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]

[Update: Exodus 1s announced] HTC wants us to know it’s not dead, plans to release its 5G Hub and a second-gen “blockchain phone”

HTC may have been the first company to craft the first commercial Android smartphone, but more than a decade later, it has been reduced to a shell of its former self. While the Taiwanese company did manage to release a few smartphones—the HTC U12 series and the "Exodus 1" blockchain-focused smartphone—in 2018, poor sales testify...

[Update: Video Leak] ASUS’ next flagship, possibly the ZenFone 6Z, passes through the FCC

Last year, Asus' smartphone unit spend significant efforts mastering one of the greatest and the most powerful smartphones for gaming - the ROG Phone. But it did so without ignoring the Zenfone lineup or missing out on pitching its flagship, the Asus Zenfone 5Z, as a competitor to the OnePlus 6. This year, Asus is...

[Update: Download Link] Vivo rolls out Android Pie to some V11 Pro users in India

Vivo V11 Pro is a mid-range smartphone with exciting looks, powerful specifications inclusive of Snapdragon 660 and 6GB RAM, in-display fingerprint, and a price of ₹25,990 launched by Vivo in India last year. Since the V11 Pro almost leans into the premium segment in the country, it has been among the company's top priorities for...

OnePlus opens up a beta program for OxygenOS 9’s gallery app

OnePlus is fairly respected in the Android community for its tendency of pushing out updates regularly. But due to its (now) large catalog of devices, pushing individual software updates to upgrade and optimize system apps like its launcher, weather app, icon packs, or the gallery on each smartphone under its belt separately can be a...

[Update 4: Realme X specs revealed ahead of launch] Realme’s next smartphone could have a 6.5″ notchless display, in-display fingerprint scanner

Realme, a young brand which branched out of OPPO, has been faring well in emerging smartphone markets of Southeast Asia, especially India. In the last one year since its inception on National Youth Day of China (May 4), the brand has attracted a lot of young users with devices that offer great performance for a...

Telegram 5.6 adds archived chats, bulk actions, quick forwarding, and more

The Telegram messenger puts privacy first and features a minimal interface, which is why it is also one of our community's favorite places to discuss new developments in the world of Android and (sometimes) Chromebooks. We're always excited to learn about new features being added to Telegram and the latest update brings a horde of...

The Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro will feature a new “Dynamic Holographic Design”

Honor, Huawei's sub-brand with a focus on online sales, has lately been trying to attract young consumers with striking and unique designs. Whether it is the dual-texture layout on its mid-ranger Honor 8X or the shimmery arrows on the Honor View20, the company is always trying to put out something new and peculiar to attract...

The OnePlus 7 Pro will have a much better vibration motor than the OnePlus 6T

The OnePlus 7 Pro is set to arrive next week, not as a more affordable alternative but as a direct challenger to flagships like the Samsung Galaxy S10 or the Pixel 3. Besides the processing power of a flagship, the OnePlus 7 Pro is intended to offer the premium user experience. Features that play a...

Honor is recruiting beta testers in India for the Honor 7X’s EMUI 9 update based on Android 9 Pie

Honor 7X, a budget smartphone launched with Android 7.0 Nougat back in 2017, should soon receive its second major update after an Android Oreo upgrade last year. It was one of the 11 Huawei and Honor devices to have received the EMUI 9.1 beta based on Android 9 Pie in China last month. Its successor...

The OnePlus 6T was the top premium phone in India in Q1, but Samsung has retaken the #1 spot

In 2018, OnePlus 6 and the OnePlus 6T turned out to be very favorable for the company in India and propelled it to the top of the leaderboard for the premium category of smartphones. In the country, OnePlus soared above global dominators such as Samsung and Apple due to the proposition of "affordable flagship" that...

Samsung rolls out Android Pie with One UI for the Galaxy On7 Prime

Samsung has been amazing us with the timeliness of its updates ever since it announced One UI based on Android Pie. Besides targeting its flagships, Samsung has also shown a similar enthusiasm for its mid-rangers like the Galaxy A6+ and entry-level devices like the Galaxy J4+ or Galaxy J6. Now, another affordable smartphone from Samsung...

The Huawei P30, Huawei Mate 20, Honor View 20, and Honor Magic 2 will be the first from Huawei and Honor to get Android Q

Huawei's custom Android interface, called EMUI, has an impressively long list of features that get mistaken for gimmicks. The experience can sometimes be overwhelming because of the sheer number of features like Torch or Mirror that are present as individual apps. But with its increasing popularity in markets outside of Asia – especially Europe, the...