G1

  • Dream Come True: Ice Cream Sandwich Comes To The HTC G1, Unofficially

    Dream Come True: Ice Cream Sandwich Comes To The HTC G1, Unofficially

    HTC's G1, the first Android phone, had a long and interesting life until it was retired last year, and although I loved the phone, I'll be the first to admit that being limited to Android 1.6 was kind of a disappointment. Naturally modders had their way with it, but development slowed down long ago in favor of newer and more popular phones. But today, in a feat of nostalgia and hacking skills… Read More

  • Who needs the Droid? T-Mobile G1 hacked to run Google Nav

    Who needs the Droid? T-Mobile G1 hacked to run Google Nav

    I like to imagine that a special place exists somewhere on the Web where a bunch of unassuming “ordinary” folks get together to solve world technology issues. A brotherhood (that allows women too, of course) of sorts that uniformly scream, “HACK3RS UNITE!,” and then figure out how to stick it to the man. I’m not entirely sure anything that amazing exists, but there is… Read More

  • Android 2.0 ported to the aging G1

    Forget about updating your G1 to Motoblur, go all the way with a little Android 2.0 action. Hells yeah. The official Android update was ported to the G1 by some ambitious coders. Now, calm down until you see the video after the jump as the early build doesn't exactly run all that well on the one year old phone. But you have to start somewhere. Read More

  • Video: Motorola's MotoBlur ported to a HTC G1

    Hey, hey. This hack will probably make more than a few G1 owners giddy. Apparently someone got their hands on a leaked copy of a Motorola Cliq ROM, which just so happens to have all the stuff for Motorola's custom Android build, MotoBlur, and has converted it for the G1. Don't ask us where these files are or the install instructions for your G1. We don't know. But what we do know is that this port… Read More

  • T-Mobile now selling the G1 for $130

    T-Mobile now selling the G1 for $130

    T-Mobile’s original Android phone, the G1, is now selling for $130 (with a two-year contract) direct from T-Mobile’s web site. That’s a $20 price reduction, although savvy bargain shoppers know that you can find the G1 from plenty of reputable places for around $100. Read More

  • The G1 Burned Out Long Before The Android Ever Did

    The G1 Burned Out Long Before The Android Ever Did

    Let's not beat around the bush: The G1 was not a very good phone. That's not to say Android isn't a good mobile OS — it is, it's just that the initial hardware built to run the OS didn't do it justice. It was poorly designed and had a fairly cheap feel. And now, it appears that the G1 may already be on its last legs as Android engineers aren't sure if the phone will be able to handle the… Read More

  • myTouch 3G now available in T-Mobile stores

    myTouch 3G now available in T-Mobile stores

    If you’re ready to ditch that G1 and upgrade to a phone that’s actually good looking (kidding), you better head down to the local T-Mobile establishment. Read More

  • T-Mobile Will Drop Its Second Android Phone, The myTouch 3G, This August For $199.

    T-Mobile Will Drop Its Second Android Phone, The myTouch 3G, This August For $199.

    As the first Android phone, T-Mobile's G1 was a much welcomed entry into the smartphone market. And it may have been considered the must-have smartphone were it not for a certain device from Apple. The reason is that while the Android platform itself has a lot of possibility given its open nature, the G1 hardware simply was not great when compared to something like the iPhone. But now T-Mobile is… Read More

  • Google Gives The G1's Physical Keyboard A Glass Of Ice Water In Hell

    Google Gives The G1's Physical Keyboard A Glass Of Ice Water In Hell

    The T-Mobile G1's physical keyboard sucks. The keys are oddly spaced, they're too depressed and the device's Leno chin makes for an overall awkward typing experience. The Google Ion (sometimes called the "G2" or the HTC Magic) offers a much nicer experience with its virtual keyboard, and is overall a much nicer device. I'm not sure why anyone would buy a G1, but to those that did, Google threw… Read More

  • Android Review:  Handmark's Express News. Verdict: Doesn't suck.

    Android Review: Handmark's Express News. Verdict: Doesn't suck.

    Bombarded with dozens of news sources and code-heavy web sites, mobile news browsing seems to be a daunting task at best. Even on Wi-Fi, some of the most powerful mobile phones take their sweet time rendering. Searching for a solid application that can handle aggregation of popular and trusted news sources can be just as tedious as actually reading news on a mobile phone. Tedium, however, may… Read More

 
  • Android OTA 1.5 Cupcake download available now

    Android OTA 1.5 Cupcake download available now

    A man once told me that I could not have my Cupcake and eat it too. He was obviously dead wrong. Today’s big buzz on the Android front is that the official OTA install package for Android 1.5 (lovingly known around the internets as ‘Cupcake’ update) is now available for direct download and manual patching. For those of us who have waited patiently for the official patch but just… Read More

  • Review: TeleNav for the G1

    Review: TeleNav for the G1

    The GPS Navigation system has become a utility that is essential to travel, whether it be daily commute or cross country excursion. Once seen a luxury, this now-necessity has been a sweeping success all around the globe, allowing the world’s atlases right at your fingertip with near surgical precision in tracking and guidance. TeleNav, established veteran of the GPS marketplace, has really… Read More

  • Video: GP2X game emulation on T-Mobile G1

    Please join me as we gaze in amazement at the T-Mobile G1 running the GP2X gaming platform consisting of MAME, SNES, and Genesis emulators, to name a few. The “GP2X G1/Android Emulator” is currently in pre-alpha, so don’t expect it to show up in the Android Market just yet. Still looks pretty good even at these early stages, though. [Android GP2x World via Engadget] Read More

  • Unreleased Android-running HTC Hero caught on camera

    Unreleased Android-running HTC Hero caught on camera

    Lookie, lookie. It seems that HTC's next Android handset couldn't avoid the geek paparazzi. We hear that this phone is the rumored HTC Hero and might get a release sometime in Q3 of this year, which sounds 'bout right if working handsets are already in the wild. Read More

  • Unreleased Android-running HTC Hero caught on camera

    Unreleased Android-running HTC Hero caught on camera

    Lookie, lookie. It seems that HTC's next Android handset couldn't avoid the geek paparazzi. We hear that this phone is the rumored HTC Hero and might get a release sometime in Q3 of this year, which sounds 'bout right if working handsets are already in the wild. Read More

  • Did You Know? (TM) You can use your G1 as a metal detector?

    It's true! The built-in compass can be used as a metal detector, allowing you to detect keys that are very close to the phone. Is this particularly useful? Probably not, but now you can rub your phone against people like a stud finder and perhaps make new friends when you search for their "keys." Some folks at HDblog.it shot some video of the app in action. Worth a look. via AndroidGuys Read More

  • T-Mobile G1 tethering not looking good, my friends

    T-Mobile G1 tethering not looking good, my friends

    Bad news, you guys. Looks like after Google pulled all tethering apps from the Android Market, it had a change of heart and re-published them all. Problem is, the new terms of the tethering apps stipulate that they'll only work for "all Android Market users outside the T-Mobile US network." Read More

  • Android tether app yanked by T-Mo

    Android tether app yanked by T-Mo

    I just saw this app the other day, and now — it’s gone! How shocking! It looks like “Wifi tether for root users” was in violation of T-Mobile’s terms of service, and Google has shown its cards by removing it. No one really thought the Android Marketplace was going to be a Wild West of G1 apps, but it’s a little disappointing to see just how locked-down it really… Read More

  • CrunchDeal: $79.99 T-Mo G1 at CostCo

    CrunchDeal: $79.99 T-Mo G1 at CostCo

    Head down to CostCo, my little monkeys, for there you will find a T-Mobile G1 for $79.99. Note you have to bring the coupon from your CostCo flyer but it's $20 less than Amazon had it yesterday. You have to get a 2-year contract, but who cares, right? You'll be keeping the G1 for years! Read More

  • CrunchDeals: T-Mobile G1 for $98

    CrunchDeals: T-Mobile G1 for $98

    The greatest phone in the history of telephony, the T-Mobile G1, can be yours for just $97.99 with a two-year contract. Read More