Posts From Aamir Siddiqui

Aamir Siddiqui
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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]

[Update: In testing] Google to add search provider choices in Android to comply with EU ruling

Android users in Europe can now look forward to easily selecting between a host of search providers, as Google has just announced an upcoming change to how Android would function in the European Union. From 2020 onwards, Android smartphone and tablet users in Europe will be able to select a search provider that will power...

Samsung Galaxy Fold launched in India for a price of ₹1,64,999 ($2,320)

The Samsung Galaxy Fold is Samsung's first foldable smartphone, originally launched in February for a cool price tag of $1,980. But shortly after its launch, this innovative device encountered some issues in the hands of reviewers, which prompted Samsung to delay the launch of the device until it gets those issues sorted out. The "fixed"...

Call of Duty: Mobile now available for download on Android

The Battle Royale genre for shooting games has massively exploded in popularity over the past few years, riding mainly on the success of Fortnite and PUBG. Both these titles have naturally made their way onto smartphones (and Android) in the form of Fortnite Mobile and PUBG Mobile. After a successful Beta run, Activision’s Call of Duty is now...

AutoResponder for Instagram helps you automate your DM responses

Instagram by Facebook, the photo and video-sharing social network, has become the social network of choice for many users, boasting of over 1 billion users as of May 2019. Because of the sheer number of casual users it attracts, Instagram has become a popular way for businesses to attract new customers and interact with them....

OnePlus 7T Kernel Sources are now available

Whether you like OnePlus as a brand and for their recent pricing strategies, or not, one cannot deny that OnePlus devices are one of the easiest-to-mod devices currently available in the market, with a thriving community existing for even older releases. OnePlus has been receptive towards the needs of the developer community, promising timely kernel...

Amazon & Flipkart Sales Festival in India: Best deals on smartphones, smart accessories, and more

India has witnessed a slew of new gadget launches in the past months, as all OEMs gear up to be the first choice for gifting and personal purchases for the upcoming festival season in the country. To cash in on the sentiment and follow up on the previous sale, Flipkart announced the return of its...

Samsung launches the AKG Y100, Y500, N200, and N700NC headphones in India

The 3.5mm headphone jack is surely on its way out, with customers left with very few competitive options in case they still care about the headphone jack and wired earphones. Bluetooth audio peripherals, namely earphones and headphones, are touted as the best replacement for the outgoing wires -- and we can certainly debate all day...

Huami Amazfit GTR 42mm smartwatch launched in India for ₹9,999 ($140)

Huami is one of the largest wearable device company in the world, claiming a global market share of over 17% through its product lineups under the Amazfit brand. Huami is also the exclusive provider of wearable technology for Xiaomi, one of its investors, and is also the manufacturer of the Mi Band lineup. The company...

MediaTek MT5670 chipset announced for 4K smart TVs like the OnePlus TV

Readers of our website would recognize MediaTek as one of the few SoC manufacturers for early and mid-range smartphones, known for their popular Helio P-series and the recently launched MediaTek Helio G90T that is present inside the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro. But MediaTek's reach extends beyond smartphones, as the company owns 70% of the...

[Update 12: TV pictured] The OnePlus TV launches September 26th in India

OnePlus CEO Mr. Pete Lau had expressed his company's intention to diversify from smartphones into the TV segment. Information on the same was not available for a while, but last week, we finally heard more about the upcoming TV as it passed through Bluetooth SIG certification. The certification listing revealed that the TV will be...

[Update 3: Flag for Settings Toggle Live] Google Chrome’s dark mode may also darken web pages

Google's Material Theme overhaul has been predominantly bright white, and not everyone is a fan of the blinding white color used everywhere. It took them a few years, but Google is finally realizing that a lot of users do seek a darker UX. Several Google apps have since adopted a dark theme, and Google Chrome...

Vivo U10 launched in India with Snapdragon 665, 5000mAh battery for ₹8,990 ($127)

The sub-₹10,000 market in India is dominated by the likes of Xiaomi with its Redmi, Redmi A and Redmi Note series, capturing several price points and covering various needs through different combinations of specifications. Historically, this has been one of the most competitive price segments in the country, seeing the likes of Indian as well...