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Ben Elliott · Feb 3, 2011

The Highlights from Google’s Live Android Event

At 10am PST yesterday, Google held a live event to showcase the newest developments on the Android platform. Naturally, this time around the focus was on Android 3.0 Honeycomb and its implementation in tablet devices. Discussed were breakthroughs not just for the user experience, but for the developer experience too. We thought we'd share some of the highlights of the main event in case you missed the live stream. For the user Home screens, widgets and notifications Google were eager...

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ElCondor · Jan 10, 2011

Dev-Only: Alpha-Stage MeeGo Build Available for Samsung Nexus S, Project Needs more Developers

Although in a very early alpha development stage, XDA developer stroughtonsmith managed to get MeeGo to work on his Gingerbread-running Samsung Nexus S. Don't expect anything from it though as even the touchscreen doesn't work yet. Stroughtonsmith has asked the community for other developers to help on this project, so, if you have some great Android development skills, you would be more than welcome to join the MeeGo development. Originally posted by stroughtonsmith So, I have a barebones version of MeeGo...

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egzthunder1 · Jan 3, 2011

Tired of the Nagging? NoMoreNags for Nexus S

If you have a Nexus S, you probably just went through a software OTA (Over the Air) update. However, seeing that you are rooted and running something better than stock, you really don't feel like paying attention to stock updates, and the friendly reminders by the device are probably doing nothing more than annoying you. XDA member paulobrien has a solution for your issues. NoMoreNags is a patch whose sole purpose is to ensure that you do not receive these...

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Captainkrtek · Jan 2, 2011

Nexus S 1.2GHz Kernel Released

Want to get the most speed out of your Nexus S? XDA member morfic has turned up the frequencies on the Nexus S all the way up to 1.2GHz! This Kernel is for Bionix NS1. There are only some small bugs, but from the OP it seems they are going to be fixed shortly. Changes: Tweaked voltages, should work for more people. Further build tweaks, mostly removal of more "forced on" debug options Bootlogo added TODO: Fix Bluetooth This is for...

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ElCondor · Dec 27, 2010

CyanogenMod 7: Be Ready for it! Nexus S Alpha Version Already Released

They're almost there: the CyanogenMod developers are working hard on the new Gingerbread-running CyanogenMod 7. On Christmas day, Cyanogen tweeted that CyanogenMod 7 wasn't officially released yet because they hadn't fixed the camcorder yet. On that same day, the camcorder got fixed. CyanogenMod developer and XDA member Koush released an unofficial alpha version, which fixes WiFi and the camcorder for the Nexus S. Obviously, this means that they're going the right direction. The exact date of release is unknown, but seeing...

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mic_888 · Dec 26, 2010

Semi-Automated Unlock/Root Script for Linux

For the lucky owners of the Samsung Nexus S, XDA forum member BlackOtaku has written a shell script to automate some of the more menial tasks involved with unlocking the Nexus S bootloader and rooting it. The script also guides you through the various tasks involved in the process. Remember that unlocking the bootloader will wipe your entire device including the USB storage, so make sure you backup before running. BlackOtaku states that the script should run fine on most...

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egzthunder1 · Dec 23, 2010

Ext4 Speed Improvement for Nexus S

XDA member supercurio has been working on the Ext4 file system for a little while now, and you may remember that there are results out of that already for the Nexus S with this improved kernel. But what is this about? In essence, the use of a safe mount option would allow the device to perform certain internal tasks better without compromising data integrity or file system integrity if the system was to fail for some reason (crash). There has...

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mic_888 · Dec 22, 2010

Rubberized Soft Touch Battery Door For Nexus S

By now, you will no doubt  have seen pictures of the much publicised Samsung Nexus S or perhaps you already own one. If like XDA forum member mhaedo, you're not too keen on the slick back cover, due to being a fingerprint magnet and too slippery, why not try your hand at rubberising the battery door? The forum member simply applied four thin layers of spray on black PlastiDip making sure to coat the edges of the battery door. That's it...

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egzthunder1 · Dec 21, 2010

Let the Kernels Roll In – First Optimized Kernel for Nexus S Hits the Streets

Looks like development on the newest device to crawl out of Google labs is getting a lot of attention from our community. XDA member supercurio has released, what he deems as the first optimized voodoo kernel for the Nexus S. It looks like our friends in this section are not taking the time to breath between accomplishments. The new kernel has been optimized from the pre-compiled version the of the stock kernel. This one has had the initramfs tweaked to...

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ElCondor · Dec 20, 2010

Holidays Update: AOSP Gingerbread Ported to Other Phones: Here’s Our Frequently Updated List

With the Nexus S system being dumped and the AOSP being pushed, Gingerbread development has officially started now. Developers now have enough resources to start developing Gingerbread for other Android phones too. XDA member supercurio immediately reaped the fruits of it and released the first custom Gingerbread ROM - for the Galaxy S. This might confuse you as we have already written about several Gingerbread ports for various devices. However, as we stated in those articles, those were just SDK...

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Captainkrtek · Dec 17, 2010

Nexus S Rooted in Only a Few Hours

The Nexus S has only been out for a few hours and already it has been rooted by XDA member Koush. The process is pretty quick and simple to do if you're savvy enough and have rooted a device before or have experience in ADB. It doesn't require much to root it, just a few files and some ADB wizardy. So, if you want to go and root your brand new Nexus S then check out the Discussion Thread, also dont...

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egzthunder1 · Dec 17, 2010

Microbes LWP From Nexus S Working on Other Devices

It looks like XDA member santiemanuel has managed to extract and make the microbes LWP from the Nexus S rom dump work on the Nexus One. Unlike our earlier article regarding the LWP from the Nexus S, this one is a true dump from the device and not a user created version. According to the dev, the wallpaper is a bit laggy but it is rather stable, not going into force closes or anything of that sort. As we get...

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ElCondor · Dec 16, 2010

Nexus S System Dumped, Unfortunately It’s Not Useful. Better Dump is in the Make.

The Google Nexus S ROM dump that came available today promised a lot of good things. XDA member gtg465x posted the ROM in the Nexus S forums. Unfortunately, after a few hours, they found out that the dump was pretty useless: Originally posted by gtg465x This dump was taken via fastboot oem unlock and adb pull /system and it's apparently missing permissions and symlinks. What the developers need is a system dump of a rooted busybox installed Nexus S. The...

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ElCondor · Dec 15, 2010

Kernel Source for Google Nexus S Released

Android development for the Google Nexus S has now begun. The kernel source - originally made available upon the official phone release - has already been released by Brian Swetland, an Android kernel developer. This source code can be further investigated and explored by developers. Ultimately, this will lead to achieving development milestones much earlier than usual. One example is to root the phone just a few hours or days after it gets released. Originally posted by supercurio History for...

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egzthunder1 · Dec 15, 2010

Nexus S Live Wallpapers

XDA member joshua_07 brings us the joy of the upcoming Nexus S even before its official release. It seems that we are always eager to get our hands in the latest, even if the latest is still some time away. This time, we have the LWP (Live WallPapers) from the Nexus S, which runs on Gingerbread. Little by little, all the new improvements from this device will start bleeding down onto the older devices, which are eagerly waiting for the...

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egzthunder1 · Dec 7, 2010

Nexus S Forum Added

As Gingerbread graces our forums with its expanding presence in all of our devices, we are making way for the first official device natively running Android 2.3. Yup, we added the Nexus S forums to the site where you will be able to talk about this device, see the latest news and developments on it, and more importantly, share any and all experiences from playing with a fully functional Gingerbread build. The device has a few irks and quirks that...

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