Faiz Malkani

Faiz Malkani is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. View posts and articles below. 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 · Jan 30, 2015 at 08:05 am

Sony Refreshes Walkman App with Material Design

The paper-and-ink revolution is taking the Android sphere with the storm, as initially developers taking the plunge and now OEMs following suit. The latest app to get a Material Design overhaul is Sony's music player app, Walkman, with the update also packing equalizer support and numerous bug fixes

Faiz Malkani · Jan 30, 2015 at 03:26 am

Smart Lock for Chrome Now Available for Chromebooks

Android 5.0 Lollipop introduced a useful feature titled Smart Lock, which kept your device unlocked while it was paired with a trusted device, used by a trusted face or located at a trusted place. Today, Smart Lock for Chrome comes to Chromebooks, keeping them unlocked in trusted environments.

Faiz Malkani · Jan 29, 2015 at 02:40 pm

Microsoft Releases Final Builds of Office for Android

Late last year, Microsoft released a preview of Office for Android, initially as an invite-only program and then an open one, and today, the Office Blog announced the final release of the suite - Word, Excel and Powerpoint - unbundled and published as individual apps on Google Play.

Faiz Malkani · Jan 29, 2015 at 02:06 pm

Google Giving Away Inbox Invites for the Next 24 Hours

Google's biggest email rethink since the launch of Gmail, Inbox, was launched as an invite-only service around three months ago. Despite most potential users having already received invites in the time since then, Google is opening up invitations for those who haven't for the next 24 hours.

Faiz Malkani · Jan 29, 2015 at 01:27 pm

UK Users Can Now Send Money Right from Gmail

Even though Google Wallet is not officially available in the UK, earlier today Google announced the launch of sending and requesting money using Gmail on a desktop. The service works exactly as its US counterpart, with users required to setup a debit card or bank account the first time money is sent or received.

Faiz Malkani · Jan 29, 2015 at 11:18 am

Jake Wharton talks Kotlin Development for Android

Despite Java being the language of choice for a large majority of Android Developers, a number of non-Java options are available for developers too. Check out this informative post by Jake Wharton on using Project Kotlin-a programming language by Jetbrains-to develop Android apps.

Faiz Malkani · Jan 29, 2015 at 11:00 am · 1 comment

Prynt: The First Instant Camera Case

The photography sphere has a somewhat jerky lifeline, divided into the realms of print and digital photos, separated by a colossal ravine that few dare to brave. Portable printers were one of the frontrunners in this field, but the trend didn't catch on due to their bulk and lack of versatility. Prynt is a brainchild of those printers, with their proverbial bridge being a unique, out-of-the-box smartphone case. The Prynt Case, as it is titled, functions in three simple steps -...

Faiz Malkani · Jan 29, 2015 at 07:30 am

Hike Messenger Introduces Free VoIP Service

Hike is one of the few instant messengers that broke free from the pack and acquired a massive user base in emerging markets, largely driven by its unique marketing campaigns. However, the Hike team isn't losing its breakneck pace and they recently announced a free voice calling feature for it's users

Faiz Malkani · Jan 29, 2015

Chrome Beta v41 Update

Chrome on Android has been receiving a flurry of updates since the launch of Android 5.0 Lollipop, and earlier today Chrome v41 was pushed to the Chrome Beta channel, bringing pull-to-refresh, third-party cookie toggling and numerous bug fixes.

Faiz Malkani · Jan 29, 2015

Microsoft Outlook Preview for Android

Microsoft has been making numerous plays on the Android platform recently with the launch of apps like Office Preview, Bing Torque and more. Today they continue their march, with the launch of Outlook Preview for Android.

Faiz Malkani · Jan 28, 2015 at 08:40 pm

Xiaomi Mi4 Launched in India

Xiaomi's Mi3 and Redmi Note handsets were met with roaring enthusiasm in India, thousands of pieces being sold out in a few minutes, and now the company has unveiled it's 2014 flagship in the country, with registrations for the flash sale on Flipkart beginning on February 10th, 2015 at 6pm.

Faiz Malkani · Jan 28, 2015 at 12:43 pm

European HTC One M8 Lollipop Update Rollout Begins

A fortnight ago, Android 5.0 Lollipop began rolling out to unlocked and developer editions of the HTC One M8 and earlier today, HTC's Senior Communications manager asked European M8 users to check their software update, implying that the Lollipop update had begun rolling out for them.

Faiz Malkani · Jan 28, 2015 at 12:41 pm

Streamline Wedding Planning with Google Weddings

Wedding planning is an extremely strenuou tasks for most people - the flowers, the seating arrangements, the band, it's overwhelming to say the least. However, Google aims to simplify and streamline the process with the launch of Google Weddings, an organization and presentation platform for wedding planning.

Faiz Malkani · Jan 28, 2015 at 11:59 am

Note 3 Lollipop Rollout Begins in Russia

With almost three months on the calendar since Google's official launch of Android 5.0 Lollipop, an increasing number of flagship devices are beginning to receive the update from their OEMs or carriers, and today, Note 3 users in Russia can partake in the revelry as the Lollipop rollout begins for them.