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]

Xiaomi is ending MIUI Global Beta for all devices after this month

Xiaomi's MIUI undergoes constant improvements with beta testers playing a pivotal role in the retention and enhancement of features before they're conveyed over to the stable builds. MIUI has two layers of beta testing - one, closed beta which has a more unstable ROM and is restricted to a limited number of testers and second,...

Customize OxygenOS on the OnePlus 7/7 Pro with the latest version of GravityBox [Root]

Xposed Framework is an excellent customization tool if you're looking supercharge your Android experience. It uses apps called Xposed Modules to customize the original behavior of any system process or application to offer a better experience. While there's a host of Xposed Modules to choose from, GravityBox is among the essentials that we would recommend...

[Update: Removed by Huawei] Booking.com ads are showing up on the lock screens of Huawei devices

Huawei is in the middle of a crisis following the ban imposed by the U.S. government. The ban also prohibits Huawei from installing Google's apps and services on its smartphones after August 19th, leaving the company hanging by a thread. Besides future devices, the ban also restricts Huawei and Honor from pushing updates to existing...

First Google Camera port for the ASUS ZenFone 6 bring working 48MP HDR+ mode

ASUS recently began a pilot leg of a development program with some of the most trusted developers in the XDA community. This is intended to kickstart the development of third-party mods, custom ROMs and GSIs, custom recovery TWRP, and custom kernels for the recently announced flagship – the ASUS ZenFone 6. Now, in only a...

[Update: Redmi Note 7 Pro too] Xiaomi says 9 devices will get Android Q this year while the Redmi Note 7 gets it in 2020

Xiaomi develops new versions of its custom Android overlay, MIUI, independent of major upgrades in Android. The upcoming version of MIUI i.e. MIUI 11 has been in development since January and has been promised to come with better icons and animations, system-wide dark theme, and many other performance as well as battery optimizations. While the...

Forums for the Redmi K20/Mi 9T, Redmi K20 Pro, and HTC U19e are now open

We're always delighted to see the developer community embrace new devices and kickstart third-party endeavors intended to make the devices even better. So today, we're adding dedicated forums for three newly launched smartphones with the anticipating significant momentum of development, especially considering the value proposition these devices offer. Redmi K20 Pro XDA Forums Starting with the Redmi...

Realme 3’s update brings May security patches, Theme Store, display optimization, and more

Realme 3, a solid competitor in the sub-₹10,000 ($145) segment, was launched in March this year with ColorOS 6 based on Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box. With a starting price in the ballpark of $130, the Realme 3 with dual rear cameras, a dewdrop notch design, a large 4320mAh battery, and a gradient design makes for...

WhatsApp threatens legal action against companies that bypass its anti-spam protections

WhatsApp remains at the top of all messaging apps with a user base of more than 1.5 billion. While the massive user base offers huge business opportunities to WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned messaging platform also faces the challenge of having the platform abused for spamming or bulk messaging for spreading fake news and selling products. WhatsApp...

PUBG Mobile 0.13.0 update brings 4×4 Team Deathmatch mode, new Godzilla suit, 4 new zombies, more

PUBG Mobile has earned the level of popularity and obsession that hardly any other mobile game ever has. PUBG Mobile has more than 50 million daily users, and despite reports about many young gamers harming themselves or taking their lives after facing defeat, these numbers are ever growing. This popularity has helped Tencent and PUBG...

The 8″ Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2019) is coming with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 429

Undeterred by the sliding demand for tablets worldwide, Samsung is moving forth and launching new tablets. The Korean giant launched the entertainment-centric Galaxy Tab S5e around MWC 2019 followed by a more affordable Galaxy Tab A 8" with S-Pen support in March. Now, it appears to be preparing to launch another tablet with entry-level specifications,...

[Update: OnePlus 6/6T Too] The OnePlus 5/5T get OxygenOS beta 34/32 with June security patches, Digital Wellbeing, and Fnatic mode

OnePlus' OxygenOS is frequently updated with new features and this is what makes older OnePlus remain as fast as the new ones. Feedback plays a major role in the development and evolution of OxygenOS and the company seeks valuable inputs about new features from proficient users through its Open beta program before sending these features...

[Update 2: Leaked photo] LG reportedly plans on selling an online-only, triple camera budget smartphone in India

The smartphone market in India is captured by Chinese brands, with Xiaomi leading for the past seven quarters. Samsung, which earlier held the helm for several years before being overtaken by Xiaomi, recently had to rethink its strategy to stay put against the former's aggressive pricing. While the results after the introduction of the Galaxy...