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.

Windows 10 To Be Available On July 29

Microsoft's Executive VP of Operating Systems, Terry Myerson, announced in a blog post that the next release of Windows will be available on 29th July 2015. The initial release for Windows 10 will be limited to laptops and desktops, with the OS making its way onto tablets and smartphones later at an unannounced date. Microsoft also...

Asus Announces The New Zenwatch 2

At their Computex event, Asus took the wraps off the second generation of its smart wearable, the Asus Zenwatch 2. The Zenwatch 2 will be available in two different sizes, 41mm width (x49mm) and 37mm width (x45mm) with strap sizes of 22mm and 18mm respectively. Both the watches sport an AMOLED display, with a 2.5D curved...

Google Launches Google Photos At I/O 2015 Keynote

While rumors have been floating around for a while, the Google I/O 2015 has made Google Photos official. And it is bigger than what we expected. Google Photos is centered around three big ideas: A home for all your photos and videos, a private place To help you organize and bring moments to life To make it easy to...

Android M Adds “Doze” Deep Sleeping

Android M has answered the call of battery by adding in a deeper sleep implementation than existing deep sleep. This comes in the form of Doze. The feature make use of the devices sensor to smartly recognize when you have left your device for an extended period. During this period, wakelocks will be minimized. However, you...

Android M Adds Fingerprint Support

Along with other features, Android M has brought along Fingerprint Support to the OS. This comes in the form of an API for developers, ensuring standardized support across the OS and devices. Use cases for Fingerprint Support  includes Android Pay majorly. You can also use the fingerprint to unlock the device and make Play Store payments thanks to...

Webview Update on Android M Dev Preview

Google has announced an update to the Webview implementations on the upcoming Android M Developer Preview. This comes in the form of Chrome Custom Tabs.   Previously, you had two choices, either link out to the default browser, or render as an embedded webview. But with Android M, you can take advantage of Chrome Custom Tabs. As an example,...

OnePlus Plans To Take Back #NeverSettle From Verizon

#NeverSettle Back in 2014, this seemingly innocent and kind of motivating hashtag took the tech industry by storm. Afterall, how often do you see a "new" company give the top guns of Android a run for their money? The #NeverSettle mantra was what OnePlus was founded on, as they claim. Even though the device was marred with issues...

Samsung Galaxy S6 To Receive Major Camera Update

When the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge were launched, they became the prime focus for all discussions as Samsung took a break on their traditional design philosophy and opted for something that their flagship lineup hadn't seen before. But along with the design, a lot of Android enthusiasts were also impressed by another aspect of...

Synaptics Touchscreen Fix For OnePlus One Drains Battery

Ever since the launch of the OnePlus One, users have been reporting touchscreen issues on the flagship killer which seriously hinder normal usage of the phone. The issue was profound enough to push several buyers of the OnePlus One to RMA their phone and not look back. OnePlus recently did acknowledge that the touchscreen issues continue...

YU Yuphoria Launched With An Unbelievable Price Tag

The YU Yureka was Yu Televentures' first product, and according to the 6-month old company, it was a momentous success. And now the company is back for Round 2 and this time, they are promising a bigger punch. The live webcast event was scheduled for 12pm Noon on May 12th 2015. The event began with an...

Oppo R7 and R7 Plus Get Confirmed Via Official Renders

Finally putting design speculation to rest, Oppo has released official renders for its two upcoming devices, the R7 and the R7 Plus. As per the renders, the R7 is not as bezel-less as we once believed. The device does employ thin bezels, but gives out an optical illusion of being bezel-less through clever use of 2.5D glass...

ZTE Nubia Z9 Bezel-less Phone Launched In China

Chinese smartphone makers seem to be on a roll lately, and ZTE's latest offering contributes its own share to the cause. While Oppo still continues to tease us with images of its bezel-less offering, ZTE has gone ahead of the curve by launching their own bezel-less product, the Nubia Z9, in China today. The Nubia Z9...