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: Official] Samsung Galaxy A10s and the LG X2 2019 leak ahead of launch

Device leaks are a good source of information about upcoming phones from OEMs, but you can also learn a lot about unreleased devices through sources such as the Google Play Console Device Catalog and the Android Enterprise Recommended website. Thanks to these sources, we now have information about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy A10s and the...

Xiaomi adds Google Drive integration to Mi File Manager

Xiaomi's MIUI is a heavily modified version of Android, coming in with its own features and in some cases, its own shortcomings. MIUI always invites polarizing opinion, with a vocal group of users hating the changes Xiaomi has made, and a comparatively silent group of users who have grown fond of Xiaomi's changes. These changes...

Fnatic Mode Easter egg unlocks hidden wallpapers on OnePlus phones

OnePlus launched its latest premium flagship, the OnePlus 7 Pro in May 2019. As is with OnePlus flagships, the phone comes with a lot of top-of-the-line specifications that also make it a very good smartphone for gaming in general, as we found out in our gaming review. In addition to good hardware, OnePlus has also...

Reliance Jio Fiber to launch commercially in India from September 5 with ₹700 ($10) monthly plan

Ever since its launch on September 5, 2016, Reliance Jio has revolutionized the way Indians have consumed data. Thanks to Jio's initial generosity and the subsequent pricing wars that it sparked, 4G LTE data ended up becoming very cheap and widely available, fundamentally altering the way Indians consumed data. The fastest-growing operator in the world...

Samsung announces its crazy 108MP Bright HMX camera sensor in partnership with Xiaomi

Xiaomi recently announced that an upcoming Redmi device would be using the 64MP Samsung ISOCELL GW1 sensor. Tucked away at the end of the announcement was a teaser for an upcoming Mi series device which would be using an absolutely crazy 108MP sensor from Samsung that can take images with a resolution of 12,032 x...

OnePlus 6/6T get Fnatic Mode, DC Dimming, and August 2019 patches with OxygenOS 9.0.8/9.0.16

OnePlus is on a roll with security patches this time around. Their top-tier flagship, the OnePlus 7 Pro, received the August 2019 Security Patches before Google even got around to updating the security bulletin. Later on, the OnePlus 7 also received the update with the new security patches; followed by updates to the OnePlus 3,...

Xiaomi Mi 9S 5G gets listed on TENAA with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus

Following up on the teaser posted by China Unicom, a new Xiaomi device has appeared on the website of Chinese regulatory authority TENAA. This device with the model number M1908F1XE is expected to be the 5G variant of the Mi 9, which will likely be called the Xiaomi Mi 9S in China. Thanks to the...

China Unicom teases new 5G Xiaomi phone, Samsung Galaxy A90 5G, and Huawei Mate 30 5G

The smartphone market globally has been on a decline, but analysts and other stakeholders in the phone business are banking on the rollout of 5G services to expand the market once again. 5G will gradually make its way across the world in the same manner as 4G did, which means that we are going to...

[Update 3: Licenses still held back] Huawei will be allowed to buy from US suppliers again

The latest development in the Huawei trade ban saga comes directly from the ongoing G20 summit wherein US President Donald Trump announced that "U.S. companies can sell their equipment to Huawei." This is a major reprieve to Huawei, which was suffering from the political tensions between the USA and China. Donald Trump, President of the USA,...

Google defends Android Q’s controversial gesture navigation

Android Q's public release is just around the corner and when that happens we're going to see a lot of feedback from end-users who will be trying out the gesture navigation for the first time. The gesture navigation system is the biggest change to the UX in recent times, as they fundamentally alter how users...

[Update: Rolling Out] Xiaomi is recruiting beta testers for the Mi 9’s Android Q-based MIUI update

Android Q has been available for developers since a few months now, giving them a chance to try out Google's newest update to Android before it rolls out for the general public. These Beta releases gives them an opportunity to explore newly introduced APIs and test their apps against the changes, ensuring that everything works...

Honor Band 5 fitness tracker launches in India before the Xiaomi Mi Band 4

Fitness trackers and smart bands are getting increasingly popular in India, and the frequent releases from so many players in this space are a testimony of the untapped potential that exists in this space. Once again, Xiaomi has a decent foothold of the market with its own Mi Band 3 and prior releases. But unlike...