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]

Samsung confirms they’re scrapping the Galaxy J line, says it’s now the Galaxy A line

If you're out in the market, buying or just checking out Samsung's smartphones, the variety and the vastness in the range of products can be intimidating. The South Korean giant has a smartphone for every pocket and need. While the Galaxy S and the Note series - being at the top-end - generate most of...

Battery Ring and ARC Lighting are two new apps to turn the Samsung Galaxy S10’s hole punch into a battery indicator or notification light

The Samsung Galaxy S10 devices are marvels of smartphone design and the hole punch design makes the package even more attractive. But to implement the high screen-to-body ratio and the hole punches for the selfie camera(s), it has had to remove a crucial piece of hardware - the notification LED. Luckily, the developer community has...

The Xiaomi Mi 9 supports playing Fortnite Mobile for Android at 60fps

Fortnite is among the most fast-tracked and action-packed battle royale games available for mobile devices. If you're new to the game, getting drowned into so much action or getting killed by an assailant is as easy as pie. As a rookie, you cannot bunk a sudden and unexpected death in Fortnite, but you can delay...

Samsung Galaxy A20 with 6.4″ AMOLED display, 4000mAh battery, Android Pie launched in India

In the past few months, Samsung has released several devices aimed at price-conscious consumers in India. To strengthen its portfolio against the reigning leader of the Indian smartphone market - Xiaomi, Samsung has announced the Galaxy M10, Galaxy M20, and the Galaxy M30, exclusive to India. Besides these, Samsung has also been pulling the wraps...

Renders of a possible Motorola Moto P40 Play show a waterdrop notch and dual cameras

Lately, we have been hearing whispers about Motorola's overhauled product strategy and its plans to launch some intriguing smartphones this year in an attempt to regain its popularity. So far, we have learned about a Motorola flagship with quad cameras, a triple camera smartphone, and the nearly confirmed Motorola One Vision. Following these, a new...

Xiaomi ends MIUI beta support for the Redmi Note 4, Redmi 3S, 3X, and more

Xiaomi is known to push the latest updates not only to its new but also older smartphones. Redmi Note 3, Mi 4, Mi MAX were some of the aged devices that received the MIUI 10 update as part of Xiaomi's commitment to keep older hardware running on new software. But after the company's announcement of...

OnePlus’ Community app adds a feedback platform on the home page, OnePlus 3/3T gets a public Android Pie beta in China

OnePlus' Forums helped it establish a strong foundation of customer support during its early years. As a company striving to constantly improve the experience of users for much longer after they purchase their smartphones, OnePlus encourages them to actively participate in discussions and provide feedback for various new features. OnePlus smartphones come pre-installed with the...

OnePlus Launcher update adds a parking location service to find your car

OnePlus' OxygenOS unites the simplicity of stock Android and the customizability of a heavily skinned UI. While most of the elements on the Homescreen have been mostly left untouched, OnePlus Launcher - the default launcher for OnePlus smartphones - brings quick shortcuts via Shelf. You can open Shelf on OnePlus Launcher by swiping right on...

Fleksy keyboard adds an AI assistant and mini-apps in the latest update

Fleksy is a keyboard app for Android and promises the flexibility of easy customizations. Instead of choosing different layouts for the keyboard, you can add or remove elements like a number row, app shortcuts, editing options using building blocks called extensions. Besides this and other options to modify the keyboard's appearance, Fleksy vows to encrypt...

WhatsApp is giving you control over who can add you to groups

WhatsApp's unimaginable large userbase is a bane when it comes to the moderation of content on the platform. Being the world's largest messaging app, it has become a harbor where fake news and misinformation can be easily peddled in a fashion that it looks real. On top of that, many of the users in developing...

Indian Redmi Note 5 gets its first MIUI update in over 4 months

Redmi Note 5 and Note 5 Pro were among the most successful Xiaomi smartphones sold in India. By the fourth month after launch, Xiaomi had managed to sell 5 million units of the two smartphones combined in the country. Redmi Note 5 Pro, the more cherished and powerful one of the two, has received a...

[Update: Moto devices official] Google Pixel’s Call Screen feature may come to Motorola and Nokia Android One phones

Call screen is one of the most useful applications of the Google Assistant. Activated by default on Google Pixel devices, Call Screen acts as a shield between you and annoying spammers. It uses Google Assistant to ask callers about their objective of calling and transcribes their response in real-time. With this, you can easily decide...