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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.

Does the Apple Watch Series 8 offer sleep tracking?

Apple added sleep tracking capabilities to the Apple Watch lineup with watchOS 7. The feature debuted with the Apple Watch Series 6, but Apple extended it to a few older models with the watchOS 7 update. Since the all-new Apple Watch Series 8 comes with watchOS 9, it offers all the sleep tracking features found...

The OpenWallet Foundation aims to support development of interoperable digital wallets

At its I/O developer conference this May, Google announced Google Wallet -- a comprehensive digital wallet app that replaces Google Pay in several regions. In addition to helping users make payments with an Android device, the new Google Wallet app lets them store everything from digital IDs to boarding passes. Soon after the announcement, Samsung...

Google might offer the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro in just two storage configurations

Google will host a hardware launch event on October 6, where it will unveil the Pixel 7 series, the Pixel Watch, and a new selection of Nest smart home devices. Although the company has only revealed a few details about the upcoming products, we've already seen plenty of leaks confirming their hardware specifications. Most recently,...

LineageOS 19 is now available for the Xiaomi Mi 8 SE, Mi 9 Lite, and Mi 9 SE

The LineageOS team added three new devices to the LineageOS 19 build roster last week, including the Moto Edge 20, the Google ADT-3 Android TV developer kit, and the Dynalink 4K TV Box. The Android 12-based custom ROM is now available for a few more devices. The latest devices to receive official LineageOS 19 builds...

Netflix teams up with Ubisoft to bring three exclusive mobile games to the platform

Although recent reports suggest that Netflix subscribers have shown little interest in its mobile game offerings, it doesn't seem like the streaming giant will give up on the vertical anytime soon. Netflix has now announced a partnership with Ubisoft to bring three exclusive mobile games to subscribers next year, including a new Assassin's Creed title. The...

Leaked renders of the OnePlus 11 Pro showcase a unique camera island design

Although it's only been a few weeks since OnePlus launched its latest flagship, the OnePlus 10T, leaks about the company's next flagship smartphone have already surfaced online. We recently learned that the rumored OnePlus 11 Pro could arrive before the end of this year. Now, renowned leaker OnLeaks has shared renders showcasing its design. The leaked...

The new Sony Xperia Stream can convert your Xperia 1 IV into a streaming powerhouse

Sony just wrapped up its second launch event for this month, but unfortunately, it did not launch a new gaming smartphone. Instead, the company has unveiled a new streaming accessory for its flagship Xperia 1 IV -- the Xperia Stream. Unlike gaming controllers like the Razer Kishi v2, the Xperia Stream is only good for...

iPhone 14 series battery capacity revealed in regulatory database

Although Apple shares detailed hardware specifications of its latest iPhones each year, the company doesn't explicitly advertise the battery capacity. Instead of sharing concrete figures in milliampere-hour (mAh) or watt-hour (Wh) like most Android OEMs, Apple merely states how long the battery can typically last on a full charge while performing specific tasks, like video...

The upcoming ‘Chromecast HD’ will reportedly ship with Google TV based on Android 12

Google has announced a hardware launch event for October 6. At the event, the company will introduce the new Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, Google Pixel Watch, and "the latest smart home devices." Although the company has not revealed any details about the smart home devices it will showcase at the event, recent leaks suggest that...

The Apple Watch SE 2 is available in these colors and official band options

At its recent 'Far Out' event, Apple launched a cheaper Apple Watch alongside the new Apple Watch Series 8 and the Apple Watch Ultra, as well as the new iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro series. The new Apple Watch SE 2 builds upon the success of the original Apple Watch SE, offering iPhone users...

You can now install the SoundCloud app on your Wear OS smartwatch

You can now listen to your favorite artists on SoundCloud using a Wear OS smartwatch. The SoundCloud app for Wear OS is rolling out to users on the beta channel, and you can try it out by enrolling in the SoundCloud beta program. Early last month, Google announced that new apps from SoundCloud and Deezer would...

Apple Watch Series 8: Here are all the colors and official band options

Although Apple has now added a new 'Ultra' model to its Apple Watch lineup, the Apple Watch Series 8 will likely remain the top choice for most buyers this year. That's because the new Ultra variant is a bit overkill for the average Joe and costs as much as the new iPhone 14. On the...