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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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Archos Prepping Froyo for Gen 8 Tablets

It looks like all manufacturers are giving some early Christmas-presents. We’ve seen the 2.1 update for the Xperia, the HTC Wildfire, and more goodies are coming! Archos is joining the hype too, giving their brand new Generation 8 tablets a Froyo update.

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NOOKcolor Gets its Juice From TI OMAP3621

The director of TI’s Worldwide eBook Business Line, Gregg Burke, wrote a little blog about TI’s OMAP processor powering the recently announced new NOOKcolor. The new eReader of Barnes &

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HTC Wildfire Coming to the States via Alltel, Others

Looking for a budget Android device that’s worth your money and still looks cool? Than you’re looking for the HTC Wildfire.

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“NOOKcolor” Revealed by Barnes & Noble

The fog has finally lifted around the new E-reader of Barnes & Noble, of which Cnet had the first picture a couple of days ago. There was a little doubt at Cnet wether it sported an E-Ink or LCD-screen, but it turned out to be an “boring” LCD-screen.

And could somebody please explain why B&N doesn’t call it an Android tablet instead of E-reader?

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Google Announcing a Gingerbread Nexus Two Soon?

To be honest, we don’t know much about the new Google Phone, only the way it will be sold and a few rumors. Let’s start with the facts:

Google has learned from its first phone, the Nexus One. The phone was just fine, but the sales continued to disappoint. Of course the Big G wants to do it better this time and closed an exclusive deal with Carphone Warehouse. The first Nexus was available on one carrier only, Vodafone, and it just didn’t work out. So they tried something new, being exclusively to one warehouse, Carphone Warehouse in this case. We’ll see how this will end.

And the rumor: As you could expect, this Nexus will probably be running the newest version of Android, Gingerbread, but didn’t that seem a little logical to you?

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New, Android-based JooJoo Tablet Coming in 2011

Fusion Garage revealed earlier this week that a follow-up is in the works for their JooJoo tablet.  This time around, the developers have opted to use Android for the backbone with

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Beta Test This! Itching Thumb Task Manager

Take an Android Task Manager and add a webOS look.  Mix them together and bake them for a few hours. What do you get?  A cool looking task manager named

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PayPal Coming to the Market Soon

A lot of people were asking themselves and Google why the Android Market didn’t have an option for PayPal payments. Don’t worry pals, PayPal is coming to the Market soon.

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New Update to Hit Samsung Moment on November 3rd

Owners of a Samsung Moment, rejoice! Sprint announced an update for your beloved phones. Well, update? This so called update, named DJ07, fixes only two minor bugs of the phone:

911 call restrictions after modem crash related to airplane mode and data lockup
Proximity sensor and screen lock enhancements
Sure, it’s fun to have those things fixed, but didn’t you expect more? The update will be available OTA soon, direct downloads will be available on November 3rd.

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Which Version of Android Should I Develop For? (Part 1)

Android has a whole lot of platform versions, splintering the market. For some developers it’s really hard to choose between compatibility and new features. Developing for Android 2.2 means that

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Rumor: Android 4.0 To Be Named “Ice Cream”?

You know, every employee makes a few mistakes from time to time. Some people lose a new iPhone, others accidentally put some files online to early… And some people just say to much.

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HTC Desire HD Starts Shipping in Holland

HTC recently announced two new successors to its best-seller the Desire. The first one, named Desire Z, was equal to the T-Mobile G2. The second one was absolutely the most impressive Android

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Opera Mobile for Android Coming Soon

Opera has announced its new Mobile version of its Android browser.

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Samsung Releases Galaxy S Froyo Source Code

Today, Samsung has published a file in its open-source portal what seems to be the final Froyo update for the Galaxy S.