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.

LG Announces The V10: Dual Front Camera, Dual Display

Ahead of its scheduled launch event in New York, LG has made the LG V10 official. https://youtu.be/ELD_6aeHGKQ We've known for a while that LG was preparing a device with a secondary display. At first, a lot of us wrote it off as something close to a gimmick, which marketing would then play and hype up on a phone...

All-New Nexus Phones: Specs, Prices, and Discussion!

Google officially took the wraps off its new set of Nexus devices, along with the new Chromecast and Chromecast Audio. While we almost knew everything there was before the announcement, having official confirmation and announcements puts a rest to all speculations, so let's get to them! Beginning with the LG Nexus 5X, this device comes as a...

Nexus 5X & Nexus 6P Pricing Info Leaked Prior To Launch

We're just a bunch of hours away from the official Nexus release and announcements, and the last set of leaks have started flowing in, giving us a complete and clear picture of what we can expect regarding the new Nexus. First up, Android Police has managed to score a few exclusive pieces of information regarding the...

Xiaomi Launches Mi 4c In China

Xiaomi has made the Mi 4c official in a launch event held today in China. In typical Xiaomi fashion, the spec sheet of the device keeps pushing our expectations from the budget market segment. First up, the design. The Mi 4c follows the unibody polycarbonate shell design from the Mi 4i. Based solely on looks, you wouldn't be...

China & Catching up: The Price of a UX

2014 can be remembered as the year when OnePlus stormed into the smartphone market and kept the nerd and enthusiast groups abuzz for months over one single smartphone, the OnePlus One. 2014 can also be remembered for the rise of Xiaomi, as it spread its reach beyond the Chinese nation towards other markets, and wrangled...

Hands-On Video Shows Blackberry Venice Running Android

Much to the rejoice of all the people wanting a physical keyboard along with experiencing all the goodness of Android in a seamless fashion, it appears that all the leaks regarding the Android-powered Blackberry slider device have been shaping up to be true. Codenamed Blackberry Venice, the device has made a pitstop at Canada-based Bell Mobility...

Elephone P8000 XDA Review: Be Surprised, but Keep Expecting

The Elephone P8000 is a phone that attempts to defy the market trends by showing that one does not need to cut down the thickness of the phone to deliver a premium feeling device. Featuring a massive 4,165 mAh battery and a surprisingly good TouchID fingerprint scanner, the phone also packs in the specs that...

Unofficial Stagefright Patches For MT6752 & MT6732 Devices

We've previously talked about what Stagefright is, as well as given code demonstrations of Stagefright-like mistakes. Needless to say, such a large-scale vulnerability is considered a rather serious affair. The exploit was a wake-up call for several manufacturers and Google, most of whom woke up and rushed to protect their devices (and its users). But as...

Sony Unveils the Xperia Z5 Flagship Lineup, Specs and Features

At their IFA announcement, Sony took the wraps off the Xperia Z5 Flagship trio: the Xperia Z5, the Xperia Z5 Compact, and the Xperia Z5 Premium. Starting with the first differentiating factor amongst these is the screen size. The Xperia Z5 comes along with a 5.2" 1080p IPS display. The Xperia Z5 Compact comes with a...

Smartwatch Battle: Moto 360, Gear S2 Announcements & What to Know!

As we approach bigger screen sizes for our smartphones, the attention is now being shifted towards getting a new kind of device on you - quite literally. The next generation of smartwatches is just on the horizon and these bring along marked improvements over their predecessors. First up, is the Moto 360 v2. Parent company Lenovo...

Android Wear Adds Support For iPhones

Bringing along good news to iPhone owners, Google has announced that Android Wear will now support iPhones. The supported list of Apple devices is limited to the iPhone 5 and newer, all of which should be running iOS 8.2 or a higher version as well. The Wear App will soon go live on the App Store...

Xposed Module To Fix MobileRadioActive Bug

Lollipop will be remembered as the Android version that introduced us to the world of Material Design, bringing on a rather significant change in how Android attempted presentation of UI. What Lollipop is also famous for is the numerous bugs it introduced to an OS that was very close to maturity, and ended up souring what...