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.

MarQ by Flipkart launches Falkon Aerbook laptop with 8th Gen Intel Core i5 in India

Walmart owned Indian eCommerce platform Flipkart has previously launched a number of home electronics under the MarQ brand, including ACs, microwaves, washing machines, and more. Back in 2017, the company also entered the smartphone market with the launch of the Billion Capture+ Android smartphone. And now, the company is foraying in the laptop space with...

HTC shuts down Elevate community program

These days, several smartphone manufacturers engage with their community to seek feedback and improve their products to better suit the community's needs. Manufacturers like OnePlus, Xiaomi, and Realme have a massive fan following and the companies take their fans seriously. OnePlus, for instance, has its Open Ears Forum to directly interact with its users and...

TCL launches C8 series of 4K HDR Android TVs in India

Earlier this week at the Consumer Electronics Show, TCL announced its 10 series smartphones including three new devices — the TCL 10 5G, TCL 10L, and TCL 10 Pro. Now, just two days after the smartphone announcement, the company has launched a new range of Android-powered smart TVs in India. The new TCL C8 series...

QuietPoint ATH-ANC300TW are Audio-Technica’s attempt at wireless earbuds with noise cancellation

Following the launch of the Apple AirPods, more and more Android manufacturers have jumped onto the truly wireless earphone trend. Over the last few months, Razer unveiled the Hammerhead wireless earbuds, Realme launched the Buds Air, and OPPO launched the Enco Free. But it isn't only smartphone manufacturers that are cashing in on the trend....

[Update 2: Nokia 6.1, Nokia 7 Plus too] HMD Global rolls out Android 10 for the Nokia 6.1 Plus

When it comes to updates, HMD Global is one of the few manufacturers that delivers timely updates for its current generation of Nokia smartphones. Following the official rollout of Android 10 in September last year, HMD Global revealed an update roadmap for its devices. In keeping with the update schedule, the company rolled out the...

Chromebooks with privacy screens could be coming soon

Chromebooks are great alternatives for thin-and-light Windows laptops for people who just wish to browse the internet and get some work done on the go. The devices run Chrome OS, Google's Linux-based operating system which features support for Android apps. There are a variety of different Chromebooks available in the market right now, starting at...

The Razer Kishi is an extending game controller for your Android or iOS smartphone

Back in October last year, Razer unveiled the Junglecat gaming controller for smartphones. The Bluetooth powered controller consists of two parts that can be attached to either side of a smartphone, giving users access to two analog joysticks and bumper action buttons on each side. At a price of $99.99, the controller offered pretty much...

Google Chrome’s form controls are getting a revamped UI and touch support

Chrome is undoubtedly one of the most used browsers out there. It's fast, packs in a ton of features, and keeps receiving new ones with each successive update. Over the last few weeks, Google has added a new notification prompt style to the browser to make it less intrusive, tested a custom share sheet in...

Google Assistant gets new “household notes” for Smart Displays, command scheduling, and more

At Google I/O last year, the company first showcased the all-new faster Google Assistant. The new Assistant made its way to users with the launch of the Pixel 4 series later in October and since then, Google has added even more new features into the mix. Features like food delivery integration and support for third-party...

Lenovo announces the Yoga 5G 2-in-1 laptop with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx and $1499 price tag

At the Snapdragon Tech Summit in 2018, Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 8cx — a new mobile platform designed for Always On, Always Connected PCs. Devices with the new chip were expected to hit the market late last year and, as expected, Microsoft unveiled the Snapdragon 8cx powered Surface Pro X in October last year. Along...

Bluetooth SIG introduces LE Audio with a new LC3 codec and support for Multi-Stream Audio, Hearing Aids, and Audio Sharing

At the ongoing CES 2020 trade show, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has announced a few new capabilities for the wireless technology. These new features will be rolled out with supported devices later this year under the LE Audio moniker and will enhance audio performance over Bluetooth, add support for hearing aids, and enable...

Samsung Galaxy S9 and Note 9 get DeX for PC support with One UI 2.0 (Android 10) update

Shortly after the launch of the Galaxy Note 10 last year, Samsung introduced the new DeX integration with Windows and Mac PCs for the device. The feature was soon ported over to the Galaxy S10 series and there were rumors that the company was planning on extending support to its flagship lineup from 2018 with...