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 Allegedly Working with Google on the Next Android One Device

Google's Android One project was launched with much fanfare in India in 2014. The project promised to bring the stock Android experience to the budget market in the form of super affordable smartphones that could still be smart and remain affordable to the masses in developing countries. But not unlike several other Google products, the...

Google Launches Eclipse-themed Countdown for Android O Official Reveal on August 21

Android O is the next big thing for Android, and Google is hard at work making sure that things are polished enough for the first public release. After a series of Developer Previews, Google is now aiming to bring the newest Android dessert to the public with an official unveiling event scheduled for August 21st. Curiously,...

FlashFire Updated to v0.58 with Workaround for Lockscreen Security Issue and Other Minor Fixes

If you have ever used a Samsung device in the early years of Android, there's a good chance you've heard of XDA Senior Recognized Developer Chainfire's Mobile ODIN, an on-device firmware flasher that could be used to apply firmware packages. FlashFire is dubbed the spiritual successor to Mobile ODIN, as it can be used to...

Resurrection Remix for the Honor 9 is the First AOSP-based Custom ROM on Kirin 960

At XDA-Developers, we pride ourselves on the power of the community in providing choices -- choices that accommodate the wide variety of needs from different users. One of the common products of this choice is the availability of AOSP based custom ROMs for devices that run on an otherwise heavily customized UX. And that is...

LG Collaborates with NextRadio to Enable FM Chips in Future LG Smartphones in USA, Canada, Latin America

FM Radio has fallen off the radar ever since the rise of smartphones and cheaper data. While FM still is a viable and sometimes the only option to receive broadcasted music and news, smartphones and their owners now prefer higher quality services which rely on data for streaming. In a surprising move off the beaten...

ASUS ZenFone 4 Specifications and Renders Leaked: Snapdragon 630/660, Dual Rear Cameras

This year is all about that dual camera, a trend that many saw coming when the Apple iPhone adopted a dual rear camera setup on its iPhone 7 Plus. Even though the iPhone was nowhere near the first device to implement such a feature, Apple's popularity in the consumer market meant that the trend would...

Lenovo Launches the K8 Note in India, Comes with Stock Android and 4,000mAh Battery

India remains a hotspot for competition in the entry level as more and more OEMs attempt to attract customers in the budget segment. For the most part, a budget device in 2017 can serve the needs of the casual or mainstream consumer, leaving many customers wondering if they really should be spending exorbitant amounts on...

Android Security Bulletin Released for August 2017; Security Update Rolling Out to Supported Google Devices

Habitually right on schedule, Google has released the Android Security Bulletin for this month along with updated security patches for recently discovered vulnerabilities. This month's security update includes fixes for a wide range of vulnerabilities ranging from critical to low vulnerability levels Google has again provided two security patch level strings to make it easier for...

OnePlus Launches Soft Gold Variant of the OnePlus 5 [Hands On Pictures Inside]

After riding high on the success of its previous flagships, the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T, OnePlus had launched the new OnePlus 5 in June this year. The new flagship featured upgrades in several key areas, which meant that the device could still prove to be a worthy option to all those looking for a...

Report: AT&T Expected to Carry a Huawei Flagship in Q1 2018

Chinese OEMs have gained a lot of popularity in recent years, mainly due to the value offerings they provided when compared to some of the other competition. This value proposition is extending on towards the flagship end as well, as even flagship devices from Chinese OEMs now make for competitive choices against top-tier flagship on...

How Substratum Brought Fluid & Simple Customization to a Complex TouchWiz

Android theming has come a long way, from hacky edits to Substratum and now, Sungstratum. Years back, the word "theme" in Android discussions was frequently superseded by the word "chooser', a nod to the T-Mobile Theme Chooser found in CyanogenMod that laid the foundations that made Android a themer's paradise. The ability to modify the...

Motorola Unveils the new Moto G5S and Moto G5S Plus

If you felt that this year did not have as many phone releases as a smartphone enthusiast could want, Motorola has got you covered. The Lenovo subsidiary has taken it upon itself to ensure there is at least one product in every imaginable budget, with a myriad of feature combinations and even build quality. The...