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 aamirsiddiqui@xda-developers.com.

Xiaomi Mi Note 3 Gets Official Teaser, Will be Revealed Alongside Mi MIX 2 Next Week

The Xiaomi Mi MIX can be credited for bringing kickstarting bezel-less designs last year, after Sharp's attempts at going minimal bezels failed to gather any market traction. While the Mi MIX also did not become Xiaomi's hottest seller, it did generate enough attention and sales for Xiaomi to consider a second generation of the device....

Specifications of the Huawei Mate 10 ‘Alps’ and ‘Blanc’ Variants Leaked

Banking on the slouch in iPhone sales ahead of the new iPhone launch, Huawei recently overtook Apple to become the second largest smartphone brand in the world. While this highpoint may be temporary in nature owing to the much awaited iPhone 8 lineup, Huawei is still moving on ahead with complete confidence as it plans...

Unofficial Android 8.0 Oreo Experimental Build Arrives on the OnePlus One

The OnePlus One will always be remembered as controversy's love child; the device that pushed OnePlus into the headlines for quite a few reasons and not all of them were positive either. But despite all the questionable tactics of the past, there is no denying that the One was a legendary device. Because of its...

[UPDATE: EXIF Data is Wrong, it’s f/1.6!] PSA: The LG V30’s Main Camera Aperture May Not Actually be f/1.6 as Advertised

UPDATE 9/2/2017: LG Spokespeople have confirmed that the aperture is indeed 1.6 as expected. Carry on! At IFA 2017 Berlin, LG took to the stage to unveil their latest smartphone -- the new LG V30. With the latest SoC from Qualcomm and a slew of other impressive features, the LG V30 is to be LG's trump...

Sony Launches the Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ1 Compact at IFA 2017

With most major OEMs pulling out their big guns for 2017, Sony is also refreshing its lineup to compete against the competition. After a few leaks, Sony has finally launched the new Sony Xperia XZ1 and Sony Xperia XZ1 Compact at IFA 2017. Most flagships this year saw changes, sometimes radical, on their design. But Sony...

MediaTek Unveils the new Helio P23 and Helio P30 Mid-Range SoCs with Dual VoLTE/ViLTE Support

The smartphone SoC market runs on a few key players. Together, these handful of SoC makers contribute to the vast majority of Android devices sold across the world, cutting across price segments. So while we do love our performance-oriented flagship SoC platforms, the midrange of the SoC market also deserves its share of love. And...

Android 8.0 Brings Multi Device Connectivity over Bluetooth HFP to Android Automotive In-Vehicle Infotainment Systems

Android 8.0 Oreo may seem like a small update over Android 7 Nougat on the surface. But once you go digging through the various changes, there are a lot of new features and improvements that enhance the overall Android experience across the various hardware ecosystems. This article talks about a few changes to Android Automotive...

Task Snapshots Brings Accurate and High Quality Thumbnails in Recents Overview to Android 8.0 Oreo

Android 8.0 Oreo will remain the talking point for the next few days, as more and more developers and tinkerers get their chance to dive deep into the source code and accompanying documentations to figure out all that has changed and improved in the newest Android update. One of these changes is Task Snapshots, a...

Renders and UK Pricing Leaked for Sony’s Upcoming Xperia XZ1 Flagship

Sony reserves its spot at IFA Berlin every year to unveil new handsets in its limited smartphone portfolio. Last year, we witnessed Sony unveil the Xperia XZ flagship and the smaller Xperia X Compact. With IFA 2017 just one week away, Sony is prepping up to bring us its latest flagships and its smaller sibling...

Privileged Apps in Android Oreo Will be Able to Set Media Key Event Listeners

Even though Android has existed for years, it is still far away from being a perfect smartphone OS. There are plenty of areas which could see improvements, and slowly but surely, we're inching towards a more polished product. One such change area is how Android handles media key event listeners, and one of the commits...

A Look at the Galaxy Note 8’s New & Improved Software Features

After waiting for so many months without a Note device (besides the Note FE), Samsung finally released the Galaxy Note 8, much to the delight of Note-loyalists. The Note 8 merges Samsung's new design language with all that we've come to expect from a Note device. And it does so while shouldering the responsibility of...

Samsung Launches the new Galaxy Note 8 with an Infinity Display and Dual Rear Cameras

At its 2017 Galaxy Unpacked event in New York, Samsung has lifted the veil and revealed its newest flagship. The new Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is the latest smartphone in a lineup that famously created its own "phablet" niche. As expected, the Note8 comes with the top-of-the-line specs from Samsung coupled with the unique S-Pen...