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Aamir Siddiqui
Aamir Siddiqui

A journalist at XDA-Developers and the current Editor in Chief, I have been writing for XDA since 2015, despite being a qualified business-litigation lawyer. A low-end smartphone purchase in 2011 brought me to the forums, and it's been a journey filled with custom ROMs ever since. When not fully dipped in smartphone news and tutorials, I love traveling to places just to capture pictures of the sun setting. You can reach out to me at [email protected] And my Twitter is @aamirsidd94.

Want a foldable? The Galaxy Z Flip 3 is down to $850 with free Galaxy Buds 2 for Black Friday

Foldables are the future, and the future is now. Both the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the Galaxy Z Flip 3 are two of the best foldables that people can buy this year. The phones are priced on the higher ranges though, justifying the engineering that went into them. But if you were looking to...

Google Assistant will make vaccine bookings easier for Indians

One of the ways we can move forward from the COVID-19 pandemic is through effective mass vaccination. There are a lot of challenges in getting the world vaccinated, and these challenges are compounded when you take into account the sheer accessibility issues involved in this gargantuan exercise. For me in India, booking a vaccine slot...

Genshin Impact 2.3 update brings two new Geo characters, new Geo boss, and so many….dogs?

Genshin Impact is undoubtedly one of the more recommended games on Android, and also one of the only good games around that can bring the iPhone 13 Pro to a lagging halt with its 120fps game mode. Following up on the 2.2 update, Genshin Impact is soon coming out with its 2.3 update that brings substantial...

You can get Forza Horizon 5, Minecraft and more with Xbox Game Pass for just $1/₹584

Xbox Game Pass is Microsoft's subscription service for games on PC and Console, and the company is giving out a killer deal with the titles it adds every month to the service. For the month of November 2021, Microsoft is adding several high-profile releases like Forza Horizon 5, Minecraft: Java and Bedrock Editions, and more,...

The Redmi Note 11 series will likely come to India as the Redmi Note 11T, Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge, and more

Just yesterday, Xiaomi took the wraps off the latest iteration on the Redmi Note 11 series in China, giving us the Redmi Note 11, Redmi Note 11 Pro, and Redmi Note 11 Pro+. The Redmi Note series is one of the most successful branding efforts from the company, with many millions of devices sold each...

Xiaomi doesn’t plan to restock its Mi 11 Ultra flagship in India, to bring new flagships next year

The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra is Xiaomi’s answer to every “Ultra” phone released in the past year. It's an insanely overkill device in all the right ways, and my colleague Adam also agrees on the same in his Mi 11 Ultra review. Xiaomi brought the device to India a few months after global launch, bringing...

Google really wants to fix Android’s emoji problem

Love them ❤ or hate them 🤬, emojis have become a staple form of expression these days. These small little blobs add emotion and intention to words, and conversation across the internet would be incomplete without them. They are a big deal even for interpersonal conversation -- why waste time say lot word when emoji...

Genshin Impact 2.2 update brings new characters, teases OnePlus collaboration for China [Updated]

Genshin Impact has had quite an eventful past few months. The biggest updates to the game dropped in the form of 2.0 and 2.1, building upon another set of exciting gameplay elements to one of the better games on Android. Genshin Impact is also celebrating its one-year anniversary, and players have been treated to fair...

Google expands Google Home branding, introduces Suggested Routines for smart home developers

The Google Smart Home Summit 2021 is underway, and Google has a few key announcements to make. Google has announced a new Developer Center and two new SDKs, and now it is extending concepts like Suggested Routines to Matter. Expanding Google Home Google is taking the opportunity at this developer summit to expand the idea of Google...

Google introduces new Developer Center and SDKs at Smart Home Developer Summit, clarifies GMS requirement for Matter support

Smart homes are the future, and the future is inching closer with every passing day. Earlier this year at Google I/O, Google had announced Matter, a universal standard for smart home devices to encourage interoperability and seamless co-existence between them. Several internet giants like Google, Amazon, Apple, and Samsung have worked together on Matter, and...

Qualcomm’s new ultraBAW RF Filter tech promises to improve your phone’s 5G and Wi-Fi 6E performance

Back in early 2020, Qualcomm had announced its ultraSAW filter technology alongside the launch of the Snapdragon X60 modem. Today, the company is expanding on the available RF Filters with the announcement of the Qualcomm ultraBAW RF filter technology for bands up to 7GHz. Radio Frequency (RF) Filters are a fascinating piece of technology, something that...

The OnePlus Watch Harry Potter Limited Edition brings the magical world to your wrist

The OnePlus Watch was released earlier this year, marking it as the company's first attempt at making a smartwatch. In our review of the OnePlus Watch, Mishaal enjoyed the wearable and considered it a decent competitor against the likes of offerings from Xiaomi and Amazfit. OnePlus is now back with another smartwatch, and this time,...