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]

Whatsapp Beta v2.20.110 hints at upcoming multi-device support and expiring messages

WhatsApp is the world's most popular messaging app. But it has several limitations as compared to other messengers that bind you to a particular phone or Android tablet. This may change soon as WhatsApp is reportedly working on support for simultaneous usage on multiple devices. Other than supporting multiple devices, WhatsApp might also allow users...

Honor 30S with 64MP quad cameras, Kirin 820 5G, 40W fast charging launches alongside Honor 9A

Huawei's sub-brand Honor launched the Honor 20 series last year in May. The least powerful device in the bunch – the Honor 20 Lite, also known as Honor 20i in India – received a quick upgrade in the form of the Honor 20S in September 2019. Today, Honor is launching the Honor 30S in China,...

OnePlus 8 Lite could launch under the OnePlus Z branding later this year

OnePlus is now a premium smartphone brand, leaning into the category of luxury products such as the OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition or the Concept One. But almost everyone who has enamored the brand knows that it started very humbly. It focussed its energy on flagship-grade devices sans the flagship pricing. However, every new series...

[Update: Press Renders] Alleged OnePlus 8 Pro specifications leak reveal 120Hz display, 30W wireless charging, and IP68 rating

Leaks about the OnePlus 8 series started pouring in just weeks after the OnePlus 7T's launch. Thanks to the digital renders shared by reliable leaker who is better known by their alias – OnLeaks – we have a wholesome notion about what these phones might look like. Now as we move closer to the purported...

[Update 4: Group Size Increased to 12] Group video calling in Google Duo goes live globally

Google was at the disadvantage of being late when it launched Allo and Duo to compete against the much older existing heavyweights. As a result, Google Allo, the online messaging service collapsed under the pressure of giants like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and Telegram, but Google Duo has sustained the pressure for delivering video calling as...

Android 11 x86 system images for the Android Emulator support ARM ABIs

Google released the Android 11 Developer Preview 2 earlier this month. With this release, Google made a key change to enable more efficient app debugging on Android Emulator within Android Studio. The Android 11 system images for x86 CPUs now allow applications with C or C++ dependencies to run more smoothly without full ARM emulation...

GCA, an Android launcher app inspired by Chrome OS design, gets a massive rework in version 2.0

For Android users, there's an abundance of options when it comes to custom launchers. Almost every noted custom launcher brings a new flavor to the user experience. While a lot of launchers focus on giving you extra features, GCA, a custom launcher inspired by Chrome OS, takes the route of simplicity and minimalism. GCA is...

Royole shows off its new foldable display technology and announces a partnership with ZTE

Foldable smartphones are talking points for many phone enthusiasts. In spite of mixed opinions, almost everyone agrees that phones with foldable displays are futuristic and here to stay. While Samsung appears to be leading in the foldable smartphone landscape, we have also seen recent innovations from other manufacturers like Huawei, Motorola, and TCL. Royole, the...

OnePlus launches OnePlus Pay on the OnePlus 7T series in China, may launch in India later this year

There is a variety of mobile payment solutions to choose from. The diverse options depend on your country, which bank account or credit card you have, or even based on your device. Over and above, there are several cross-platform wallet services that you can use for mobile payments.  For Android devices, although Google already offers...

Motorola Moto G Power kernel source code is now available

Motorola unveiled two new devices last month – the Motorola G Power and the Motorola G Stylus. While the two devices come only a few months after the Motorola G8 series, the phones do not carry a numeric identifier in their name. While it's unclear if Motorola is banking upon nostalgia to salvage its global...

[Update 2: Motorola, Realme, and Xiaomi too] Samsung, OPPO, Vivo temporarily suspend smartphone production in India due to COVID-19

As the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) tightens its grip and forces upon the world an inevitable lockdown, businesses have no other option but to let employees stay at home. While the internet empowers most of the workforce to operate remotely, many other commercial operations including manufacturing are being hampered significantly. Taking the surging number of Coronavirus cases...

Samsung Galaxy A31 launched with 48MP quad rear cameras, 5000mAh battery, MediaTek Helio P65

Last year, Samsung incorporated the J series into the Galaxy A series. The realigned Galaxy A series now comprises a wider variety of mid-range and sub-premium devices and caters to users who prize a smartphone's looks and camera features over its performance. After launching several devices in the series – ranging from Galaxy A10 to...