Posts From Pranob Mehrotra

Pranob Mehrotra
Pranob Mehrotra 343 posts

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.

Realme’s next flagship phone with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 could launch soon

Earlier this month, Chinese OEM Realme launched its first 5G enabled smartphone — the Realme X50 5G — in China. The device packed Snapdragon's latest mid-range 765G processor, coupled with up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. Earlier this week, the company revealed that it will hold a global 5G launch event...

[Update: Confirmed] Vivo’s iQOO brand may soon launch a high-end gaming smartphone in India

Chinese OEM Vivo is known primarily for its mid-range devices. However, the company has previously released some iconic devices featuring innovative technologies, like the Vivo Nex 3 with its extreme curved display, the Vivo V17 Pro with a unique dual pop-up camera module, and the Vivo V17 which features the world's tiniest hole-punch display. Early...

Xiaomi may launch the 4G Redmi K30 in India as the POCO X2

Back in August 2018, Xiaomi kicked off POCO as an independent sub-brand and it had a tremendous start with the launch of the POCO F1 — a budget-friendly device with flagship specifications. However, since then, the company hasn't launched another device. Over the last year, fans of the POCO F1 wondered when the brand would...

1Controller Magisk Module adds PlayStation Dualshock and Xbox game controller support to rooted Android devices

Over the last couple of years, mobile gaming has evolved from casual games to a burgeoning industry chock full of a variety of eSports titles. We also saw the release of some amazing gaming smartphones and along with that came a slew of gaming accessories, including controllers, secondary displays, cooling fans, and more. However, Android...

Google adds 3 new experimental Digital Wellbeing apps to encourage digital detox

Google unveiled Digital Wellbeing back at Google I/O 2018 as a way to help users get some much-needed digital detox. The feature was initially rolled out exclusively to Pixel devices, but the company soon made it a requirement for all Android devices. This prompted OEMs to include the feature in their ROMs and help users...

[Update: Realme X2] Download: Realme 2, 3, 3i and C1 receive updates with January 2020 security patches

Earlier this month, Google started rolling out the Android security patches for January 2020 for all the Pixel devices, excluding the original Pixel and Pixel XL. Shortly thereafter, OEMs started rolling out updates with the latest security patches for their devices. Chinese OEM Realme rolled out an update for the Realme 2 Pro last week,...

LG’s Android 10 update has a Desktop Mode interface

Google released Android 10 back in September last year and since then, a number of manufacturers have released Android 10 based software for their devices. These include Essential, OnePlus, Samsung, Nokia, LG, and more. LG first launched an Android 10 preview for the LG G8 ThingQ and V50 ThinQ back in November last year and...

Samsung will update Good Lock with One UI 2.0 (Android 10) support on February 3rd

Samsung released its Good Lock suite of customization tools all the way back in 2016. The app was designed to help users tweak the appearance of TouchWiz on Android Marshmallow. Alongside the release of Android Oreo, Samsung introduced a ton of new features in Good Lock and early last year in March, the app was...

Download: Latest WhatsApp beta finally adds a dark theme

Back in March last year, we learned that WhatsApp had started testing a new dark theme for Android users. The Facebook-owned messenger, which boasts of over 1.5 Billion monthly active users as of early 2018, kept dropping hints of the upcoming dark theme all the way until late last year in November. Over the last...

[Update 2: Launched in US] Nokia 2.3 launches with Android One based on Android 9 Pie and a microUSB port

Following the launch of the Nokia 6.2 and Nokia 7.2 at IFA 2019, HMD Global is back at it again with a new budget-centric device. At a recent event in Egypt, the company announced the new Nokia 2.3 an Android One device running Android 9 Pie out of the box. The device features a 6.2-inch...

Google App 10.93 hints at teaching Google Assistant how to pronounce your contacts’ names

The Google App offers a variety of different services from the search giant. It not only includes Google Search, but it's also home to Google Discover, Google Podcasts, Google Assistant, and Google Lens. On top of all that, Google keeps releasing new features and design changes to the app with each successive update. At times,...

Download: POCO F1 gets official Android 10 with MIUI 11 update

Google officially rolled out Android 10 back in September last year. Since then, Xiaomi has rolled out MIUI 11 based on Android 10 for a couple of devices, including the Redmi K20 Pro, Mi 9, Redmi K20, Redmi Note 7, and more. While the company did release MIUI 11 for the popular POCO F1 back...