Posts From Pranob Mehrotra

Pranob Mehrotra
Pranob Mehrotra 337 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.

Huawei P40 Pro “Premium Edition” leaks with five rear cameras and ceramic back

Huawei is expected to launch its P40 lineup of flagship smartphones in the first quarter of this year. However, late last week leaked press renders of the upcoming Huawei P40 Pro surfaced online, giving us our first look at the device. The renders revealed that the device will feature a quad-camera setup, a curved display,...

Call of Duty: Mobile v1.0.10 update introduces Scrapyard map, Rapid Fire and 20v20 game modes, and more

After almost a year-long beta run, Activision finally released Call of Duty: Mobile on Android last year in October. At the time of launch, the game featured a couple of game modes, including Free-for-All, Frontline, Team Deathmatch, Hardpoint, Domination, and Battle Royale. Now, Activision is rolling out a major update that kicks off season three...

Download: Realme 3 Pro receives Android 10 update with Realme UI

Back in August last year, Realme's CEO Madhav Sheth confirmed that the company was working on RealmeOS — an all-new Android skin for its devices. However, the company shelved its plans for a completely new OS later that year in November. Instead, the company planned on offering a customized version of ColorOS 7 with a...

Facebook reportedly ends plans to sell ads in WhatsApp

Facebook-owned WhatsApp is undoubtedly one of the most popular messaging apps out there. Launched all the way back in 2009, the app wasn't initially free to use and charged users a download fee. The download fee was soon replaced with an annual subscription of $0.99, which was dropped when Facebook acquired the company in 2014....

Noise Shots XO with Type-C and wireless charging, IPX7 rating launched in India for ₹5,499 (~$77)

Following the success of the Noise Shots X3 which was launched early last year, the company has now launched the Noise Shots XO in India. The new truly wireless earbuds feature a USB Type-C connection for charging and Bluetooth v5.0 for connectivity. The new Shots XO carry forward the design from the Shots X3, but...

Google is working on replacing the Chrome address bar’s old voice search with Google Assistant

Towards the end of last year, Google rolled out a couple of new changes to Chrome on Android, including a couple of features that are currently a work in progress. These include a new UI for Chrome's new tab page, a screenshot editor, a custom share sheet, a duet-friendly UI for tab groups, and some...

ZTE rolls out Android 10 for the Axon 10 Pro in Europe

Google rolled out Android 10 in September last year and since then most manufacturers have released Android 10 based ROMs for their devices. OnePlus and Essential were among the first to roll out Android 10 based ROMs for their devices and they were soon joined by Samsung, Xiaomi, LG, and more. Some manufacturers like OPPO...

The Google Play Store will no longer show notifications for updated apps

Late last month we came across an issue with the Google Play Store which prevented some newly published apps from showing up in search. The bug only brought up related search results when searching for new apps, even though they were definitely live on the platform. Google addressed this issue shortly thereafter and users were...

Huawei claims they sold more 5G smartphones in 2019 than Samsung

Earlier this year, Samsung revealed that it had shipped 6.7 million 5G phones in 2019, accounting for a total of 53.9% of global 5G phone shipments. The company offered a total of five 5G phones last year, including the Galaxy S10 5G, Galaxy Note 10 5G, Galaxy Note 10+ 5G, Galaxy Fold 5G, and the...

Google announces when they’ll end support for Chrome Apps on Windows, Mac, Linux, and Chrome OS

Towards the end of 2017, we learned that Google was planning to replace Chrome Apps with Progressive Web Apps (PWAs). The company planned on completely removing Chrome Apps support on Windows, Mac, and Linux by Q1 2018. However, Google didn't follow through with the plan and chose to wait until more Desktop PWAs became available...

The Mi Mix Alpha: Xiaomi’s crazy phone with a wrap-around display

Xiaomi launched the first device in the Mi MIX lineup all the way back in 2016, featuring a revolutionary bezel-less display. The device was launched as a concept phone that only intended to showcase what smartphones could look like in the future. But its success triggered the launch of a new series from Xiaomi that...

Google will add filters to the subscription feed in the YouTube app

The YouTube app on Android is packed full of features and Google keeps adding new features with each successive update. Late last month, the company rolled out a new remote and voice commands in the casting menu of the app, making it easier for users to control playback while casting videos to a smart TV....