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 wisened up to the ways of Nexus and DuARTe. He receives press releases at aamirsiddiqui@xda-developers.com.

OnePlus DR-1 Quadcopter Drone Available for Purchase

OnePlus has been teasing a new product for a while now, hailing it as a game-changer which isn't a tablet or a smartwatch. While speculations were rife about what this game-changing device could be, the company did confirm that the product was indeed a drone in their recent AMA. A tweet and vine from OnePlus shed...

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Drop Test

The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge are already proving to be amongst the head turners of 2015. From favoring their inhouse Exynos 7 SoC over the Snapdragon 810 SoC (which ended up causing issues to its main rival); to ditching the removable battery and micro sd card slot in favor of a more "premium"...

Oppo “R7” Bezel-Less Smartphone Demoed in Video

Recently, images have been doing the rounds of what claims to be the new horse out of Oppo's stable, the Oppo R7. The talking point of this device is the lack of any major bezel on two sides of the 5.5" display. Obviously inspired by the Sharp Aquos Crystal, the images and the accompanying video show a...

VAIO Corp. Launches Its First Smartphone: VAIO Phone

VAIO Corporation was formed when Sony sold its computer business to Japan Industrial Partners (JIP) last year, and the new company wanted to focus on selling VAIO-branded laptops in Japan for the future. The future is here, and with it comes the first mobile product from the new company, simply called the VAIO phone. The phone looks...

More LG G4 Press Renders Leaked

Some more leaks have emerged of what appear to be early press renders of LG's 2015 flagship, the LG G4. Courtesy of @OnLeaks and nowhereelse.fr, the new images show the front, back and sides of the device. The front of the device is adorned by the front facing camera, the earpiece and sensors. The LG branding...

Multi Boot: The Fall of Nandroid?

Ever since custom recoveries and roms became popular, nandroid backups have been the fall back method for all android enthusiasts, irrespective of their confidence levels. They allow easy backup and restore in case things go wrong, which happens invariably when a modification is being tested. With that being said, how relevant are Nandroid Backups to this day? Back...

NVIDIA SHIELD: The Tegra X1 Powered Android TV Box

At the annual Game Developers Conference being held in San Francisco, NVIDIA announced the latest addition to its collection of devices, the NVIDIA SHIELD. Powered by the Tegra X1 ARM SoC, the SHIELD is a set-top box running Android TV at its heart. But since it is a NVIDIA device, it does things beyond the simple streaming...

Microsoft Unveils the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL

Amidst all the Android frenzy caused by the release of the HTC One M9, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet, Microsoft added its own offering, albeit non flagship, to the table with the announcement of the mid range duo of Lumia 640 and 640 XL. Marketed as being "Windows 10 ready", both these devices launch with...

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet, The Thinnest 10″ Tablet, Now Official

While the likes of Samsung and HTC were busy announcing their next big things in the mobile market at their Mobile World Congress events, Sony was turning up the heat in the tablet market with the launch of its latest offering, the Xperia Z4 Tablet. Coming with a 10.1" IPS display offering 2560 x 1600 pixel...

HTC One M9 Spec Sheet

  The HTC One M9 was just unveiled in the HTC's "Utopia in Progress" event at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Here is a quick round up of the specs revealed:   Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 3GB RAM 32GB onboard storage with Micro-sd support of upto 128GB Android 5.0 with Sense 7.0 UI 5" Super LCD touchscreen with a resolution of 1080x1920 pixels Corning Gorilla...