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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 ends MIUI 11 beta development in favor of MIUI 12

Xiaomi's MIUI beta ROMs play a vital role in letting the company prioritize the development of new features. Based on the feedback from beta testers, the MIUI team can choose which features will align more with user requirements than others and, therefore, require more efforts for development and evolution. Not only that, MIUI betas also...

Xiaomi launches the Redmi Note 9 Pro globally as the Redmi Note 9S

Xiaomi unveiled the Redmi Note 9 Pro and the Redmi Note 9 Pro Max in India two weeks ago. The two devices are the collective successors to the Redmi Note 8 Pro (review), which first introduced in August 2019. Out of the two, Xiaomi is bringing the Redmi Note 9 Pro to other markets but...

Amazon finally adds Profiles to Prime Video like Netflix

Almost the entire world is under lockdown and social distancing can make you anxious. We're fortunate to live in a time when digital entertainment is abundant and so easily accessible. Amazon Prime Video, one of the most popular sources of online cinema and long-form video content, is now adding the new Profiles feature which will...

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro Review: Max Performance without “Max” Flavor

Xiaomi's smartphones are the epitome of affordability. The Redmi Note series enjoys the status of being one of the most popular budget smartphone series. A few years ago, any smartphone enthusiast would quickly choose the Redmi Note series when recommending a worthy performance-oriented and affordable smartphone. But since then, the smartphone market has become much...

Samsung’s One UI 2.5 update will enable Google’s gesture navigation in third-party launchers

After facing perpetual criticism for its sluggish TouchWiz UI, Samsung made the long-overdue update to its user interface in late 2018 with One UI. Samsung's One UI based on Android 9 Pie was designed to ease single-handed usage. But, one of the key features to support one-hand usage was omitted by Samsung and that was...

The Motorola Razr with a vertically folding OLED display launches in India for ₹1,24,999 (~$1,700)

Motorola's iconic clamshell phone – Razr – was recently reincarnated by the company. In its new avatar, the Motorola Razr comes with a foldable plastic OLED display in coherence with its vertically folding design, which took almost a decade to perfect according to Motorola. The foldable display is complemented by a rigid and premium build...

Here’s how Google designed the Soli RADAR gestures on the Pixel 4

Google introduced the revolutionary "Motion Sense" technology on the Google Pixel 4 devices. The feature uses a tiny Soli RADAR chip which detects hand gestures and uses them to interact with the phone even without touching it. The Pixel 4's Soli motion gestures can be used to change tracks on a long list of music...

ASUS releases the Android 10 firmware and kernel source code for the ROG Phone II

ASUS took a major step last year and switched to a much cleaner, almost stock user interface. On certain devices such as the gaming beast ASUS ROG Phone II, the company gave owners the option to choose between a heavily skinned ROG UI and an almost stock ZenUI. While the ROG UI comes with distinctive...

Google reportedly blocks Android TV makers from also using Amazon Fire TV

Google and Amazon have long been engaged in a cold war for user share. The two internet giants cross each other's path in several product categories – TV dongles, smart speakers and smart displays, voice assistants and a host of voice-activated products, and even app stores for Android devices. The feud took an ugly turn...

Xiaomi launches Redmi Note 9 Pro and Redmi Note 9 Pro Max with Snapdragon 720G, up to 33W fast charging

Xiaomi has been leading India's smartphone market uninterruptedly for almost three years now. In the last quarter, Xiaomi grew from strong sales of the phones in the Redmi series and offline expansion in the country. Unquestionably, the Redmi Note series has been instrumental to this growth and popularity. Since 2018, Xiaomi has been following a...

[Update 4: Realme UI beta recruitment for Realme X2 Pro] Realme announces its Android 10 update roadmap for the Realme X series

Realme is treading with a fast pace, especially when it comes to launching new devices. Earlier this month, they launched their first true flagship, the Realme X2 Pro, with Snapdragon 855+, 50W SuperVOOC charging, 64MP quad cameras, and so many other exciting features. At the same event in Madrid, Spain, the company also launched the...

Vu launches new 43″, 50″, and 55″ 4K Android TVs in India starting at ₹24,999 (~$340)

Vu is a television company founded in the U.S. and currently selling smart TVs in the U.S. and India. It is one of the leading sellers of smart Android-powered TVs on Indian e-commerce sites and has its own 20+ stores spread across the country. Today, Vu announced a new lineup of its 4K smart TVs...