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.

[Update: Spotted in Canary] Google is adding a screenshot editor to Chrome for Android

In order to make annotations a simpler and more straightforward process, Google rolled out a new markup tool in Android 9 Pie last year. While the tool was initially limited to devices running Android 9, it was soon unofficially ported over to phones running older versions of Android. Earlier this year in September, Google started...

OnePlus’ new mid-range smartphone is coming to Europe and India in July

Leaks and rumors about a new mid-range device from OnePlus have been floating around since late last year. The device, which was initially referred to as the OnePlus 8 Lite, was expected to launch alongside the OnePlus 8 series. But we later learned that the device would be launched later in the year under the...

Realme will expand its product portfolio in India with more AIoT and lifestyle products

Since its debut back in 2018, Realme has primarily launched smartphones in the Indian market. But in an interview late last year, Realme India's CEO Madhav Sheth revealed that the company planned on launching more AIoT and lifestyle products in the country. Since then, Realme has launched several new products in the market, including TWS...

OnePlus Launcher 4.5.4 adds a swipe down gesture to access OnePlus Shelf

Over the last couple of weeks, OnePlus has released a couple of updates for the stock OxygenOS launcher app — OnePlus Launcher. With version 4.4 of the launcher, OnePlus added a redesigned App Switcher to the launcher with a smaller and more uniform UI and a new quick search gesture to help users find installed...

OnePlus’ new smart TVs will support Dolby Vision and the company’s “Cinematic Display” and “Gamma Engine” technologies

OnePlus entered the smart TV segment in India last year with the launch of two premium 4K QLED TVs. The TVs were launched at a starting price of ₹70,000 (~$990 at the time) and were heavily criticized for their exorbitant pricing. In response, OnePlus recently revealed that it was working on two new affordable smart...

Google Chrome’s memory use could drop significantly after adopting a new Windows 10 feature

The Google Chrome RAM hog meme might soon be a thing of the past as Microsoft has introduced a new feature in Windows 10 that could reduce Chrome's memory usage significantly. According to a recent report from Windows Latest, the Windows 10 May 2020 update (20H1) has started rolling out to users worldwide, and it introduces...

Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom add lens correction profiles for the Huawei P40 Pro, Apple iPhone SE, iPad Pro, and more

A number of premium and mid-range smartphones these days feature a Pro mode in the camera app that lets users make manual adjustments to the ISO, shutter speed, white balance, and exposure while capturing images. More often than not, the Pro mode also includes a RAW image capture setting that lets users save captured images...

OPPO demonstrates some of its potential new camera tech at CVPR 2020

Chinese smartphone manufacturer OPPO has demonstrated some of its potential new camera technologies at the Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) Conference 2020, which have earned the company two first-place and two-third place awards at the event. The technologies that won the awards include perceptual extreme super-resolution technology, visual localization, and human activity recognition in...

Here are the 16 Huawei and 4 Honor devices getting the EMUI 10.1/Magic UI 3.1 global update

Huawei's flagship P40 series debuted earlier this year with a slightly upgraded version of its custom Android 10-based skin called EMUI 10.1. Soon after the launch, the company shared an EMUI 10.1 update roadmap detailing the beta release timeline for older Huawei and Honor smartphones. Since then, several Huawei devices, including the Huawei P30, Mate...

Realme reveals Android 10 schedule for the C2, wireless charger availability, and more

After a two month hiatus, Realme India's CEO Madhav Sheth recently returned with another episode of AskMadhav — the company's video Q&A series on YouTube. In the latest episode, Sheth revealed a ton of information about upcoming software updates for some of the company's products and hinted at a couple of new products that will...

Samsung Galaxy A21s launched with 48MP quad rear camera

Samsung is making a killing with its Galaxy A series of budget and mid-range devices. The Galaxy A10 from last year was the top-selling Android smartphone in 2019, with the Galaxy A50 and Galaxy A20 taking the next two spots. The Galaxy A51, which was launched towards the end of last year, was the top-selling...

Here is your first look at the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 in the flesh

Over the last couple of weeks, we've seen several leaks and rumors about Samsung's upcoming smartwatch — the Galaxy Watch 3. First, we learned that the upcoming Galaxy Watch may keep the physical rotating bezel and include ECG and blood pressure monitoring features. Then, we found out that Samsung would skip the Galaxy Watch 2...