Posts From Tushar Mehta

Tushar Mehta
Tushar Mehta

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]

Google says the Pixel 3a has a headphone jack because it gives consumers “flexibility for audio quality”

Google projects the Pixel 3a as an affordable premium smartphone that borrows a lot from its more powerful sibling – the Pixel 3 – in terms of the camera's performance. There are several trade-offs in this bargain but the Pixel 3a gets one feature that the Pixel 3 does not have and that is the...

Redmi’s Snapdragon 855 flagship could get an Android Q beta after launch

Xiaomi's Redmi, which was recently spun off as an individual brand, will soon be venturing into the flagship market with a new smartphone powered by Snapdragon 855. Redmi's CEO Lu Weibing has been teasing the smartphone with the help of riddles and even though we've only limited information about the two flagships at our disposal, the...

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro, Samsung Galaxy Tab S4, and HTC Desire 12+ get support for TWRP

Many-a-times, smartphones with great hardware are flanked with limiting software experience and this primarily why communities like ours thrive. Thanks to the efforts of thousands of independent developers and contributors, users who wish to achieve more with their smartphones can use tailored modification tools like custom ROMs, kernels, etc. To get started with the process...

Google Photo’s black and white Colorize feature may launch soon in beta

Colorized history is spellbinding in its own unique way, which is why it has both a dedicated subreddit and a meme format to itself. To make the process of getting black and white images colorized easy,  a feature named "Colorize" was announced for Google Photos during last year's Google I/O.  However, it was swept under...

[Update: Full Probe Launched] India is reportedly investigating Google for monopolistic practices related to Android

Nearly 90% of the users in the world's second-largest market for smartphones - India - depend on Android, compared to the worldwide share of 75%. Clearly, India is a vital market for Google and efforts like "Google for India" as well as a recently set up R&D center for chipsets vouch for it. However, not...

[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...