Posts From Tushar Mehta

Tushar Mehta
Tushar Mehta

I am a Senior Editor at XDA. I have been reviewing gadgets for over five years and gained experience by working for prominent tech publications in India before joining XDA. I enjoy fiddling with all smart objects and my love for software customization dates back to the Symbian S60 days. I like to devote my spare time idealizing the romantic union of technology and philosophy or spacing out on Pink Floyd. You may email me at [email protected]

What do you think of Google’s Material You design for Android 12?

At Google I/O earlier this week, Google announced the changes coming with Android 12. Along with Android 12 Beta 1, Google also unveiled Material You — the next step in the evolution of its Material Design. Material You will help personalize the user experience on Android using a myriad of colors. It will be limited...

How do you feel about the Pixel 6 and the Pixel 6 Pro’s bold new design?

Google launched the first Pixel phone in 2016. Since then, Google has seldom made drastic design changes to the Pixel lineup. But as is apparent from the recent Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro leaked renders, that is set to change soon. In their sixth generation, the Pixel smartphones will appear in bold new avatars...

Sony WH-1000XM4’s update improves call quality and Bluetooth connection stability

Sony is among the leading brands in the consumer audio space. The company's WH-1000XM4 is one of the most beloved pair of Bluetooth active noise-canceling (ANC) headphones just like its predecessor, the Sony WH-1000XM3. Besides class-leading sound quality and one of the most efficient active noise cancellation abilities, the Sony WH-1000XM4 also comes with wearing...

Android 12 automatically themes your UX from your wallpaper

Android 12 has graduated out of the Developer Preview phase and the Android 12 Beta activates many of the features that were hidden in the previous builds. These previously disabled features include privacy indicators, revamped widgets, an overhauled design for quick settings, etc. The latest version also brings the first major design overhaul since Android...

Google finally overhauls widgets in Android 12

Google just pulled the wraps off some ravishing design changes in Android 12. The latest Android 12 beta brings a suite of visual changes, enabling users to personalize the interface on their devices with features such as Material You. In addition to the new UI, the latest version brings a much-awaited change to widgets in...

Android 12 will let you unlock your car from your phone

Android is the world's largest and most-used smartphone operating system and now powers more than three billion active devices. Besides smartphones and tablets, Google products such as Android Auto also run on millions of cars. In fact, at Google I/O 2021, Google confirmed this number stands at 100 million with a number of automakers such...

Vivo is giving users of its iQOO 7 Legend gaming phone a taste of Android 12 Beta today

Google released the first Android 12 Beta for Pixel devices at Google I/O 2021 earlier today. Along with Google, various Android OEMs are also releasing Android 12 Beta builds for their devices. Vivo's sub-brand iQOO is one of the companies on the list with its iQOO 7 Legend as the candidate for this release. The...

“Her” comes to life: Google’s new language model will give you a digital friend to talk to about anything

Google has already pioneered the communication between computers and human beings using tools like Google Assistant. The future of computer-human conversations, however, seems eerily similar to actual conversations among humans. At Google I/O 2021, Google announced a new language model that may not only literally interpret whatever is said by a user but also use...

Kernel sources are now available for the latest phones from ASUS, POCO, Sony, and more

There is an abundance of options in the Android smartphone market. Along with that, there are countless options to customize and modify your phone beyond the options offered by OEMs, thanks to the devoted developers who make XDA such a unique community. One of the prerequisites for these custom modifications is the availability of kernel...

Here’s how to watch Google I/O 2021 keynote and other virtual sessions online

Google I/O is one of the biggest tech events every year. It draws the attention of developers and enthusiast users watching out for new features making their way to Android and Google's ecosystem of smart home products. Like last year, Google I/O 2021 is a free-to-attend event hosted completely virtually due to the global pandemic....

Xiaomi’s Mi 11X and Mi 11X Pro push OnePlus into a tough spot

Xiaomi recently launched the Mi 11X and the Mi 11X Pro in India. These two flagship killers were initially announced as Redmi K40 and Redmi K40 Pro+ in China and are part of Xiaomi's crusade to conquer India's premium phone market as it has in the lower price segments. The Mi 11X series has the...

Funtouch OS 11 has improvements that prepare Vivo for global success

The cameras on Vivo's smartphones, especially flagships, have been at the center of the company's attention and recently helped it become the top smartphone company in its home country, China. Globally, Vivo ranks among the top 5 smartphone companies but most of its sales come from China, India, and other Southeast Asian countries. Vivo's extensive...