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]

[Update: Available in India for ₹28,990] Samsung Galaxy A70 debuts with 6.7″ Infinity-U AMOLED, 32MP front and rear cameras, 25W fast charging

Samsung has been bracing itself to beat the price-effective smartphone offerings from Chinese brands like Xiaomi, Huawei, OPPO, Vivo etc. To do so, the South Korean tech giant has revamped its Galaxy A series, which primarily comprises budget offerings with a premium touch. While the Samsung Galaxy A10, Galaxy A30, and Galaxy A50 are already...

Motorola Moto Z4 renders show a headphone jack, large camera bump, and small notch

In 2018, when a score of brands jumped the bandwagon and launched smartphones with Snapdragon 845, Lenovo-owned Motorola still chose a dated notchless design and an older Snapdragon 835 chipset to power its so-called flagship, the Motorola Z3. But it should not repeat the same mistake again. Back in November last year, we spotted the...

Samsung saw strong demand for the Galaxy S10 while LG needs its upcoming 5G V50 ThinQ to be successful

The global smartphone market has slowed down for over a year now, but Samsung went strong in the first quarter of 2019 on the back of the recently launched Samsung Galaxy S10 series, that witnessed "solid sales." The company recently announced its earnings for Q1 and reported to making a profit of 2.27 trillion won...

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 update brings Night mode scheduling and FOV changing for selfies

Samsung has striven hard to repair its bad reputation when it comes to software update and fairly speaking, it has succeeded to an extent. Since the beginning of this year, Samsung has pushed out crucial updates - including One UI update based on Android Pie - to its devices in the flagship, mid-range, and entry-level...

OxygenOS beta 31/29/17/9 for the OnePlus 5/5T/6/6T rolls out with new system update UI, overheating warning, quick reply improvements, and more

OnePlus' OxygenOS is often hailed as one of the best ways to experience Android. Besides the fluid and nimble animations, OxygenOS offers a great variety of customization options that are left out of stock Android - without making the interface feel bloated. OnePlus routinely introduces fresh and useful features via its Open Beta channels to...

The 5G Huawei Mate 20 X, OPPO Reno, and Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 are coming to Switzerland this week

We're finally heading into the dawn of the next generation of telecommunications i.e. 5G. While Samsung seems to have won the race to be the first smartphone manufacturer to launch the first commercially available 5G handset - even though it is off to a rough start, other companies are rushing in to launch their 5G-capable...

Google teases the Pixel 3a on Flipkart with hints at Night Sight support

We're much closer to the launch of Google Pixel 3a and the Pixel 3a XL than ever. After a year of speculation, a galore of insightful leaks, and hints from Google itself, the two lite versions of Pixel 3/3XL could finally be revealed at the Google I/O conference, next week. Ahead of the suspected launch,...

Survey: 41% of users have privacy concerns with Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, and other voice assistants

For the past decade, touch interactions have dominated how we communicate with our mobile devices. But soon, voice searches will be dominating our interactions and are likely to grow at 40% annually. Since most of the voice interactions are expected to take place through AI virtual assistants like Google Assistant, Alexa, Siri, and timid Cortana,...

How to enable Chrome for Android’s dark mode

If you have been using Android since prior to the Android Lollipop release, you might remember the Holo UI which embraced a dark gray background and blue accents. With Lollipop, Google adopted Material Design, which swathed the entire UI with a thick, flat coat of white. Now, as OLED and AMOLED panels get cheaper and...

YouTube Music can now play locally stored music files

YouTube Music leverages YouTube's gargantuan library of official music releases along with covers, renditions, mixes, and everything related to music. This, aside from Google's AI prowess to search music based on loose descriptions, gives YouTube Music an edge over typical music streaming apps which only let you listen to only official versions of the songs....

Samsung Galaxy A50 gets Bixby Routines and new camera features in the April update

After many years of dragging its heels to bring the latest version of Android to its smartphones, Samsung has finally undergone a change of heart. Apart from flagships, many of Samsung's mid-rangers and entry-level devices are getting the latest One UI update based on Android 9.0 Pie. For the smartphones that were announced with One...

[Update: Cheetah and DO Global Respond] A Tale of Two Shady Apps: QuickPic is back on Google Play while ES File Explorer disappears

Earlier this month, it was reported that a bevy of apps by the Chinese company DO Global were partaking in fraudulent activities, abusing permissions and clicking on ads without users' permission to generate fake impressions. In response to these accounts, Google ousted them from the Google Play Store and restricted any attempts to monetize these...