Hello, Phandroids! I’m the new kid

Being the new kid is always tough, although it can be a little easier when you’re amongst fellow Android fans. Hello, friends. I’m Chris Chavez.

I’ve been doing this “Android video thang” since back in ’86 (yeah, I’m that old school). Eventually, I began moving around to the various Android blogs, sharing my love for that little green robot. It wasn’t until I caught the eye of the folks at Phandroid — and met up with their awesome team — that I felt like settling down. I must say, they’re a great group of guys.

My mission to you, the readers, is to always give my unabashed opinion on all things Android and to hold back nothing. More than that, I look forward to hearing from you. I’ve always been the social butterfly type, and I believe one of the many things that makes this mobile OS so great is the awesome community of fans supporting it.

Feel free to chime in below and leave a comment. You can also get a hold of me anytime on Twitter where I pretty much talk nothing but Android and/or Google all day… and occasionally fight with my girlfriend. Good times.

-Chris “Gamercore” Chavez


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  • http://www.phandroid.com Quentyn Kennemer

    Glad to have you, Chris! Congrats on joining the team.

    • Keller

      Are you?

      • DroidCLH2

        Stop being so butthurt

        • andulas

          i think keller makes the comments a lot more interesting and bring a lot of info from all of you who respond. with out some of the trolls on this website, i wouldn’t have learn as much stuff as i would now. it brings color to the comment system. though the apple fanboys get really annoying and from time to time keller when he is being a douch. this is my opinions thank you. don’t judge me.

          anyways glad to have you part of the Phandroid team. Im interested in all people’s views and opinions. cant wait to read what you have instore for us!

    • NightAngel79

      Can’t wait to read some of your stuff player!!

  • http://twitter.com/hiddengopher hiddengopher


    • Gusto

      I like how Phandroid goes for the meth addict employee look. Makes sense when you consider the huge number of inaccurate stories they push.

      • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

        METH ADDICT?!?! =O

        • http://twitter.com/Tito_1 Felipe Zamora


        • http://profiles.google.com/bullard.randyj Randy Bullard

          Chris… for the LOVE OF GOD… please read this and act on it.

          Your very first post… the very first thing you write to this community to introduce yourself as the new guys, is so riddled with missing punctuation, bad grammar and misspellings that it hurts my eyes.


          I’m not a grammar-nazi that posts replies pointing out every little mistake, but your opening post is simply atrocious and demonstrates a serious lack of basic writing skills. I’m serious. GET IT TOGETHER, because I’m not the only one that will completely write-off every word you have to say if you can’t say it competently. You’re a writer or playing the part of one. So act like it.

          Oh… and good luck.

          • GawkerRedesignSucks

            You do realize that there were multiple grammatical errors in your little rant, don’t you?

          • Bullard Randyj

            So you *are* one of those grammar nazi’s? Good for you wee little man.

            I don’t hold myself out as a professional writer. Writing a comment on a message board should never be held to the standard of posting an entry on a site such as Phandroid that will most certainly be read by thousands.

          • GawkerRedesignSucks

            Not sure why I couldn’t reply directly to you, but anyway…

            No, Bullard, I’m not a grammar Nazi by any stretch of the imagination. I had no issues reading this article. I just find it a little absurd that you posted such a lengthy comment to bash Chris for his lack of proper grammar and you didn’t bother to check your own writing for mistakes.

            This is a tech blog, not the Wall Street Journal. If you can clearly understand what he wrote then STFU and move on with your life. A few commas are nothing to be an asshat about.

  • Penpen72

    Well done Chris!! Can’t wait to read your articles! :-)

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      *tumble weed rolls by*

  • http://mitchs.co Mitch Samuels

    Keller, you are a douche. Do you just Troll on the comments and comment on EVERY SINGLE article?

    • phoenix

      isn’t keller one of the writers? the name is familiar but i’m not sure i’m remembering correctly.

      • robjackson81

        He 100% is NOT one of our writers. If he was I would have either fired him or fired myself by now.

        • Keller

          How do we know you’re the real Rob Jackson? Anyways, If I was a writer you would have to be an idiot if you thought I would troll or not contain myself. Also, many people find my posts amusing, yet you dueches continue to remove my comments or try to ip block me( I live on a college campus suckers, I have access to hundred of hotsposts). I DEF. Make phandroid a better place.

          • ari_free

            he has a disqus account so we can read all the posts he made to the forum

          • robjackson81

            You COULD make phandroid a better place but you waste your time with negativity. Any idiot can do that and it’s rarely funny… it’s the most unoriginal thing on the planet. Seriously, think about it, if you used ALL that time towards doing something positive you could contribute some pretty impressive stuff.

          • Keller

            Imo I do make this website a better place, just not not in the way you would like. If all my posts were what someone like you labeled as “positive”, I would probably require some payment. And since fandroid doesnt pay me, I say what I feel, “troll” and. Occasionally help enlighten some people. Less than 1/5 of my posts are negative and I bielve I am pretty original, imo. But w/e Rob, you clearly want to silence me, and some day you may succeed.

          • robjackson81

            FYI I don’t want to “silence” you… just guide your efforts a direction that don’t insult and belittle other people unnecessarily. Criticism, honesty, opinion, etc… all that are fine and welcomed. Even when I get called out I’m cool with it and expect it. But some things you say, I mean, cmon man.

          • Jdog25

            This guy has a serious problem, on Engadget he has been banned about 20+ times already. Last month he was trolling a guy named DaHarder so he made about 5 different accounts and starting troll every damn article, it was funny for the first few comments but after a few hundred everyone got pretty pissed. He will come up with any excuse to justify why he is trolling.

            Personally I think that him trolling Phandroid when there are not WP7 or iFans here is taking it a little to far even for him.

          • Keller

            That I’l agree with. Some of the things I have said have been a tad controvercial, ala my tupac referance, if you even caught that….

          • mjrtom

            nah man, don’t confuse controversial with poor humor. sure i’ve spotted a few sensible comments from you, but most of them do not aid to the discussion at hand at all. clean it up a bit champ.

            the fact that you are a college student is beyond me.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=708741524 Robb Nunya

            You fed the troll. Now it’s yours for life.

        • Cipher Zero

          Thank God he isn’t, about the only thing I could imagine being worse is a certain EVO fan who posts regularly here…
          lol@ ‘fired myself’

          • phoenix

            oh god, him. -.- i think he’s worse, tbh.

          • Richard Yarrell

            Certain EVO 4G/SPRINT LOVER HERE…. Welcome Chris I’m glad your here..

      • http://www.facebook.com/drossano Dean Phillip Rossano Jr.

        I believe you’re confusing him with Kellex of Droid-Life

  • ben

    Awesome! So excited and miss ur old g1 video’s!!!!!!!

  • DroidCLH2

    Your first lesson for Phandroid is to ban Keller and his IP address. Seriously. He’s the biggest assface I’ve ever seen.

    • ari_free

      He’s even worse than an Apple fanboy.
      ugh I feel so dirty now.

      • Jdog25

        It is a sad day when we favor an Apple fanboy over a fellow Android fanboy.

        He was very annoying when he was calling him self DaSofter and talking to himself on Engadget.

        • Keller

          Takl to myself? You cereal bro? I spoke to everyone

    • TheDrizzle

      Are you talking about Kellen/Kellex from DroidLife?

      • DroidCLH2

        no, that guys great, Keller is the username of a prolific troll that posts here out of some sick need to piss good people off.

  • Mitchell

    Welcome man! I look forward to reading your articles!

  • David Bauman

    Welcome, Chris, looking forward to seeing and hearing from you!

  • Itsaboost

    Glad to have you I been following your videos since the G1 days

  • ben

    Keller, get the crap out of here!

  • Jodeci888

    Put your hand where I can see them, and step away from the hair dryer !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      Just don’t take my pomade. o_O

    • http://twitter.com/namasr Namas R

      and a deep cut V neck.. seriously?

  • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez


    • Keller

      Awww, why did you delete my comment Chris? I though it was genuinely funny…

      • robjackson81

        He didn’t delete it… I did.

        • Keller

          Ah, I didn’t know Mr. Buzz Killington was here o_O

          • Jdog25

            Dasofter, dude leave that stuff on Engadget.

          • DroidCLH2

            the stuff you post is pathetic. watch yourself or get bent.

  • http://www.facebook.com/xcarterporierx Carter Porier

    Congrats Chris, welcome!

  • http://phandroid mark aragon

    Looking forward to seeing a fresh face on the phandroid team!

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      Thanks! I wash my face… a lot! ;D

  • pjhnsn

    Glad to dewy you joined the team. Looking forward to your posts.

    • pjhnsn

      Virtual keyboards… lol

  • http://Phandroid Don

    Can’t wait to read your stuff. I’m new to being an android geek. I never thought I’d be a geek at anything, but I bought a captivate about 5 months ago and here I am.
    Don’t let people like keller get under your skin. People like that just wish they could be you.
    Best of luck to you, I hope all works out well in this new adventure.

  • ReverseRoxas

    More Phandroids. <3

  • http://www.mensahwatts.com MensahWatts

    Yeah…scaned through your YouTube videos a few times…your the G1 lover right?

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      Yeah… G1. Then Evo. Then Epic. Back on Evo. =)

      • MensahWatts


      • PaulAtreides

        I’d like to know your opinions on the EVO 3D. Hope you’re doing the hands on vid asap :D

  • http://twitter.com/Zliberator Z-liberator

    Oh, No!!! its GamerCore run for your lives, there goes the neighborhood!!!
    LOL.. I started my Android fanatasism with the Hero and one of your videos back in 86′ New Millennium now and you need a shave!!!!

    • bluevoodo

      What do you mean ’86, I’m confused?

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      HAHA! I realized I looked a little homeless in my video… Shaving first thing in the morning =p

  • http://Phandroid donharden2002

    Looking forward to reading your stuff. I’m a somewhat newish android geek. I’m going on 42 and never thought I’d be a geek of any sort but once I got my 1st taste of it I was hooked.
    Don’t let any of these people get under your skin. They are just jealous that they aren’t you.
    Congratulations on the new job, I hope it works out well for you. Now for your 1st duty tell me when samsung and att are going to release the infuse.

  • phoenix

    nice to see a new face around here! doesn’t hurt that it’s a cute one at that ;)

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez


  • ari_free

    I saw some of your videos. Especially the MIUI dance

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      I think its time for an MIUI update video!!!! =D

      • AGWednesday

        Ahhh. Now I know where I’ve seen that face.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/VCBEBTYM2XLKT7WBH4OWJ5QUZ4 commonsenseplease

    Welcome…look forward to reading your stuff.

    Also, can we please ban morons who use phrases like ‘butthurt’. WTF does that even mean? Can’t we get some cool phrases like the black folk? Us crackers get stuck with words like ‘butthurt’. GeeZus!

    • blaque_prince

      *literally lmao* Hey I’m black and I’ve been trying to popularize “butthurt” on our side. lol

  • Anthony Chang1978

    Awesome! grats!

  • Cipher Zero

    Congrats! I look forward to reading your unabashed opinions.

  • Drock5050

    Chavez- man I didn’t know Hispanics did Droid. I coulda sworn I was the only one. Bienvenido. Kick ass brother. via EVO on Gingerbread. RoOt or DiE © Death to granny Apple.

    • Jdog25

      I’ve been around since day one. Also been commenting on Phandroid for 2 1/2 years. Your not alone and I’ve gotten a lot more to go to Android.

  • keoni12

    Welcome Chris, looking forward to reading your posts. Best of luck man.

  • Cejones92

    Hey I remember u on youtube I always used to follow your vids on flashing roms on the g1!

  • dannydarko

    Welcome man look forward to reading your posts. To @Keller “those who can’t do Troll !!!!!! “

  • MikeT

    R u rob jacksons replacement???

  • ari_free

    Keller is the path to the dark side. Keller leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to… SUFFERING.

    • Keller


  • howi

    Well, I guess its time to delete my phandroid app from my phone. Saw this guy on (Youtube) he was the worst. Can’t understand why Phandroid would stoop so low. Must be hard up.

  • Androidess

    Chris, welcome! Please, bring something different than what has been. It’s not been bad, just saying to think outside of the box. TMO is not a horrible carrier and please stay on top of at&T wanting to purchase TMO. FCC can’t approve it, else the USA will have become a Communist country. Sprint and the other small carriers need an objective focus!

  • cleon062

    And you better be all Android or i will blast your ass period.

    • numbnuts

      What’s an ass period?

      • AGWednesday

        No. No! Do NOT answer this question.

      • Keller’s BFF

        Its wierd. you poop, and blood comes out, but then you wipe, and theres no blood. should i post pics? i did a nasty shit a few minutes ago, and i’m on my ass period. it looks like kool-aid with little brown islands.

  • Phases78

    Welcome to the team!

  • cleon062

    This is the Android world not the Fucking IPhone world. Stay True

    • flatline5

      Your name isnt Cleon!? You lie!

      • cleon062

        Then who am I?

  • howi

    Getting this guy, was the biggest mistake ever.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=708741524 Robb Nunya

      Nah, the biggest mistake was approving your account.

  • Andy

    Yea, buddy. We need one to speak for this proposed debacle that at&t wants approved. It’s bs especially with them already raising their pricing and limiting data with caps. This will allow other carriers to have free reign on all pricing, as a monopoly. This cannot happen, else prepaid, here I come!

  • John

    Shit, I’m just happy disqus is still integrated ;)

    Oh ya, welcome..

  • TheDrizzle

    Welcome dude!

  • Vlad

    Keller, what kind of loser are you? You live on a college campus? Shouldnt you be getting laid instead of trolling every article? Gets some friends and get a life

    • Keller

      You mad?

      • DroidCLH2

        why are you such a dick? whats the point?

  • Spanki

    my V necks go twice as low… get at me

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      There’s only one way to settle this…..

  • Manusferrera

    Nice welcome man haven’t seen u for a while I used to follow u for great roms and hacks for my g1 I still remember the super@Mel rom u showed us with that funny video u made. Question what phone u rockin these days

  • saynotopunx


  • Adryan

    OHHHHHHHHH I thought i recognized this guy. He did do the miui rom vids but i saw them on androidandme.com cool. I like this guy

  • Justin

    Who is this and why would I care?

  • Brianofmly

    Hell yeah dude! I’m glad to see another SOCAL Mexican like me on this great site!

  • http://profiles.google.com/missmariela01 Mariela Rivas


  • Steven58

    Warm welcome to the Android Forums/Phandroid family, brother!


  • jradicle11

    I can’t believe I read through every one of these comments…. Oh well. Welcome, Chris!

  • jared1234

    Welcome Chris. I’ve followed you on YouTube on good to see you moving up. Cheers

  • Rainai

    II used to watch your G1 videos in youtube. One question though: “I made my start doing Android videos back in ’86…” ’86 = 1986? Is Android that old? Or you mean ’06?

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      ’86. Like… Johnny 5

      • PaulAtreides

        Johnny 5 I’m alive!!! Welcome Chris. I must admit that one pic with your eyes closed made me think of Max Headroom. Enjoy your stay!

      • eclipsenyou

        Android, as it relates to cell phones was not around in 1986. Linux may have been, but Android wasn’t. Maybe you can clarify?

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=708741524 Robb Nunya

        You do realize that Johnny 5 isn’t really an android in the classical sense, right? Much like R2D2 and Gonk, the power droid. Sure, they may be called droids, but they lack the human features that classify a robot into an android. Now C3PO, for example, as well as Dot Matrix, are classic examples of androids. just sayin! Or the robot from I Robot.

        By the way, welcome. Hope your stay is distinguished and enjoyable.

        • eclipsenyou

          I agree. His reference is rather misleading in stating he was making “android” videos in 86. Android on this site relates to cell phones and so yeah, definitely misleading, but we’ll let him slide since he’s the new guy. :) Look forward to his contributions!

  • EarlyMon

    Welcome, compadre!

  • Tottyrice

    oh it’s Chris Chavez from Android and Me… well all i have to say is good luck :)

  • Mike

    1986? Eh, I’m confused.. Explain please.

    Oh, and someone said you’re Mexican. You can’t be, don’t Mexicans have funny mustaches and say “gringo” all the time? ;)

    Anyway, welcome!

  • AmneonX

    Welcome to the team.

  • iamthecosmos

    Gamercore FTW! Maybe somewhat ironic though given your dislike of real-life phandroids! :p

  • roze008

    Welcome to the team Chris :) Can’t wait to read what kind of articles you’ll write.

  • Aquamadman

    @keller, is that where you got your facial hair, from his pubes? Figures you would, being such a d¡ck and all.Sounds like you have lots of experience with guys pubic hair, oh well, to each his own.

  • eclipsenyou

    Welcome Chris!! Good to have you. Sorry you immediately had to be bombarded with rude comments and the grammar police. (We must have some professors that post here)
    I am a little confused with your statement that you’ve been making Android videos since 86. Sorry bud, but Android wasn’t around in 86. I grad HS in 85 and we had them huge bricks for cell phones and they literally costed a fortune. (definitely no Android though)
    Anyway, good luck in your new position and just ignore the trolls. There are quite a few on this site.

  • GawkerRedesignSucks

    Vlog skills need some work, but you’ll be writing so I guess that’s not super important. Congrats on the position!

  • Mcydeeze

    Welcome to the team bro!

  • Chrisrj8084

    Welcome sir, look forward to seeing your additions to the site.

    Off topic, the comments are usually more entertaining to me then the actual articles. Got quite a few laughs this morning from this one, good show folks haha

  • Petroman92

    hey chris great to see u doing a forum about android .. they couldnt had picked a better person…as far as all the negiative comments above…F**K ’em…..big ups for already having haters..hahahaha you must be doing something right ….. just remember where there is people like you who spend time on the internet helping others …there is the oppisite …people who think that they atre gramer gods and know it alls …just ignore these ignorant bastards…good job good luck and look forward to great reviews and help from you in the near future….

    -richard lestienne (@petroman92)

  • mr.walker

    Welcome Chris GLAD to see u doing your thing. Been with you since the g1 days. Talk a few time on twitter (cwalker29). Good luck bro!

  • Carmen Diva

    lmao it’s funny how half the comments aren’t even really about the actual “New kid

    I look forward to reading more of your stories Chris! Also, I am a grammar nazi but either i just don’t care…or I just don’t care lol that i didn’t really pay much to any
    grammatical errors of yours.

    This is the web so I tend to write whatever way I choose…I’ve noticed words spelled wrong but I don’t complain because you guys do great things and while this is supposed to be a professional site(i guess?) i do like the laid back approach you guys have and
    the grammatical errors really are not that OBVIOUS when reading.

  • Carmen Diva

    And who is the Keller dude that everyone seems to dislike lol? I see his Comments but i usually dont see anything too bad…no worse then some other ppl here. LOL
    guess i have to keep my eyes open :) Great laugh reading these comments in my
    psychology class ha

    • Keller’s BFF

      We are honoured to be your psych project.
      Also, Dicks.

  • Riverjao

    Chris, good to see you on here man. It was wild: I went to Android Central a few days ago with you in mind, having seen you on Youtube. But didn’t see you on their staff. Then went on there today, and then I jump on here and see your face! Welcome and good luck! Love the personality btw!

  • http://twitter.com/jonnyboyca jonnyboyca

    Been with Chris since the G1 days… he knows his stuff! Glad he’s on phandroid now… he’s insane about his twitter android updates so be prepared for a news overload on android! which is a good thing :)

  • Jccage

    Used to watch your G1 videos. Welcome (:

  • Androidandme

    what about androidandme

  • WHAT

    given your camera time, you can now write hair gel off on your income taxes

  • Tim Marshall

    What a bonus, welcome Chris, your videos have been great , rom advice and phone reviews have been dead on. I’m glad to see you join my favourite android website,enjoy your time here .

  • D19375

    Been subscribed to your youtube channel for years now and read your stuff at androidandme too. Glad to see you here Chavez.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Andres-Montoya/522368780 Andres Montoya

    What part of Mejico are you from?

  • Truthy1

    Welcome. Looking forward to reading your stuff. However, is that haircut your schtick or do you actually go out in public like that?

  • Doug Winfield

    You’ve been doing Android videos since 1986, really?

  • No_Nickname90

    How can there have been Android in 1986 if Google didn’t even start until 1998? What tha truck? Am I missing something or is that like an uber major typo? LoL!!

  • ED

    Looking forward to see your wacky face updates for ANDROID =D

  • Rah2flii

    Eff the new guy … He bricked my old g1 with bad instructions … effin jackass !!