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]

For months, Google listed the wrong phone number for its own product advice hotline

The average person would turn towards Google in the search of any form of information since the information we find on Google search is considered reliable and dependable. But you know it's not only ironic but also comical when any information on Google's own products website turns out to incorrect. That's what happened with a...

Microsoft Launcher 5.7 adds a new Cortana conversation UI while Microsoft Edge adds Read Aloud

Microsoft has been striving to grab a bite of out of Google's userbase and while it can no longer achieve it by launching its own smartphones, the tech giant is pushing out alternatives to Google's apps. The list of Microsoft's apps for Android includes tasks and events planners, a phone-to-desktop notification mirroring app, an SMS...

[Update 2: Official] Google Play Store’s Material Theme redesign is rolling out

Slowly and steadily, Google has been refreshing its Android app with the Material Theme design philosophy which includes rounder Google Sans font, whiter background with ample spacing, and use of vibrant colors over flat icons to make content discovery easier. We've come across refurbished versions of Google Calendar, Google Photos, Google Drive, Google Keep, Google...

All Realme phones, including Realme 1, will have the same software: Realme CEO Madhav Sheth

Realme was seen as a lowkey debutant in India when it launched its first device back in May 2018. Their first smartphone, which was officially called the OPPO Realme 1, made ripples in the already saturated Indian budget smartphone segment with its high value for money. Selling 400,000 units of the Realme 1 in just...

[Update: Goes Global] Google Go will soon integrate Google Assistant Go and Google Lens

Google has been perceptive about the needs and expectations of low-income users, who desire a lag-free Android experience but can only afford smartphones with the basic hardware. To fulfill these requirements, Google launched Android (Go Edition), which is tailored to run on smartphones with limited resources. In Android Go, the suite of Android apps is...

[Update 2: Realme XT Launch Date] Realme teases a quad camera smartphone with 64MP primary sensor

Realme has captured a major part of the market of budget and mid-range smartphones like the Realme 3 Pro, also biting into Xiaomi's user base. It has been moving vigorously to grab a big chunk of the affordable premium segment with smartphones like the Realme X, which was launched with a pop-up selfie camera, triple...

[Update: Devices + More Countries] Disney’s video streaming service brings Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and The Simpsons under the same roof for $6.99/month

Disney, the juggernaut which is synonymous with cartoons, is also the world's most valuable media company. And, it has long the vision of becoming the top online streaming service. For almost two years, the media giant has been vocal about its plans to launch three separate services dedicated to providing family-friendly TV entertainment, sports streaming,...

Microsoft’s SMS Organizer helps reduce text message clutter, now available in more countries

Microsoft's aspirations of creating and selling smartphones may have collapsed but its association with smartphones has not ended. The technology behemoth has a long list of apps for Android (and a slightly shorter one for iOS) and this list includes a launcher, a web browser, an events planner, a to-do list, an app to mirror...

[Update 11: Temporary License Extended] Google has revoked Huawei’s Android license

Huawei is among the most valued Chinese companies and one which has an empire fanning out in all directions. Besides claiming the number two spot in terms of smartphone sales worldwide, Huawei is among the leading suppliers for telecommunication equipment and a driving force in the adoption of 5G. But for certain reasons, the company...

[Update: Rolling Out] The Google Pixel 3a will get Playground support in the front camera in a few weeks

The Google Pixel 3a hosts a camera performance equivalent to the flagship Pixel 3 but with a few compromises in areas such as the material of construction, a duller display, a lower-powered processor, and a single front camera. We've seen in our initial impressions of the Pixel 3a that the while the smartphone matches up...

Xiaomi, OPPO, and Vivo team up to make cross-device file transfers easier

The AirDrop feature on Apple devices is a fast and convenient way of sharing files without any requirement to rely on third-party applications. It has been around since 2011 is one of the reasons why many prefer staying in the Apple ecosystem. Android, too, had had NFC-based Android Beam for several years but it will...

[Update: Rolling out] Flipkart plans to launch a free video streaming service to compete with Amazon

An internal document obtained last year by Reuters revealed Amazon's strategy of hoarding more consumers for its e-commerce business by offering them complimentary video and music streaming services. While a lot of users buy or renew their Prime subscriptions for their favorite TV shows and movies, including certain Amazon Prime exclusives as well as Amazon's...