Posts From Tushar Mehta

Tushar Mehta
Tushar Mehta

Tushar's love for tinkering with different forms of consumer tech brings him to this front. Besides technology, he likes to keep a tab on the political climate and trade bouts that make things expensive, and in turn, peeve him. Email him at [email protected]

Google is taking questions from developers for a Reddit AMA on Android 11

Google released the first Android 11 Developer Preview back in February this year. This is earlier than the usual release schedule for developer previews and this foresightedness was meant to ensure that developers get ample time to adapt new platform behaviors and APIs for their apps. Despite this, the release of the Android 11 beta...

Mi Control Center adds an iOS design flare to your Android’s Quick Settings panel

MIUI 12 is the latest version of Xiaomi's custom Android overlay for its smartphones. The updated software tenders several visual improvements to the interface. From a whole bunch of new animations to the iOS-inspired Control Center, MIUI 12 gets an entirely new persona. Xiaomi has already started rolling out the stable MIUI 12 update for...

OnePlus U Series and Y Series TVs launch in India with 55″ 4K, 43″ Full HD, and 32″ HD-ready LED models

OnePlus is far from the brand it started as. But, it has lately been switching lanes and retargeting for a target group it had abandoned in the past few years with its products' steeply rising prices. Besides inching a bit more towards the premium smartphone brand, OnePlus also entered the smart TV segment last year...

Windows 10 Insider Preview 20161 brings a new Start menu design, Alt + TAB support for Microsoft Edge tabs, and more

Microsft's Windows operating system powers more than three-fourths of the PCs in the world but it often gets overruled as less visually coherent as compared to Apple's macOS. Microsoft has been working on these issues and gradually overhauling the aesthetics in the OS. The software giant has just released a new Windows 10 Insider Preview...

Google’s Messages beta now shows bubble notifications on Android 11

Last year, with Android 10 developer preview 2, Google added support for Bubbles API that enables floating chat heads similar to Facebook Messenger. The API was offered to developers so they can prepare their apps to support the Bubbles feature. Although Bubbles didn't make it to the final build of Android 10, the feature was...

Samsung’s 5G Galaxy Z Flip shows up on TENAA with an overclocked Qualcomm Snapdragon 865

Samsung clearly dominates the market of smartphones with foldable displays. After launching the horizontally folding Samsung Galaxy Fold last year, the Korean giant launched Galaxy Z Flip with a much smaller footprint and a vertically folding screen earlier this year. Despite being launched alongside the Galaxy S20 series, which is powered by the Snapdragon 865...

Realme X50 5G with Snapdragon 765G and 120Hz display and Realme Buds Q launch in Europe next week

Realme is among the fastest-growing smartphone brands worldwide. Born in India after spinning off from OPPO, the company reportedly holds the seventh position in the list of top smartphone brands globally. The company is poised to expand further in markets such as Europe and has been launching devices with the same vigor as it does...

Xiaomi is testing an enhanced Reading Mode with a “Paper” color mode

MIUI 12, the latest version of Xiaomi's custom Android interface, improves greatly upon the functionality and the visual features as compared to MIUI 11. Xiaomi has already started rolling out the stable MIUI 12 update to a slew of devices globally. In the meantime, the MIUI development team is testing a lot of new features...

POCO M2 Pro with quad cameras launches in India on July 7

Xiaomi's spin-off brand POCO that rose to stardom with the success of barebones flagship killer POCO F1 (review). The brand reemerged after an 18-month limbo with the POCO X2, which was exclusive to India. In our review, we it found to be "every bit better than the POCO F1". Although Fans in India have been...

Google is rolling out smart compose in Gboard for Messages, Telegram, and WhatsApp

At Google I/O 2018, the company demonstrated the Smart Compose feature that uses machine learning to autocomplete sentences. Smart Compose was launched as an exclusive feature for Gmail and only available via G Suite accounts and limited to Pixel 3 devices. In early 2019, Google expanded the feature to all Gmail users and later on...

Google Play Services prepares to show earthquake alerts in California powered by ShakeAlert

With the Third Pixel Feature Drop at the beginning of June, Google added a bunch of new features to Android 10 on Pixel devices. Among these, Google added some improvements to the Personal Safety app by extending the Crash Detection feature from Pixel 4/4XL to Pixel 3 series and adding two new features – "Safety...

Spotify rolls out real-time lyrics in 26 markets, including India

Spotify is easily among the most popular music streaming services in the world. Its apps for different platforms are continuously updated with new features. Back in March, the Spotify app for Android received a new homescreen UI along with a universal Shuffle button and a rejigged Action row. In the following month, Spotify started receiving...