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.

Nubia Red Magic 5G hidden activities reveal 120Hz refresh rate, more color modes, and FHD screen recording

Early this year in March, Chinese OEM Nubia announced the Red Magic 5G — a flagship gaming phone powered by the Snapdragon 865 SoC, up to 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM, and up to 256GB of UFS 3.0 storage. The device also features a few other notable components like a 144Hz high refresh rate AMOLED display,...

Huawei P30, Mate 30, and Nova 5T EMUI 10.1 global beta starts rolling out

Earlier this year in March, Chinese OEM Huawei unveiled its newest series of flagship devices — the Huawei P40, Huawei P40 Pro, and Huawei P40 Pro+. Along with the new devices, Huawei also announced a slightly upgraded version of its custom Android 10-based skin, called EMUI 10.1, at the event. Shortly thereafter, the company shared...

Google Duo prepares to let you reach contacts via email address

An APK teardown of Google Duo from late last month revealed that the company was working on bringing invite link functionality for group video and audio calls on the app. Once released, the feature will allow users to share invite links for their group calls and let other users join the call with just a...

Global smartphone and tablet sales predictably tanked in Q1 2020 due to COVID-19

It's no secret that smartphone and tablet sales are on the decline due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The situation has forced fewer smartphones to be made, planned product launches to be scaled back or delayed, and fewer people to go out and buy devices. Thanks to recently released Q1 2020 sales data, we now...

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...