

Ever since its debut last year in May, Realme has gained tremendous popularity by launching affordable Android devices with some impressive specifications. The devices are also fairly popular in the Android development community and the company has been quite supportive. It has allowed users to easily unlock the bootloader of its phones and has also...

Qualcomm announces support for India’s NavIC Satellite Navigation System

In a bid to improve location services in the region, Qualcomm has officially announced support for India's Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) in select chipsets across the company's upcoming portfolio. This initiative, which was undertaken in collaboration with the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), will make use of India's NavIC constellation of 7 satellites to...

Samsung Notes update brings Galaxy Note 10 features to older Galaxy phones

With the launch of the Galaxy Note 10 earlier this year, Samsung introduced a number of cool new features to the Samsung Notes app. The update included handwriting to text conversion, among other things, allowing users to instantly convert their handwritten notes into text documents. This feature was also capable of replacing your handwriting with...

OnePlus is working on a one-handed mode for OxygenOS

OnePlus' OxygenOS is undoubtedly one of the best Android skins out there. It offers a near stock Android experience, while still packing some essential features and customization options. One of the main reasons behind OxygenOS' success is the fact that OnePlus pays close attention to customer feedback and keeps modifying the OS with each successive...

[Update: More Actions] 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...