Posts From Tomek Kondrat

Tomek Kondrat
Tomek Kondrat 779 posts

The only Polish moderator on XDA Developers. He graduated from the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn with a degree in journalism and public communication in 2013. He's a big fan of football (not hand egg), post rock and cooking. A total addict of mobile technology, especially Android. Currently flashes dozens of custom ROMs on his OnePlus One. Oh, BTW his real name is Tomasz - try to pronounce it.

Sony Announces Android 5.1 Update For the Xperia Line

Sony published a list of devices that will get an update to Android 5.1 Lollipop. Users of phones and tablets that got the official Android 5.0 already should not be worried as Lollipop will be bumped on those devices in July. The list contains no less than twenty devices that should get the OTA notification before August.Here’s a...

Android 5.1.1 Released

For the last few weeks, Google has been pretty active at delivering various updates. One of the least expected updates surfaced just a moment ago, as our beloved Android has been updated to version 5.1.1. The first device that got the update to Android 5.1.1 is the Google Nexus Player, released alongside Lollipop 5.0. The factory...

Android 5.1 OTA for Nexus Round-Up

The beginning of April is dominated by April Fools. There are jokes and pranks everywhere, which are meant to fool people. This news is no joke though, as Google has pushed the shiny red button to send out over-the-air updates to supported devices. Well, sort of, as only a few of available Nexus devices got updates...

Hi Locker to Help You With Lockscreen Headache

The lockscreen is a part of the OS that we see hundreds of times every day, whether we're using Android or iOS. The look of the lockscreen depends on the Android version, device manufacturer or ROM chef. In short, it differs for almost every user. Luckily enough, users can use third party alternatives that bring...

The History of Flagships: Part III – HTC

A few months ago, we came up with the idea of presenting the history of flagship devices released by some of the major Android OEMs. In this, we've had the pleasure of bringing you the stories of Sony (Ericsson) and Samsung. Now, it's time for our third and final installment. This is a very special episode, as...

Interview With Developers of SaberMod & Hyper Toolchains

To compile any Android project like a kernel or ROM, developers need to use a toolchain. As per elinux.org, a toolchain is a set of distinct software development tools that are linked (or chained) together by specific stages such as GCC, binutils and glibc (a portion of the GNU Toolchain). Toolchains may contain a debugger...

Interview with Corgi for feedly Developer Stanislav Dmitriev

Here at XDA, we focus on highlighting the most promising projects that can instantly become hits. Not so long ago, we showed you Corgi for feedly, which brings the latest technology news to your lock screen. We reached out to one of the developers, Stanislav Dmitriev, who uses XDA as Stan.Dmitriev, to answer us a few questions...

Console OS Brings Android to Your PC

Android was always considered as a mobile operating system. While phones and tablets are over 95% of devices running Android, developers put lots of effort to make Google's OS available for other platforms. You've probably heard of Bluestacks, which brings the Android world to PCs, Macs and TVs. The American company is just one of the...

Game of Quests Start-Up Moves Your Body

A group of Polish developers have just started a Indiegogo campaign with a project named Game of Quests. GOQ is a game and activity tracking app that helps players have fun and develop at the same time. The concept is relatively similar to Ingress, but takes place in a totally different universe.A world is at...

OTA Updates for Nexus 7 and Nexus 7 (2013) Mobile

A few days ago, Google finally released factory images for mobile versions of Nexus 7 and Nexus 7 (2013). The waiting period was quite long, as Google had a 3 month delay to provide the update. It was a bit of a weird situation, but it's definitely nice to see the factory images being released.Flashing...

Looking for Some Themes? Theme City to the Rescue!

The CyanogenMod 12 theme engine once again gave all its users the freedom of UI customization. After the release, which took place roughly two weeks ago, numerous themers got to work and prepared countless themes ready to change your ROM into something unique. We did our best to present some of them to you by linking them...

Is Freemium Truly Premium?

Technology is changing at a rapid pace, and this evolution is essentially always paired with changes in business practices. A few years ago, the distribution of games and apps was pretty straightforward. Commercial apps were primarily distributed as paid-only (usually paid once per license), while other applications were distributed as freeware, shareware, or trial. Our...