Posts From Aamir Siddiqui

Aamir Siddiqui
Aamir Siddiqui

I am a journalist with XDA since 2015, while being a qualified business-litigation lawyer with experience in the field. 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, 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).

OnePlus Nord 2’s latest OxygenOS update fixes the missing call recording option in India

The OnePlus Nord 2 received an update just last week, that brought along December 2021 security patches and some bug fixes. The fix has been rolling out to users over the past few days, but now OnePlus is rolling out another update for the device. This A.16 update essentially is the same build as the...

Xiaomi teases 120W charging for Redmi K50 series

Xiaomi has a bunch of influential smartphones in its product cycle, and one of these is the Redmi K series. The K-series occupies the mid-range segments, boasting of value mid-ranges and affordable flagships over the past few years. While the K-series branding has recently been restricted to China, the underlying phones do get rebranded releases...

The OnePlus 10 Pro comes with 80W fast charging, Hasselblad cameras, OxygenOS 12, and more

The OnePlus 10 Pro's design was officially revealed yesterday, and today OnePlus is sharing the specifications of its upcoming flagship. While some of its specifications, like the inclusion of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC, can easily be guessed, other specs like 80W fast wired charging are more of a surprise. Here are the official specifications...

This is the OnePlus 10 Pro, and it launches soon in China

Love it or hate it, there's no denying that OnePlus still produces smartphones that impress a lot of people. The brand has traded some of its old-school enthusiast leanings in favor of mainstream audience appeal, and that has worked in its favor. With 2022 underway, it's time for another set of smartphone releases, and the...

Exclusive: This is our first look at Android 13 “Tiramisu” and some of its upcoming features

Android 12 is the current flavor of the season as OEMs go on to update their skins with this new release as their base. If you have a foldable, there’s Android 12L to look forward to, bringing along changes that make it easier to use foldables and other large-screen devices. Now, we bring to you...

This is what you get if you clip the Wings off the LG Wing

Irrespective of whether you liked LG or not, one cannot deny that they did make innovative smartphones. From capacitive touchscreens to ultra-wide-angle cameras, LG pioneered several smartphone trends that others ended up copying. And these trends came through LG did not shun away from risks and experiments. One of its last smartphones, the LG Wing,...

Samsung Galaxy Buds/Buds+/Live/Pro/2 randomly dead? Here’s how to fix them

Samsung's Galaxy Buds, Galaxy Buds+, Galaxy Buds Live, Galaxy Buds Pro, and Galaxy Buds 2 are the closest rivals to Apple's AirPods, at least in terms of popularity. While there are a few quirks to each of them, this range of earbuds from Samsung are one of the safest, general recommendations for the average consumer....

Android 12: Everything you need to know about Google’s new big update to the popular OS!

Android is the world's most popular smartphone operating system, running on over three billion smartphones. As a result, even the tiniest of changes in the OS has the potential to affect millions of users. But because of the way Android updates are delivered, it's debatable whether these changes actually make a difference. Despite that, we're...

Checking out Spigen’s iPhone 13 Pro case and accessory lineup

The Apple iPhone 13 series is destined to be popular till the next iteration comes around, possibly even beyond that, as Apple will likely sell it for a few years at a discount. For most people buying this phone, a case is going to be high up in purchase priority. We do have some recommendations...

Google will expand the permission auto-reset feature to Android 6.0+ devices in 2022

Android 12 is the dessert of the season, but that doesn't mean older versions can't join in on some of the fun. Android as an OS has been maturing over the past decade, and in a lot of instances, it becomes more important to deliver features to a wider userbase than to bring in new...

Gboard’s Emoji Kitchen gets thousands of new emoji combinations in latest update

Gboard is one of the best Android keyboards around, especially for people who frequently swap phones. Not only is it a great keyboard app, but it also comes pre-installed on several Android phones, making it easier to get a consistent typing experience right from the get-go. It is also one of the more fun keyboards...

The LG 70-inch NanoCell 75 Series 4K TV is down to $750 for Cyber Monday

TVs are one of the most popular purchases for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and we even have a dedicated Black Friday TV Deals roundup. Depending on your budget and needs, there's a good TV to find for everyone. If you are looking for a larger TV and do not want to go for an...