Posts From Faiz Malkani

Faiz Malkani
Faiz Malkani

Faiz Malkani is a designer committed to creating memorable digital experiences augmented by delightful interfaces. He's been working in the design field for over three years and is proficient in experience design and interface design. He also codes occasionally, with Android and Frontend Web being his preferred platforms.

Sprint Moves to Lift Video Streaming Limit for All-In

Yesterday, Sprint announced a new unlimited scheme that offered customers an $80 bundle, which included a $60 plan for unlimited talk, text and high speed data and a $20 payments towards towards a 24 month phone lease, However, a footnote in the plan stated that video streaming would be limited to 600Kbps for users, and this...

Sony Z4 Slips Out of Top 5 Smartphones in Japan

In a bid to streamline its flagship series which had been losing credibility over the past few years due to their 6 month release cycles, Sony announced that releases would be pushed back to the standard duration of one year instead. When Sony's 2015 flagship was unveiled as the Z4 in Japan and the Z3+...

Update: It’s Gone. Sprint’s New Unlimited Plan with Ridiculous Capped Speeds

The carrier game in the United States is perpetually rushing forward at a breakneck pace, with each of the four major carriers vying for maximum customer satisfaction and adoption rates, by means of a multitude of plans, offers and schemes. Earlier today, Sprint announced a new plan called "All-In", aimed at providing users with yet...

Sum: Simple Math Puzzles Turned Engrossingly Fun

Inspiration for casual games can be drawn from the simplest of things, from things like three-in-a-row matchmaking to falling bricks, but the complexity of the source does not a game maketh, and Sum proves just that. Based on the fundamental concept of addition, the aptly titled game promises fast-paced and thrilling gameplay for players of all...

Samsung Releases 16 New Themes on the Theme Store

The launch of the S6 and S6 Edge back in March saw the latest version of Touchwiz being released alongside the devices, with some serious effort put into it this time around, in a bid to move away from the notorious reputation Samsung's Android skin has gained over the past few years. Memory efficiency and...

Moto X for $299 with 30-day Trial For a Limited Period

The past few years have seen interesting developments in the Android OEM playing field, with Samsung and HTC's dominance giving way to allow smaller OEMs like Asus, Motorola and Xiaomi to strengthen their foothold in the market. Motorola in particular has seen an exponential rise in sales, fueled by their ability to read customer requirements and...

HTC Execs Strongly Deny Asustek Acquisition Rumors

At the end of 2014, by the time all OEMs had shown off their flagships for the year, Android's front-running manufacturer, Samsung, was looking at a dip in sales with smaller OEMs taking a turn for the better. HTC in particular had a remarkable year, breaking free of the shackles that were causing the Taiwanese OEM...

Another One Bites the Dust; Sony Z4’s S810 is Overheating

In what has devolved from a hot debate to reluctant denial, no pun intended, the Snapdragon 810 saga continues amidst a flurry of consumer dissatisfaction around reports of the chipset overheating. What began with the LG G Flex 2 continued with other flagships like the HTC M9 and the Mi Note Pro, and the latest...

Kindle Fire HD 6 and 7 Receive Bootloader Unlock and TWRP

Amazon's efforts at producing a budget-friendly tablet yielded the Kindle Fire HD 6 and 7, and despite the online retail giant's substantial efforts at marketing the devices, enthusiasts weren't impressed, their judgement buoyed by the tablets' desolate scene in the modding community.However, it looks like things are finally looking up for owners of the HD...

Huawei Giving Away Goodies Worth $200 with P8 Lite

Huawei has been making waves in the smartphone sector as of late, and after establishing itself as a serious player in Europe and Asia, the Chinese OEM made its first foray into the United States earlier today, where it sought to continue its success. The first device to hit the market is the Huawei P8...

What’s New in Material Design – I/O ’15 Edition

Design at Google has grown exponentially in the past few years, with three major styles prevalent in that short time. The initial black, green and orange combination gave way to the gray, white and blue style dubbed 'Holo', and while most people deemed it a vast improvement, few realized that the Holo design concepts were...

Google Now Marches Forward with ‘Now on Tap’

When Google Now was announced three years ago, it revolutionized the mobile space backed by Google's knowledge graph, and today, the next step in this direction was announced, called Now On Tap. This new addition to Google Now aims to bring quick answers to contextual questions, wherever you are and in the moment you need...