Posts From Aamir Siddiqui

Aamir Siddiqui
Aamir Siddiqui

I am a tech 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]

AnTuTu Releases Report on Current Top 10 Smartphone SoC’s

AnTuTu, one of the most popular benchmarking apps, has released their report on the Top 10 Performance Smartphone Chips. This report comes at a time where we are seeing the newest generations of major chips battle it out in top tier flagships as well as down the line. Before starting off, the report notes that the...

HTC One M10 Leak Spree: New Name, New Live Images, and Clear Renders

The hype regarding the flagships has shifted from the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, and the LG G5 as the devices have started making their way onto the hands of reviewers and the general public. Now, it's time for HTC to take the centre stage with the launch of their flagship for 2016.There's still...

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 with SD-650 India Launch and Hands-on

The budget device segment in India is surely heating up, thank to the entry of new Chinese brands such as LeEco (with their Le 1s), it was time Xiaomi let them know they were still in the game. And they did so, with the Indian launch of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3. The Indian Xiaomi Redmi...

AsteroidOS: An Open Source Alternative to Android Wear

Android Wear, the OS specialized for running on smartwatches, has changed the way we perceive wearables. From early-hardware gimmicks to actual, indispensable devices that improve our workflow and productivity, smartwatches have created their own niche in the Android ecosystem. They even extend beyond Android, thanks to the likes of Tizen and iOS, offering consumers a...

Android N Mockups Show Redesigned Notification and Quick Settings Panels

With the MWC 2016 done and dusted up, we are now creeping up towards the next Big Android announcement: The Google I/O 2016. In a tweet a while ago, Sundar Pichai let us in on the dates as well as venue for the next iteration of Google's developer focused conference, where Android shares part of...

This is the New TouchWiz on the Galaxy S7/Edge [Gallery]

The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge is now shipping to T-Mobile customers, and XDA/Android Podcast Member altimax98 was lucky enough to receive his first thing in the morning. Since then he's been playing with it and digging deep into the user interface, trying to find as many neat little features as possible. So far, his experience...

Hindered Return: Android 6.0’s “Adoptable Storage” Not Supported by LG G5, Galaxy S7

We're excited for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the LG G5. Both the phones arguably stand neck to neck with each other, and there's no doubt that they are one of the best phones you could purchase in the near future. If you are due for an upgrade in the next few months and happen...

How Important is Expandable Storage to You, and Why?

Samsung brought back expandable storage on its Galaxy S7 after the feature was missing from its previous years flagship. When looking at the situation, the general trend last year was to move away from expandable storage. But once again, as it stands, more and more manufacturers are opting to let users expand their storage via...

Xiaomi Launches the Mi 5 — All You Need to Know

Xiaomi, one of the more controversial OEM's around but someone we still respect for making cheap, affordable and still great hardware, put down its own horse in the flagship race with the launch of the Mi 5 at MWC 2016. Xiaomi's previous flagships have all been value for money devices, promising some top of the line...

Android One Aims for High End with the GM 5 Plus

The Android One program was setup in 2014 as a set of guidelines, a standard if you will, through which Google aimed to reach much more of the developing world through cheap devices that ran on the latest Android software. Google has expanded the program to more developing countries, providing a lot of people a...

Galaxy S7 Edge Tentative RAM Management Test Shows Improvement Over Predecessors

Let's just admit it upfront: Samsung makes good phones. As a loose and general statement, there is a lot of truth in it. At any given point of Android's history, Samsung has been making devices that are competitive to the prevailing market leaders, and in a lot of instances, they are the market leader themselves. Samsung...

XDA Forums Added For MWC 2016 Devices!

The Mobile World Congress is the world's largest exhibition when it comes to mobile technology. And MWC 2016 was no exception. We saw the best of the best with releases like the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge and the LG G5, and others as well. MWC 2016 isn't over yet, so we interrupt the continuous MWC...