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]

The Red Magic 3 gaming phone with a 90Hz display, internal fan, and Snapdragon 855 is coming to North America and Europe

ZTE's Nubia is poised to expand its portfolio of gaming products outside of China. The company will soon bring its latest gaming smartphone – Nubia Red Magic 3 – to a long list of countries across North America, Europe, and certain parts of Asia starting later this month. The Red Magic 3 was launched in China...

Google Pixel 3a/3a XL go on sale in India with 3 months of free YouTube Music but, with conditions

With two new Pixels – the Pixel 3a and the Pixel 3a XL, Google is targetting the users who want an unbeatable camera in the mid-range segment. The two smartphones offer flagship-grade photography, in spite of its convenient pricing. For those looking to experience the premium camera experience in India, the Google Pixel 3a series...

Realme X with a pop-up selfie camera, in-display fingerprint scanner, VOOC 3.0, Snapdragon 710 launched in China

Realme branched out of OPPO last year to make devices which cater specifically to the expectations of young customers. The brand has been faring very well in markets like India on the strength of its affordable smartphones. Realme 3 Pro was recently announced in India, which was hailed as a flagship by the company. Today,...

Kernel sources are available for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5/Redmi Note 6 Pro/Mi 6X’s Android Pie release

There is no doubting that Xiaomi's smartphones offer great hardware at attractive pricing. Besides this, its devices also receive considerable support from the developer community. To spur third-party development, the company recently promised that it would release the kernel source code for Xiaomi and Redmi devices in a timely manner and acted upon this promise...

WhatsApp vulnerability allowed installation of spyware on smartphones

Facebook has had a tough time since the revelations of Cambridge Analytica data harvesting case came out last year. At the F8 conference this year, the chief executive Mark Zuckerberg promised to execute a "re-plumbing" job to make Facebook and its sister platforms – including WhatsApp and Instagram – more private and secure. But, it...

Gmail for Android adds Google Tasks integration

Last year, Google launched a new design for the desktop version of Gmail along with a long-awaited overhaul and a direct placement for the Tasks app. This was accompanied by dedicated apps for Google Tasks on Android and iOS so that you can find and manage your Tasks from different devices in a single place....

Google says the Pixel 3a has a headphone jack because it gives consumers “flexibility for audio quality”

Google projects the Pixel 3a as an affordable premium smartphone that borrows a lot from its more powerful sibling – the Pixel 3 – in terms of the camera's performance. There are several trade-offs in this bargain but the Pixel 3a gets one feature that the Pixel 3 does not have and that is the...

Redmi’s Snapdragon 855 flagship could get an Android Q beta after launch

Xiaomi's Redmi, which was recently spun off as an individual brand, will soon be venturing into the flagship market with a new smartphone powered by Snapdragon 855. Redmi's CEO Lu Weibing has been teasing the smartphone with the help of riddles and even though we've only limited information about the two flagships at our disposal, the...

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro, Samsung Galaxy Tab S4, and HTC Desire 12+ get support for TWRP

Many-a-times, smartphones with great hardware are flanked with limiting software experience and this primarily why communities like ours thrive. Thanks to the efforts of thousands of independent developers and contributors, users who wish to achieve more with their smartphones can use tailored modification tools like custom ROMs, kernels, etc. To get started with the process...

Google Photo’s black and white Colorize feature may launch soon in beta

Colorized history is spellbinding in its own unique way, which is why it has both a dedicated subreddit and a meme format to itself. To make the process of getting black and white images colorized easy,  a feature named "Colorize" was announced for Google Photos during last year's Google I/O.  However, it was swept under...

[Update: Full Probe Launched] India is reportedly investigating Google for monopolistic practices related to Android

Nearly 90% of the users in the world's second-largest market for smartphones - India - depend on Android, compared to the worldwide share of 75%. Clearly, India is a vital market for Google and efforts like "Google for India" as well as a recently set up R&D center for chipsets vouch for it. However, not...

[Update: Exodus 1s announced] HTC wants us to know it’s not dead, plans to release its 5G Hub and a second-gen “blockchain phone”

HTC may have been the first company to craft the first commercial Android smartphone, but more than a decade later, it has been reduced to a shell of its former self. While the Taiwanese company did manage to release a few smartphones—the HTC U12 series and the "Exodus 1" blockchain-focused smartphone—in 2018, poor sales testify...