Posts From Tomek Kondrat

Tomek Kondrat
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The only Polish moderator on XDA Developers and a Developer Committee Leader. 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. Likes shrimps, beer and good series.

Linux CLI Launcher Transforms Your Home Screen Into A Terminal

The Google Play Store features many launchers of all kinds ready to make your life easier. Whether it's Nova Launcher, Apex Launcher, or Evie Launcher, there are a ton of third-party launchers out there for you to try out. At the base level, though, these launchers start out thematically quite similar although you can customize...

Xperia XZs Added to Sony’s Open Device Program

Sony is doing an excellent job in supporting the developer community. It's been a few years since the Japanese OEM first began releasing device trees, vendor blobs, and kernel sources for its most popular devices. And just yesterday, the company announced that the Sony Xperia XZs has joined the Sony's Open Device Program! As you might know,...

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Set To Receive Nougat Update

Android O is around the corner, yet according to official statistics, Nougat is still installed on less than 5% of devices. We have good news for the owners of the T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5, though: T-Mobile confirmed that the Nougat update will be available to flash next week. News of the confirmation have been delivered by...

Twitter Launches Twitter Lite: Lighter (Mobile) Web App for Faster Performance and Minimal Data Consumption

One of the biggest social media players,Twitter, has launched a new version of its site designed for less-reliable mobile devices. In order to get help specific segments of its userbase, Twitter made a lite version of the service. Twitter Lite users will not have to worry about their data cap, internal storage or slow connections. T...

Become A Git Pro With Git 101

One of the key aspects of smart and mature development is version control. One of the most popular methods is Git. It was developed by Linus Torvalds himself back in 2005 and even Google uses it to maintain Android. Well, the major part of it. While many developers use Git on daily basis, for some...

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...