Posts From Aamir Siddiqui

Aamir Siddiqui
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Commerce and Law graduate 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. He receives press releases at [email protected]

[Update: Available for download] Sony finally makes PS4 Remote Play available for all Android devices

Back when the Sony Xperia Z3 was launched, Sony tried to capitalize on its gaming ecosystem by gifting the device an exclusive feature: PS4 Remote Play. As the name suggests, PS4 Remote Play allows certain Sony Xperia devices to connect to a PlayStation 4 gaming console that is connected to the same network as the...

Google Play Store prepares Incognito Mode, and warnings for apps that can install unknown apps

The Google Play Store is one of the most important apps on your device (presuming you run Google's Android), second only perhaps to Google Play Services. The Play Store forms the primary means of app distribution for most developers and the primary means of app discovery and maintenance for the average user. But primary does...

AutoTagger helps you organize your local music collection with batch editing and tagging

Android is a mature OS, and music apps are a dime a dozen on the platform. Users are spoilt for choice when it comes to music players, as there are far too many options available. If you prefer streaming your music, your choices will include Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play Music (if you still use...

Unofficial TWRP and LineageOS 16 now available for the Realme X

Realme has been climbing the ladders of popularity in the Indian market, riding upon the value proposition offered by its aggressively priced smartphones. Thanks to the recent sales on Flipkart, the company managed to achieve 2.2 Million in smartphone sales, which is a good number for a brand that is just over a year old....

New workaround gets Google apps running on the Huawei Mate 30 Pro

The world set its eyes upon the release of the Huawei Mate 30 series, searching for an answer to the question: "What happens when you take away Google from Android on one of the most widely anticipated phones of the year?" And as we feared and expected, the Huawei Mate 30 and its siblings appeared...

WhatsApp beta 2.19.282 continues work on Dark Theme and disappearing messages

Dark Mode has been the talk of the town recently, with several apps falling in line with Android 10's new system-wide setting. While one can choose either a pure black or a dark gray background on an AMOLED display to save similar amounts of battery over a white background, most apps are now offering users...

Google Shopping and Google Lens updated with features that will make your shopping easier

Shopping forms an integral part of our everyday lives, whether our wallet likes it or not. While spending money is the easy part, spending money wisely is where it gets tricky, especially if you rely on the Internet for your shopping needs. As Google itself puts it, the web is a seemingly endless source of...

Samsung shuts down mobile phone production in China

In the smartphone world, China has long been known as the production hub, where smartphone OEMs eventually turn to for mass-producing components for their smartphones. This focus was driven majorly by the cheaper labor costs and easier and abundant availability of other factors of production. The situation has gradually changed over the years, with China...

Paranoid Android releases Android 10 custom ROMs for the OnePlus 7 Pro and Redmi K20

Paranoid Android has been one of the most popular custom ROMs for a wide range of devices. The ROM did go on a short hiatus after its Oreo release, but the team had announced its return with Android Pie releases for several popular phones such as the Xiaomi POCO F1, Mi 8, Mi 6, Mi...

[Update: Pixel 4 XL in White and Oh So Orange] Google Pixel 4 leaks yet again in high quality render

Did you hear about the upcoming Google Pixel 4? Of course, you have, as the upcoming Pixel 4 duo has been one of the most leaked smartphones in recent memory. Other than pricing and availability, we know practically everything about the phones: Right from the design, through official teasers from Google as well as leaked...

[Update: Android 10 Support] Control the OnePlus 7 Pro’s refresh rate on a per-app basis with Auto90

The OnePlus 7 Pro is one of the best smartphones to be released in 2019, hands down. A good part of why this is so is because of the big, beautiful 6.67-inch QHD+ 90Hz OLED display. Dylan even gave the device a solid A in our dedicated display review, praising the phone for its color...

[Update: More Colors] Microsoft Surface Pro 7, Surface Laptop 3, and ARM-powered Surface device leak ahead of official launch

Microsoft is holding a launch event in New York City tomorrow, looking to unveil new Surface-branded hardware in the form of tablets and laptops. Of particular interest within these releases is a "Surface Pro" device that is said to come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx SoC that will allow Windows to run smoothly on an...