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 wised up to the ways of Nexus and DuARTe. He receives press releases at [email protected]

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 gets unofficial Android P port

The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 arrived in the Indian market with the intention to dethrone the Xiaomi Redmi Note series from the top spot in the budget segment. With a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC, a 5.99" 18:9 LCD display, dual rear cameras, a combined three slot tray for dual SIMs and a microSD card,...

Xiaomi Mi A2, Honor 9N, and Huawei Nova 3 forums now open

The notable phone releases this week include Xiaomi's Mi A2, Huawei's Nova 3 and Honor 9N. The Xiaomi Mi A2 is the second device to be released by Xiaomi under the Android One programme, succeeding the Mi A1; while the Huawei Nova 3 with its HiSilicon Kirin 970 SoC provides an alternate option to those...

MIUI 9 Global ROM now available for the Xiaomi Mi 8

The Xiaomi Mi 8 was launched with MIUI 9.5, with the promise that the upcoming MIUI 10 update will land on this Xiaomi flagship too. While the OEM is still in the process of Beta testing the MIUI 10 update on the Mi 8, the first MIUI 9 Global ROM is now available for the...

Gmail for Android will get density options, quick attachments, & more with Material Theme revamp

A Material Theme redesign has been on the horizon for several Google apps like Gmail and Google Photos, with teasers floating around of what these could look like. Gmail for Web recently got a major redesign, and now it's about time for the Android app to get some love. During a session at Cloud Next...

Google Pixel 2 XL slow wake-up bug will be fixed in an update

The Android Security Update for supported Nexus and Pixel devices brings not only the latest security patches but also occasional feature improvements to these devices. The update for June 2018 brought one such "improvement" to the Pixel 2 XL, promising to improve the consistency of the Always On Display functionality. However, some users started reporting that...

Samsung creates “unbreakable” flexible OLED display for smartphones & tablets

Samsung's Display division has announced that its recently-developed unbreakable and flexible OLED panel has been certified by Underwriters Laboratories, an official testing company for OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) under the US Department of Labor. The unbreakable display developed by Samsung Display passed the rigorous real-time durability test that is based on military standards...

Chinese Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 (Redmi Note 5 Pro in India) gets a 6GB RAM + 128GB storage model

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 in China, or what Xiaomi India calls the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro, is a popular device in the early mid-range segment. With a 5.99-inch FHD+ display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC, a dual rear camera setup, a big 4,000 mAh battery, and an extremely competitive price to top it off,...

Xiaomi Mi A2 will support Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0 in India only

The Xiaomi Mi A2 was recently launched alongside the Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite at an event in Spain. Xiaomi's events outside of China are usually held in India first, seeing as it is a priority market where the Chinese OEM shipped ~10 Million smartphones in Q2 2018 alone. The Mi A2 will be available in...

Bixby 2.0 will link with third-party apps on the Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Samsung will unveil the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 on August 9 at an event in New York. While the highlight of the event will most definitely be the newest flagship from Samsung, notable side releases will include a new version of Bixby, called Bixby 2.0. Bixby was launched on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and eventually made...

OnePlus plans to set up second global headquarters in India

Chinese smartphone OEM OnePlus is planning to set up its second global headquarters in India, alongside plans of setting up an R&D centre as well in the country. This move comes on the heels of strong sales of previous OnePlus flagships like the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T, which helped the company hold on to...

WhatsApp testing tighter restrictions on message forwarding in India

In a recent blog post, WhatsApp shed light on its plans to implement tight restrictions on message forwarding for all of its users, and even tighter restrictions for its users in India. This move is yet another measure to fight the menace of fake news and viral misinformation, and comes after WhatsApp recently decided to...

OnePlus 3/OnePlus 3T get July security patches with OxygenOS 5.0.4

OnePlus has been performing consistently well on their newer flagships, showing signs that they have moved on from their past shortcomings. Devices like the OnePlus 2 and the OnePlus X were not the best examples that could be given for the OEM's software support, but the OnePlus 3 and the OnePlus 3T are helping improve...