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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.

WhatsApp might soon let you hide your online status

WhatsApp has released several new features over the last few weeks, and the Meta-owned messaging app doesn't seem to be stopping anytime soon. After rolling out new visibility options for last seen, profile photo, and status, Android-to-iOS chat transfer support, and support for larger group chats, WhatsApp is now prepping another new feature. According to a...

Fitbit app gets redesigned charts to improve readability

Fitbit is rolling out a fresh update for its app on Android with redesigned charts for health metrics. The new charts offer better readability, making it easier for users to understand their health and fitness data. According to 9to5Google, the redesigned charts are rolling out with version 3.64.4 of the Fitbit app. The update doesn't seem to...

Google’s new Fast Pair audio switching will debut with the Pixel Buds Pro

Google announced several new features for Bluetooth-enabled audio devices this January. At the time, the company highlighted features like multipoint audio switching, Spatial Audio, and audio-only Chromecast support, but it did not release the features to supported devices. Now that the company is gearing up to bring its flagship TWS earbuds, the Pixel Buds Pro,...

You can now pre-order the Pixel 6a in the U.K. and U.S.

After showcasing the new Pixel 6a at I/O earlier this year, Google has now finally opened pre-orders for the device. Buyers in the U.S. can now book the device for $449 and receive it before the end of the month. Alternatively, you can wait until July 28 to pick it up from a store near...

[Update: It’s coming back] Google removes ‘Permissions’ list from Play Store app listings

While on the one hand, Google has introduced a new "Data Safety" section on the Play Store to provide users with more information about how apps use their data, on the other, the company is removing crucial details from app listings. In March this year, Google removed the 'Updated on' section from Play Store listings...

How to enable Glyph-lighting music visualization on the Nothing Phone 1

The Nothing Phone 1 is undoubtedly one of the most unique-looking smartphones we've seen in a while. Its transparent back panel and Glyph-lighting interface help it stand out from the competition and unlock some cool (albeit gimmicky) features in the process. For instance, you can use the Glyph-lighting interface as a notification LED with contact-specific...

LineageOS 19 is now available for the OnePlus Nord N200, FairPhone 3, and Redmi 7

The LineageOS team has extended LineageOS 19 support to several Android devices since the Android 12-based custom ROM debuted earlier this year. Last month, the team added support for several OnePlus, Poco, Xiaomi, and Sony devices. Now, it's extending LineageOS 19 support to three more devices -- OnePlus Nord N200, FairPhone 3, and Redmi 7. The...

Pixel 6a pre-orders go live in India, first sale on July 28

At its I/O developer conference in May, Google unveiled its latest affordable smartphone -- the Pixel 6a. It's a premium mid-ranger that brings some noteworthy features from the flagship Pixel 6 lineup within reach of more buyers. These include Google's in-house Tensor SoC, Titan M2 security chip, and a host of premium software features. Although...

OnePlus 10 Pro receives third Android 13 beta build with stability improvements

OnePlus has rolled out two beta builds of Android 13 for its flagship OnePlus 10 Pro so far. The first beta release rolled out to users in May, giving them an opportunity to try out the updated software ahead of the stable rollout. The second Android 13 beta build rolled out to the device the...

OnePlus will unveil its next flagship on August 3

Over the last few months, we've seen several leaks about an upcoming OnePlus flagship. Although the leaks have revealed contradictory information about the upcoming device, we now finally have some confirmation from OnePlus. In a recent post on its community forums, the company has announced that it will host a launch event in New York...

Google Meet now lets you ask questions and answer polls anonymously

Although Google is currently in the process of merging Duo with Meet, the company hasn't stopped adding new features to the latter. The latest feature to make its way to the video conferencing app lets users ask questions and answer polls anonymously. According to a recent post on the Google Workspace blog, the new Google Meet...

YouTube Music update brings support for Android 13’s media controls UI

Google has started rolling out an update for the YouTube Music app to some users. The update (v5.16) targets API level 33, i.e., Android 13, and it brings support for the updated media controls that Google introduced with Android 13 DP2 earlier this year. However, the updated media controls UI for YouTube Music comes with...