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Aamir Siddiqui
Aamir Siddiqui

A journalist at XDA-Developers and the current Editor in Chief, I have been writing for XDA since 2015, despite being a qualified business-litigation lawyer. 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 and tutorials, 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).

Xiaomi Launches Redmi Note 2 With Helio X10 Chip

While the Western World is getting ready for the launch of one of the most awaited phones to bear the "Note" moniker, Xiaomi pulled out its own "Note" launch by making the Redmi Note 2 and Redmi Note 2 Prime official. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 is the successor of the Redmi Note, offering a slew...

OnePlus 2 Goes On Sale Today Via Amazon.in

The self-proclaimed Flagship Killer of 2016, OnePlus 2, is now available for purchase in India via Amazon.in from 4pm IST today, as announced in their blog. As people following the OnePlus 2 are no doubt aware you still need an invite to purchase the phone from Amazon, with the first batch of invites scheduled to...

OnePlus 2: Not A Phone For The Future

Whenever new smartphones are released, the manufacturer and carriers (if they are involved) go to great lengths to promote it. After all, people need to know that a new device exists in the first place before they can be expected to purchase it. Marketing, promotion and advertising play a very large role in influencing the buying...

What’s Next for Samsung and Its Flagships?

If we were to say that the Galaxy S6 was a leap of faith made by Samsung, we wouldn't be too wrong. After all, the device marked a definite change in how Samsung perceived the market and its own place in it, as it stood amongst the signs of decline which started with the critical...

Galaxy Unpacked: What is Samsung Going to Unveil?

Amidst all the hype of the OnePlus 2 and the rain of Moto 2015 news, Samsung tried stealing the limelight back to itself by announcing their next "Galaxy Unpacked" event, which will be held on August 13th 2015. Samsung took to Twitter to reveal a very cryptic gif associated with the event, which probably has some...

New Android One Device Dead On Arrival

Today, Google announced the second generation of Android One devices, with the new Lava Pixel V1. The Lava Pixel V1 is made in collaboration with Lava International Limited, a handset company in India which competes in the domestic market against other competitors like Micromax, Karbonn and Spice. The device features a premium looking design, with a...

OnePlus 2 Leaked, Actually Prettier Than Expected

The OnePlus 2 launch event is mere hours away, and we have been treated to clear, hands on pictures courtesy of XDA Member chinaleakking, who claims to be a beta tester for the OnePlus 2. So without much ado, let's get on with it! The OnePlus 2 was spotted earlier when it paid a visit to TENAA, and...

Root Released For LG G4 Carrier Variants

Good news for carrier-based LG G4 owners! After what may seem like months of waiting, some of the carrier variants of the LG G4 can be safely rooted by users. This root method comes through combined efforts of XDA Recognized Developer thecubed, XDA Recognized Developer and Recognized Contributor autoprime, XDA Member IllegalArgument and XDA Forum Moderator and Senior Recognized...

Samsung Pay Not Supported On Knox-Tripped Devices

Back at MWC 2015, when Samsung announced the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 Edge, it also unveiled its ambitious attempt on the existing mobile wallet scene. In order to stand above the crowd and competition from services of Google and Apple, Samsung's methodology involved use of NFC as well as a new proprietary technology called...

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 & S6 Edge+ Leak in All Their Glory

As we build up for the second half of 2015, we get to see more and more of the surprises that OEM's have in store for their customers, courtesy of both professional and amateur leakers who get their hands on unreleased test devices. The latest device, or devices in this case, come from the stables of...

OnePlus 2 Gets Certified In China, Images Follow

Just 6 days away from its official launch, the OnePlus 2 has paid a visit to TENAA, which is the telecommunications equipment certification authority in China. The listing gives us the clearest look so far of the OnePlus 2, as all previous leaks and hints did not provide an image of what the device could...

MicFlip Is A Fully Reversible USB-A To Micro-USB Cable

Indiegogo and other such crowdfunding websites are home to a large number of ambitious projects, hoping to pique consumer-investor curiosity and turn dreams into entrepreneurial ventures. Not all such projects are feasible, nor all such projects funded. But some projects do stand out of the crowd.   We've featured one before. And now, we're featuring another project...