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Aamir Siddiqui
Aamir Siddiqui

A journalist at XDA-Developers and the current Editor in Chief, I have been writing for XDA since 2015, despite being a qualified business-litigation lawyer. A low-end smartphone purchase in 2011 brought me to the forums, and it's been a journey filled with custom ROMs ever since. When not fully dipped in smartphone news and tutorials, I love traveling to places just to capture pictures of the sun setting. You can reach out to me at [email protected] or on Twitter (@aamirsidd94).

MIUI 13: Features, Rollout Schedule, Download Links and more from Xiaomi’s latest Android skin

At a launch event in China on December 28, 2021, Xiaomi unveiled the latest version of its Android skin -- MIUI 13. As you'd expect, MIUI 13 comes with a bunch of new features and performance improvements, including new privacy features, a new system font, a bunch of cool wallpapers, and even a version optimized...

Download: MIUI 12 stable update rolling out to several Xiaomi, Redmi and POCO devices

MIUI 12 is the newest big release for Xiaomi smartphones, perhaps even bigger than an Android version jump. Features on Xiaomi devices are dictated more by their MIUI versions than the underlying Android version, so a MIUI version upgrade is an exciting event. This article will serve as the central repository of download links for...

Realme GT Neo 3 (150W) Review: Once you fast-charge, you can never go back

When you talk about fast charging on a smartphone, a good chunk of the world still experiences it at a maximum of 18W-25W, thanks to Apple, Samsung, and the budget market sticking to these numbers. Move over to Asia though, and you'd find that even 25W barely qualifies as what one can consider fast charging....

Download: MIUI Closed Beta for Xiaomi and Redmi devices [Update: April 27 PRE builds]

The latest version of Xiaomi's custom Android skin - MIUI 13 - is finally here. The latest iteration of MIUI has been unveiled at the Xiaomi 12 launch event in China. Compared to MIUI 12/12.5, MIUI 13 brings in a slew of improvements, visual overhauls, and a handful of new features. We have already extracted...

Xiaomi’s next foldable, codenamed “zizhan”, could look like this

Foldables will be a running theme for 2022, and we expect to see many more in the coming months. Xiaomi has already entered the foldable space with devices like the Mi Mix Fold, and we're due for a refresh. Xiaomi's foldable is following a more relaxed refresh cycle than its glass slab releases, and understandably...

Xiaomi launches its premium flagship, the Xiaomi 12 Pro in India

Xiaomi has become synonymous with a brand that makes value products. No matter what product you pick up that has a Xiaomi branding on it, you are bound to get one of the best value-for-money propositions. People confuse this proposition and brand Xiaomi products as "budget" devices, which is far from the truth on devices...

Xiaomi Pad 5 comes to India at an attractive price

The tablet market has largely been dominated by the Apple iPad, and for good reason. Android tablet releases have been few and far in between, and it's just Samsung and to some extent Lenovo dominating the space. More recently, we're seeing interest from more hardware players, with Xiaomi launching the Xiaomi Pad 5 series in...

10 easy tweaks that will make your OnePlus 10 Pro experience better

The OnePlus 10 Pro is a flagship that will receive a lot of attention from the company and from users all through this year. Even though one may argue that the value it provides after a good deal is comparable to that of the OnePlus 9 Pro, the OnePlus 9 Pro is bound to go out...

APK Teardown: WhatsApp may soon let you dictate and send messages via Facebook Assistant on Ray-Ban Stories

WhatsApp is by far the most popular Instant Messaging app. Despite its popularity, it is slow-moving when it comes to introducing new features. For instance, the Community feature was first spotted by us back in October 2021, and it only got officially announced yesterday. One of the pain points of WhatsApp remains its non-integration with...

How to set up the OnePlus 10 Pro

The OnePlus 10 Pro is the latest flagship from OnePlus, and it is bound to receive a lot of attention all through the year. While the phone may not be a big upgrade over its predecessor the OnePlus 9 Pro, it is a good flagship by itself, one that makes sense thanks to its lower...

LineageOS adds new wallpapers and icons in anticipation of official 19.1 release

The team behind LineageOS is hard at work on an official release for their bump up to 19.1 with Android 12L as the base. While the official release and announcement are still some time away, the ROM team is preparing other goodies that are needed in the official release. These include new wallpapers and icons,...

Download: Here are the wallpapers and live wallpapers from the upcoming OnePlus 10R / OnePlus Ace

OnePlus is gearing up to launch new smartphones in India at the end of this month, widely expected to come in the form of the OnePlus 10R and OnePlus Nord CE 2 Lite, alongside the OnePlus Nord Buds. While we wait for the company to begin officially teasing the smartphones, there have been leaks floating...