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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]

[Update: Rolling Out] Microsoft Outlook’s upcoming dark mode for Android leaks in new screenshots

Dark mode gets a lot of people drooling for the sheer improvement it brings to the aesthetics of any app. Google has been building support for a system-wide dark theme, starting Android Q, along with APIs to help developers integrate a dark mode in third party apps. Many of Google's own apps such as Google...

[Update 3: Vivo NEX 3 hands-on video] Waterfall displays are the next trend for smartphone displays

OPPO grabbed the world's attention when it launched the Find X last year. The OPPO Find X was a pinnacle of smartphone design as it took the idea of an elevating front-facing camera to the next level. Instead of using a pop-up camera, the smartphone used a moving assembly which was as wide as the...

[Update: Hands-on images and camera samples] OPPO Reno2 with 48MP quad cameras, 5X hybrid zoom, shark fin rising design launches in India alongside Reno2Z and Reno2F

OPPO introduced the camera-centric Reno series, comprising the OPPO Reno 10X Zoom and the Reno Standard editions, earlier this year. As evident from the name, the Reno 10X Zoom focussed on the zooming abilities of the smartphone – it features a periscopic 5X optical zoom module with the ability to zoom up to 50X digitally....

Google Nest Hub, Google’s smart speaker with a 7″ display, launches in India for ₹9,999 (~$140)

There's a global rise in demand for interactive voice-based tech solutions for the natural ease of use and simplicity they offer. The market has been catching up in countries like India, where the two leaders in the segment – Google and Amazon – are pitting their best smart speakers to entice users with the charming...

[Update: Moving to SourceForge] OpenGapps team explains the future of their Google apps hosting situation

Although Android is open source, it's difficult for most users to stomach using an Android device without Google Play apps and services. Projects like OpenGApps make it possible for users to easily get their favorite Google apps on custom ROMs. OpenGApps even comes in bundles of various sizes with each bundle comprised of Google Play...

[Update 4: Liquid cooling and Gamepad] Redmi Note 8 series and 70-inch Redmi 4K smart TV to launch on August 29th

Xiaomi's spin-off brand, Redmi, has been pulling off one feat after another. While it was earlier confined to the budget segment, Redmi entered the premium segment with its refined flagship killer i.e. the Redmi K20 Pro besides launching its own lineup of accessories such as wireless earbuds and power banks. Redmi is now planning another...

The Motorola One Action with a GoPro-esque “Action Cam”, 21:9 display, and Android One launches in India

Lenovo-owned Motorola set the precedent for a highly competitive smartphone market in India with the OG Moto G. Over the last five years or so, it has lost its market to Chinese brands which dominate most of the market share in India. Lately, Motorola has been sweating it out to revive its lost dominance and...

For months, Google listed the wrong phone number for its own product advice hotline

The average person would turn towards Google in the search of any form of information since the information we find on Google search is considered reliable and dependable. But you know it's not only ironic but also comical when any information on Google's own products website turns out to incorrect. That's what happened with a...

Microsoft Launcher 5.7 adds a new Cortana conversation UI while Microsoft Edge adds Read Aloud

Microsoft has been striving to grab a bite of out of Google's userbase and while it can no longer achieve it by launching its own smartphones, the tech giant is pushing out alternatives to Google's apps. The list of Microsoft's apps for Android includes tasks and events planners, a phone-to-desktop notification mirroring app, an SMS...

[Update 2: Official] Google Play Store’s Material Theme redesign is rolling out

Slowly and steadily, Google has been refreshing its Android app with the Material Theme design philosophy which includes rounder Google Sans font, whiter background with ample spacing, and use of vibrant colors over flat icons to make content discovery easier. We've come across refurbished versions of Google Calendar, Google Photos, Google Drive, Google Keep, Google...

All Realme phones, including Realme 1, will have the same software: Realme CEO Madhav Sheth

Realme was seen as a lowkey debutant in India when it launched its first device back in May 2018. Their first smartphone, which was officially called the OPPO Realme 1, made ripples in the already saturated Indian budget smartphone segment with its high value for money. Selling 400,000 units of the Realme 1 in just...

[Update: Goes Global] Google Go will soon integrate Google Assistant Go and Google Lens

Google has been perceptive about the needs and expectations of low-income users, who desire a lag-free Android experience but can only afford smartphones with the basic hardware. To fulfill these requirements, Google launched Android (Go Edition), which is tailored to run on smartphones with limited resources. In Android Go, the suite of Android apps is...