Category Archives: Mobiles

Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro ‘Will Not Have Ad-Supported Monetisation,’ Says Xiaomi: What It Actually Means

Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro are Xiaomi’s latest launches in the India market, starting at a price of Rs. 21,999 and Rs. 27,999 respectively. This makes the K20 duo the most expensive Redmi phones in the market. While the Redmi K20 Pro price in India has been pretty well received, its more affordable sibling has been the… Read More »

Android Q gestures are still in flux, even in today’s new beta release

Google has released Beta 5 for Android Q today, and the big change is a confirmation of what we’d already suspected: a tweak to how the back gesture will work. The back gesture will now work differently depending on what app you’re in, and Google has finally landed on what it thinks the gesture should be to invoke the Google… Read More »

Microsoft is using Android’s share and ‘open with’ menus to advertise its other apps

Microsoft has done a lot on Android in recent years, and last week many were excited when the company launched its Your Phone Companion app for mirroring notifications on a Windows 10 PC. However, that’s had an unfortunate side effect that sees Microsoft inserting ads in Android’s share menus for its various other apps. Through some sneaky methods on… Read More »

What if Microsoft had invented Android?

The smartphone war is long over; the two winners were Android and iOS. Most of the other contenders have long given up; right now Microsoft is slowly laying the last remnants of Windows Phone to rest. That doesn’t meant there aren’t regrets. Indeed, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates recently listed the company’s failure to come up with an Android-like mobile… Read More »

Mobile Phone Seized From Ajay Chautala’s Cell In Tihar Jail

Ajay Chautala (above) and his father Om Prakash Chautala were convicted on January 16, 2013 NEW DELHI:  A mobile phone was seized from convicted Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) leader Ajay Chautala’s cell in Tihar Jail on Saturday. After the jail authorities were informed that he has brought a mobile phone and is using it inside the jail, a… Read More »

This app gives you Android Q’s new Digital Wellbeing features right now

You can now try out a key new feature from Android Q by installing a new app. ActionDash, an app that more or less clones Google’s Digital Wellbeing features, has been updated to include a “focus mode” that works exactly like the focus mode that’s being built into the next version of Android. When you activate Focus Mode, your phone will lock you… Read More »

Google rolls out auto-delete controls for location history on Android and iOS

Google, just ahead of its annual developer conference, the Google I/O 2019, had announced that the company would soon introduce a feature that would allow all its users to set a time frame to auto-delete their location history. And now, nearly two months after announcing the feature, Google is keeping good on its promise and rolling out the… Read More »

YouTube gives up, tests hiding comments by default on Android

YouTube finally seems to have realized the obvious: comments, for the most part, are bad and you shouldn’t read them. It’s currently testing a new layout in the Android app that hides comments from sight unless you press a button to expose them. However, according to XDA Developers, the rollout so far hasn’t expanded beyond India. If you frequently… Read More »

Niantic just proved that Android updates have a major discoverability problem

A couple of summers ago, I went to a party hosted by my mom’s best friend. It was one of those languid, casual dos where people show up at various points of the afternoon just to drink some coffee, say hi, and leave. The age ranges varied between toddler and octogenarian, and like any party, kids were running… Read More »

Flipkart Mobiles Bonanza sale: Top deals on iPhone X, Nokia 6.1, Asus 5Z, and more

Flipkart has brought back its Mobiles Bonanza sale today, which will be active on the e-commerce portal till June 21, 2019. The five-day sale on Flipkart is offering discounts, no cost EMI options and exchange deals on top smartphones, including iPhone X, Redmi devices, Nokia and others. Flipkart has also partnered with Axis Band to provide 10 per cent instant discount on… Read More »