Posts From Mishaal Rahman

Mishaal Rahman
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Long-time Android enthusiast starting from all the way back to the Sprint HTC Hero. Partial to the Nexus line, but open to try anything with Android on it. XDA's resident master of everything Tasker. Please direct media inquiries to mishaal@xda-developers.com

Twitter CEO Sorry for Poor Relationship with Developers

Twitter has had a rocky relationship with third-party application developers for several years now. From the controversial 100,000 token limit that capped the growth of third party clients to the recent incident where they took down an archive service that tracked tweets by politicians, the company is under fire for the way it has treated developers...

Marshmallow Reduces Audio Latency – But it’s still not enough

With each iteration of Android, Google boasts a reduction in audio latency in an effort to finally entice music professionals and music application developers to bring their work over to Android. For good reason, too, because despite making up only 3% of the total application downloads on the iOS App Store, music apps are the 3rd...

Google Maps No Longer Requires Storage Permission

With the advent of permissions management in Android Marshmallow, more users will (hopefully) begin scrutinizing the permissions requested by the applications they use. Why in the world would a flashlight app require access to my text messages? Obviously it doesn't, but many users put their trust into Google curating the Play Store to prevent malicious apps...

Enable One-Handed Mode using a Script

Bigger Isn't Always Better With the advent of bigger phone screens, it’s nearly impossible for most people to reach every corner of their phone using only one-hand (unless you’re LeBron James). Yet big phones like those from the Note series are still very popular due to how comfortable they are is to consume video and web...

Chromium Optimized for Snapdragon Devices

What in the world is CAF? Remember CAF? You might have seen that name all over the forums back when kernel developers for Qualcomm Snapdragon devices maintained two separate forks of their work. One for code based on Google's AOSP, and another based on CAF. Code Aurora Forum is maintained by the Linux Foundation, and is...

Down Memory Lane: Can the Nexus 5X Cut It With 2GB of RAM?

On October 15, 2014, hordes of loyal Nexus 5 owners waited behind their keyboards for the fateful reveal of what they believed to be the successor to the phone that captivated the market. The Nexus 5 was a price-point pioneer that managed to avoid cutting corners on the most crucial specifications. The All Around Champ Breaks...