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.

Microsoft clears the air on recent Office PWA outcry

Microsoft recently pushed a Windows 10 update that covertly installed PWAs (progressive web apps) of Microsoft Office apps without asking users for permission. The update installed Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook PWAs, which are essentially shortcuts to the web versions of these office apps that open up in a browser window. Due to the...

MX Player is adding YouTube support and pinch-to-zoom for videos

While there is no dearth of video players on Android, there are a few options that are way more popular than the rest. MX Player is one such example, which rose to popularity because of its useful feature set. The video player includes several useful features, like picture-in-picture mode, subtitle gestures, file sharing, casting local...

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Review: A Worthy Upgrade

When it comes to Android tablets, Samsung is one of the few OEMs still making products that can attempt to keep up with Apple's offerings. The Galaxy Tab S6 from last year was inarguably one of the best tablet experiences team Android had on offer. But, due to the way Android works on tablets, it...

The OnePlus 8T’s first OxygenOS update rolls out, bringing Canvas AOD

Just a few days ago, OnePlus unveiled the highly anticipated OnePlus 8T. The company's latest budget flagship is a minor upgrade over the OnePlus 8 from earlier this year with two major changes — a 120Hz high refresh rate display and 65W fast charging support. While the device is yet to reach most buyers, OnePlus...

The Samsung Galaxy S21 will reportedly launch in early January

Samsung typically unveils its Galaxy S Series flagships in February each year, with the devices going on sale in March. But the upcoming Galaxy S21 Series may be announced a lot sooner. Leaks about Samsung's next-gen flagships have already started popping up online, and we recently got our first look at the Galaxy S21 and...

Xiaomi’s 80W wireless charging fills a 4000mAh battery in 19 minutes

Xiaomi celebrated its tenth anniversary earlier this year in August with the launch of the Mi 10 Ultra and the Redmi K30 Ultra. While both the devices featured top-tier hardware, the Mi 10 Ultra took things to another level by offering users with features like a 120Hz OLED display, up to 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM,...

[Update: Official] OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei leaves company for new hardware venture

OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei, who's been the face of the company in the west for the last seven years, has reportedly left the company. News regarding his departure first popped up on Reddit (via AndroidPolice), when user JonSigur shared screenshots of internal memos at OnePlus. The memos listed the company's leadership structure, but Pei's name wasn't...

Samsung rolls out One UI 2.5 to the Galaxy Note 9 with October 2020 security patches

Following the launch of the Galaxy Note 20 Series in August this year, Samsung started rolling out the One UI 2.5 update to older Galaxy devices. Since then, the update has made its way to quite a few devices, including the Galaxy S10 Series, Galaxy Note 10 Series, Galaxy S10 Lite, Galaxy Note 10 Lite,...

Google releases Android for Cars App Library to let developers create apps for Android Auto

Earlier this year in August, Google announced that it had started working with the developers behind a couple of prominent navigation, parking, and electric vehicle charging apps to bring new categories of apps to Android Auto. The collaboration has resulted in the new Android for Cars App Library, and the company is now releasing an...

Keys Cafe is a new Good Lock module to customize the Samsung Keyboard app

Samsung recently released two new Good Lock modules called Pentastic and Wonderland. The Pentastic module allowed users to theme the Galaxy Note's S Pen, while the Wonderland module allowed users to create live wallpapers. Shortly after the modules were released, Samsung teased another module called Keys Cafe, which would allow users to customize the Samsung...

The LG K92 is a cheap 5G phone with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 690 coming to AT&T’s Cricket Wireless

Following the recent announcement of the new LG K42, LG K52, and LG K62, the South Korean OEM is gearing up to launch another smartphone as part of its K Series. The upcoming device was recently spotted in Google Play Console's listing of certified devices, revealing some of its key specifications. The Google Play Console...

GitHub for Android and iOS reaches version 1.3 with multi-line comment support, line wrapping toggle, and more

GitHub released its mobile app for iOS and Android earlier this year in March. Since its initial release, the app has been updated a couple of times with new features to help developers get their work done on the go. The previous update, which rolled out in June, brought the ability to render Markdown, image,...