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Thijs Koot
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If you see a scratched phone running an unfamiliar looking Android version, you know it's Thijs. Apart from breaking and fixing phones, he loves to play the guitar as well.

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SPB Tablet UI, a Custom Honeycomb Launcher Concept

There’s an overload of third-party launchers in the Market, but there’s no custom launcher available for Honeycomb. Of course that’s not strange, considering that the first Honeycomb device, the XOOM,

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Dual Core? No, We’re Not Ready.

The big hype is all about dual-core processors for your Android device. Yup, folks, Android is the only system running on dual-core devices. I mean, iOS running on a dual-core?

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Official Gingerbread ROM for Galaxy S Leaked (Update: Screenshots!)

It’s pretty official now, Samsung is working on Gingerbread for it’s Galaxy S line. And how do we know? The beta ROM has been leaked on some vague Polish forum.

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Final Honeycomb SDK is Live

You’ve been playing with the preview Honeycomb SDK for some time now, it’s time to do the real job. Google has given the green light for the final Honeycomb SDK to go online, and here it is

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Schmidt: “Ice Cream Sandwich” Will Unite Gingerbread and Honeycomb

Yes, no, yes, no. That’s what it has been like the last month trying to figure out if Honeycomb will appear on smartphones or not. But during the Q&A after his keynote at MWC, Google’s Eric Schmidt mentioned something very cool:

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“Alien Dalvik” Will Run Android Apps Anywhere [VIDEO]

Remember that post a couple weeks ago about the Blackberry Playbook possibly being able to run Android apps? Well, if true, it looks like the Playbook won’t be the only guy in town. Open Handset Alliance member Myriad has just announced a tool called Alien Dalvik, which is Android’s Dalvik VM ported to other systems. This may sound like a bit of abracadabra to you, but it means you’ll be able to run Android apps on any platform, and without a disturbing lag. Alien Dalvik will run the majority of Android apps, but for the very device-dependent apps, there’s an add-on for the Android SDK.

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Triple-Display “Flip” is the Phone of Your Dreams

If only this were true… Too bad, it’s only a render at this point, but it’s looking really fancy. What is it? It’s a triple-screen phone with a hardware keyboard put somewhere on the inside and looks quite complicated to handle.

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Cook Up a Custom Froyo ROM for Your Captivate or Galaxy S

Cooking your own custom ROM may seem quite complicated at the first glance, we’ll post a guide about the complicated side soon as well, but this kitchen for the Galaxy S and the Captivate makes your life a lot easier.

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Android Upgrades: Who To Trust

Of course the past won’t tell us the future, but it will give us expectations. Some manufacturers showed that they failed at upgrading their phones to a newer platform version. This article shows how much.

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Dan Morill: No Minimum Requirements for Honeycomb

Rejoice, folks. This tweet from Dan Morrill, Android Open Source & Compatibility Tech lead,  means more than meets the eye. This officially opens up all possibilities for custom ROM makers,

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CES 2011: More LG Optimus 2X Info

Remember that LG phone that beat the iPhone in a video a little while back? It’s the Optimus 2X, the very first phone sporting a dual-core processor, running on Android 2.2, with an update to 2.3 promised soon.

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Yet Another Android Market?

Yes, yet another Android Market substitution, this time brought to you by the folks at Promaris. There’s already a few successful alternatives for the Android Market, that’s true, but this

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Modify Your Battery Icons Easily With This App

Most of the times you want to modify your battery icons, you have to flash an update.zip or push files to your phone with adb. Not anymore if you are a proud owner of a Galaxy S, Epic, Nexus One, HTC Hero CDMA or HTC Magic.

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2010: Android Revamped

2010 was definately the year of significant UI changes for Android. Dragging an arrow up to see your apps may seem fancy at the first glance, but after a year or so, you’ll probably want some more eye-candy, and so did Google.

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Make Your Xperia X10 Look Like Gingerbread

No, you can’t have Gingerbread on your Xperia X10 yet and it’ll probably take a long time before you can, but you can apply a custom ROM with a Gingerbread theme. I’ve made a mod of the AOSP ROM we’ve talked about earlier to make it look like Gingerbread.