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.

Samsung Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge Live Images Leak

On the heels of the HTC One M10 Perfume renders, we have some live images of Samsung's trump cards for 2016: the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge. The first image is of the Galaxy S7, which surfaced on Vietnamese website, reviewdao.vn, who claim to have a hands-on with the device. The image shows the...

HTC One M10 Renders Surface on XDA Forums

Both the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the LG G5 have had some of their design aspects revealed via drawings, mockups, renders or even actual images. So it is natural that we see some of these for HTC's next flagship, the One M10. The HTC One M10, also codenamed as the HTC Perfume, will reportedly feature a...

Google Finally Begins Marshmallow Rollout For Android Wear

Better late than never, Android 6.0 Marshmallow is finally starting to make its way onto your wrists in the form Android 6.0 for Wear. Google has also announced more details in their official blog post. The post mentions a few of the new features that we can see on the latest version of the OS, including new system...

Mozilla Discontinues Development of Firefox OS for Smartphones

In an email sent out to developers, Mozilla has informed that it has dropped the axe on Firefox OS for smartphones. This email is also posted on their Discourse for readers to take note of. We will end development on Firefox OS for smartphones after the version 2.6 release. This means that Firefox OS for smartphones will no...

What IAP’s Do You Tolerate and What Do You Not?

One of the best forms of earning revenue from apps and games, and perhaps one of the more controversial means, is via In App Purchases. Most popular apps and games have adopted the freemium IAP model rather than opt for a completely paid application. There's no denying that IAP's work, and they are here to...

What Features do You Look for in a Web Browser?

Back in the early days, web browsers used to be our prime means of accessing any information on the web. With the increased popularity of apps with webviews, browsers have had to evolve other USP's to keep themselves on top of the competition. Whether it be loading themselves up with features, or going the "lite"...

FlashFire Updated with Android 6.0 and OTA Flashing Support

XDA Senior Recognized Developer Chainfire is known in the Android community for a wide variety of reasons, one of which is FlashFire. Often referred to as the spiritual successor to Mobile ODIN, FlashFire is used to flash custom ROM's and kernels, without going through the procedure in recovery. There's good news for FlashFire users, the app has been...

Google Reportedly Signals Apple-like Direction for Nexus Hardware

The Nexus lineup is the Holy Grail for all pure Android lovers. Featuring some of the best specifications available on the market, along with a Google-AOSP approach, these phones offer the best long-term software experience (except maybe the HTC HD2). Except the Nexus 6P, the Nexus lineup has never been a running contender for the best...

US Mobile to Become First Xiaomi and Meizu Carrier in USA

Chinese smartphone manufacturers are causing quite a stir worldwide, flooding markets with low cost handsets which appear so hard to resist on the spec sheets. The low cost market has evolved in the past few years, going from "low cost, low end" to "low cost, high end", thanks to players like Xiaomi. However, there was one...

Huawei’s honor 5X & honor Holly 2 Plus Launched in India

Huawei's honor brand has launched two devices in India: the honor 5X and the honor Holly 2 Plus. The devices will be available for sale via two of India's popular e-commerce portals, Flipkart and Amazon.in. The honor 5X will cost Rs. 12,999 ($191) for the 2GB RAM variant, and is available for pre-order now. Sales are...

Possible Images of LG G5 in a Dummy Box Leak Online

In the run up to MWC 2016, we're becoming privy to more and more details about potential devices that will be released in the same time frame. At first, it was the Samsung Galaxy S7, and now it is the LG G5. These set of images come to us courtesy of the good folks over at...

HTC Announces Promotions of Key Executives

HTC Corporation has announced the promotions of key executives today. First, Jason Mackenzie, who served as President of HTC Americas has been promoted to the position of global Executive Vice President. Succeeding him as the President of HTC Americas is André Lönne, who served as Vice President of Sales of HTC America. The promotions come as HTC...