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]

ASUS ZenFone 6/ASUS 6Z Developments: Custom ROMs, Kernels, Mods, and more

The ASUS ZenFone 6 is among the few pocket-friendly flagship killer devices. Besides its powerful Snapdragon 855 processor, the ZenFone 6 (ASUS 6Z in India) is known for its 180º flipping rear camera. When it comes to software, the phone offers a really clean user experience for its target audience, primarily comprising gamers and power...

Google publishes April 2020 Android Security Bulletin and patches for Pixel devices

Google has a monthly tradition of releasing new updates for its Pixel devices as well as publishing a new Android Security Bulletin. While the world around us seems to have come to a halt due to various lockdowns imposed by governments and authorities to contain COVID-19, Google is keeping up with this tradition. Google's April...

Google rolls out a revamped library in YouTube Music that works more like Play Music

YouTube Music was introduced two years ago. Although Google projects it as the default music player for Android, it has not been able to fully replace its forerunner – Google Play Music – due to lack of a seamless UI. But, Google has been revamping the music player UI to fill in the cracks with...

YouTube Shorts feature rolling out for some users

Short video content really appeals to a lot of users because it offers a short burst of entertainment without demanding any commitment. We've seen the proof in terms of the unprecedented growth of services like Snapchat, Instagram, and especially TikTok. This growth seems to have compelled bigger content platforms like YouTube to experiment with newer...

[Update 3: Asus India and Lenovo-Motorola too] OnePlus, Huawei, Honor, and Realme extend smartphone warranties, and more due to COVID-19

The ripples of COVID-19 pandemic – informally known as Coronavirus – have brought almost the entire world to a halt. In these hard times when you're forced to quarantine and stay at home, your phone might be your only physically close friend. But if you break it, there's only so little that you can do...

Moto G8 Power Lite announced with 5,000mAh battery and triple cameras

Of late, Motorola has been launching phones with a new zeal. Irrespective of whether it is the positivity brought by the attention and coverage of the new Motorola Razr or just the fear of losing out to the competition, Motorola's new portfolio looks really diverse and robust. The company is also likely to make a...

[Update 2: Service Resumed] Hotstar brings Disney+ content to India as “Disney+ Hotstar”

Disney is the world's largest media production house. About a year ago, it announced its entry into the online streaming business with a new cross-platform service to compete with content providers like Hulu and Netflix. Called Disney+, the service went live in November last year, offering exclusive content from Pixar, Marvel Studios, Star Wars as...

Realme 5/5s and Realme 1 get new updates with March 2020 security patches

Realme is growing rapidly and becoming increasingly popular for the great hardware it offers at highly competitive prices. After capturing a big share of price-sensitive markets in Asia, it is vying to replicate the same in Europe. But besides launching phones in quick succession, Realme is also committed to timely software updates. Throughout the month...

Google’s new WaveNetEQ machine learning model improves audio quality in Duo

Google has had a history of killing messaging apps unpleasantly in favor of newer communication apps that too are killed eventually. Google Duo has, so far, been an exception since it was launched alongside Allo, the now-defunct messaging service. Duo has continuously received Google's attention and frequent addition of new features like 1080p support on...

Fitbit Charge 4 and Charge 4 SE launched with an in-built GPS, Spotify control, and more

The last time we heard any big news about Fitbit, it was under Google's scanner for acquisition. While Google's $2.1 billion bid to acquire Fitbit was stalled by the U.S. Department of Justice and the process is still underway, Fitbit is launching two new fitness trackers to keep the momentum going. The Fitbit Charge 4...

OEMs are raising prices of smartphones in India following a tax increase

India is one of the most competitive markets for smartphone brands. Before the COVID-19 pandemic took its toll on commercial activities, India was the only positively growing smartphone market in the world. The sheer number of smartphone users (about 400 million) and the huge potential to onboard a larger number of new users has drawn...

Realme 6 launches in Europe with 90Hz displays, 64MP cameras, MediaTek Helio G90T alongside Realme 6i and Realme C3 Global variant

Realme has had quite an eventful year so far. While the majority of its launches this year have catered to Asian markets, especially India, the company did launch in 5G flagship – the Realme X50 Pro (first impressions) – in Europe and in India last month. Since then, the COVID-19 pandemic has slowed down its...