Posts From Aamir Siddiqui

Aamir Siddiqui
Aamir Siddiqui

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]

ZTE Axon 11 5G and 4G go on sale in Germany and may launch in the U.S. next year

ZTE’s Axon lineup is the flagship lineup from the Chinese OEM, giving us some competitive "flagship killers" over the years like the ZTE Axon 7 and innovative products like the ZTE Axon M dual-screen foldable. But the company had always underperformed in terms of general availability and marketing for otherwise-good products, which is the reason...

OPPO Find X2 launches in India with Snapdragon 865 for ₹64,990

The OPPO Find X2 and OPPO Find X2 Pro were launched internationally back in March 2020, bringing the best of OPPO's flagship technologies to the international community. The phones have a fair few highlights, like the 120Hz QHD+ AMOLED display, the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC, 65W SuperVooc 2.0 fast charging, a competitive camera system,...

Realme X3 and X3 SuperZoom with 120Hz display, Snapdragon 855+ launching in India on June 25

Realme has been aggressively launching products in the Indian market. The only break that occurred in their launch schedule was because of the unavoidable circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. With the lockdown in India now being decentralized and mostly lifted, product launches have gotten back on track. Realme is now looking forward to launching the...

Google’s new Block Store library will make it easier to sign into apps on new devices

One area where Android has lagged behind iOS is the ability to migrate to another device and land in the same state as you started off, at least in the context of your app data. The problem is more prominent when you migrate to a new phone from a different OEM, as specific OEM backup...

LG Velvet goes on sale in Italy for €649 with pre-order benefits of up to €400

The LG Velvet was announced last month with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC and stylus support. This phone is significant because it marks a shift for LG, turning around the focus from the spec sheet to the design and greater general availability of the phone. The idea with the LG Velvet is to bring a...

HTC is back with two mid-range smartphones: Desire 20 Pro and U20 5G

Remember HTC? We wouldn't blame you if you didn't. What was once a company that competed against Samsung in terms of innovation in the Android smartphone space, now remains a shadow of its former self. To lend some perspective, HTC is credited for being the first smartphone OEM to create a community program in the...

[Update: More images] OnePlus may be working on a feature to help you find public charging stations

It's the month of exciting software releases, as Google dropped the first Android 11 Beta for Pixel devices. Other OEMs like Vivo, iQOO, and OnePlus have released the first set of beta builds for their flagships, and other OEMs like OPPO, Xiaomi, POCO and Realme have promised builds for their flagships as well. These software...

The Samsung Galaxy Buds+ can now easily switch between devices

The Samsung Galaxy Buds+ are Samsung's current flagship TWS solution, and they've been pretty successful for the most part. Samsung has even gone ahead and released them in new color variants like Aura Red, Aura Blue, and the company is scheduled to also release a purple BTS Edition. Even though the earbuds themselves are pretty...

Download: iQOO 3 5G, iQOO 3 4G, Vivo Nex 3S 5G receive Android 11 Beta builds

It's raining Android 11 Beta builds! First, the main announcement for Android 11 Beta 1 dropped builds for the supported Google Pixels, namely within the Pixel 2, 3, 3a, and 4 series. Next, OnePlus followed up with builds for the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro. Other OEMs have also promised builds in the near...

OnePlus Camera 5.4.10 adds Quick Share to social media, taking burst photos or video with a shutter long-press, and more

Android 11 Beta 1 is here! As has become tradition, in addition to the Google Pixels, several other OEMs like OPPO, Xiaomi, and Realme will also be joining in on the party at a later date. If you have a OnePlus 8 or OnePlus 8 Pro, you can actually join in right now, as OnePlus...

ZTE’s budget Blade A3 Prime smartphone launches on Verizon-owned Visible and Yahoo Mobile for $99

The budget smartphone market is different for every region across the world, as this segment is fine-tuned to the region on the basis of the local laws and regulations, local consumer needs and wants, and the actual cost of releasing and selling products. So while markets like India have no dearth of options at the...

Realme Band’s v8.0 update finally adds music controls, stopwatch, and a heart rate reminder function

Realme launched the Realme Band in India alongside the Realme 6 series, in March 2020. For the company, the Band represented its first attempt at piercing into a market that has seen domination from the likes of the Mi Band, staying true to the company's attempt at competing with Xiaomi across all product segments. While...