Posts From Aamir Siddiqui

Aamir Siddiqui
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Commerce graduate and Law student with a passion for all things Android, Aamir frequently helps people get the best out of their budget smartphones through generous use of custom roms and kernels. Once an ardent Samsung fanboy, he has since wisened up to the ways of Nexus and DuARTe. He receives press releases at aamirsiddiqui@xda-developers.com.

LineageOS Week in Review: AOSP 7.1.2 Merge, April’s Security Patches and More

The LineageOS team has been graciously providing the community a weekly summary of all the notable changes that have occurred with the successor of the most popular custom ROM in the Android community. The highlight of this week's update is that LineageOS has been merged up to Android Nougat's 7.1.2 branch as well as including April's Security...

Xiaomi Launches the Mi 6 with Snapdragon 835, 6GB of RAM, Under-glass Fingerprint Sensor and No 3.5mm Headphone Jack

Sticking to its yearly schedule, Xiaomi has launched the Mi 6 in China. The Mi 6 is the latest flagship from Xiaomi, and is their first device with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. The Xiaomi Mi 6 features a design that incorporates both glass and metal. The stainless steel mid frame of the device is sandwiched...

Report: Samsung Galaxy S5 Remains Most Popular Samsung Device in USA as of February 2017

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are finally reaching the hands of consumers, and thanks to a lot of positive press, the device will likely be a popular choice for mainstream consumers. Samsung's flagships have had great success over the years, staying competitive despite mounting pressure from the likes of Huawei and Apple, and their...

Google Announces Collaboration with PayPal for Android Pay Support

Android Pay as a means of quick, cardless, and cashless payment faces heavy competition from the likes of Apple Pay and Samsung Pay. So it comes as no surprise that all of the competitors in the mobile payments space continue looking for more ways to one up their competitors. Google is doing just that with its...

Facebook and Qualcomm Announce Collaboration to Support Optimization of Caffe2 and Snapdragon NPE

At the ongoing Facebook F8 conference, Facebook and Qualcomm have announced a collaboration to support the optimization of Caffe2 and the Snapdragon Neural Processing Engine (NPE) software framework. Caffe is a deep learning framework developed by Berkeley AI Research and community contributors. It was released under the FreeBSD license, which allows for commercial use, modifications, and...

Huawei P8 Lite with Kirin 620 SoC Gets its First Stable AOSP-Based Rom with Unofficial LineageOS 13.0

HiSilicon's Kirin SoC are notorious for holding back devices on the development front, mostly due to a slow release of kernel sources, although the Kirin lineup itself is still impressive in terms of performance. On the other hand, phones built on Qualcomm SoCs tend to be much more developer friendly than Kirin devices thanks to...

Prototype of Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus with Dual Camera Shows Up in Images

Early rumors of the Samsung Galaxy S8 alleged that the larger variant of the device, what we now know as the Galaxy S8+, may sport a dual rear camera setup, much like how Apple markets its current iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. Reports also mentioned that Samsung indeed experimented with the idea, but as we...

Windows 10 Creators Update to Restrict Official Support to Just 13 Devices

Microsoft is rolling out the Windows 10 Creators Update to PCs globally, and it will soon be rolling to smartphones as well. However, the number of smartphones that will be officially supported and upgraded to the Windows 10 Creators Update has just received a trimming, bringing the number down to just 13 device models. The lucky...

Google Facing Potential Lawsuit Over Nexus 6P Early Shutdown and Bootloop Issues

After LG was taken to court over the infamous bootloop issue on its devices like the LG G4, LG G5, Nexus 5X, LG V10 and LG V20, it seems Google may be next in line to face the court's gavel. A law firm in the US, Chimicles & Tikellis LLP (C&T), is investigating a potential class action...

Evan Blass Posts Live Image of the HTC U Ocean

The HTC U Ultra is being praised for its beautiful looks, and that's about it. For other aspects of the device, the U Ultra has received criticism as HTC has made choices that are deemed sub-par for a flagship device in 2017 that warrants a lot of your money. There is very little on the...

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active SM-G892A Headed to AT&T in June 2017; Codenamed ‘Cruiser’

With the Samsung Galaxy S8 launched, many wondered if there will be an 'Active' variant that will be launched this year. The Galaxy S Active lineup borrows a few traits from the S-flagship of the year and packs it in a rugged body designed for outdoor use. With the Galaxy S8 featuring a radical design...

Nexus 5X Hardware Modded to Upgrade RAM from 2GB to 4GB

Coincidentally around this time last year, we brought to you news about how an XDA Member modded his Nexus 5 to upgrade his internal storage from the 32GB on the device to 64GB! The hardware hack involved replacing the eMMC chip from the device with a new eMMC chip, and required a fair bit of...