Posts From Pranob Mehrotra

Pranob Mehrotra
Pranob Mehrotra

A Literature and Linguistics graduate with a keen interest in everything Android. When not writing about tech, Pranob spends most of his time either playing League of Legends or lurking on Reddit.

LineageOS 18.1 is now available for the original Google Pixel and Pixel XL

After releasing LineageOS 18.1 based on Android 11 for the Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite, Moto G100, and Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (LTE) late last month, the LineageOS team has added three more devices to the LineageOS 18.1 build roster. Official builds of LinageOS 18.1 based on Android 11 are now available for the original Google...

Google announces Search improvements to help users easily find good product reviews

In a bid to help users find great product reviews, Google is introducing some changes to Search. In a recent blog post, the company announced an update for Google Search that aims to improve the quality of results users see when looking up product reviews. The company has also issued guidelines for creators to help...

Instagram introduces two new filters to help you catch up on new posts quickly

After rolling out new parental supervision controls earlier this month, Instagram has now announced two new features to help you control your feed. In a recent blog post, Instagram's Adam Mosseri highlighted the two new features that will help you choose what posts you see in your feed -- Favorites and Following. These features will...

Nothing’s first smartphone is called the Nothing Phone 1, and it will come with Nothing OS

After sharing cryptic teasers over the last couple of weeks, Nothing has now finally confirmed that its first smartphone -- the Nothing Phone 1 -- will hit the shelves this summer. At its The Truth event today, Nothing's CEO Carl Pei revealed that the Nothing Phone 1 will pack a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset and run...

XDA Forums are now open for the Samsung Galaxy A33, Galaxy A53, Honor Magic 4 Ultimate, and Realme 9 5G SE

It's been a little over a week since we last added forum pages for some of the latest smartphones, including the Redmi Note 11 Pro 4G, POCO F3 GT, Red Magic 7, and OSOM OV1. In that time, Samsung launched three new Galaxy A series smartphones, Honor unveiled the Magic 4 Ultimate, and Realme launched...

Google Photos will soon make it easier to manage and edit screenshots

Google is giving the Library and Sharing tabs in Google Photos a UI overhaul. Today, the company revealed that it will roll out an updated Library tab to Google Photos over the next few weeks, which will make it easier for users to manage their photos and videos in the app. In addition, the Sharing...

The Sharing tab in Google Photos is also getting a minor design refresh

Google is all set to introduce a couple of changes to Google Photos' Library tab. Over the next few weeks, the company plans to release a significant UI overhaul for the Library tab, which will make it easier for users to sort through photos and videos on their devices. In addition, the company is adding...

Google Photos’ Library tab is getting a UI overhaul & a new import photos option

After rolling out the Portrait Blur feature to Google One subscribers last week, Google is now bringing a couple of new features to Google Photos. In a recent blog post, the company detailed all the new features coming to Google Photos over the next few weeks and, in this post, we'll be taking a close...

Realme UI 3.0 Open Beta & Early Access builds now available for the Realme X50 Pro, 8s, C25s, Narzo 50A, and more

Over the last few months, Realme has rolled out Early Access, and Open Beta builds of Realme UI 3.0 based on Android 12 to a bunch of its devices. If you haven't received the update for your phone and you've been waiting to try out the latest version of Realme's Android skin, we've got some...

Free and open source streaming software OBS Studio is now available on Steam

If you've ever tried streaming on Twitch or YouTube, you'd probably be familiar with OBS Studio. It is a free and open-source software for video recording and live streaming, which offers a ton of useful features like real-time capture, scene composition, recording, encoding, and broadcasting via the Real Time Messaging Protocol (RTMP). It supports all...

These Samsung devices will receive the new camera features in One UI 4.1

Samsung released a new version of One UI based on Android 12 with its flagship Galaxy S22 series last month. The software release includes a host of new camera features, including an advanced portrait mode with pet recognition, support for portrait shots in night mode, telephoto lens support for portrait video, and more. Over the...

Android 13 will give users access to some device controls even on locked phones

In Android 11, Google introduced a new feature to help users quickly control their smart home devices. The feature added a Device Controls Quick Settings tile and a lock screen shortcut, letting users control their smart home devices without opening an app. But to use the Quick Settings tile or lock screen shortcut, users first...