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.

One Tap Xposed Module Lets You Download Videos From Various Applications

When you're on the move, Internet tends to become a privilege rather than an ubiquitous feature. Accordingly, our media consumption routine needs to adjust to account for the change in network quality and speeds. Afterall, viewing a video on a spotty connection with barely 3G speeds is a polarizing experience when compared to the comforts...

What Are Your Thoughts on Huawei’s Evolution?

With the launch of the Huawei P9 and the P9 Plus, Huawei is going after the big guys. Coupled with its Kirin 955 SoC and a unique rear camera setup, the phones are set to be one of those distinct phones of 2016, even though they may not necessarily be the best. This brings our attention...

Huawei Announces the Dual-Camera P9 and P9 Plus

At an event in London, Huawei took the wraps off the P9 and the P9 Plus. This follows along a long list of spec leaks for the devices, and they are exactly what we came to expect by the end. Starting off with the design, both devices have unibody builds made out of metal, and these...

WhatsApp’s End-to-End Encryption is Now Going Live

Security is all the hype these days. After years of being data mined and being a sitting duck for MITM attacks, the world has finally woken up and realized that not everyone needs to know everything. Some conversations are best kept private, and restricted only to the parties involved. With that thought in mind, Facebook's WhatsApp...

Alphabet’s Nest to Permanently “Brick” Revolv Devices

What do you expect when you pay full price of a product and get complete legal possession of a device? Well, it is now yours to do as you please. You can use it yourself, lend it to your friend, give it to your mom, or even destroy it at that moment. That is what it means...

Ad-Blocking Browser #NoChromo Receives Update; Now Built on Newer Sources

Ads. Ads. Ads. They are everywhere. And none of us like them. Ads are a necessary evil for websites like ours to function. It might seem hypocritical for a website that earns revenue from ads to shoot itself directly in the foot by promoting a browser that removes the main source of income of the internet in...

LG Releases Statement Over Metallic Unibody Concerns

Remember the guy who bent his Nexus 6P in half with his bare hands? Well, he's back again. This time with a different device and a different test. https://youtu.be/SyP_cEpp2Zo?t=57s YouTuber JerryRigEverything had his doubts on LG's claim that the LG G5 had a metallic body (unibody at that too). He mentioned that the weight and feel of...

Ghosts of Christmas Past: Finding Your Future Device

Everyone has fond memories of their first device: the joy of the first purchase: the awe of the first boot, exploring the features you were promised, and finding those that were not mentioned. It's a wonderful journey, and we all loved ours. The feeling of getting a new device and being elated with it is...

Which OEM is the Best at Marketing?

Selling an Android phone isn't just a game of specifications. You can create the best device on the planet, but that does not mean you can sell it as well. Most major Android OEM's have influential marketing departments, working all the time to create and maintain a level of buzz around the company and its devices....

What Can Android Learn from its Competition?

We love Android, but there are (understandably) things Android is not the best at. While plenty of competitors have adopted Android features, it's also true that Android has learned from its enemies. And there is still plenty to learn, not just when it comes to software and user experience, but also strategies and targets. So we...

LG Invites Registrations for “Play with Friends” Developer Event

LG tried to make modularity mainstream by incorporating it directly on their flagship for 2016, the LG G5. Although the approach taken by LG restricts the actual modularity aspect of a device, they have taken a notable risk by going in a direction that the consumer market has not yet gone for, so we'll cut...

TWRP Receives Update to V3.0.1-0; Now Supports new CM13 Pattern Encryption

TWRP version is now available for all currently supported devices! The latest update brings loads of new features including support for CM 13 Pattern encryption, multiple fixes for minor bugs including the progress bar not updating during image flashing and an option to reboot after a ZIP is installed. support new CM 13.0 pattern encryption (sultanqasim) fix...