Posts From Aamir Siddiqui

Aamir Siddiqui
Aamir Siddiqui

I am a journalist with XDA since 2015, while being a qualified business-litigation lawyer with experience in the field. 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, 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).

As antitrust legislation inches forward in the US, Apple and Google aren’t happy

We're staring at a rather defining moment in smartphone history. The smartphone landscape, as it stands right now, is split between Apple and Google. Both adopt different approaches in how they handle their ecosystems, and through these starkly different approaches, both have undeniably grown to their biggest sizes in their own history. The past year...

Download: MIUI Closed Beta for Xiaomi and Redmi devices [Update: Jan 18 PRE builds]

The latest version of Xiaomi's custom Android skin - MIUI 12.5 - is finally here. The first incremental update over MIUI 12 has been unveiled at the Mi 11 launch event in China. Compared to MIUI 12, the stable version of which was released less than six months ago, MIUI 12.5 brings in a slew...

MIUI 13: Here’s everything you need to know about 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...

Samsung announces the new Exynos 2200 SoC with Samsung Xclipse 920 GPU

The launch of a new chip is a big event in the smartphone space. Unlike phones that can be designed, manufactured, and sold by a number of OEMs, phone SoCs are limited to a handful of players, and even fewer of them compete in the flagship space. These flagship SoCs define the very competition expected...

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...

Android 12 adds an option to disable 2G modem on phones that ship with it

We've hearing about Android 13 for a bit now, including our first look at it, but that doesn't mean we stop paying attention to Android 12 already. As the update rolls out to more devices, and more new phones ship with this latest version of Android, we discover new changes that have flown under the...

The developer of PUBG is suing Garena, Apple, Google and YouTube over Free Fire

PUBG gets counted as one of the most popular online shooter games in the past few years, and it has had a great impact on the gaming scene for both desktop and mobile. In addition to fuelling competitive e-sports, PUBG also gets some credit for popularizing the online multiplayer battle royale genre. Many other franchises...

OnePlus 10 Pro launches in China with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and ColorOS 12.1

After months of leaks and weeks of teasing, the OnePlus 10 Pro has finally launched in China. The OnePlus 10 Pro arrives months ahead of its usual schedule, and the device is launching without its regular non-Pro variant in tow. So what has changed for OnePlus's premier flagship? Let's find out! OnePlus 10 Pro: Specifications Specification OnePlus 10...

The OnePlus 10 Pro could come in a White color variant too

OnePlus has officially confirmed a fair bit of information on the upcoming OnePlus 10 Pro. We know the phone's design, some of its key specifications, and some of its new camera features as well. Predominantly, OnePlus has been featuring two color variants of the device: Black, and Green, in all of its marketing materials so...

These are the camera features you can look forward to on the OnePlus 10 Pro

The slow drip of information continues, with another small reveal by OnePlus for its upcoming OnePlus 10 Pro flagship. After revealing the design and then the specifications, OnePlus is now revealing the camera features of the OnePlus 10 Pro. Before we get onto the camera features, it is worth recapping the camera specifications. So far, OnePlus...

Google is bringing several new features to Bluetooth enabled audio devices

Bluetooth-enabled hearables and other home audio devices have gathered great momentum in the past few years thanks to OEMs skimping out on the headphone jack on smartphones and the general increase in audio-only content like podcasts. There's massive potential in this space, both for growth and for the technology to mature, and the growing interest...

OnePlus Nord 2’s latest OxygenOS update fixes the missing call recording option in India

The OnePlus Nord 2 received an update just last week, that brought along December 2021 security patches and some bug fixes. The fix has been rolling out to users over the past few days, but now OnePlus is rolling out another update for the device. This A.16 update essentially is the same build as the...