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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] And my Twitter is @aamirsidd94.

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...

Gionee Elife E8 Launched, Packs a 24 MP Rear Camera

If you've never heard of Gionee before, we won't really blame you for it. Gionee is one of China's biggest manufacturers of mobile phones, with recent forays into other Asian markets. They don't really have an international presence at this stage, but the company has just launched a product which is making heads turn in...

OnePlus Holds Competition For Experiencing OnePlus 2

OnePlus is prepping itself up for the eventual launch of the OnePlus 2, and it's back to using the power of crowd marketing to build up hype for its yet-to-be-launched flagship. This time, the company is holding contests to give users a chance to experience the OnePlus 2 with an all expense paid trip to OnePlus...

Android M Brings Much Improved Standby Time to Nexus 5

Android fans all over the world get excited about every new iteration of Android that makes its way out of the Google HQ. So it is no surprise to see fans eagerly awaiting the release of Android M, even though their existing device may not receive an update. At XDA, we too are excited to witness...

OnePlus One Hydrogen OS: First Impressions

May 28th 2015 was a special day for OnePlus. Afterall, it was on this day that they had promised to release Hydrogen OS, their own homebrewed China-specific ROM for the OnePlus One. And they did deliver, as Hydrogen OS was unveiled to the public in a beta format. Tag along as we take a look...

OnePlus Partners With Dropbox, Discounts One To $249

OnePlus had a big announcement slated for June 1st. While the company did not release the OnePlus 2 as everyone hoped and wanted, they did announce a limited-time price cut on the OnePlus One. Experimenting with the flash sales model, OnePlus sold the OnePlus One at a discounted price for a whole week at alternate times....

Wanam Xposed Updated With Samsung Lollipop Support

If you are a wanderer of our forums and own a Samsung device, we can assume that you have heard of XDA Recognized Developer and Contributor, wanam, before. For those who haven't, wanam is the developer of WanamLite roms for a bunch of Samsung devices, as well as the developer of some popular Xposed modules...

8GB Sony Xperia M4 Aqua Comes With Only 1.26GB Free

The Sony Xperia M4 Aqua is a great device. For €299 ($335) for the 8GB storage variant, you get an Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor, a 5" HD display, a 13MP rear camera with 1080p recording as well as a 5MP front camera with 720p recording, and even Micro-sd card slot for support up to 32GB....

HTC Promises Launch Of “Hero Product” In October

At HTC's annual general meeting, HTC CEO and Chairwoman Cher Wang apologized to the company shareholders for HTC's recent performance, as reported by Taipei Times. This apology comes a few days after HTC's stock price dropped to a 12-year low of NT$98, while HTC's highest was at April 1st 2011 at NT$1,300. The recent dismal performance was blamed on poor operational...

OnePlus One Bamboo Styleswap Cover Review

After months of waiting and anticipation for users, OnePlus finally launched the Bamboo Styleswap Cover for the OnePlus One in India on May 29th. Priced at Rs. 1,499 (~$24), the accessory is being sold at a price less than the rest of the world. But is it still worth buying?   Listing, Packaging & Delivery The product listing for...

Android M Dev Preview Adds Functional RRO Framework

It has been a couple of days since we were treated to the likes of Android M, or Macadamia Nut Cookie as the repos refer to it as. The Android M Dev Preview system images have been out for a while for the Nexus 5, 6, 9 and the Nexus Player; along with the source code for the...