Posts From Aamir Siddiqui

Aamir Siddiqui
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Commerce and Law graduate 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. He receives press releases at [email protected]

Unofficial TWRP for the Realme 5 Pro and unofficial LineageOS 16 for the Realme XT/5 Pro are now available

Realme has made decent progress in the Indian market, offering some much-appreciated competitive options for users who don't want to buy a Xiaomi smartphone but still wanted to buy a phone that had high value for its price. Devices like the Realme 5 and the Realme 5 Pro offered quad-camera setups for users on a...

Redmi Note 8 Pro First Impressions: A Bold Step Forward by Xiaomi in the Redmi Note Legacy

The Redmi Note lineup is Xiaomi's most successful product lineup with over a 100 million devices sold globally. This series has a reputation of being one of the best value-for-money purchases over the years, and it did so by redefining the expectations of consumers. Redmi Note has contributed to the declining market share of several OEMs...

[Update: Stable Release] PUBG Mobile 0.15.0 leaked patch notes reveal Desert Eagle weapon, Payload Mode with helicopters, and more!

The Battle Royale genre on Android has exploded in popularity thanks to the addictive nature of PUBG Mobile. The genre has rekindled the love for First/Third Person Shooter genre on mobile devices and even given an added incentive for more popular titles like Call of Duty to enter the scene with a proper Mobile game....

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8, Redmi Note 8 Pro launched in India alongside MIUI 11

India is Xiaomi's most important foreign market, and with the importance the company places on this country, one can even argue that the country gets a certain priority greater than even China, especially in the budget segment. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 series has been one of the best-selling products in its segment in the...

OxygenOS Open Beta 3 for the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro brings Work-Life Balance mode to Indian users

OnePlus devices come with their own custom UX, OxygenOS, which maintains proximity to stock Android while still mixing in some of its spice through additional features. The company maintains two public release tracks for its devices: the Stable branch and the Open Beta branch. There is another Closed Beta branch for internal testing, but those...

Google Pixelbook Go leaks extensively in hands-on photos and video

We are just a few days away from Google's launch event in New York, where the company is expected to take the wraps off the Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, a new Pixelbook, and possibly some surprise announcements too. While the Google Pixel has been leaked in its absolute entirety in terms of hardware and...

The OnePlus 7T is here with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus, triple rear cameras, and a 90Hz display

Ever since the OnePlus 3, OnePlus has launched two flagships in a year: one in the first half of the year, coming in with the best upgrades across hardware and software, often with a new design; and a second in the second half of the year, featuring several incremental updates to compete better against the...

Google Maps 10.27.0 hints at starring transit lines to ease your commute, may soon get a dark mode

Google Maps is one of Google's best software products, one that sees wide adoption across the globe thanks to its ease of use and relative accuracy. The app has steadily improved over the years to make our commutes and our lives easier, to the point that it has become a literal habit for many to...

Android Dev Summit 2019 official app, schedule and livestream details are now live

In addition to Google I/O every year where Google talks about some of the major changes to the Android platform in addition to changes to its other products, the company also holds a separate Android-centric developer event in the second half of the year. Google I/O 2019 brought to us major announcements related to Android...

[Update: Patched] Actively exploited zero-day vulnerability found in Google Pixel, Huawei, Xiaomi, Samsung, and other devices

Security has been one of the top priorities in recent Android updates, with improvements and changes to encryption, permissions, and privacy-related handling being some of the headlining features. Other initiatives such as Project Mainline for Android 10 aim at speeding up security updates in order to make Android devices safer. Google has also been diligent...

Google Pixel 5G could be announced at the Google Pixel 4 launch event

The Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL are slated to be launched at an event in New York on October 15, 2019. The devices have been at the receiving end of far too many leaks, and for the most part, the launch event was expected to be without any major surprises. However, it seems...

[Update: Available for download] Sony finally makes PS4 Remote Play available for all Android devices

Back when the Sony Xperia Z3 was launched, Sony tried to capitalize on its gaming ecosystem by gifting the device an exclusive feature: PS4 Remote Play. As the name suggests, PS4 Remote Play allows certain Sony Xperia devices to connect to a PlayStation 4 gaming console that is connected to the same network as the...