Posts From Aamir Siddiqui

Aamir Siddiqui
872 posts

<p>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.</p>

Xiaomi Announces the new Mi Mix 2, Mi Note 3 and Mi Notebook Pro

At an event in Beijing, Xiaomi has unveiled the successor to the Mi MIX, one of the most interesting phones of 2016. The new Mi MIX 2 improves upon the bezelless trend that its predecessor pushed back into the mainstream, at a time when every other major OEM is also busy shaving off the extra...

Android File Host Celebrates its Website Redesign with a Giveaway – Win an NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV!

Android File Host has started out as a valiant effort that tackled slow speeds while downloading ROMs, and has since become one of the preferred hosting solutions for developers and modders over at our forums. With an ad-supported website as well as a premium model for those willing to help develop new features for the...

Moto X4 “Android One” Render Leaked

A few days ago, Xiaomi launched the Mi A1 -- its first device in recent years that did not run MIUI. Instead, the Xiaomi Mi A1 was part of the rejuvenated Android One program, receiving guaranteed update directly from Google. While the phone comes with Android 7.1.2 Nougat out-of-the-box, it will be updated to Android...

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...