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.

Xiaomi Launches the Mi 5 — All You Need to Know

Xiaomi, one of the more controversial OEM's around but someone we still respect for making cheap, affordable and still great hardware, put down its own horse in the flagship race with the launch of the Mi 5 at MWC 2016. Xiaomi's previous flagships have all been value for money devices, promising some top of the line...

Android One Aims for High End with the GM 5 Plus

The Android One program was setup in 2014 as a set of guidelines, a standard if you will, through which Google aimed to reach much more of the developing world through cheap devices that ran on the latest Android software. Google has expanded the program to more developing countries, providing a lot of people a...

Galaxy S7 Edge Tentative RAM Management Test Shows Improvement Over Predecessors

Let's just admit it upfront: Samsung makes good phones. As a loose and general statement, there is a lot of truth in it. At any given point of Android's history, Samsung has been making devices that are competitive to the prevailing market leaders, and in a lot of instances, they are the market leader themselves. Samsung...

XDA Forums Added For MWC 2016 Devices!

The Mobile World Congress is the world's largest exhibition when it comes to mobile technology. And MWC 2016 was no exception. We saw the best of the best with releases like the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge and the LG G5, and others as well. MWC 2016 isn't over yet, so we interrupt the continuous MWC...

Sony Launches Xperia X Series — All You Need to Know

In a bit of a surprise announcement, Sony has unveiled a "new look Xperia brand" with the Xperia X series of smartphones. Fitting along with the current theme of MWC 2016, these new Xperia devices are made more capable with the addition of smart accessories, giving us "ambient connected devices capable of changing the way...

Samsung Unveils the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge — What You Need to Know

Coming hot on the heels of the LG G5, Samsung has made the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge official, showing the world that they cannot be left behind when we talk about the greatest and the latest. The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are the flagship duo for the first half of 2016,...

LG Unveils the LG G5 and its Friends — What You Need to Know

Taking centre stage before the start of the Mobile World Congress 2016, LG has pulled out its gun for the first half of 2016, with the LG G5 and all of its friends as well. Starting off with the LG G5: it's all that one usually expects from a smartphone, and goes a step or three...

Ubuntu to Show Off Community Ports on OnePlus One & Sony Xperia Z1 at MWC 2016

Ubuntu has given us another reason to look forward to the Mobile World Congress 2016. The team at Canonical have announced the arrival of two new Ubuntu phone ports community ports, namely for the Sony Xperia Z1 and the OnePlus One. If you’re the lucky owner of a Sony Xperia Z1  you will soon be able...

Freedom 251: Why It is a $3.7 Android Smartphone, and Why It Shouldn’t Exist

While everyone is gearing up for Mobile World Congress 2016, salivating over the thoughts of holding a certain Samsung or LG in their hands, a small Indian company is making waves with the launch of its super affordable smartphone, the Freedom 251. The Freedom 251 is being developed by Noida-based (India) Ringing Bells Pvt. Ltd. Talking about...

LG G5 Leaks on Dubai’s Craigslist Equivalent

The LG G5 has been avoiding live images for a device that is just days away from release. But not anymore! The LG G5 has been caught on dubizzle.com, which is Dubai's equivalent of Craigslist, with some of its clearest pictures yet. The listing has since been removed, which adds on to the speculation that the listing...

More S7 Press Renders, Live Images Confirm Design and Colors

The Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are scheduled for launch on Sunday, 21st February, but doesn't stop the leaks from flowing. Notable leaker Evan Blass aka @evleaks took to Twitter to give us what may be our best and cleanest look at the Samsung Galaxy S7 flagship duo so far, in the form of...

Hold The Criticism: The M10 is Not the Worst Device Never Released

Whenever a flagship from a major smartphone OEM is about to be released, there are a lot of things that precedes the main release. While the actual product is shrouded in secrecy, the marketing and social engines of the company go into overdrive generating hype for a device that publicly does not exist. Often, this takes the...