Posts From Tushar Mehta

Tushar Mehta
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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]

Vivo targets India’s online buyers with U20’s Snapdragon 675, 5000mAh battery, 18W charging at ₹10,990 (~$150)

Vivo is the third-largest smartphone brand in India by the number of shipments. Offline sales make up for the majority of Vivo's sale in India and but lately, they have been trying to woo the consumers who prefer to buy online. In September, Vivo announced the U10, their first online-only smartphone in India and its...

Realme X2 Pro with insane 50W fast charging and flagship specs gets a jaw-dropping price in India

Realme has grown at an astonishing rate over the last year and this controverts the globally declining demand for smartphones. Starting its journey with entry-level smartphones, Realme has rapidly evolved to grab a major chunk of the mid-range segment and is now vying for a share in the segment of flagships – or rather, flagship...

Realme 5s is a Realme 5 but with a 48MP quad camera setup and a new red color

Realme and Xiaomi's sub-brand have a lot in common. Both of the brands offer impressively specced smartphones at fiercely competitive pricing. Of the two, Realme has witnessed a much more staggering growth over the past several months and that is probably because of their relentless launches new phones every month. But today, Realme is following...

[Update: List of Topics] Twitter update lets you follow Topics you’re interested in, not just People

Twitter has a strong gravitational pull and you can't just occasionally browse, check your notifications, and move over. This is because of the dynamic and instant nature of Twitter and while this can be both engaging and informative, it can also get overwhelming. The astounding flow of information (as well as the banter and the...

[Update 2: Stable Android Pie is now rolling out] Xiaomi is recruiting testers for the Mi TV 4A’s Android Pie update

Besides disrupting the smartphone market with its tempting prices, Xiaomi has also taken a good share of the smart TV sales with its Mi TV lineup. These Mi TVs are incredibly popular majorly in the South East Asian markets. The Mi TV 4A, which was launched in 2018 with Patchwall UI based on Android Nougat,...

[Update 12: Temporary License Extended Again] Google has revoked Huawei’s Android license

Huawei is among the most valued Chinese companies and one which has an empire fanning out in all directions. Besides claiming the number two spot in terms of smartphone sales worldwide, Huawei is among the leading suppliers for telecommunication equipment and a driving force in the adoption of 5G. But for certain reasons, the company...

[Update 2: Snapdragon 665] Realme will launch the Realme 5s 48MP Quad Camera phone next week

Realme is growing at an unprecedented rate on the back of high demand in the Indian market. Research firm Counterpoint recently hailed them for "defying the global smartphone market slowdown" with an eight-fold YoY growth they clocked in Q3 2019 to become the seventh-largest brand by shipments for the said quarter. They recently joined the...

Huawei Kirin A1, Huawei’s first dedicated chipset for wearables, will launch in India next month

The uncertainty due to the Sino-US trade conflict has led to much confusion about GMS (Google Mobile Services) support on Huawei and Honor smartphones. Despite exciting announcements like the Huawei Mate 30 Pro and the Honor 9X, the availability of these smartphones has been limited to only certain regions. However, the pace of innovation hasn't...

Google Maps update will bring a Translate button for place names and addresses

Google Maps has made our lives extremely convenient. Besides saving us from any skirmish with paper maps and finding the most time-effective routes, Google Maps also has a bunch of features that help you explore a foreign country. If you're in an unknown city, Maps also saves you from being conned by taxi drivers and...

Here’s a list of 200+ smartphones that can run Linux distributions

A Linux kernel is a core element of Android but despite this, Android is much different from a typical Linux distribution for its lack of a GNU interface. Android and Linux apps are not exchangeable because of different runtime systems and libraries. But with the efforts of some brilliant developers, you can actually run a...

[Update 2: Now live in the US, Canada, and the Netherlands] Disney’s video streaming service brings Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and The Simpsons under the same roof for $6.99/month

Disney, the juggernaut which is synonymous with cartoons, is also the world's most valuable media company. And, it has long the vision of becoming the top online streaming service. For almost two years, the media giant has been vocal about its plans to launch three separate services dedicated to providing family-friendly TV entertainment, sports streaming,...

At A Glance widget tests showing Google Assistant reminders

Google's "At A Glance" is one of the most simplistic yet useful widgets. The widget changes dynamically based on the information that might be relevant to you at a specific time. At A Glance was introduced as a simple time & weather widget exclusively as part of the Pixel launcher. It was eventually made available...