Posts From Tomek Kondrat

Tomek Kondrat
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In his 30's. Joined XDA in 2011 and the portal in 2013. Senior Moderator and Developer Committee Leader. Android enthusiast that needs to have his devices rooted. Likes football (the real one), travels, TV shows, Kodi, post-rock and good food. Contact: eagleeyetom@xda-developers.com

Latest WebView Introduces Isolated Renderer Process And In-App Safe Browsing

Google released a short review of the changes in the latest version of WebView. Android WebView is a system component for Android allows Android apps to display content from the web directly inside an application. Starting with Android Lollipop, Google decided to distribute WebView as an independent APK updated from the Play Store every six weeks. The goal...

Unicode 10 Officially Released with 56 New Emojis and a Host of New Characters

The Unicode Consortium has officially announced Unicode 10. The new version adds 8,518 characters including 56 new emoji characters, a set of four new scripts, and new symbols. Currently, the standard consists of a whopping total of 136,690 characters. Aside from adding support for lesser-used languages, the Unicode Consortium included a Bitcoin sign. The most popular cryptocurrency's...

Latest Alpha Build of CrossOver Android Released With Android Nougat Support

If you are familiar with GNU/Linux-based operating systems, you have almost certainly heard of Wine. This great project allows you to run Windows applications without the need of installing a virtual machine. CrossOver Android is a similar concept, but it's made for Android tablets and Chromebooks running Intel hardware to allow these platforms to run...

Nova Google Companion Allows Google Now Integration on Lollipop

Custom launchers offer much more customization options than the stock launchers that ship with your phone. Unfortunately, there are some really enticing features from the stock launcher that most custom launchers do not support. One of those features is the Google Now pane that is accessed by swiping towards the left. The Nova Launcher developer...

Xperia X and X Compact Receive Android 7.1.1

Sony is rolling out a new Nougat update for the Xperia X and Xperia X Compact. The update brings both Android 7.1.1 and the new security patches, and users of these handsets should soon get a notification about the update. This comes shortly after Sony's release of the Android 7.0 update for the Xperia XA. Back...

The Burger King Ad That Activated Google Home Just Won A Prestigious Award

The growing popularity of voice activated speakers can be troublesome: one of the biggest fast food companies, Burger King, used the OK Google trigger in their commercial to activate Google Assistant and Google Home, prompting the service in thousands of households. The annoying ad has just won a prestigious Cannes Lions' Grand Prix award. Burget King first...

DirtySanta Exploit Unlocks the Bootloader of the LG V20 H990

While some OEMs allow bootloader unlocking on almost every model, the LG officially supports just a few devices. We have exciting news for the owners of the international variant of the LG V20. The bootloader can be unlocked thanks to the DirtySanta exploit. The method has been adapted to work with the H990 model by XDA...

SEGA Forever Allows You to Play Classic Games For Free On Android

Retro gaming fans may have just got the best news in a while. SEGA has just officially launched the SEGA Forever collection which allows gamers around the globe to play classic games for free. The list of games is relatively short, but will soon include nearly every SEGA game ever released from every console era –...

AppContext Will Improve the Application Context For Tasker With Xposed

Tasker is one of a few apps that we use to make our Android devices better. With AppContext, you can make Tasker even better. AppContext allows Tasker react on running applications, without the downsides of the default implementation. By utilizing the power of Xposed, the app allows Tasker to react immediately when an app starts. No periodic checks are required...

ViPER4Android Materialized Brings the New UI to The Popular App

Many users are enhancing their audio experience with ViPER4Android and this popular application has been pleasing our ears for years. Unfortunately, its user interface is a bit outdated. Thanks to the efforts of XDA Senior Member pittvandewitt, the app is now using the Material Design guidelines. It looks much better and offers the same, great functionality. Check...

Android Wear 2.0 Ported to the LG G Watch

The LG G Watch was released in June 2014 as a first device with Android Wear ever produced by the South Korean company. The watch is no longer supported, but the community managed to port the newest version of Android Wear. XDA Senior Member ab123321 used the LG G Watch R's stock Nougat ROM to prepare an image for the...

OnePlus Releases the Device Trees and Kernel Sources for the OnePlus 5

After weeks of rumors surrounding the launch of the OnePlus 5, the wait is finally over. We know the hardware specification, the pricing, and the overall user experience. Alongside the release, OnePlus decided to publish the kernel source and device trees required to build custom ROMs for its latest flagship. Adam Krisko, Beta PM and Dev Relations...