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.

Android 10 rolls out again for the OnePlus 6/6T with OxygenOS 10.0.1

At the OnePlus 7T Pro launch event earlier this year in October, the company announced the Android 10 rollout schedule for older devices. In keeping with the schedule, the company rolled out a stable Android 10 update for the OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T in the first week of November. However, due to some unforeseen...

Netflix tests a new “Downloads For You” feature that automatically grabs recommended content

There are several reasons that make Netflix one of the best video streaming services out there. Not only does the platform have some great content on offer, but it also includes some really handy features that can significantly improve your viewing experience. For instance, the smart downloads feature can really come in handy when you're...

PUBG Mobile will get 90fps and true 10-bit HDR support

At the ongoing Snapdragon Tech Summit 2019 in Hawaii, Qualcomm has announced its next-gen flagship Snapdragon 865 chip. The new top-of-the-line SoC from the company not only boasts of improved performance, but also comes with support for 5G, 200MP cameras, and 144Hz displays. But that's not all. The processor also features some key functionality that...

Ring Master is an app that can vibrate first and gradually ring for phone calls

Earlier this year in July, we discovered a new feature called Ramping Ringer exclusive to Pixel phones on Android 10. The feature essentially vibrates the phone for a few seconds before gradually increasing the ringtone volume for incoming calls. Google officially rolled out the feature early last month, however, it was still limited to Pixel...

Amazon Echo Input Portable Smart Speaker launched in India for ₹4,999 ($69)

Amazon's Echo ecosystem is expanding at a rapid pace and the company wants to put its smart assistant, Alexa, into everything from cars to household appliances. Amazon already offers a vast selection of Alexa-powered devices in the Indian market and just a couple of months ago it launched the 3rd generation Amazon Echo, the new...

VLC for Android 3.2.3 brings changes to audio & video UI, Chrome OS keyboard shortcuts, more

When it comes to media players, VLC is one of the most popular options out there. The player is available on almost all platforms and it includes support for a vast majority of media formats. But the best part about the player is that it's completely free to use. The media player has evolved quite...

Google Photos adds private messaging to make it easier to share photos

Google Photos is arguably one of the best Google apps out there, thanks to its great sharing and cloud storage capabilities. With each successive update, Google adds even more new features to the app to offer better functionality. Over the last month, the app received new markup functions, manual face tagging, and a couple of...

[Update: Redmi K20/Mi 9T] TWRP adds support for the Redmi K20 Pro/Mi 9T Pro, Nokia 7.2, and Nokia 6.2

The TWRP custom recovery has been around for several years now and it has grown to become the go-to option for the Android community to install any kind of third-party software on their devices. TWRP's open-source nature helped it reach popularity across a wide range of devices. On top of that, features like full backup...

Larry Page and Sergey Brin make Sundar Pichai the new CEO of both Alphabet and Google

Back in 2015, Google's founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin brought about a major change in the company's structure. They create a new company called Alphabet, with Page taking the role of CEO and Brinn became its President. This new company was a collection of all the companies that existed away from Google's main internet-based...

Kernel sources available for Android 10 updates of Samsung Galaxy S10 series and Xiaomi Mi 9/Redmi K20 Pro

Timely kernel source releases from OEMs give developers and power users a chance to dive deeper into the code that runs their phones. It allows them to figure out ways to improve the phone's overall performance and capabilities. Kernel source releases also help developers release custom ROMs for the device which, in turn, benefit users...

Realme X2, 5, 5s and C2 receive updates with November 2019 security patches, dark mode quick toggle, and more

Realme has been at the top of its game while releasing prompt updates for its devices over the last month. The company released updates for the Realme 3 Pro, Realme X, Realme 5 and Realme 2 Pro, featuring the new system-wide dark mode and Android security patches for November 2019. It then released updates for...

Facebook launches tool to let users transfer photos & videos to Google Photos

In its heyday, Facebook was the go-to social media platform for anyone looking to connect with friends online. Almost everyone you knew had a Facebook account and it was the easiest way to connect with new people without giving out your phone number. Even though the numbers suggest that Facebook is still growing at a...