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’s next-gen Assistant now supports English in Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, and Singapore

Back at Google I/O 2019 earlier this year, the company first showcased the all-new faster Google Assistant. Over the next couple of months, we saw numerous leaks that gave us a clearer picture of what to expect from the updated Assistant. Back in October, we also saw a new compact UI for setting reminders with...

Unofficial LineageOS 17 brings Android 10 to the Realme X

Back in July this year, Realme launched the Realme X in India and the mid-range device was received quite well. In a bid to make the device more attractive to buyers, the company then shipped units to custom ROM and kernel developers. Thanks to Realme's proactive support, we saw the prompt release of a LineageOS...

Google Search is now better at showing news articles thanks to machine learning

Even though Google News is a thing, a lot of us still rely on Google Search to stay on top of current events. A simple search on any given topic yields thousands of relevant results and it's because of this convenience that many users, including me, haven't transitioned to Google's dedicated platform for news. In...

OPPO Reno3 will have the MediaTek Dimensity 1000L SoC

At an upcoming launch event in China, OPPO will finally lift the covers of the all-new Reno3 series. Previous leaks and teasers have confirmed that the company will launch two devices — the Reno3 and Reno3 Pro 5G — at the event and we know a fair bit about the more premium of the two...

U.S. may block Facebook from integrating WhatsApp, Instagram, and Messenger

Earlier this year, reports revealed that Facebook's co-founder Mark Zuckerberg planned to unify the infrastructure of all three of Facebook's messaging services — WhatsApp, Instagram, and Messenger. The idea was to operate all three services as standalone apps but on the same underlying messaging infrastructure. Naturally, this raised privacy concerns among many of the users,...

Unofficial LineageOS 17 brings Android 10 to the Moto G 2013 and Moto G 2014

With the launch of the Moto G series back in 2013, Motorola revolutionized the budget smartphone marketplace. While the original Moto G might not seem like much today, back then it was one of the go-to choices for anyone looking for a well-built budget smartphone offering a near-stock Android experience. Even though the Moto G...

Samsung Galaxy A51 is now official with a hole punch display and quad rear cameras

Just a couple of months after Samsung announced the Galaxy A50s, the company has launched the Galaxy A51 in Vietnam. We've already seen plenty of leaked renders of the device showcasing the punch-hole display and 48MP quad rear camera setup. And now we have more information about the device's internal specifications. The all-new Galaxy A51...

Android 10 rolling out to Samsung Galaxy M20 and Galaxy M30 in India

Back in October, Samsung officially announced the Android 10-based One UI 2.0 beta program for its flagship Galaxy S10 series. Since then, the company has extended the beta program to a number of devices in the Galaxy S and Note lineup, and it has even started rolling out stable Android 10 updates for some of...

TikTok’s parent company ByteDance launches music app Resso in India

ByteDance's TikTok has become a global sensation over the last couple of years, giving users a platform to create short videos with dubbing. Even though the app has faced several hurdles in India, it still has a thriving community of users in the country. Riding on the success of its app, ByteDance has become one...

Tasker 5.9 brings Logcat events, Media Button detection, customizable Assistant, and much more

When it comes to automation apps, there's no other app on the Android marketplace that can beat the functionality offered by Tasker. Even though the app doesn't have a beginner-friendly UI, Tasker is the go-to choice for many power users due to the sheer number of plugins it offers. On top of that, the app...

Motorola One Power’s stable Android 10 update is rolling out

Early last month, Motorola opened an Android 10 closed beta program for the Motorola One Power. At the time, anyone registered on the Motorola Feedback Network could participate in the program and try out a preview build of Android 10 on their devices. While the initial build for the device included the Android security patches...

Netflix begins testing long-term subscription plans in India

In a bid to attract more subscribers in the country, Netflix launched mobile-only plans in India earlier this year in July. The new single-screen plans, which started at just ₹199, squarely targeted the ever-growing smartphone user base in the country. Now, in order to attract more users on other platforms, Netflix has started testing long-term...