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.

Google Chrome prepares to track your media playback history

Over the last couple of months, Google has added a number of features to Chrome to offer users a better media playback experience. Back in December last year, Google Chrome received a new media control tool with support for Chromecast and early last month, they started testing a new picture-in-picture button in the media control...

Spotify’s “Follow Feed” for new music from your favorite artists is rolling out

Popular music streaming app Spotify recently rolled out a new mobile UI with a refreshed home screen layout, a universal Shuffle Play button, a redesigned Action row, and more. According to Spotify, the new UI was designed to make the app more streamlined and easier to use with just one hand, with the updated home...

Honor is offering deals on smartphones, wearables, and laptops for the next 2 weeks

Following the launch of the Honor 30S, Huawei's sub-brand Honor has officially announced the Honor Global Fans Day 2020 sale during which it will be offering deals on a variety of devices in its portfolio. The sale, which will last till April 14th, is already live in 18 countries and regions, including Germany, France, the...

Huawei reveals how its smartphone and tablet business fared in 2019

Huawei recently published its Annual Report for 2019, which details how the company's various businesses performed last year. The report sheds light on Huawei's mobile business and how it performed despite the harsh sanctions imposed on the company by the Trump administration. Separate reports from earlier this year have already revealed that the brand managed...

Chinese OPPO Reno3 Pro gets certified by the FCC, may launch as the Find X2 Neo

Towards the end of last year, OPPO launched the Reno3 and Reno3 Pro in China. The mid-range devices from the company featured MediaTek's Dimensity 1000L chipset and Qualcomm's Snapdragon 765G SoC, however, the international variants that were launched earlier this month featured completely different specifications. Instead of featuring the MediaTek Dimensity 1000L chip, the OPPO...

OnePlus 8 series pricing won’t exceed $1000 and will pack the Snapdragon 865, LPDDR5 RAM, and UFS 3.0 storage

After months of leaks and teasers about its next flagship lineup, OnePlus finally announced a launch date for the OnePlus 8 series yesterday. In a post about the launch on its community forums, the company revealed that the OnePlus 8 series would be launched globally on April 14th and it even confirmed that the devices...

Samsung AKG N400 truly wireless earphones boast of ANC and water resistance

Samsung launched its flagship Galaxy S20 series at the Samsung Unpacked event earlier this year in February. At the event, the company also announced the Galaxy Buds+ alongside the three highly-anticipated devices. As previous leaks suggested, the Galaxy Buds+ only offered a minor upgrade over the original Galaxy Buds with improved battery life, better microphones,...

POCO X2 Custom Development Update: Paranoid Android, arter97 kernel, Google Camera port, more

Earlier this year in January, Xiaomi India set up POCO as an independent brand and, shortly thereafter, the newly-formed brand launched the POCO X2 into the market. Since the POCO F1 was quite a big hit among custom ROM enthusiasts and developers alike, POCO sent out a couple of units of the new POCO X2...

Huawei P40 Pro allegedly still contains US-made components

After months of leaks and teasers, Huawei finally announced its flagship P40 series earlier this month. As you'd expect, the latest flagships from Huawei packed in some impressive hardware but they lacked one key component on the software front — Google Mobile Services. Instead of running Google Mobile Services (GMS) like all other Android devices,...

[Update: Correct renders] Motorola Moto G8 Power Lite leaks with basically the same design as the Moto G Power

Motorola's G series of budget and mid-range smartphones have been a fan favorite ever since the company launched the original Moto G back in 2013. The company has since launched well over 20 devices as part of the Moto G series, with the Moto G Power and Moto G Stylus joining the lineup early last...

OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro to launch globally on April 14th

Shortly after the launch of the OnePlus 7T and OnePlus 7T Pro last year, we started seeing leaks about OnePlus' next flagships — the OnePlus 8 and the OnePlus 8 Pro. Over the last couple of months, we've learned quite a bit about the upcoming devices through various sources. For instance, we already know that...

Huawei launches new mid-range HiSilicon Kirin 820 5G platform

Earlier this month, a 3C certification listing of the Honor 30S suggested that the smartphone might be the first from the company to feature Huawei's all-new HiSilicon Kirin 820 5G platform. At the time, we had no information about the new chipset from the company, except for the fact that it would be a mid-range...