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]

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 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...

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...

[Update: Permanent price-cut up to ₹5,000] The ASUS ZenFone 6 with a flip camera launches in India as the ASUS 6Z

ASUS does not get counted among the most popular smartphone brands in India but recent launches including the aggressively priced ZenFone Max Pro M1 and the successor ZenFone Max Pro M2 have been changing that perception. Simultaneously, ASUS has been pitching its flagship proposition including the ZenFone 5Z which was launched last year as a...

[Update: Coming to MIUI 11 Stable] Xiaomi is finally adding an app drawer and app shortcuts in MIUI Launcher

One of the major talking points of the POCO Launcher, which was released as the default launcher laid over MIUI with the POCO F1 last year, was its app drawer. This is because MIUI has traditionally lacked an app drawer, forcing users to rely on third-party launchers. That's about to change soon with Xiaomi actually...

Google announces new Chrome developer tools to reduce page loads and build native app-like experiences

Two decades ago, Google started off as a web search engine, but today, it dominates how we experience and interact with the web. Google Search, in itself, hugely commands most of the online usage, but other products like the world's most popular browser – Google Chrome – as well as the most used mobile operating...

Samsung Galaxy A70s update brings Link to Windows, Type-C headset support, and more

The Samsung Galaxy A70s is the company's first smartphone to be equipped with a 64MP primary back camera. It was launched a couple of months ago as a mid-cycle upgrade to the Galaxy A70 and uses a 64MP ISOCELL GW1 Bright sensor as compared to the 32MP sensor on the latter. The smartphone is now...