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]

Xiaomi Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro launched globally with the Snapdragon 865, 108MP camera, and 90Hz display

Xiaomi launched its newest flagship, the Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro in China just last month. The company planned to bring their flagship to regions outside of China, but COVID-19 did delay their plans by first getting MWC 2020 cancelled, and recently, getting the Indian launch postponed indefinitely. In an online event, Xiaomi is...

OPPO may launch the Chinese Reno3 and Reno3 Pro globally as the Find X2 Lite and Neo

OPPO launched the Reno3 and Reno3 Pro in China in the last few days of 2019. This OPPO Reno3 Pro claims to be the world’s thinnest dual-mode 5G phone with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G inside, while this OPPO Reno3 is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 1000L 5G SoC. In March 2020, OPPO sought to bring the Reno3 and Reno3...

Wireless Android Auto is now supported in most of Europe, India, Australia, and more

Android Auto is basically a way to mirror/extend certain apps from a smartphone in a driver-friendly format to a compatible head unit/display within a car. For this mirroring and extension to happen, the Android smartphone needs to be connected with the head unit, obviously. Initially, Android Auto solely worked through a USB connection. But in...

Google Photos 4.45 tests ordering photo prints in Memories view, hints at premium editing features for Google One subscribers, and more

Google Photos is arguably one of the best Google apps in recent times and it shows off what machine learning can do for the end-user in an experiential and tangible form. By allowing users to back up all their photos for free, Google incentivized a large bunch of Android users to use the service. It...

[Update: Screenshot] YouTube 15.12.33 prepares to add video quality preferences on Android

YouTube is by far the most popular video streaming service around the world. Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, people have been generally advised to stay at home as much as possible. Naturally, this has caused a spike in the consumption of videos and related media content to beat the boredom that comes along. This,...

[Update: Narzo launch postponed] Vivo suspends new product launches in India, Realme postpones Narzo sales due to COVID-19

COVID-19, commonly referred to as the novel coronavirus, has had a very wide scale impact on all of our lives. The effects of the pandemic are being felt all around the world, and the smartphone industry is no exception. Most notably, events like MWC 2020 and Google I/O 2020 have been canceled for the year,...

[Update: Postponed] Xiaomi Mi 10 with 108MP camera and Snapdragon 865 launching in India on 31st March

It wouldn't be an overstatement if one was to say that Xiaomi has revolutionized the Indian smartphone market. Ever since the Chinese company entered the market, Indians have had very high-value products to choose from in the budget and early-mid range segments, much to the displeasure of other brands. Xiaomi's massive success in India is,...

OnePlus starts recruiting early reviewers for the upcoming OnePlus 8 series through The Lab program

OnePlus has been undertaking its "The Lab" program for a few years now. Under this program, the company picks 10 people who want to get their hands on the upcoming smartphone from OnePlus and ships the phone to them ahead of the official release. In return, the company expects an open and honest review of...

Xiaomi launches the Redmi K30 Pro with a notchless pop-up camera design and Snapdragon 865

The Redmi K20 series was the premier foray of the Xiaomi sub-brand into the flagship killer space. With two products, the Redmi K20 and the Redmi K20 Pro -- Redmi used the same design language but different specifications to capture two adjacent segments in the smartphone market. But with the successors, the Redmi K30 series,...

Google Play Services for AR now supports the LG V60, Moto G8 series, Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite/Note 10 Lite, and many more

Google’s ARCore (now Google Play Services for AR) is an SDK that allows developers to add augmented reality features to apps. While it doesn’t require any specialized hardware, Google still has to work with OEMs to create custom calibration profiles for each device. Since each device has a different camera and sensor setup, getting the...

Huawei P40 and P40 Pro complete spec leak suggests Leica-branded Ultra Vision camera, and more

Huawei is gearing up to launch its upcoming flagship P40 series through an online-only event on March 26, 2020. We are just a few days away from the launch, and in typical fashion of product launches, we already have a good idea of what to expect from the event. Huawei will be taking to stage...

OnePlus tests a new forced dark mode for more apps in OxygenOS

System-wide Dark Mode has been one of the highlight features of Android 10. Dark mode had been a long-requested feature from the Android community, especially from AMOLED smartphone users. Several app developers had independently adopted Dark themes for their apps prior to Google's adoption; but with the rollout of Google's system-wide dark mode, many others...