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.

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...

Xiaomi Locks Bootloaders; Unlock Approval Takes up to 21 Days, Bricked Devices Must Wait

At XDA, we have a love-hate relationship with Xiaomi: We love the low-cost revolution they and other Chinese manufacturers have brought to the smartphone race, but absolutely detest them for violating the GPLv2 on multiple occasions. The GPL situation keeps rocking back and forth, with sources for certain devices being released, while other devices get ignored and...

Recordr: The Advanced Sound Recorder App

hen it comes to sound recording, AOSP does not provide a very easy way to create standalone audio recordings. Although AOSP does provide a reference API Guide for integrating audio capture into applications, it does not provide a quick way for the general public to utilize their phone's hardware to record sound, out-of-the-box, like how image...

Samsung Explains New Exynos 8 Octa Chipset

With CES 2016 wrapped up, the collective eye of the Android enthusiast has turned over to Samsung, eagerly awaiting more tidbits about the next powerhouse the company has to offer. After undoubtedly remarkable but arguably supreme flagship smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, the bar for the Samsung Galaxy S7...

Xiaomi Announces Redmi 3; SD-616 and 4.1 Ah Battery For $105

In typical Xiaomi fashion, the company has taken the wraps off its next iteration of the Redmi budget showstopper via a forum post announcement. Like a lot of Xiaomi products, the Redmi 3 offers some very good specs at a price that is unbelievable. So without further ado, let's take a look! The Redmi 3 features a...

Free Software Foundation’s RYF Certified Hardware List Released for 2015

We see a lot of great hardware launched throughout the year. Especially during events like the ongoing CES 2016, manufacturers go for their best shot in an attempt to bring something new to the market and squeeze their product into the ever competing world. However, there is a "dark" side with all of these top of...