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.

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro is a ruggedized smartwatch built for the outdoors

Although Samsung's Galaxy Watch lineup has been around for a while, the product line finally achieved mainstream success with last year's Galaxy Watch 4 series. That's because last year's lineup was the first to feature Google's Wear OS instead of Samsung's in-house Tizen operating system. Samsung aims to reproduce the success with the new Galaxy...

The all-new Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 comes with a bigger battery, faster charging, and a temperature sensor

Samsung today unveiled the all-new Galaxy Watch 5 series alongside its latest foldables and the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro. The new Wear OS smartwatch lineup consists of two smartwatches -- the Galaxy Watch 5 and the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro. We've already taken an in-depth look at the high-end Galaxy Watch 5 Pro in a...

The new Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 brings some much-needed improvements on the camera front

It's finally here! After months of leaks and rumors, Samsung lifted the covers off its latest flagship foldable, the Galaxy Z Fold 4, at a Galaxy Unpacked event today. As with previous Galaxy Z Fold devices, the latest model brings iterative improvements from the Galaxy Z Fold 3 from last year, including a slightly updated...

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 packs Qualcomm’s latest flagship processor, a bigger battery, and a better primary camera

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 was the best-selling foldable last year, and for some good reasons. Samsung offered quite a few noteworthy improvements on the device over its predecessor, including a larger cover screen, durable construction, Qualcomm's flagship SoC from last year, and more. Samsung has taken a similar approach with the new Galaxy...

WhatsApp’s “View Once” feature will start blocking screenshots soon

In August last year, WhatsApp rolled out a new "View Once" feature that allowed users to share disappearing media on the platform. But it did not offer screenshot blocking at launch, which meant that recipients had the option to save the disappearing media on their phones by taking a quick screenshot. This rendered the feature...

Nokia drives Oppo and OnePlus out of the German smartphone market

The Munich 1 Regional Court has ruled in favor of Nokia in its patent lawsuit against Oppo and OnePlus, implementing a nationwide sales ban on smartphones from the Chinese OEMs in Germany. The sales ban comes just weeks after the Mannheim district court ruled in favor of the Finnish networking giant, ordering the two parties...

One UI 5.0 beta includes a new set of Wi-Fi developer options

Samsung rolled out the first One UI 5.0 open beta to the Galaxy S22 series last week, giving users in several regions a chance to experience the Android 13 update ahead of the stable rollout. We got a chance to experience the update on a Galaxy S22 Ultra, and we spotted a bunch of useful...

Google Meet meetings might soon become livelier thanks to Spotify, YouTube, and UNO integration

With the Google Meet-Duo merger now underway, Google has started work on bringing new features to its combined video calling and meeting service. According to new strings spotted in a teardown of the latest Google Meet update, the service might soon let you stream music from Spotify, watch YouTube videos, or play games like UNO...

OnePlus starts rolling out stable OxygenOS 12 to the OnePlus Nord CE 2

OnePlus rolled out the first OxygenOS 12 Open Beta build for the affordable OnePlus Nord CE 2 last month, giving users a chance to experience Android 12 ahead of the stable rollout. After a few weeks of testing on the beta channel, OnePlus has now started rolling out the first stable build of OxygenOS 12...

ChromeOS update brings the system-wide dark theme to the forefront

Google has been working on a system-wide dark theme for ChromeOS for quite a while now. The dark theme initially rolled out to users on the stable channel earlier this year. However, at the time, it was hidden behind a feature flag. Google is now finally bringing it to the forefront with the latest ChromeOS...

Here’s our first look at the upcoming Oppo Watch 3 series

Qualcomm recently unveiled the Snapdragon W5 Gen 1 and Snapdragon W5 Plus Gen 1 chips for next-gen wearables. Following the announcement, the company confirmed that the new chips would hit the market with upcoming smartwatches from Oppo and Mobvoi. While Mobvoi did not reveal the name of its Snapdragon W5 Plus Gen 1-powered smartwatch, Oppo...

The Google Duo-Google Meet merger is finally underway

Google has been working on merging Google Duo with Google Meet for the last few months. The company confirmed its plans for the merger in June this year, after which it rolled out an update for Google Duo that introduced meeting capabilities to the video calling app. Now, Google is rolling out yet another update...