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.

MediaTek Unveils the Helio P22: a Mid-Range SoC with Support for AI Frameworks

While the smartphone market is getting flooded with Qualcomm SoCs, MediaTek continues its dominion over low and mid-range SoCs, particularly in Asian countries. To keep up with the competition, MediaTek has unveiled the new Helio P22, bringing advanced 12nm process, AI applications, dual-camera support and better connectivity for mid-tier devices and below. MediaTek Helio P22 Key Specifications Processor CPU...

Razer Phone Update Brings Multitouch Fix, Portrait Mode, Recent Apps Lock, and More

The Razer Phone is a device from late 2017 that essentially targets gamers by presenting a phone with a high-end list of specifications. So while gamers would certainly appreciate the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, the 8GB of RAM, the 5.7" QHD IGZO IPS LCD with a refresh rate of 120Hz, and the beefy 4,000 mAh...

OnePlus’s Dash Charge May Get Rebranded, Thanks to Amazon

Ever since the OnePlus 3, OnePlus has been proud of its fast charging solution. Called "Dash Charge," the technology behind it is licensed from OPPO and mimics their VOOC (Voltage Open Multi-Step Constant-Current Charging) implementation. In a nutshell, OnePlus' Dash Charge and OPPO's VOOC produces a larger electrical current of 4A and at 5V for 20W of power...

Nokia X6 with Snapdragon 636, Dual Rear Cameras and Notched 19:9 Display Launched in China

Today at an event in China, HMD Global has launched the new Nokia X6. This is the first smartphone under the Nokia brand that comes with a display notch. HMD Global has ensured that you still get a competitive smartphone that remains relevant to the current trends in the smartphone industry. The new Nokia X6 is...

Latest OxygenOS Open Beta for OnePlus 5/5T and OnePlus 3/3T Brings May Security Patch, Group MMS and More

While OnePlus is gearing up for the launch of the OnePlus 6 at its London and Mumbai events, the company is also reminding users that it hasn't forgotten about some of its older flagships by releasing an update in its Open Beta program. The latest OxygenOS Open Beta update is rolling out to four devices...

Android P may Introduce “Predictive Settings” to Automate Frequently Toggled Settings

Android P will bring a whole host of changes to our beloved OS. Ranging from automatic color mode adjustments to allowing developers to tune their audio output -- Android P will improve upon many of Android's existing strengths to give users a truly "smart" experience on their smartphones. We found hints of an upcoming feature set that...

ARCore Support Rolling Out for Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+

ARCore, Google's new augmented reality platform, had the monumental task of picking up where Project Tango had left off. While Tango needed specialized hardware to work, ARCore and its motion tracking technology relies on the phone's camera and inertial sensors to track how the phone and its view moves over time. The end result is an...

Chrome OS Emulator Now Available in Android Studio

Chrome OS continues to grow in popularity, thanks in part to the whole host of feature additions that make it an OS which can be recommended for a variety of use cases. Over the past few months, we have seen notable additions such as Linux app support, fullscreen launcher in tablet mode, video recording support, swipe...

Xiaomi Redmi S2 with MIUI 9/Android Oreo 8.1 Launched in China

After being leaked in live photos and hands-on video, the Xiaomi Redmi S2 has been launched at an event in China. This product is placed below the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 in Xiaomi's domestic market and should offer some more choice to potential customers on a tighter budget. The Xiaomi Redmi S2 follows along Xiaomi's newer...

Picture-in-Picture Mode Now Working on Desktop Google Chrome 68+

Picture-in-Picture mode is one of those features that you can experience more conveniently on your Android device than you can on your desktop computer. Google Chrome on Android 8.0+ allows full-screen videos to work in a smaller, reduced window which is drawn over all other applications, making it very convenient when you want to multitask...

OnePlus 6 Appears in Black and White Color Variants, Will Support Slow Motion Videos

As we inch closer to the official launch of the OnePlus 6, we get clearer shots of the phone and its specifications. Newer images of the phone have started appearing on the Internet, and one of them has even been "accidentally posted" by OnePlus India's first OnePlus Star. In a tweet that has now been deleted,...

“Your Phone” is Microsoft’s Solution to Connecting your Android Phone to Windows 10

Smartphones have overshadowed desktops to become the primary point of interaction for a lot of people. There's a lot happening on your phone at any given point, and it can be hard to keep track of all of it if you are using a computing machine other than your smartphone. Many have tried to solve...