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.

Google Play Movies prepares to add support for Dolby Vision HDR content

Google Play Movies first added support for 4K HDR content all the way back in 2017. While at the time the amount of HDR content on the platform was fairly limited, you now have access to most new movies and TV shows that support 4K HDR playback. In order to give users an even better...

Microsoft Math Solver is an Android app that finds solutions to basic and complex expressions

While Windows Mobile may have lost the race to Android, Microsoft is far from giving up on the mobile platform. Over the last couple of years, the company has released a number of apps for both Android and iOS that address several shortcomings on both the platforms. Some of these apps, including those from Microsoft's...

[Update: Rolling out] Google Opinion Rewards will start warning you when Play Store credits are about to expire

The Google Opinion Rewards app gives you an easy way to earn some Play Store credits by answering surveys. But a lot of people don't know that the promotional credits you get from the app have an expiry date. According to Google, any Play Store credits accumulated by answering surveys will expire 1 year after...

[Update: New Netflix remote] OnePlus TV update brings Netflix support to the Android TV

Over the last couple of years, OnePlus has grown from being a no-name Chinese brand to one of the most popular premium smartphone brands in India. Earlier this year in September, the company branched out its product lineup and launched its first Android-powered QLED 4K TV, alongside the OnePlus 7T (review). The OnePlus TV received...

Google Play Store is reportedly failing to show newly published apps in search

Over the last couple of months, Google has introduced several new features for the Play Store. The Play Store has recently received a new dark theme on Android 10, one-tap buttons to unsubscribe from betas, clear wishlists, etc., and we've even seen hints of an upcoming incognito mode. But while Google may be hard at...

[Update 2: More renders revealed] OPPO Reno3 Pro 5G teaser shows off thinnest dual-mode 5G phone

As 5G adoption is picking up speed around the world, more and more smartphone manufacturers are releasing 5G devices in the market. Currently, manufacturers like Samsung, OnePlus, Huawei, Xiaomi, etc. offer 5G variants of their flagship devices in the market. Since these 5G devices are in the flagship category, they're pretty much always out of...

[Update: Rolling Out] Android Auto 4.7 adds media notifications toggle and prepares for launcher customization and media resuming

Android Auto has improved leaps and bounds over the last couple of years, adding a ton of useful new features for commuters globally. The app introduced support for wireless connections with Pixel and Nexus devices back at CES last year, including a few Samsung Galaxy flagships to the lineup just last week. Now, with the...

[Update: New renders, unveil date] Samsung Galaxy A51 renders show off 48MP quad rear cameras and punch-hole display

It's just been over a month since Samsung launched the Galaxy A50s in India. The premium mid-ranger from the company packed in an Exynos 9611 chip, coupled with up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. It also featured a triple camera setup on the back, with a 48MP primary sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide...

Android 10 stable update rolls out for the Nokia 9 PureView

Earlier this year in September, HMD Global released the Android 10 update roadmap for its Nokia smartphones. As part of the roadmap, the Nokia 9 PureView, Nokia 8.1 and Nokia 7.1 were expected to receive the Android 10 update in Q4 2019. In keeping with the update schedule, Nokia rolled out the update for the...

Nokia branded Android TV launches with a 55-inch 4K screen and JBL sound in India

While Nokia isn't a brand you'd associate with smart TVs, the company has licensed its brand to Flipkart to launch the first-ever Nokia-branded smart TV in India. Priced at ₹41,999(~$588), the new 55-inch 4K LED Nokia Smart TV runs Android TV based on Android 9 Pie and boasts of two 24-watt built-in speakers tuned by...

Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 may have the Galaxy S11’s 108MP and 5x zoom cameras

Late last month, we got our look at the first few renders of Samsung's upcoming flagships — the Galaxy S11, Galaxy S11e, and Galaxy S11+. The renders revealed that the devices will feature a massive camera bump with a penta-camera setup, a centered hole-punch display, and no headphone jack. While the renders revealed little to...

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...