Posts From Tomek Kondrat

Tomek Kondrat
Tomek Kondrat 806 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. He's a big fan of football (not hand egg), post rock and cooking. A total addict of mobile technology, especially Android. Currently using ZUK Z1. Likes shrimps and beer.

Samsung Starts Mass Production of SoCs With 10nm FinFET Technology

Samsung has announced today that the company has started mass production of 10nm FinFET based System-on-Chips. The South Korean OEM claims that their SoC is the first one produced with such technology. In comparison to its 14 nm predecessor, Samsung’s new 10nm FinFET process (10LPE) adopts an advanced 3D transistor structure with additional enhancements in both...

Xiaomi Rumored to Feature Its Own SoC in “Meri”

China's biggest OEM -- Xiaomi, is rumored to use their own in-house SoC in its upcoming phone models. In-house chips will reportedly be used in lower-priced devices in the last two-quarters of 2017, which sound like good testing platforms for the OEM before it moves on to higher performance devices. This move is not entirely unexpected, as...

Pokémon Go Banned in Iran Over Security

Pokémon Go is taking the world by storm. Players catch Pikachus and other creatures across the globe, and while it’s fun for most, some governments find it 'dangerous'. The BBC portal claims that Iranian authorities decided to ban the game throughout the country over "security" concerns. The decision was taken by the High Council of Virtual...

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 821

Qualcomm has finally raised the curtain and revealed its new powerful mobile processor -- the Snapdragon 821 with Kryo cores. This new unit will also be known as the Snapdragon 821 or MSM8996 Pro, and it is a revision of the Snapdragon 820 released earlier this year. Rather than a formal announcement full of information, this is more...

Android N Developer Preview Available For Sony Xperia Z3!

Android N is available for just a small number of devices. It’s still a developer preview, so Google deciding to roll it up for a bunch of Nexus devices makes sense. There is some good news, though, as Sony worked closely with big G to provide a preview for their own Xperia phones. At this moment,...

LG G5 Launches On March 31, Pricing Is Known!

We all know that LG is no longer an underdog on the mobile market. Devices from this Korean OEM are often very powerful, beautiful, innovative and well supported, hence there is a bigger chance today that you have a phone with an LG logo in your pocket. Same applies to the latest war horse released by...

Oppo Presents Two Mid-Range Models — R9 And R9 Plus

A couple of years ago, the Oppo brand stood out through a decent custom ROM community. Things were transparent and Oppo was quite good at providing GPL-mandated sources. Unfortunately not everything is as great as it was and sources are often outdated. Hopefully that trend will be reverted with two new devices of the Chinese manufacturer have...

Dirty Unicorns ROM Updated to Marshmallow, Brings Lots of New Features

The sixth major incarnation of Android, version 6.0 Marshmallow has been out for a while. Custom ROM developers had a couple of months to implement the most innovative features to make their projects unique. If we dive into XDA forums we can find thousands of custom ROMs. Every one of them differs here and there. We have...

Old But Gold: Sony Ericsson Devices From 2011 Get Marshmallow Support

Before making a whole bunch of "Z" devices, Sony, or rather Sony Ericsson, was focused on bringing up some really good and affordable devices. In 2011, Sony released about a dozen mid-range devices that are still quite popular, and not only on XDA. If you have one of these in your pockets, we have some really...

BadaDroid is Alive and Kicking! Android Marshmallow Available for Samsung GT-S8500 Wave

Android is a unique mobile OS, as it can be installed on various devices including phones, tablets, watches or even cars. It's one of the most flexible operating systems and due to its open-source nature, it's ported to even more devices. Most of OEMs decided to use it on the phones, but s particular Samsung created an own...

Bring Your ZenFone 2 Back to Life With xFSTK

It’s relatively easy to brick a device.The wrong fastboot command or kernel can lead to a serious soft brick, which can be hard to recover from. Luckily there are tools ready to bring most devices back to their electronic life. One of such tools is xFSTK, an Intel tool, which can help you out reviving ZenFone...

Bye, Bye Moto(rola)! Motorola Is Going to Be Phased Out

According to Motorola Chief Operating Officer Rick Osterloh, the Motorola name will fade from phones within the next few months. Lenovo, which is the owner of Motorola Mobility, will still use the Moto brand for its high-end phones and homegrown Vibe for cheaper headsets. Motorola was one of the most important brands in cellular telephones' history....