Faiz Malkani

Faiz Malkani is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Faiz Malkani is a designer committed to creating memorable digital experiences augmented by delightful interfaces. He's been working in the design field for over three years and is proficient in experience design and interface design. He also codes occasionally, with Android and Frontend Web being his preferred platforms.

Posts by Faiz Malkani

Faiz Malkani · May 23, 2015 at 11:41 am

Mi4i Receives Software Update Aims to Fix Heating Issues

The Mi Note Pro packing the Snapdragon 810 isn't the only Xiaomi device to be facing heating issues, as Mi4i users reported that the device gets warm under strenuous use, and earlier today, Xiaomi rolled out an update carrying build number V6.5.4.0 LXIMICD with optimized thermal control algorithms to fix the heating.

Faiz Malkani · May 22, 2015 at 11:54 am

Google Webmaster Search Now Displays Indexed App Pages

Google Webmaster Central has announced that indexed app content can now be tracked by authorized users in the Search Console. These statistics and data points will allow developers to track which app pages respond to which queries, which pages are the most popular and which ones have errors.

Faiz Malkani · May 21, 2015

Shazam Update Brings Android Wear Support

Shazam has received a major update that brings support for the popular music identification app to Android Wear. The wearable app allows you to identify songs, see a list of tagged songs and view lyrics of the currently playing song on your watch.

Faiz Malkani · May 21, 2015

HTC Mail APK Download

HTC is continuing its run of unbundling its apps from the firmware, and the latest app to hit the Play Store is its mail client. Titled HTC Mail, the app is only compatible with newer HTC devices, seemingly from the M8 onwards.

Faiz Malkani · May 21, 2015

Chromecast v1.11.9 APK Download

Chromecast has been updated to v1.11.9 which brings with it an updated and re-ordered navigation drawer, as well as the ability to view history for the background images shown on your Chromecast.

Faiz Malkani · May 18, 2015

Colorful Xperia CM12 Theme

Colorful Xperia is a wondrously done theme that combines the best aspects of Google's Material Design and Sony's Honami interface to style all the system apps, and is compatible with all devices running CM12.

Faiz Malkani · May 21, 2015 at 06:43 am

Cyanogen Platform SDK Announced in Alpha Stage

Cyanogen Inc has announced the launch of the Cyanogen Platform SDK, that allows developers to take advantage of APIs introduced as part of the Cyanogen framework. The SDK is still in the  alpha stage, and its rollout will begin with the release of the Quick Settings Tile API.

Faiz Malkani · May 19, 2015 at 04:14 pm

Light Aims to Deliver Intelligent Conversation-Driven Search

Light is a new take on search that aims to take on Google with an intelligent processing structure. Powered by a system that processes a lot of big data, Light makes associations and learns behavior patterns, resulting in a conversation-driven search experience which is more interactive than current solutions.

Faiz Malkani · May 18, 2015 at 12:48 pm

S6 Avengers Cases and Moleskine Notebooks Overview

Samsung and Marvel have collaborated wonderfully to spice up the S6 and S6 Edge - check out this overview that details some of the results of the team-up, including Avengers-inspired cases and accompanying moleskine notebooks that contain sketches for Samsung's product placement in the Age of Ultron movie.

Faiz Malkani · May 17, 2015

YouTube v10.19.53 APK Download

YouTube has been updated to version 10.19.53 which brings with it an always-present Cast button, changes some privacy icons as the app continues to move away from Holo, and hints at an upcoming audio-only offline download mode.

Faiz Malkani · May 16, 2015

Material Design Theme for Galaxy S6

Samsung's revamped TouchWiz that ships with the Galaxy S6 may be better than the previous versions, but it doesn't do justice to Material Design, and this theme for by XDA Member cambunch aims to remedy just that.

Faiz Malkani · May 16, 2015 at 12:42 pm

Learn How to Easily Spot a Fake Samsung Galaxy S6

Samsung's flagships tend to be runaway successes almost every year, with their high profile leading to a number of fakes and clones surfacing in the market. If you're looking to pick up an S6, check out this excellent video that helps you easily identify a fake, and this discussion around spotting a fake.

Faiz Malkani · May 16, 2015 at 12:26 pm

GravityBox for Xposed Updated to Support Android 5.1

GravityBox, one of the most popular Xposed modules for device tweaking, has been updated to support Android 5.1. The developer behind the module has stated that this version requires the super alpha Xposed Framework for 5.1, and will result in a bootloop if any other version is used.

Faiz Malkani · May 14, 2015 at 10:45 am

Grab a Leather Strap Moto 360 on Woot for Just $129

It's been almost a year since the Moto 360 was unveiled and while there are a bunch of rumors floating around pointing to its successor's impending release, the Moto 360 still stands as one of the best Android Wear devices, and if you're looking to pick one up, a Woot deal lists the leather-strapped variant for just $129.

Faiz Malkani · May 13, 2015 at 06:00 am

Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge to Receive Android 5.1 in June

Last month, it came to light that Samsung would finally include Guest Mode and RAW image support as part of the Android 5.1 update for the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, and today Rogers has revealed that both of Samsung's 2015 flagships are slated to receive the update sometime in June.