Posts From Aamir Siddiqui

Aamir Siddiqui
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<p>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.</p>

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...

Niki: The AI Powered Chat Bot That Pays Your Bills

There's an app for everything these days, and quite rightfully so. Developers have realized that there is vast potential in the app ecosystem. For every basic need, there will be a ton of apps that will promise to get things done the way you like it. And in the midst of all the wannabes, there will be...

What App or Tweak Should Everyone Know About?

We all have that one app or tweak, no matter how big or small, that made a definite impact in the way we use our phone. Whether it completely revolutionized the way your device was used, or it added a layer of convenience that was not present before, this is your chance to tell us...

Is HTC Making the Next Nexus? Rumors of Two Nexus Devices Escalate

We are barely a month into the new year, and the hype train for the next Nexus has already begun. Nevermind the fact that the two Nexus released this year, the Huawei Nexus 6P and LG Nexus 5X have had an overall positive response from the community. While the 6P is widely regarded as one of...