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.

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...

Samsung Theme Park is a Good Lock module that lets you theme One UI

Samsung's Good Lock is a one-stop-shop for all your One UI customization needs. The app features several useful modules that let you personalize your phone's UI and make it your own. Earlier this year in April, Samsung updated the Good Lock modules to bring a new slim recent apps section in the TaskChanger and Quick...

Realme 1, U1, C1 and Realme 2 will not be updated to ColorOS 7 and Android 10

Late last month, Realme revealed the ColorOS 7 release timeline for a few of its devices. As per the schedule, the Realme 3 Pro, XT, X, 5 Pro, and X2 Pro will get ColorOS 7 based on Android 10 in the first quarter of 2020, with the Realme 3, 3i, 5, 5s, and 2 Pro...

Xiaomi prepares to add document and ID card scanning, video tags, and HEIC support to MIUI 11’s Camera

Back in September this year, Xiaomi first unveiled MIUI 11 at a launch event in China. The company's updated Android skin introduced a ton of new features and visual improvements, including a completely redesigned UI, new font, updated Always-On Display, and more. While Xiaomi has already rolled out a stable version of MIUI 11 to...

ZTE unveils its MiFavor 10 skin based on Android 10

With the Android 10 rollout picking up pace, OEMs have started releasing updated versions of their Android skins. While some manufacturers like Xiaomi and OnePlus have already released updated versions of OxygenOS and MIUI for a couple of their devices, others like OPPO have just announced their Android 10-based skins with plans to roll them...

LG starts rolling out the stable Android 10 update for the G8 ThinQ

Early last month, LG launched an Android 10 preview for its current flagship — the LG G8 ThinQ — in South Korea. The preview allowed users to experience all of the cool new features released in Android 10 on their device and it also included a couple of additional UI changes. For instance, the Android...