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 adding a one-click button to turn off all ads in MIUI system apps

Xiaomi's custom Android skin MIUI comes with a bevy of improvements over, or substitutes for, features in AOSP. The company spends a significant amount of time refining these features based on the feedback from beta testers as well as developing new ones with the objective of improving the end user's experience. While users cherish the...

Realme 5 Pro Review: Sparkling Looks and a Sharp Price for the Quad Cameras

Realme, OPPO's spin-off brand, has been reshaping consumers' perceptions with its aggressive pricing and untiring leaps in India. In April this year, they hosted an event to launch the Realme 3 Pro. The company called it their flagship smartphone, justifying that it was (at that time) the most pricey device they sold. Four months later,...

[Update: Realme Q in China] Realme 5 Pro with quad rear cameras, 20W VOOC charging launches in India along with Realme 5 and Realme Buds 2.0

Realme is advancing by leaps and bounds and has nestled very comfortably among the top five smartphone brands in India. The company has put out several quality products lately including the pocket-friendly Realme 3, the competent Realme 3 Pro, and the practical and premium Realme X. The company recently let us play around with a...

[Update: Roll-out begins] Exclusive: Mi TV 4 PRO, 4A PRO, 4C PRO, and 4X PRO to get Android Pie update starting September

Xiaomi is best known for its propensity of shaking up the economics of nearly every segment of the smartphone market. While Xiaomi may very well be credited for a transformation in the category of smartphones as well as accessories, they have also played a vital role in realigning the Indian smart TV market in the...

Realme XT’s 64MP camera is a prominent upgrade over 48MP cameras

Smartphones are evolving at a rate that is difficult to grasp. With the beginning of this year, rose the fad of 48-megapixel photography, which at that time, appeared to lead the industry for the whole of 2019. However, with a quarter of the year still left to unwind, the trend of 48MP photography has started...

[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...