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.

Google brings back capacitive media controls on the Nest Mini, adds speaker pairing for stereo sound

The Google Home Mini was first launched back in 2017 and shortly after the launch Google had to disable its top touch functionality due to a hardware bug. The bug caused the Home Mini to wake up thousands of times a day, flashing its lights and even attempting to answer some random queries. It was...

[Update 3: India Launch Date Revealed] Realme X2 Pro is coming with the Snapdragon 855 Plus, 90Hz display, and 64MP camera

Following the recent launch of the Realme XT and Realme X2 last month, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer is gearing up for the launch of its first true flagship - the Realme X2 Pro. In a string of tweets from Realme Europe's official account, the company has revealed a few key specifications of the upcoming device.To...

Google App 10.74.6 hints at the Pixel 4’s new Assistant coming to Canada, the UK, and Singapore

At Google I/O 2019 earlier this year, the company first showcased the new faster Google Assistant. Then, over the last couple of months, we saw numerous leaks that gave us a clearer picture of what the company had planned for its virtual assistant. Most recently, we saw a new compact UI for setting reminders with...

Google Calendar 6.0.56 continues work on Google Tasks integration with recurring tasks and syncing

Ever since Google launched a standalone app for Google Tasks, a number of users have requested seamless Tasks integration in Google Calendar. The company has reportedly been working on the integration for the last few months and a teardown of the latest update for Google Calendar further indicates that the Tasks integration is well underway.Strings...

Realme XT, 5, and 5 Pro kernel source code are now available

Ever since its debut last year in May, Realme has gained tremendous popularity by launching affordable Android devices with some impressive specifications. The devices are also fairly popular in the Android development community and the company has been quite supportive. It has allowed users to easily unlock the bootloader of its phones and has also...

Qualcomm announces support for India’s NavIC Satellite Navigation System

In a bid to improve location services in the region, Qualcomm has officially announced support for India's Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) in select chipsets across the company's upcoming portfolio. This initiative, which was undertaken in collaboration with the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), will make use of India's NavIC constellation of 7 satellites to...

Samsung Notes update brings Galaxy Note 10 features to older Galaxy phones

With the launch of the Galaxy Note 10 earlier this year, Samsung introduced a number of cool new features to the Samsung Notes app. The update included handwriting to text conversion, among other things, allowing users to instantly convert their handwritten notes into text documents. This feature was also capable of replacing your handwriting with...

OnePlus is working on a one-handed mode for OxygenOS

OnePlus' OxygenOS is undoubtedly one of the best Android skins out there. It offers a near stock Android experience, while still packing some essential features and customization options. One of the main reasons behind OxygenOS' success is the fact that OnePlus pays close attention to customer feedback and keeps modifying the OS with each successive...

[Update: More Actions] Google Assistant tests a more compact UI for setting reminders

While Google hasn't officially revealed the Pixel 4 series, we know pretty much everything about the upcoming devices. Several leaks have surfaced over the past month, revealing most of the new hardware and software features. Among these is the new Google Assistant app that the company showcased at Google I/O earlier this year. The new...

Google Chrome is improving accessibility by auto-generating alt text for images

Chrome is undoubtedly one of the most used browsers out there; it's on your phone, on your computer, and you can even find it within other smart gadgets. And Google aims to keep it that way by adding more and more useful features to the browser. Last month we learned that Google was planning some...

Huami Amazfit GTS, the Apple Watch lookalike, launched in India for ₹9,999 (~$140)

Chinese wearables manufacturer Huami first unveiled its new Amazfit GTS at an event in China earlier this year in August. However, it didn't make its way to the Indian market immediately after launch. Instead, the company brought the Huami Amazfit GTR to the country late last month. Now, a month after its launch in China,...

Android 10 ports are now available for the Realme 3 Pro, Samsung Galaxy S7, Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite, Lenovo ZUK Z1, and Sony Xperia XA2

Google officially started rolling out the stable build of Android 10 early last month. Since then, only a handful of devices have received the update. These include phones from the Pixel series, the Essential PH-1, the Redmi K20 Pro and the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro. However, a vast majority of older devices haven't...