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.

XDA Forums Added For Fossil Q Founder, Acer Iconia One 8, LG K10 and More!

CES 2016 delighted us again, and we are seeing a lot of different companies announcing new devices targeting different segments of the market. To complement the announcement of several of these devices either at CES or outside of it, we've added a bunch of sub-forums. BLU Vivo 5 and BLU Vivo XL US-based smartphone maker BLU announced...

2016 Snapdragon 820 Roundup!

Blogs all over, including us, wrote extensively about the hottest star of 2015. The horse was beaten to death, and then back again. But now, as 2016 begins, the tech community yearns to find something else to talk about, something that can help us move past the debacle and get excited about new phones releases...

IonVR Partners With Intel to Create Untethered 6-Degrees-Of-Freedom VR Experience on Mobile

CES 2016 is proving to be the battleground for technologies of the future, as more and more companies look to draw attention to their products and developments. A lot of these new products have the potential to shape the future of how we interact with our environment and the things around us, whether it be...

Xiaomi Mi 5 Arriving in February, Snapdragon 820 in Tow

Xiaomi's Mi flagships are arguably one of the most competitive smartphones to be released in the year. Although the devices are poor in terms of aftermarket ROM development, they tend to pack in beastly specs and still command a fraction of what other flagships cost. The next iteration of the Mi lineup, the Xiaomi Mi 5,...

Konami’s Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Android 6.0 Coming to NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV

Amidst all the announcements ongoing at CES 2016, NVIDIA has announced that Konami's critically acclaimed title, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is making its way to the SHIELD Android TV. This will the be the first time the widely loved PC and Console game will be playable on Android. The game is expected to make full use...

Evan Blass: Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge to Feature MicroSD Support, Water Resistance, Large Batteries

Samsung's Galaxy S-series flagships are amongst one of the most anticipated phones every year. And there's good reason too. The S-series flagship feature the best of what Samsung can offer in a mass-producible, consumer-friendly package. Apart from the mid-year Note lineup, there are no other competitors coming out from the Samsung stables. Last year was a bit...

ASUS Launches ZenFone Max in India

ASUS generated a lot of hype and interest in 2015 with its devices, especially the ZenFone lineup. Carried across by the ZenFone 2 and its variants, along with other smaller ZenFone variants like the ZenFone 2 Laser and ZenFone Selfie, ASUS created a lasting impression on the mind of the budget consumer. To bank upon the...

OnePlus Releases Price List for Spare Parts in India

When we talk about things like Customer Service and Warranty, OnePlus isn't a company that gets spoken about very positively. They had a very rough start in those departments, ending up in the bad books of many customers, and not without good reason, too. There are plenty of horror stories doing the round on the web...

OnePlus 2 Mini Spotted at TENAA

The OnePlus X has garnered a fair bit of popularity in the smaller phone segment, featuring decent specs in a small package and an inexpensive price tag to play along with it. But as capable as the Snapdragon 801 in the OnePlus X may be, the phone does not bear the latest (and arguably, the...

CF-Auto-Root Updated with Support for Over 300 devices!

If you are a Samsung user and call yourself an Android enthusiast, you sure would be familiar with CF-Auto-Root. Coming from the reputed XDA Senior Recognized Developer Chainfire, this tool has opened up the doors to the world of root and beyond for a lot of new users. Often times, CF-Auto-Root is the easiest and most...

HTC Launches the One X9 in China, Bears MediaTek Helio X10

It's the season of giving, and HTC has given us another device to add to the list of releases in 2015. The HTC One X9 has gone official in China, aiming to occupy a space in the mid end Chinese market. The HTC One X9 features a 5.5" 1080p IPS display, and a metal body that...

Samsung Galaxy A9 Launched in China

In the build up to CES 2016, we are seeing more and more devices rush their way through regulatory authorities in order to be ready for an announcement during the event. This time, we caught the Samsung Galaxy A9 as it passed through Chinese regulatory authority TENAA. Design wise, it looks like a standard Samsung device that...