Posts From Aamir Siddiqui

Aamir Siddiqui
Aamir Siddiqui

Commerce and Law graduate 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. He receives press releases at [email protected]

These are the best cases for the Google Pixel 4a

The Google Pixel 4a is here, and this budget flagship phone is a popular pick for those that want a quality phone at a low price. The Pixel 4a's specs can stand toe-to-toe with some older flagship models, making it a viable choice for a new phone, and the $349 price tag is hard to...

[Update: Reinstated] Paytm removed from Google Play Store for policy violations, likely due to its fantasy gaming platform

Back before Google Tez had not made its debut in India, one of the most dominant platforms for online payments in the country was Paytm. Paytm made its debut in India in 2010 as a platform allowing users to recharge their phone connections, and it later expanded into more payment avenues such as DTH, landline,...

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. The first batch of devices to receive the MIUI 12 stable update...

Sony unveils the Xperia 5 II with a 6.1″ 120Hz OLED display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, and 3.5mm headphone jack

The Sony Xperia 5 was launched in September 2019, coming in as a compact version of its Xperia 1 flagship. The Xperia 1 II has arrived in February 2020, and so now, it is time for Sony to launch a compact version again. Right on schedule, Sony has now unveiled the Xperia 5 II (read...

Download: OnePlus 7/7T series gets OxygenOS Open Beta 18/8 with September 2020 security patches and Game Space improvements

OnePlus has its own flagships and upcoming flagships to take care of, but the company still keeps the previous generation flagship series in mind. We now have another set of Open Beta builds for the OnePlus 7, OnePlus 7 Pro, OnePlus 7T, and OnePlus 7T Pro. The highlight of this update is the inclusion of...

Google Chrome will offer Advanced Protection users the ability to send risky files to Google for scanning

Google’s Advanced Protection Program is the company’s strongest security for “those who need it most.” This program can safeguard personal or business Google accounts of anyone at risk of targeted attacks, like political campaigns, journalists, business leaders, etc. While it’s not something most people need, it is available to anyone. Back in March 2020, Google...

Microsoft releases new Web APIs to optimize web pages for dual screen and foldable devices

Foldables are the future...or at least that's what a lot of Android OEMs are hoping it to be. Samsung is investing heavily in the foldable ecosystem, and its latest foldable, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 has widely been hailed as the best take yet on this form factor. Microsoft is also pushing the foldable...

Huawei Mate 40 with new 5nm Kirin SoC with integrated 5G modem rumored for launch in October 2020

Huawei is still pushing forward with new smartphone launches and other launches, despite having all odds stacked against itself. Last year, the company launched the Huawei Mate 30 series, the first smartphones from the company that, as a direct result of U.S. trade sanctions, didn’t ship with Google Mobile Services preloaded. Earlier this year, they...

Walmart+ is the company’s alternative to Amazon Prime, subscriptions cost $98 per year

Walmart is insanely popular in the USA, proudly wearing the tag of being one of the biggest supermarket chains in the country. Now, Walmart is looking to take on Amazon Prime with its own subscription program, Walmart+, offering free deliveries and discounted gas to members who subscribe. Walmart+ goes live for users in the USA on...

[Update: 27,333 saplings planted] OnePlus is celebrating 1500 days of OxygenOS by planting a tree for every #OxygenOS tweet

OnePlus is known for its stellar flagships. Every year, at least one of OnePlus's smartphones turns up as a contender for the best performing flagship. While fair credit goes to the flagship SoC and other flagship-grade components inside the smartphone, due credit also needs to go to OnePlus's OxygenOS UX skin. To commemorate 1500 days...

Redmi 9i launched in India, is a Redmi 9A with 4GB RAM and 64GB/128GB storage

When we say that Xiaomi is flooding the Indian market with Redmi 9 variant, we actually do mean that the company is releasing a whole bunch of smartphones in the Redmi 9 branding. Some of these phones are very similar to some other phones within the branding, while some have a lot more differences. The...

The Motorola One 5G is coming to the U.S. on AT&T and Verizon for under-$500

Motorola burst back into the flagship scene earlier this year with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865-powered, 5G-enabled Motorola Edge+. Alongside the Edge+, Motorola also unveiled the slightly cheaper Edge with the upper mid-range (but still 5G-enabled) Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G. And about a month ago, Motorola had announced an even more affordable 5G-enabled smartphone in the form...