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.

Verizon’s Alexa-enabled Smart Display will launch in beta this fall

Verizon has been working on a smart display with 4G connectivity for a while. We got our first look at the device earlier this year in March when it received certification from the FCC. At the time, we learned that the device would feature an 8-inch 1280x800 display, 4GB RAM, a front-facing camera with a...

Nova Launcher’s long-awaited rewrite is now available as a public beta on Google Play

Nova Launcher's latest release, version 7, is finally available as a public beta on the Google Play Store. The team behind the popular homescreen replacement app first announced the release earlier this year in January, which featured a complete rewrite, new animations, and a host of design tweaks. Over the last few months, the team...

Google Maps is expanding its mass transit crowdedness predictions

Google Maps introduced mass transit crowdedness predictions back in June 2019. The feature provided commuters with valuable information about how crowded a bus, train, or tube would be before they got on it, helping them plan their daily commute accordingly. At first, the feature was available in 200 cities worldwide, but Google is now expanding...

Google TV now lets you hide items from the “Continue Watching” section

While on the one hand, Google is rolling out features from the new Google TV interface to the older Android TV, on the other, the company is bringing one useful feature over from Android TV to Google TV. The feature in question will let you clear items from the "Continue Watching" carousel, something that Android...

YouTube announces new Super Thanks feature to help you support your favorite creators

After rolling out Shorts to over 100 countries earlier this month, YouTube has now introduced a new feature to help fans give back to their favorite creators. The new feature, called Super Thanks, adds on to the existing Super Chat and Super Sticker features on the platforms. In its announcement post, YouTube explains that viewers will...

Google extends Pixel 4 XL warranty by 1 year for power and charging issues

Google has extended the Pixel 4 XL's warranty by a year, but only for users facing power and charging issues. The extended warranty is only valid on Pixel 4 XL purchases made in select markets, including the US, Canada, Singapore, and more. According to a tipster from uBreakiFix (via Android Police), the power and charging issues on...

Can’t login to your Chromebook? Google is readying a fix

Google rolled out Chrome OS 91.0.4472.147 on the stable channel late last month. But the update was pulled as it caused performance issues in several Chromebook models. Last week, Google resumed the rollout, and the new Chrome OS 91 build didn't have the same high CPU usage issue. However, it came with another annoying bug. Android...

Google Chrome 92 is making it easier to track permissions and fix safety issues

Google rolled out Chrome 91 on the stable channel towards the end of May this year. The update introduced several new features, performance improvements, and more. Much to the dismay of many Chrome users, the update also removed the ability to disable the grid view for tabs, forcing everyone to use the new layout. Now,...

Bixby easter egg confirms the date for the next Galaxy Unpacked event

Over the last few weeks, we've seen several leaks about Samsung's next Galaxy Unpacked event. According to recent reports, Samsung will host the event on August 11 and unveil the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3. Leaks suggest that the company will also reveal the Galaxy S21 FE, the Galaxy Watch 4...

Download: MIUI 12.5 beta is now available for the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max & Note 10S

Xiaomi has been doing a decent job of rolling out its latest software release -- MIUI 12.5 -- to its vast portfolio of devices. Over the last few weeks, the company has rolled out MIUI 12.5 stable updates for the Mi 10T, the Mi 10T Pro, and the POCO X3 Pro. Older devices like the...

Grab the Motorola Edge 20 wallpapers before the phone’s release!

Motorola is gearing up to launch several new phones in the Edge series. We've already learned quite a bit about the upcoming devices through various leaks, including their codenames and specifications. The devices have also received TENAA certification, which means that the launch is right around the corner. But Motorola is yet to make an...

Android TV’s Discover tab is getting 3 new features including a watchlist

In February this year, Google rolled out an update for the Android TV interface with a couple of new features. The updated interface resembled the UI on the Google Chromecast with Google TV. It featured three new tabs to give you quick access to your favorite apps and channels, offer personalized recommendations, and present all...