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.

OnLeaks Reveals Device Renders of the Dual-Camera Samsung Galaxy Note 8

The next big release in the Android world is likely to be the next iteration of one of Samsung's most prolific (and lately controversial) lineup: the Note series. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has to shoulder the responsibility of repairing the "Note" brand and Samsung plans to do just that by giving us a phone...

Xiaomi Redmi 4 Mini-Review: A Hundred Dollars of Android Gets You Pretty Far

The Indian smartphone market is comprised of hundreds of players, spread across a large spectrum of budgets. But in a country where the per capita income (income per person in a year) was just ~$1,450 last fiscal year, aiming for the low end of the market with its vast untapped potential becomes crucial for brand...

Seamless (A/B) System Updates Coming Soon to LineageOS for Select Devices (Pixel/Pixel XL)

One of the headlining features of the Android 7.0 Nougat update as well as the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL is the ability to seamlessly install system updates. This feature from Android Nougat takes some of the pain away from updating your device and also reduces the likelihood of an inactive device. Seamless System Updates...

Sultanxda’s Unofficial LineageOS 14.1 Lands on the OnePlus One

The OnePlus One is a classic. While the phone has not reached the levels of community excellence that vintage devices like the HTC HD2 did, it is seemingly on track to accomplish that status. The OnePlus One is among one of the few modern Android devices that balances specifications with a very strong developer community...

Samsung Preparing to Launch The Galaxy Note 8 in September for €999

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ have opened up to a great response from reviewers and the general public alike. Many have praised Samsung for the design as the S8 looks beautiful with its Infinity Display, and Samsung has ensured the best of components for the insides as well. The end result was a product that...

OnePlus Launches the OnePlus 5 with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 and 8GB RAM

After weeks of leaks, teasers, and official ad campaigns, OnePlus has officially unveiled the OnePlus 5 at an event held in New York City today. The OnePlus 5 is the latest flagship smartphone from OnePlus and bears a strong focus on photography this time around. Specifications at a glance: Device Name: OnePlus 5 Price U$D 479 Android Version 7.1.1 (Oxygen OS ROM) Display 5.5...

Which of These OnePlus 5 Prototypes Do You Prefer Over the Current Design?

The OnePlus 5 has been practically released, thanks to OnePlus's massive ad campaign in India. The design of the phone is no longer a secret, and healthy comparisons have been made to Oppo devices and their original inspiration, the Apple iPhone 7 Plus. The final design of the new OnePlus flagship will invite plenty of subjective...

OnePlus Reveals the OnePlus 5 in India Through Strategic TV Ad Campaign

If you are an Indian (or a Pakistani) reading this, chances are that you spent most of Sunday glued to the TV watching India playing against Pakistan in the finals of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017. This particular cricket match was predicted to be the third most watched game in cricket's history, with an expected viewership...

What Was the Most Disappointing Phone Release in Recent Memory?

We've become used to the typical phone releases at the expected times, often knowing well ahead of each announcement just what to look forward to. As numbers in specification sheets arguably climb up accross the board, and as phones implement more premium or durable materials, you'd think it'd be hard for us to complain about...

Report: European Commission Likely to Hit Google with Fine of over €1 Billion over Antitrust Issues

According to a new report from The Financial Times, the European Commission is likely to hit Google with a record fine of  €1 billion (£874 million) over antitrust issues. An announcement on one of the antitrust investigations will be made "in the coming weeks". Google is accused of promoting its own shopping service (Google Shopping) in...

HTC U11 Delivers Strong Sales, Outsells HTC One M10 and One M9

In a perhaps-surprising revelation, HTC has announced that its latest flagship, the squeezable HTC U11, has delivered strong sales since its launch in late May this year. The device has reportedly outsold its preceding flagships, the HTC One M10 and M9, according to Mr. Chang Chia-lin, President of HTC's smartphone and connected device division. According to...

Canadian Telecom Commission Puts an End to Locked Cellphones and Unlocking Fees

In a major win for Canadian consumers, the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has given more power to the end-user by putting an end to the carrier practice of selling locked cellphones and then charging unlocking fees on these phones. Canadians now have more control over their wireless services as the CRTC has announced that...