Abubakar covers Tech on Beebom. Hailing from a Computer Science background, the start of his love for Tech dates back to 2011, when he was gifted a Dell Inspiron 5100. When he's not covering Tech, you'll find him binge-watching anime and Tech content on YouTube, hunting heads in competitive FPS games, or exploring Teyvat in Genshin Impact. He has previously worked for leading publications such as Fossbytes, How-To Geek, and Android Police.
In Nothing's latest community update, the company has finally confirmed they're bringing a new phone dubbed Phone (2a), codenamed Aerodactyl. Phone (2a)'s existence was first confirmed months ago by leakers on X (formerly Twitter). Additionally, Nothing's sub-brand CMF has also teased new Neckband Pro and Buds.
Adjusting the brightness on your Windows 10 computer is an easy task. There are several way to go about the same and some of the most common ones include using the keyboard shortcuts, navigating the UI, and going to settings to adjust the brightness in Windows 10. Besides, if you use a PC, you can use your monitor buttons to increase or decrease the brightness on Windows 10.
Realme 12 Pro and 12 Pro+ are direct competitors to the recently launched Redmi Note 13 Pro and 13 Pro+. The Realme 12 Pro comes with a Snapdragon 6 Gen 1, whereas the 12 Pro+ comes with a Snapdragon 7s Gen 2. The former features a Sony IMX882 primary sensor whereas the latter features the IMX890 sensor. Also, the 12 Pro includes a 2x periscope lens, while the 12 Pro+ comes with a 3x periscope lens. The Realme 12 Pro series is priced starting at Rs 25,999 in India.
The Pixel 9 will have a 6.1-inch display, smaller than the Pixel 8's 6.2-inch screen. Despite the smaller screen, the phone has dimensions of 152.8 x 71.9 x 8.5 mm, which are larger than Pixel 8's dimensions. The renders also point toward the standard Pixel 9 getting a Telephoto lens in a triple camera setup.
The retail packaging of Pixel 8a was leaked in a Vietnam-based Pixel Facebook group today, and it suggests the A series will get a charging speed upgrade to 27W. The Google Pixel 8a may arrive in three colors -- Obsidian Black, Porcelain, and Bay. The phone will be a mid-range device with a 90Hz panel, Tensor G3, and may cost the same as the Pixel 7a, i.e. $500 or Rs 42,999.
Google Pixel 9 Pro renders have been leaked and they suggest sharper desgn, a revamped camera bump, and a flat display. The phone has the same dimensions as the Pixel 8 Pro with the only difference being it thinner by 0.3mm. The overall aesthetics are reminiscent of the latest iPhone and the Nothing Phone (2).
OnePlus has finally launched the much-awaited OnePlus 12, and it comes with a host of improvements over previous year such as a USB 3.2 port, improved performance with Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, a larger 5,400mAh battery, a brighter display that goes up to 4,500 nits of peak brightness, wireless charging, and more. Priced starting at Rs 64,999, the phone will be available on Amazon India in two colors and storage variants — Flowy Emerald, Silky Black and 12/256, 16/512GB, respectively.
Moto has released an official list of devices in its portfolio that will get the Android 14 update. It includes their most recent foldable phones, the Razr 40 and 40 Ultra, alongside a few mid-range and upper-mid-range devices like the Moto G84 and G54. The update should arrive in the next few months, but we can't be sure as Motorola hasn't shared an official timeline.
Bluetooth Absolute Volume is a feature that acts as a middle-man between your Android's DAC (Digital to Analog Converter) and the audio that goes to your earphones. You can disable it by going to Settings -> Developer Options -> Toggle off "Disable Absolute Volume" option.
A custom ROM is one of the ways by which you can revive your old Phone that's no longer supported by the manufacturer. For starters, Pixel Experience, Evolution X, Paranoid Android and Project Elixir are all great ROMs. However, if you want to avoid Google services and its data tracking, you could give CalyxOS and GrapheneOS a try.
The Samsung Galaxy S24, S24+, and S24 Ultra are all rated IP68, meaning the devices can survive splashes of water and dust. The Galaxy S24 series is water-resistant and not waterproof. The IP68 rating means that the phones can survive being submerged in water up to 1.5 meters for up to 30 minutes.
Samsung has announced the Galaxy S24 series and the phones come in a bunch of colors. The S24 and S24+ get four colors — Onyx Black, Cobalt Violet, Marble Grey, and Amber Yellow. The Galaxy S24 Ultra also gets four colors — Titanium Grey, Titanium Yellow, Titanium Violet, and Titanium Black. There are more color options in Galaxy S24 series but they can be availed only via Samsung.com.
Both are the S24 Ultra and Pixel 8 Pro are great smartphones. If performance, better display, faster charging, 10x periscope, and better battery life are what you're looking for, the S24 Ultra is a better pick. However, if you can sacrifice performance, especially gaming, or if you like the photos that come out of Pixels and if comprehensive AI camera features and new feature drops excite you, Pixel 8 Pro is for you.
Nothing released Nothing OS 2.5 for Nothing Phone (2) and the update brings new customizations and improved user experience. We tested out all the new features, and here's are all the features that I liked in the Android 14-based OS and some features I disliked along with the feedback on the same.
A popular tech influencer has tweeted that the "Galaxy AI" will be added to Samsung Keyboard and Samsung Notes. This will facilitate the arrival of a few cool features such as Webpage Summarization, Tone Detection and Sentence Tone Conversion, and the ability to convert Samsung Note scribbles to text and use it directly in Email or any app.
The next victims of Google's slaughter and first entrants of Google Graveyard in 2024 are Google Assistant features, 17 of them. Most of the features are related to voice commands on smartphones and smart speakers. Google claims most of these features were "underutilized," and that the company would like to focus on "prioritizing the experiences."
POCO has finally launched its much-awaited POCO X6 and POCO X6 Pro smartphones in India. The POCO X6 comes with a Snapdragon 7s Gen 2 whereas the X6 Pro comes with the Dimensity 8300 Ultra chipset. Both the smartphones come with a 64MP OIS-backed triple camera system and 1.5K 120Hz Full-HD+ AMOLED display. The POCO X6 is priced starting at Rs 21,999 whereas the X6 Pro starts at Rs 26,999 in India.
Google has partnered with Samsung and has rebranded Nearby Share to Quick Share for a more cohesive experience. The announcement came during the Consumer Electronics Show 2024, where Google annouced it with a bunch of other upcoming features. The rebrand will start rolling out in a few months.
ASUS ROG Phone 8 series has finally launched, and it boasts the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset, up to 1TB of UFS 4.0 storage, and up to 24GB of LPDDR5X RAM. The phone also comes with a 6.78-inch 165Hz Samsung E6 AMOLED LTPO panel with FHD+ resolution, and 2500 nits of peak brightness. All powered by a 5,500 mAh battery capable of charging at 65W wired and 15W wirelessly. You also get a 50MP primary camera with gimbal stabilization tech, a 13MP ultra-wide lens, and a 32MP telephoto camera with 3x optical zoom.
Xiaomi has finally launched the Redmi Note 13, 13 Pro, and 13 Pro+ in India. The Note 13 comes with Dimensity 6080, the Note 13 Pro comes with Snapdragon 7s Gen 2, and the Note 13 Pro+ comes with Dimensity 7200 Ultra. The Note 13, Note 13 Pro and Note 13 Pro+ are priced starting at Rs 18,999, 25,999, and 31,999, respectively. While the Pro series will be available to buy on Flipkart, the standard Note 13 will be sold via Amazon India.
Samsung has officially announced Galaxy Unpacked 2024 labeled "Opening a new era of mobile AI." The Korean giant will be unveiling the Galaxy S24 series, alongside new AI software tricks. The Galaxy S24 series is expected to arrive in many color variants as suggested by renders. Some of its key specifications include a Display upgrade, a Titanium frame, and two variants for different markets - Exynos and Snapdragon.