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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).

Preliminary Update List For Sense 7 / Android 5.1 Surfaces

This year has been a pretty forgettable year for HTC so far. The company has had little success on the flagship front, and with dwindling stock prices, the company has had to resort to other means to retain consumer interest. Things have been bad, but it seems the company is intent on turning it all around. One such...

LG Releases App Update For LG G4 Touchscreen Issues

The LG G4 is a great phone. Rocking the Snapdragon 808 with 3GB of RAM on a 5.5" QHD display along with a praise-worthy camera, the phone has put itself right on top of the competition thanks to the removable battery and micro SD card support, which other flagships have skipped on. However, the device does...

AT&T Charged $100 Million For Throttling Data Plans

AT&T, one of America's largest wireless service providers, was charged a fine of $100 million by the FCC (Federal Communications Commission), America's regulatory agency of interstate and international communication. As per the report, AT&T started offering unlimited data plans to its customers from mid 2007, with the highlight being that it did not throttle users after...

Cyanogen OS 12 Build Fixes Touchscreen For OnePlus One

After having made appearances in the nightly builds of CM12.1, the touchscreen driver which effectively fixes most touchscreen issues while still having negligible effects on battery life has made its way on to the official Cyanogen OS builds for the OnePlus One. The build YNG1TAS2I3 is 566 MB large and contains the new and improved touchscreen drivers, fixes...

Sony Xperia Z3 Outperforms Snapdragon 810 in Z4

When Sony launched the Z4 in April 2015, a lot of people were curious about Sony's choice of going with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 for their flagship. This curiosity was based on the then doubts about the heating issues of the processor, as well as rumors of LG's decision to drop the Snapdragon 810 in favor...

Sony Xperia Z4v To Arrive In USA Exclusively On Verizon

Back in April, Sony took the wraps off the Xperia Z4 as a kind of exclusive device to Japanese carriers. For all practical purposes, this "Z4" was an incremental upgrade over the Z3, as it did not offer many reasons to upgrade from the last years flagship. Sony realized this apparently, as the same device was...

Google Launches Android Security Rewards Program

Android as an OS is a fair mixture of robustness and versatility. From supporting a wide range of hardware options to allowing OEM's to modify the base and not redistribute the code, Android has clicked with users and manufacturers alike. But as with everything else in the world, Android is not perfect. It certainly does not...

AllBe1 Is An AIO, Open Source Personal Security Guardian

Indiegogo and other such crowdfunding sites 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. One such project that made us take a second look...

OnePlus Announces Extended Warranty In India

In an attempt to revamp their customer support system on a wide scale, OnePlus India has announced extended warranty support for Indian users. OnePlus One as a device, continues to remain a stellar piece of tech at an incredible price. However, the catch with the OnePlus One has been the hardware issues that one may chance...

Pebble Time Preorders Starting June 22

When Pebble announced the Pebble Time, we applauded it for taking a different approach to smartwatches by thinking outside the box. If you were amongst those who missed the Kickstarter but were then intrigued by the humble little smartwatch, there's reason to rejoice as the Pebble Time is making its way to retail. For the US,...

Microsoft Moonraker Leaked, Is Beyond Concept Phase

When we talk about smartwatches, we see most of the big names in the smartphone industry jumping on the bandwagon, trying to gain foothold in an industry that is at a very young stage compared to the rather saturated smartphone market. One noticeable name that has been missing from the party is Microsoft, but it...

Samsung Publishes 9 New Themes To The S6 Theme Store

In an effort to get people actually interested in its home brewed Theme Store on the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, Samsung is ramping up efforts to provide more flavor to the collection present. This comes in the form of new themes being added every week, and these are today's additions!   RED Soccer My cat A cup of...