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.

Android P may Introduce “Predictive Settings” to Automate Frequently Toggled Settings

Android P will bring a whole host of changes to our beloved OS. Ranging from automatic color mode adjustments to allowing developers to tune their audio output -- Android P will improve upon many of Android's existing strengths to give users a truly "smart" experience on their smartphones. We found hints of an upcoming feature set that...

ARCore Support Rolling Out for Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+

ARCore, Google's new augmented reality platform, had the monumental task of picking up where Project Tango had left off. While Tango needed specialized hardware to work, ARCore and its motion tracking technology relies on the phone's camera and inertial sensors to track how the phone and its view moves over time. The end result is an...

Chrome OS Emulator Now Available in Android Studio

Chrome OS continues to grow in popularity, thanks in part to the whole host of feature additions that make it an OS which can be recommended for a variety of use cases. Over the past few months, we have seen notable additions such as Linux app support, fullscreen launcher in tablet mode, video recording support, swipe...

Xiaomi Redmi S2 with MIUI 9/Android Oreo 8.1 Launched in China

After being leaked in live photos and hands-on video, the Xiaomi Redmi S2 has been launched at an event in China. This product is placed below the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 in Xiaomi's domestic market and should offer some more choice to potential customers on a tighter budget. The Xiaomi Redmi S2 follows along Xiaomi's newer...

Picture-in-Picture Mode Now Working on Desktop Google Chrome 68+

Picture-in-Picture mode is one of those features that you can experience more conveniently on your Android device than you can on your desktop computer. Google Chrome on Android 8.0+ allows full-screen videos to work in a smaller, reduced window which is drawn over all other applications, making it very convenient when you want to multitask...

OnePlus 6 Appears in Black and White Color Variants, Will Support Slow Motion Videos

As we inch closer to the official launch of the OnePlus 6, we get clearer shots of the phone and its specifications. Newer images of the phone have started appearing on the Internet, and one of them has even been "accidentally posted" by OnePlus India's first OnePlus Star. In a tweet that has now been deleted,...

“Your Phone” is Microsoft’s Solution to Connecting your Android Phone to Windows 10

Smartphones have overshadowed desktops to become the primary point of interaction for a lot of people. There's a lot happening on your phone at any given point, and it can be hard to keep track of all of it if you are using a computing machine other than your smartphone. Many have tried to solve...

Android Oreo Update for Unlocked LG V30/V30+ Now Available for Sideloading

The official Android Oreo update for the AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile LG V30 has been available for some time, so it was only fair that the open market variant (US998) also received its update soon. This update can also be used by the US Cellular V30/V30+, as this particular carrier variant is identical to the carrier...

Vivo X21 with In-Display Fingerprint Scanner Rumored to Launch in India in May

In-display fingerprint scanners are set to be the next rage in the smartphone design evolution, as more and more phones move towards becoming minimalistic in their exterior design. Companies have been toying with the idea of in-display scanners for quite some time. It was Vivo who ended up coming out with the first publicly available...

Xiaomi Launches Mi Music and Mi Video in India

At a recently held Mi Pop event in Mumbai, Xiaomi announced the launch of Mi Music and Mi Video streaming services for users in India. Both Mi Music and Mi Video already come pre-installed on Xiaomi MIUI devices, offering the ability to play locally stored media on those phones. These apps will soon be updated...

Google Adds Chat to Google Tez to Compete Against WhatsApp Payments and Paytm Inbox

India's recent demonetization move brought about a lot of unexpected changes for the growing economy. With a large value of currency notes put out of circulation at that moment, digital wallet solutions like Google Tez have a perfect opportunity to gain a foothold in one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Services have sprung up from familiar...

ZTE Announces the Blade V9, Blade V9 Vita and ZTE Tempo Go at MWC 2018

Mobile World Congress 2018 is here, and it's the perfect opportunity for ZTE to showcase its latest smartphones. While we're still waiting on official word about an Axon 7 successor, ZTE has unveiled the newest smartphones in its popular Blade lineup, as well as ZTE's first Android Go device: the ZTE Tempo Go. ZTE Blade V9...