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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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Samsung’s Galaxy Player Will Be Showcased at CES

Next week figures to play huge for Android as CES 2011 gets underway. HTC will deliver a fancy 4G phone, Motorola will announce a cool Honeycomb tablet and numerous manufacturers won’t bring Google TV devices. And Samsung? Samsung expects to bring a Galaxy S that isn’t able to make calls.

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Look, It’s a Giant, 42″ Nexus S!

The Nexus One was cool. The Nexus S was hot. What’s an 42″ Nexus S like? Simply awesome.

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How To Modify .apk Files

The extension Google uses for Android applications may seem a bit complicated, but it really isn’t. In fact, an .apk is nothing else than a .zip file disguised as an .apk. That makes things real simple.

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LevelUp Changes ‘Touiteur’ to ‘Plume’ After Twitter Request

Remember the e-mail Twitter sent to the Touiteur developers, about the name of their application? In case you don’t, it briefly contained this message: “Change the name of your app or we will start prosecution.”

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More Hinting At Motorola Honeycomb Tablet, Asks if We’re Ready to Skip a Generation.

We already saw the ‘Evolution of tablets’ video passing by, but Motorola seems to bring a whole new goodie at the CES in 2011, according to their website. It’s actually just a countdown to the CES but it has something fascinating with it, due to all the mysterious stuff around it.

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Gingerbread Ported to the Galaxy S [VIDEO]

It looks like the Nexus S isn’t the only Gingerbread phone in town anymore. Supercurio, who was also the first to root the Nexus S, has ported the ROM from the new Google flagship device to the Galaxy S.

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HTC Evo 4G Adds More Bloatware, Non-Root Only

Sprint is Americas second provider when it comes to bloatware, just one step behind Verizon. It doesn’t load it up with freaking Bing, but they do add all kinds of bloatware, no matter whether users think it’s useful or not. But they do update their phones.

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How To Use The Android Emulator

The Nexus S hasn’t been released yet, but besides the vague and instable custom ROMs, there is a legal way to try out Gingerbread. It’s called the SDK Emulator, originally designed for developers to test their apps with the newest platforms with different configurations.

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All Gingerbread ROMs Running On Phones

The Gingerbread source hasn’t even been released yet, and people are already trying to get Gingerbread on their devices. To make clear which devices are supported by certain ROMs, XDA-developers has made a list of working ROMs. Because they’re just ripped off the emulator, don’t expect even the basic stuff to work well, but you can play with it to see what the Gingerbread UI is like. Besides, new stuff is always cool to test, right?

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Get the Gingerbread Launcher On Your Froyo Device

Modaco’s Paul O’Brien has extracted the Gingerbread launcher out of the emulator ROM and made it available for all devices running Froyo. Combined with the Gingerbread-keyboard, this can give you a bit of an impression what Gingerbread is like.

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LG Star Could be First Dual Core Android Device, Launch in Korea

LG seems to be back in town with a whole lot of new Androids, and we have to say, impressive ones. Now they are about to launch their first Android phone sporting a dual core processor.

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Android 2.3: A Developers Perspective

Today is the big day. Android is growing up fast and Gingerbread brings a whole lot of juicy features for users, but what does this new platform mean for developers? Good question, let’s dig some.

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Kernel Update Utility Makes Flashing Kernels Easier

We’ve got some good news for notorious kernel flashers and the ones who just started flashing. XDA-member jkoljo has made a Windows tool that makes all the command-line stuff superfluous.

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How To Root Your B&N NookColor

We’ve seen Angry Birds running on the new e-reader from Barnes & Noble, showing that it’s capable of more than its stock offerings, but the party isn’t over yet.

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$1,000 Bounty For Rooting Google TV, Installing Apps

The first Google TV device was launched exactly a month ago, but still nothing has happened around the rooting thing. Someone was really tired of the limitations of the platform and decided to give a $1000 bounty to the first person who roots and installs third-party apps on the Google TV. Since it’s running Android, it seems to be quite easy at the first glance, but it isn’t.