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 wisened up to the ways of Nexus and DuARTe. He receives press releases at aamirsiddiqui@xda-developers.com.

Google Play Store Now Showing Search Results in Large Info Cards

Google keeps experimenting with different UIs for their app suite, resulting in some interesting variations in the Google Play Store UI. Some interfaces stick, many don't, but Google keeps toying around to see what works for user engagement. The latest in these series of UI changes is how search results are displayed. Previously, searching for an...

LG to Launch ‘LG Pay’ with the LG G6 in June

Not to be left behind by the likes of Samsung, Apple, and Google, LG is getting prepared to launch its own mobile payment service as early as June this year, at least in South Korea, as the company officially revealed. LG Pay has been rumored for a while now, so getting a proper timeline on when...

OnePlus Unveils the OnePlus 3T Midnight Black Limited Edition for North America and Europe

After a series of tweets hyping up its release, OnePlus recently announced the black color variant of the OnePlus 3T. Dubbed the "colette edition", this color variant of the device was made available via an exclusive sale at colette's physical store in Paris. Naturally, the very limited nature of the sale and the geographical constraint...

Google Announces Android O, Developer Preview 1 Available for Supported Devices

Bored of running Android Nougat on your smartphone? Yearning to see what the future holds for the next iteration of the world's most popular mobile operating system? Google has you covered for today, as the company has just announced what comes after Android Nougat. Meet Android O. As is custom with Google, Android O is what the...

Samsung Developing OLED Displays Without Polarizer, Force Touch Technology and More

A report originating from Korea mentions that Samsung is on track with experimenting and trying out new display technologies to be used in smartphones and other appliances. As reported by the Korea Herald, Samsung unveiled several of these new display technologies at a private room during MWC 2017. The technologies included an OLED display without a...

Nintendo Approached Cyanogen Inc. to Partner for the Switch, Kirt McMaster “Told Them to Stick it”

Nintendo's latest console-docking station-portable hybrid, the famous Nintendo Switch, almost had a brush with one of the big names of Android of its time. As revealed in a series of tweet replies on by Kirt McMaster, Executive Chairman of Cyanogen Inc., Nintendo had approached Cyanogen Inc. in the company's early days with a proposition to create an...

U.S. ITC to Investigate Claims that LG, MediaTek, and Others Violate AMD’s Graphics Patents

The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) stated on Friday that it had voted to open an investigation on claims made by AMD whereby LG, MediaTek, Vizio, and Sigma are selling products in the U.S. which infringe upon AMD's patents on graphic systems. The origin of this patent dispute is traced back to AMD's complaint with the...

Samsung Reveals the new Bixby Virtual Assistant from the upcoming Galaxy S8

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus are scheduled to be announced on March 29th, and you know the world will be watching. The star of the show will be the two new devices in all of their minimal-bezel glory and the slew of new hardware and software features they will be packing. The Galaxy S8...

Xiaomi Launches the Redmi 4A in India for ₹5,999 ($92); Teases Redmi 4 and Redmi 4 Prime

Xiaomi is known for value products that come with spec sheets beyond their price tag, and the company's latest release in India continues along this product philosophy. Meet the new Redmi 4A, Xiaomi India's latest starter smartphone. Redmi 4A The Redmi 4A is a budget and starter smartphone, a point that one needs to keep in mind...

Qualcomm 205 Mobile Platform Brings LTE Connectivity to Feature Phones

With the rapid proliferation of smartphones, it is easy to forget that feature phones exist. For many people in regions like India, South East Asia and Latin America, a feature phone is the only means of communication available. While the market for these phones does continue shrinking as smartphones become cheaper and income levels rise, they...

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus Pricing Info and Color Variants Leaked

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus have had most of their relevant information leaked, which is not surprising in the least considering that they are the most anticipated phones of this year. Notable leaker Evan 'evleaks' Blass has now put forth some new information, in the form of European pricing and color variants. According to Mr. Blass,...

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 XDA Review: All Geared Up for Another Year of Success

India is a crucial part of Xiaomi’s international market. Here, their flagships have not had much success. On the other hand, the company continues to see its popularity rise with well-priced and high-value budget and low-end offerings. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 SoC was Xiaomi’s best selling phone in India and the country's...