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Aamir Siddiqui
Aamir Siddiqui

A journalist at XDA-Developers and the current Editor in Chief, I have been writing for XDA since 2015, despite being a qualified business-litigation lawyer. A low-end smartphone purchase in 2011 brought me to the forums, and it's been a journey filled with custom ROMs ever since. When not fully dipped in smartphone news and tutorials, I love traveling to places just to capture pictures of the sun setting. You can reach out to me at [email protected] or on Twitter (@aamirsidd94).

Samsung Galaxy Buds/Buds+/Live/Pro/2 randomly dead? Here’s how to fix them

Samsung's Galaxy Buds, Galaxy Buds+, Galaxy Buds Live, Galaxy Buds Pro, and Galaxy Buds 2 are the closest rivals to Apple's AirPods, at least in terms of popularity. While there are a few quirks to each of them, this range of earbuds from Samsung are one of the safest, general recommendations for the average consumer....

Android 12: Everything you need to know about Google’s new big update to the popular OS!

Android is the world's most popular smartphone operating system, running on over three billion smartphones. As a result, even the tiniest of changes in the OS has the potential to affect millions of users. But because of the way Android updates are delivered, it's debatable whether these changes actually make a difference. Despite that, we're...

Checking out Spigen’s iPhone 13 Pro case and accessory lineup

The Apple iPhone 13 series is destined to be popular till the next iteration comes around, possibly even beyond that, as Apple will likely sell it for a few years at a discount. For most people buying this phone, a case is going to be high up in purchase priority. We do have some recommendations...

Google will expand the permission auto-reset feature to Android 6.0+ devices in 2022

Android 12 is the dessert of the season, but that doesn't mean older versions can't join in on some of the fun. Android as an OS has been maturing over the past decade, and in a lot of instances, it becomes more important to deliver features to a wider userbase than to bring in new...

Gboard’s Emoji Kitchen gets thousands of new emoji combinations in latest update

Gboard is one of the best Android keyboards around, especially for people who frequently swap phones. Not only is it a great keyboard app, but it also comes pre-installed on several Android phones, making it easier to get a consistent typing experience right from the get-go. It is also one of the more fun keyboards...

The LG 70-inch NanoCell 75 Series 4K TV is down to $750 for Cyber Monday

TVs are one of the most popular purchases for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and we even have a dedicated Black Friday TV Deals roundup. Depending on your budget and needs, there's a good TV to find for everyone. If you are looking for a larger TV and do not want to go for an...

Make your short commutes easier with the Segway Ninebot E45 Electric Scooter, $140 off for Cyber Monday

Black Friday is done, but the deals keep coming. We're looking at early Cyber Monday deals, and there are a bunch of them around. For instance, the Segway Ninebot E45 Electric Scooter is down to its lowest price of $700, which is a $140 discount from its usual $840. The Segway Ninebot E45 is an electric...

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is down to $900 for Black Friday

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is a great phone, and one of the top contenders for the flagship phone of the year for 2021. It's incredibly overkill for a smartphone for regular users, but that's what people like me prefer. What comes along with the overkill on features is the overkill on price, with the...

Want to watch TV outdoors? Samsung’s 65″ The Terrace 4K QLED TV with IP55 rating is available for $8,000 this Black Friday

Black Friday sales are already here on Thanksgiving, and you can get some great deals on TVs too. For most people, watching TV is an indoor activity, done within the comfort of the living room or bedroom. But what if you wanted to watch TV when you are in your jacuzzi? What if you wanted...

Motorola has up to $600 off on its smartphones for Black Friday

Black Friday sale season is well and truly upon us, even though we're still on Thanksgiving Thursday. Sales have begun, and we are seeing some incredible discounts on products all through. If you're looking to pick up a smartphone for yourself, and you want to stick to the affordable and value purchases, Motorola has some...

The Samsung Galaxy Note series may just be dead after all

Samsung's Galaxy Note series has been a power-user favorite since its inception, thanks to the S Pen and the other interesting additions that the company did to differentiate the product from its Galaxy S series. But product evolution through the past few years brought the Note series and S series close to each other, to...

Want a foldable? The Galaxy Z Flip 3 is down to $850 with free Galaxy Buds 2 for Black Friday

Foldables are the future, and the future is now. Both the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the Galaxy Z Flip 3 are two of the best foldables that people can buy this year. The phones are priced on the higher ranges though, justifying the engineering that went into them. But if you were looking to...