Posts From Aamir Siddiqui

Aamir Siddiqui
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Commerce graduate and Law student with a passion for all things Android, Aamir frequently helps people get the best out of their budget smartphones through generous use of custom roms and kernels. Once an ardent Samsung fanboy, he has since wised up to the ways of Nexus and DuARTe. He receives press releases at aamirsiddiqui@xda-developers.com.

Privileged Apps in Android Oreo Will be Able to Set Media Key Event Listeners

Even though Android has existed for years, it is still far away from being a perfect smartphone OS. There are plenty of areas which could see improvements, and slowly but surely, we're inching towards a more polished product. One such change area is how Android handles media key event listeners, and one of the commits...

A Look at the Galaxy Note 8’s New & Improved Software Features

After waiting for so many months without a Note device (besides the Note FE), Samsung finally released the Galaxy Note 8, much to the delight of Note-loyalists. The Note 8 merges Samsung's new design language with all that we've come to expect from a Note device. And it does so while shouldering the responsibility of...

Samsung Launches the new Galaxy Note 8 with an Infinity Display and Dual Rear Cameras

At its 2017 Galaxy Unpacked event in New York, Samsung has lifted the veil and revealed its newest flagship. The new Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is the latest smartphone in a lineup that famously created its own "phablet" niche. As expected, the Note8 comes with the top-of-the-line specs from Samsung coupled with the unique S-Pen...

Meet Google’s Latest OS Dessert: Android 8.0 Oreo

At Google I/O, Google typically lifts up the veil on the newest update of Android by offering Developer Preview builds. But the I/O announcement is more focused towards developers than end-users, so Google prefers keeping the name and version number of the latest OS a secret until it is ready with a more polished and...

SamPWND Brings Root to the Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ Snapdragon Variants

A few days ago, news broke of root status finally being achieved on the Snapdragon variants of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+. The posted news was a progress report on the months of work that culminated in getting root access on the US variants of Samsung's flagship. Unlike their Exynos counterparts who could unlock...

Xiaomi Allegedly Working with Google on the Next Android One Device

Google's Android One project was launched with much fanfare in India in 2014. The project promised to bring the stock Android experience to the budget market in the form of super affordable smartphones that could still be smart and remain affordable to the masses in developing countries. But not unlike several other Google products, the...

Google Launches Eclipse-themed Countdown for Android O Official Reveal on August 21

Android O is the next big thing for Android, and Google is hard at work making sure that things are polished enough for the first public release. After a series of Developer Previews, Google is now aiming to bring the newest Android dessert to the public with an official unveiling event scheduled for August 21st. Curiously,...

FlashFire Updated to v0.58 with Workaround for Lockscreen Security Issue and Other Minor Fixes

If you have ever used a Samsung device in the early years of Android, there's a good chance you've heard of XDA Senior Recognized Developer Chainfire's Mobile ODIN, an on-device firmware flasher that could be used to apply firmware packages. FlashFire is dubbed the spiritual successor to Mobile ODIN, as it can be used to...

Resurrection Remix for the Honor 9 is the First AOSP-based Custom ROM on Kirin 960

At XDA-Developers, we pride ourselves on the power of the community in providing choices -- choices that accommodate the wide variety of needs from different users. One of the common products of this choice is the availability of AOSP based custom ROMs for devices that run on an otherwise heavily customized UX. And that is...

LG Collaborates with NextRadio to Enable FM Chips in Future LG Smartphones in USA, Canada, Latin America

FM Radio has fallen off the radar ever since the rise of smartphones and cheaper data. While FM still is a viable and sometimes the only option to receive broadcasted music and news, smartphones and their owners now prefer higher quality services which rely on data for streaming. In a surprising move off the beaten...

ASUS ZenFone 4 Specifications and Renders Leaked: Snapdragon 630/660, Dual Rear Cameras

This year is all about that dual camera, a trend that many saw coming when the Apple iPhone adopted a dual rear camera setup on its iPhone 7 Plus. Even though the iPhone was nowhere near the first device to implement such a feature, Apple's popularity in the consumer market meant that the trend would...

Lenovo Launches the K8 Note in India, Comes with Stock Android and 4,000mAh Battery

India remains a hotspot for competition in the entry level as more and more OEMs attempt to attract customers in the budget segment. For the most part, a budget device in 2017 can serve the needs of the casual or mainstream consumer, leaving many customers wondering if they really should be spending exorbitant amounts on...