Posts From Tushar Mehta

Tushar Mehta
Tushar Mehta

I am a Senior Writer for the XDA News Portal. I have been reviewing gadgets for over four 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]

The ROG Phone 5 is unapologetically niche even among gaming phones, but I’m not complaining

ASUS has been making serious efforts to shape the smartphone gaming niche. Since launching its first ROG Phone in 2018, ASUS has added meaningful changes to the series. The focus of the ROG Phone lineup is to deliver a powerful experience for passionate gamers. Realistically, a smartphone cannot replace your gaming rig, but it can...

Google’s Pixel phones are the first to meet the Common Criteria’s MDF protection profile on Android 11

Google Pixel smartphones may lack in terms of the overall hardware besides their cameras, but the fastest software updates make them immensely desirable. Pixel devices not only get the best Android features before others, but they also get top-notch security with monthly security updates. In addition to these updates, the dedicated Titan M security chip...

Motorola’s Moto G50 is coming soon as a cheap 5G phone with a 90Hz display

Motorola launched the Moto G9 series in 2020 with a range of different phones at different price points. For the tenth generation, however, the company has changed its naming scheme. Instead of badging all the phones under the Moto G10 series, it is sticking with a more unifying "Moto G" moniker. Meanwhile, Motorola also launched...

Google Chrome now lets you preview webpages on Android without opening them

Google Chrome is the most popular and widely used web browser in the world. It is the default web browser for Android, and that makes it the most widely used browser on mobile phones as well. Google routinely adds new features to the Chrome browser for Android and the most recent and prominent addition was...

You can activate dark theme on Instagram website with a simple URL parameter

Dark theme is among one of the most requested app features these days. Ever since Google and Apple added system-wide dark themes in Android 10 and iOS 13, many app developers have endeavored to bring native dark themes to their apps. Social media apps form one of the most popular categories of apps on the...

Twitter Spaces links now appear as clickable cards on Twitter’s mobile apps while a Tip Jar is under development

Twitter is not typically known for imitating features from other social media apps. Even for the features that Twitter does replicate or has replicated in the past — such as Fleets, it has not been as prompt as Facebook. Twitter Spaces, however, is an exception, and the company did not waste any time before jumping...

AAWireless dongle that enables wireless Android Auto on wired units starts shipping out to customers

Android Auto is one of the most widely used systems to connect an Android smartphone to your car's infotainment system. Despite its popularity, Android Auto has many compatibility issues, especially if either the car head unit or the smartphone is old. One of the limitations with older car head units, which do no support wireless...

Remap the Google Assistant button on the Sony Xperia 5 II with this app

Sony is no longer the kingpin in the smartphone industry it used to be some five years ago. Despite much lower sales than brands like Samsung and Apple, it has been launching promising smartphones with impressive specifications. Last year's Sony Xperia 5 II is one such phone that comes with Snapdragon 865, a 120Hz OLED display,...

Rumored Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 lite could make flagships more affordable, thanks to optional 5G

Qualcomm has a diverse portfolio of mobile computing platforms with most of its products dedicated to smartphones. As one of the biggest mobile semiconductor companies in the world, Qualcomm mobile chipsets cater to the processing needs of Andoird smartphones and tablets across all price brackets. While the Snapdragon 888 is its top-of-the-line mobile processor, the...

PSA: Rescue your phone from the FluBot SMS malware with malninstall

FluBot is an Android-targeting malware that impersonates other apps on a victim's phone to steal their banking credentials and other private information. It spreads through SMS and can eavesdrop on incoming notifications, read and write SMSes, make calls, and transmit the victims' entire contact list back to its control center. The virus also lures victims...

Instagram prepares for Clubhouse-like audio rooms and end-to-end encryption in chats

The recent surge in Clubhouse's popularity shows voice-based interactions are the future of social networking. Clubhouse is currently limited to iOS and you can only access it if another user invites you. Seeing this as a potential opportunity, social media giants including Facebook and Twitter are working on their own adaptations for a wider audience....

Xiaomi Mi 10i Review: Stunning 108MP camera to patch the Redmi Note persona

Xiaomi's Mi 10i is the latest addition to the company's portfolio in India. Despite its endorsement as a product made especially for India, the Mi 10i mirrors Xiaomi's Mi 10T Lite in terms of the design and specifications — save for the new 108MP camera — and also resembles Xiaomi's Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G....