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.

Android 13’s Foreground Services (FGS) Task Manager will let you stop foreground services from the notifications drawer

Google started seeding the second Android 13 developer preview release late last week. At the time, the company highlighted some of the new features and changes included in the release. However, it did not shed light on all the changes. We've already taken a look at a few such changes, including the updated media controls,...

Here are all the new static & live wallpapers from the Samsung Galaxy A73

Samsung recently launched three new Galaxy A series devices -- the Galaxy A33, Galaxy A53, and the Galaxy A73. However, the Galaxy A73 didn't receive as much attention as it's currently limited to select markets. The device features Qualcomm's Snapdragon 778G chipset, up to 8GB RAM and 256GB storage, a 108MP quad-camera setup, a 120Hz...

Explaining the new Privacy settings in One UI 4 on the Samsung Galaxy S22 series

Google introduced a host of privacy settings in Android 12, including a new Privacy Dashboard, visual indicators for camera and microphone access, toggles to enable/disable the camera and microphone, and the ability to share approximate location with apps. Samsung has integrated all of these features in One UI 4, the latest version of its custom...

Netflix could start charging extra for sharing accounts between households

If you share your Netflix account with someone who doesn't live in the same house, Netflix could soon ask you to pay extra. The streaming platform will soon start testing this change in a few regions, and if the test is a success, you might have to shell out more money to add sub-accounts for...

Xiaomi launches the Redmi 10 in India, but its not the same device available internationally

Xiaomi launched the budget-friendly Redmi 10 globally in August last year. But the company didn't bring the device to the Indian market at the time. Instead, Indian buyers got the Redmi 10 Prime a month after the initial launch, which was essentially the same device with a bigger battery. Xiaomi has now launched the vanilla...

iPhone 14 Pro CAD renders showcase its unique dual hole-punch cutouts

Apple might finally be ready to ditch the dreaded notch this year. As per recent reports, the company is planning to replace the notch on the upcoming iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max with a unique hole+pill cutout solution. A new set of CAD renders of the iPhone 14 Pro confirm this new...

OPPO kicks off ColorOS 12 beta program for the OPPO A53s and Reno 4 Z

OPPO recently shared the ColorOS 12 beta release timeline for March 2022. According to the schedule, the Chinese OEM planned on releasing beta builds of its latest software to the OPPO A53s 5G, Reno 4 Z 5G, and the Reno 7 Pro 5G this month. In addition, the company shared details about the stable ColorOS...

LG starts rolling out the first stable Android 12 update to the LG Velvet

Towards the end of last month, LG shared an update on its support website confirming that it would release the Android 12 update to the LG Velvet in Q1 2022. As promised, the company has now started rolling out the first stable Android 12 release for the device in its home market of South Korea. According...

Samsung starts rolling out One UI 4.1 to the Galaxy S21 series

Samsung debuted the latest version of its Android skin, One UI 4.1, with the Galaxy S22 series earlier this year. The update recently started making its way to the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the Galaxy Z Flip 3, bringing a host of new software features to the foldables. Now, Samsung has started rolling it...

Google’s new Play Partner Program for Games will offer unique tools to select game developers on the platform

Google made a couple of noteworthy announcements today. Firstly, the company confirmed that the Play Store's "Play as you download" feature would soon make its way over to all Android 12 devices. Secondly, it started rolling out the Google Play Games for PC beta in a few regions, allowing users to play Android games on...

Xiaomi launches new premium TWS earbuds and two smartwatches alongside the Xiaomi 12 series

At today's Xiaomi 12 series global launch event, Xiaomi launched three new flagship smartphones -- the Xiaomi 12, Xiaomi 12 Pro, and the Xiaomi 12X. In addition, the company launched two new smartwatches, the Xiaomi Watch S1 and Watch S1 Active, and pair of premium TWS earbuds dubbed Xiaomi Buds 3T Pro. We've already shared...

Pixel Camera Services update brings Night Sight in Snapchat to the Pixel 6 series

Google rolled out the March Feature Drop for Pixel devices alongside the first stable Android 12L release earlier this month. The Feature Drop introduced a host of new software features, including Live Captions for calls, Night Sight in Snapchat, and more. At the time, the Feature Drop rolled out to all Pixel devices except for...