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]

Google Fit gets a dark theme in version 2.16

The popularity of dark themes has started to grow with OLED displays finally moving away from just being limited to flagships and into the mainstream. While Google has been working on a system-wide dark theme in Android Q, multiple apps have already been getting their own controls for an app-wide dark mode. In the last...

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ design confirmed via FCC photos

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is arriving on the 7th of August in multiple variants and a myriad of leaks have already given away to the design of the phablet. From the digital renders for the Galaxy Note 10 and the Galaxy Note 10+, we have learned that the two models will come with expansive...

[Update: Rolling out] Google Translate tests instant translation in the camera with automatic language detection

In spite of the lack of success with Google Glass, Google firmly believes that augmented reality will dominate the future of services like Search and Maps. Naturally, Google Lens received due attention at Google I/O this year, and a host of features to make information easily perceptible and your life easier, in general, were shown...

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,...

How to enable MIUI’s dark mode on the POCO F1 and other Xiaomi phones right now

Xiaomi has been testing out a system-wide dark mode on MIUI for several devices. The Redmi Note 5 (Note 5 Pro in India) already has it in the stable build while a lot of other supported devices including the Mi 8 got the feature with MIUI global beta ROM back in May. The POCO F1,...

OxygenOS beta 22/14 for the OnePlus 6/6T brings July 2019 patches and a new clock widget

OnePlus follows the fortnightly ritual of releasing Open Beta with features to get feedback from users before these features make their way to the stable updates. In the two Open Beta updates last month, the OnePlus 6/6T received Digital Wellbeing, the Fnatic mode from the OnePlus 7 Pro, and improvements to several features including the...

Xiaomi’s MIUI Notes app gets the ability to add Tasks

Xiaomi fancies building its own version of core Android features and apps ground-up into MIUI in the pursuit of improving features over the ones in AOSP builds. We recently came across Xiaomi working on its own version of Android Pie's Digital Wellbeing, and now it may be incorporating the adaptation of Google Tasks within the...

Microsoft is abusing Android’s share sheet by inserting ads for its apps

Bill Gates may have admitted that he regrets letting Android out of his hands, but Microsoft's interest in wooing Android users is far from gone. Ever since the tech giant acknowledged that Windows Phone cannot compete with Android or iOS any longer, Microsoft has been working on apps for Android smartphones which sync work, media,...

The 10MB Spotify Lite Android app launches in 36 countries

Spotify is reputed as one of the most cherished apps for enjoying music due to its strong recommendation system, synchronized playback as well as remote control features across multiple devices, and an engaging UI. It has 200 million users in 79 countries across the world and users in a lot of these markets (including India)...

ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M2’s latest update brings Digital Wellbeing

The ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M2 comes with a clean stock Android interface instead of the traditional Zen UI. The smartphone also received Android Pie update back in April and this too came with a stock Android interface. Now, the smartphone is getting another update and it brings key Android Pie features including Digital Wellbeing. ASUS...

Google Pixel 4 XL renders show notch-less design, dual front cameras, & possibly triple rear cameras

Pre-release leaks of last year's Google flagship, the Google Pixel 3, brutally savaged all excitement we would usually have from a premium smartphone. To avoid this from happening this year, Google willingly shared a peek at the Pixel 4's rear camera module. The rear camera module, which carries the legacy for emoji resemblance in their...

Android Q beta 5 to introduce new Assistant gesture hint and animation

Android Q brings a score of visual and functional improvements over Android Pie and out of these, the new iPhone-style navigation gestures arguably the most contentious. The new navigation gestures arrived in Android Q Beta 3 in May (our Editor-in-Chief Mishaal Rahman discovered WIP two months ahead of the official launch) along with a new...