Posts From Aamir Siddiqui

Aamir Siddiqui
Aamir Siddiqui

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]

Apple launches the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Mini, iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max

At XDA, we have usually resisted covering Apple and iPhone launches. But the $2 trillion company is here to stay, and whether we like it or not, the iPhone dictates trends across the smartphone industry. Every single Android flagship, and even non-flagships for that matter, get a comparison against the iPhone. With Apple going in all...

What do you think of Apple’s new iPhone 12 series?

Today, Apple announced four new iPhones as part of 2020 iPhone 12 series phone lineup: the iPhone 12 Mini, the iPhone 12, the iPhone 12 Pro, and the iPhone 12 Pro Max. The new iPhones mark a big push towards 5G for Apple, and for better or for worse, the rest of the smartphone ecosystem...

Everything you need to know about Android’s Project Mainline

One of the biggest changes in Android in recent years that flew under the radar, relatively speaking against its importance, was the introduction of Project Mainline in Android 10. Google mandates the inclusion of specific Mainline modules across Android releases, with Android 11 coming in with a combined compulsory total of 25 Mainline modules. Here...

Download: OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro receive stable Android 11 with OxygenOS 11 update

OnePlus is gearing up for the launch of the OnePlus 8T on October 14. And while that is something to look forward to, existing OnePlus 8 series owners also have something to rejoice about. After rolling out two Open Betas for OxygenOS 11 based on Android 11, OnePlus is now rolling out stable OxygenOS 11...

Google Pixel 4a and Nest Audio launched in India for ₹29,999 and ₹6,999

At the Made by Google event earlier this month, Google finally lifted the covers off the new Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G. Along with the two new smartphones, the company unveiled the Nest Audio smart speaker and the Google Chromecast with Google TV streaming stick. While the Pixel 5 and the Pixel 4a will...

How OnePlus designed OxygenOS 11 to make bigger phones easier to use

Android 11 is here, and it brings along the waiting game for updates that Android users have grown accustomed to, in the past 11 years. The update situation has certainly improved though, thanks to efforts like Project Treble. Google is also sharing the Android source code with OEMs before release, allowing them to prepare an...

US Antitrust Subcommittee concludes that Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google abuse their monopolies and dominance

Our lives are massively influenced by a handful of technology companies, and their monopoly is no secret. The likes of these tech companies also have a market acronym to them: FAANG (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Google) and GAFAM (Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft), referring to them in the context of consistent stock performance. But how...

Google Chrome for iOS and Android will check if newly saved passwords have been compromised

Google Chrome is one of the most popular browsers around for both desktop and mobile devices, hovering around at 65% market share at any point in time. Chrome has a lot of focus on user security, and one of the newest features arriving to the browser on Android and iOS is the ability to spot...

These are the best cases, covers and skins for the regular Galaxy Note 20

The Galaxy Note 20 series is here, and the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is clearly the star of the show here. But the Note 20 Ultra also costs a pretty penny, so a lot of users would prefer spending lesser and getting the Galaxy Note 20 instead. If you've bought yourself a Galaxy Note 20 Ultra,...

NewPipe 0.20.0 brings a new unified video player and much more to the open source YouTube client

NewPipe is an open-source YouTube client for Android, serving itself as an alternative for users who either dislike the official app or do not have Google Play Services installed on their device. In a nutshell, NewPipe parses the YouTube website to extract data and play videos, without restrictions and ads. A few days ago, NewPipe...

Flipkart to launch six Nokia Smart TVs with integrated Onkyo soundbar in India tomorrow

Nokia is a nostalgic brand with enough brand value that allows it to license its name to others. While HMD Global handles smartphones under the Nokia brand, Flipkart handles smart TVs in India under the Nokia Smart TV branding. Nokia made its entry into the smart TV segment in India back in December 2019, and...

Hold For Me on the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G lets Google Assistant wait on the line for you

Have you ever called up a customer care number, dialled in the several access codes as prompted and navigated through cumbersome voice menus, only to hit a wall of prolonged wait times? I have, far too many times, much to my annoyance at the wasted time and the maddening repetitive music. And apparently, Google has...