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 Motorola Moto G7 Plus may launch on T-Mobile in the US

Motorola may have been crushed by the strong forces of Chinese brands in the East but it still serves as a reasonable option in markets like LATAM and the U.S. This is primarily because it is among the most reliable names, especially in the budget segment. One of three new models of Moto G7 series...

Disney+ content will be available in India via Hotstar Premium at no extra cost

Last week, Disney announced its own ad-free streaming service, Disney+ to offer its shows and movies to consumers directly without depending on any other party in the middle. The service will primarily compete with Netflix with its $7 monthly pricing in the U.S. when it goes live later this year. Apart from Disney movies -...

Sensory’s TrulyNatural is an SDK for on-device natural language processing

Voice is poised to be the next big medium of interaction with a host of smart devices and appliances. Realizing this potential, internet majors like Amazon and Google have already pioneered voice interactions, occupying almost 97% of the smart speaker market, while Facebook recently publicized its plans to introduce its own voice assistant soon. But...

Facebook is making a voice assistant to compete with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa

Facebook might be in between a tricky situation for handling users' data poorly but that is not stopping the social media giant from pondering over new ways to learn more about its users and their preferences. Furthering its plans to create a holistic virtual and/or augmented reality ecosystem, Facebook is now working on a voice-based...

Samsung has sold 2 million units of the Galaxy A10, A30, and A50 over 40 days in India

Earlier this month, Samsung announced a whole new persona for its Galaxy A series while fusing the J series into it. The new Galaxy A series encompasses over a much wider range in terms of pricing and specifications and even before this announcement, Samsung started announcing new smartphones to match this new philosophy. The revamped...

OnePlus, OPPO, and Xiaomi were the fastest growing brands in the premium market in 2018

Despite a worldwide slump in the shipment of smartphones, the premium segment registered an 18% growth in the last year. While Apple and Samsung continued to hold the top two positions, this growth was primarily driven by the surge of Chinese brands such as OnePlus, OPPO, and Xiaomi which were among the fastest growing brands...

Xiaomi adds a Digital Wellbeing-like service and Wi-Fi Probe Protection in the latest MIUI betas

Xiaomi adds the latest features to its custom Android skin - MIUI - even without upgrading devices to the newest version of Android. This allows Xiaomi to alleviate the interface and the user's experience without having to necessarily ramp up the Android version. For instance, there is only a marginal difference between MIUI 10 builds...

[Update: Stable rolling out] EMUI 9 beta testing begins for the Honor 8 Pro

Huawei, as well as its sub-brand Honor, used to not have a good track record when it came to releasing timely software updates for their older smartphones. However, things seem to be picking up pace with the Android Pie-based EMUI 9 releases, and now Honor is inviting users to preview the software on one of their older...

HTC’s Android apps have disappeared – and reappeared – on Google Play, here’s why

HTC, which helped give form to Google's dream (pun intended) of creating a smartphone ecosystem back in 2008, is no longer among the leading names in the Android marketplace. Even though Google returned the favor by buying HTC's design team for a little over a billion dollars last year, that hasn't really salvaged the brand....

The Xiaomi Mi 9 SE is starting to become available in Europe

Xiaomi recently announced its latest flagship, Mi 9, with a host of premium features like a sleek design, the latest Snapdragon 855, triple rear cameras, in-display fingerprint scanner, and a lot more for a starting price of nearly $450. That makes for a very compelling option for anyone wishing to experience the luxury of a...

Honor 20 Lite leak hints at triple cameras, Kirin 710, and €280 price tag

Honor recently announced that it will be launching the Honor 20 next month in London. With the help of the teaser, we could deduce that the smartphone will launch on May 21 and probably feature quad rear cameras with a focus on night time photography. But it may not be the only device launching at...

Game Turbo becomes a standalone app in the Xiaomi POCO F1’s latest MIUI beta

Disrupting the segment of the market dominated by brands like OnePlus, Xiaomi made a new statement with the launch of POCO F1 which offers incredible value for money and a feature-rich spec sheet. On top of that, the team dedicated to POCO (Pocophone) brand has consistently rolled out fresh MIUI updates to implement the latest...