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]

Samsung Galaxy S10e and Xiaomi Black Shark 2 forums are now open

So far, 2019 has been pretty exciting for smartphone innovation. We've witnessed some really polarizing trends including Nokia 9 PureView's penta-cameras, Samsung Galaxy S10's gorgeous display with subtle punch-holes, and folding phones like Samsung Galaxy Fold. At the same time, smartphone gaming is also getting refined and devices like Xiaomi's latest Black Shark 2 beefed...

Xiaomi Launches Mi Pay in India, announces 7th manufacturing plant under “Make in India” to boost production by 50%

Redmi Go, launched in India today, is Xiaomi's most affordable smartphone yet. While its $65 price tag definitely stole the show, Xiaomi also made two major announcements at the event. India's leading smartphone company launched Mi Pay, a UPI-based payments app deeply integrated within MIUI and announced a new manufacturing unit under "Make in India"...

Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite’s stable Android Pie-based MIUI 10 Global update is rolling out

The list of Xiaomi devices which have received a stable Android Pie update is ever-growing. While the majority of these Pie updates are still exclusive to China, devices including the POCO F1 has received the update globally and it is now being followed by the Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite.After the beta tests for the Android...

Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus/LTE-A get LineageOS 16 based on Android Pie

Custom ROMs expand the horizon of Android customization and improve the longevity of older devices. While there are numerous Custom ROMs out there, LineageOS - which now carries the legacy of CyanogenMod - is still among the most preferred custom Android firmware. Freshly upgraded to Android Pie, the latest version of LineageOS is already available...

OPPO announces ColorOS 6, coming to the R17, R15, R11, and more

OPPO's smartphones offer some great hardware at compelling prices but its software experience has a great potential of breaking the deal for many users. Since its introduction, OPPO's custom Android skin aka ColorOS has peeved users with scattered information, lack of an app drawer, and an uncanny resemblance to iOS. But, the company now appears...

Xiaomi Redmi 7 with Qualcomm Snapdragon 632, 4000mah battery launched in China alongside Redmi Note 7 Pro and Redmi AirDots

Xiaomi's Redmi is among the key smartphone brands offering quality products with a high value for money. After launching the Xiaomi Mi 9 globally and Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note 7 Pro in India, Xiaomi today announced the Redmi 7 in China. The Redmi 7 serves as the successor to the Xiaomi Redmi 6,...

[Update: Rolling out] Samsung Galaxy S9, Note 9, and other One UI devices will get Bixby remapping in an update

Samsung smartphones radiate its ingenuity and expertise in the area of hardware. While the same is not 100% true for its software, Samsung has been taking feedback from the consumers and has improved its software experience significantly with the new Android 9 Pie-based One UI. The company also appears to have heard some feedback about its smart...

[Update: Rolling out] Realme will allow bootloader unlocking for the Realme 1 later this month

Realme, OPPO's online-only spin-off, has been fairly popular in India thanks to its attractively-priced offerings. Due to the response earned by its devices, Realme recently secured the fourth place position among the top five smartphone brands in India, overtaking its parent OPPO. It was also the second most successful smartphone brand operating with an online-only...

Archos is making a smartphone with a corner notch

Last year, we saw some surprising options to simulate the cutout via software in Android 9 Pie's Developer options. While at the time, the purpose of a corner display cutout was unknown, we now have at least one device, which has embraced a notch on its top right corner, unveiled by Archos, the French smartphone...

Android 9 Pie is rolling out to the Nokia 2.1 budget smartphone

Until a few years ago, having the latest version of Android was an honor that only a few smartphones could wield. The situation has been changing due to brands which want to allow users to experience not just the latest hardware but also the latest software. HMD Global is one such brand, which has been...

Xiaomi Mi Max 3 and Mi 8 Lite stable Android Pie update is now rolling out

Over the last year, Xiaomi has been diligently pushing out it MIUI 10 updates and the list of devices which have already received the update is quite long. Notably, this update was based on Android 8.1 Oreo. A score of devices including the Mi 8, Pocophone (POCO F1), Mi MIX 3 have already received MIUI...

DxOMark: Xiaomi Mi 9 is the best at video, Samsung Galaxy S10+ is the best at selfies

Cameras have become so integral to smartphones and a good smartphone cannot be perfect without being complemented by equally good cameras. Traditionally flagships like the iPhone, those from the Samsung Galaxy S and Note series, and recently, the Google Pixel, have remained at the top in terms of smartphone photography and videography. But lately, we've...