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]

YouTube Music can now play recommended music via Google Assistant, allow external devices to start music, and more

Google is slowly but surely getting ready to shut down Google Play Music, and YouTube Music is its replacement, for better or worse. The company has been adding features to bring YouTube Music up to speed with Google Play Music, and it has made some fair progress in recent months. The latest set of updates...

Google details “trust tokens”, its alternative to third-party cookies for web browsers

Back in January 2020, Google had mentioned its intent to phase out third-party cookies from Google Chrome within the next two years. Initiatives like the Privacy Sandbox are believed to be the drivers of a healthy, ad-supported web that would render third-party cookies obsolete. While we are still far from reaching that goal, Google is...

The Google Pixel 4a is already available for pre-order on Amazon USA

The Google Pixel 4a has been one of Google's most leaked smartphones, with a performance review, camera review, and hands-on already available long before the official launch. And that was a high bar to clear as most of Google's smartphones have not exactly been best-kept secrets either. We are just a few hours away from Google's event where...

Google says Android 11 won’t show lockscreen album art

Android 11 contains a fair few changes in how media playback is handled across the user experience. The first Developer Preview tested off the controversial move of shifting the music player notification up to the Quick Settings panel. Beta 1 made the feature accessible, while Beta 2 enables it by default. Then there are Media...

HDC 2020 starts September 10th, EMUI 11 based on Android 11 and Harmony OS 2.0 expected

Huawei holds several events throughout the year, covering a wide spectrum of topics across its entire ecosystem of products. One of its key events is the annual Huawei Developer Conference, or HDC, which sees wide participation across the industry, and attendance from Chinese as well as international guests. Since COVID-19 has made international travel difficult,...

OnePlus will unveil its Android 11-based HydrogenOS 11 software on August 10th

The OnePlus One is remembered for a lot of firsts for the company as well as for the industry. Surprisingly, the OnePlus One did not ship with OnePlus's own software but shipped with CyanogenOS, and that was actually one of the reasons why the tech enthusiasts circles first noticed the device. But a while after...

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series expected to support Ultra-wide band technology for precise, indoor positioning

The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series will pick up the crown from the Samsung Galaxy S20 series as the flagship series from the South Korean company, showing off the best of consumer-centric technologies that the company has to offer. We already have a fair idea of what to expect from the Galaxy Note 20 and...

AMX XP60 PD Charger Review – The only charging brick you need in your bag

By now, most of us have accumulated a fair few gadgets and accessories that need charging at least once every few days. If you share a living space with other people, then you have also likely run into the same problems that I have—there just aren't enough charging sockets at home for everyone. What follows...

Honor 9A, Honor 9S launched in India with AppGallery, alongside Honor MagicBook 15

Honor is launching two smartphones in the Indian market, focusing on the entry-level segments in one of the most competitive markets in the world. The Honor 9A was released earlier this year in China, and the device made its way to the European markets later. Similarly, the Honor 9S and MagicBook 15 have also made...

Redmi K30 Ultra spotted at TENAA with 6.67″ display, 4400mAh battery

Earlier this month, we revealed the existence of another smartphone in Xiaomi's Redmi K30 lineup. This device was spotted with the codename cezanne and the branding of Redmi K30 Ultra, indicating that it would be somewhat of an extension of what we have already seen in the existing lineup. Now, a new Xiaomi device has...

NVIDIA now lets you sync your Steam library to GeForce NOW, and adds 11 new games

NVIDIA’s GeForce NOW game-streaming service enjoys its share in the now-crowded game streaming market on the fact that it was one of the first to appear for end consumers. The service started beta testing for Android last year and opened up for everyone in February. NVIDIA had pledged to announce new games for GeForce NOW every week, and...

Samsung Galaxy M31s with Exynos 9611 and 6000mAh battery launched in India

Samsung seems to have found a formula that works in the early mid-range segment with the Samsung Galaxy M30 that was launched back in February 2019. The decent reception to the phone prompted Samsung to follow it up with the Galaxy M30s in September 2019, which really cemented the phone's place for itself in a...