t-mobile g1

  • Google Maps for Android robustified: voice search, transit directions, and more

    Google Maps for Android robustified: voice search, transit directions, and more


    Google Maps for Android has been functional since its release, but now it’s actually catching up to the real thing, and sports some features that integrate it more completely with Android while also increasing its usefulness. Personally, I’m excited about public transportation being included in directions; you’re most likely to need that when you’re out and about and… Read More

  • 13 things that bug us about Android – cupcake or no cupcake

    13 things that bug us about Android – cupcake or no cupcake


    We like Android. But let’s be honest, even without that little tag, we know this is a work in progress. Having had a chance to use our Android phones regularly for several months now, we’ve come across all the issues one would expect in a massive rollout of a mobile OS. Sure, battery life is way better now than it was at launch, and I don’t have to reboot my phone to free… Read More

  • Google Sky Map: portable astronomy on your G1

    Google Sky Map: portable astronomy on your G1

    The newest Android app from the Google team is looking pretty awesome, and if it works like it says it does, then I’m going to be having some fun times this weekend out in the country. Google Sky Map is basically a reality augmentation app that lets you use your Android phone as a sort of virtual lens for checking out constellations, planets, and other stuff out there. It’s made… Read More

  • T-Mobile "Bigfoot" G1v2 pictured?

    T-Mobile "Bigfoot" G1v2 pictured?


    We learned the other day from a slightly shady-looking leaked document that the second version of the G1 will be hitting T-Mo some time in the fall. Believable, but the picture for the phone looked all wrong — a little too Ocean-y for us (though we love that phone) [Greg says: I was totally right about the G1v2 image in that document being a fake placeholder]. But BGR appears to… Read More

  • Android Dev Phone 1.1 released, fixing numerous issues

    Android Dev Phone 1.1 released, fixing numerous issues

    If you’re an Android dev freak, it’s time to update that sucker “1.0” nonsense you’re rolling with. Girls flip when they see you rock the 1.1, I’m telling you. It’s got the voice search support, fixes a bunch of bugs, and now you can even see paid apps in the Marketplace! Player! That is off the hook for rook! Seriously though, it’s an… Read More

  • Android Market return policy, porn policy, and more

    Android Market return policy, porn policy, and more

    According to their announcement last week, we should be seeing Android pay apps coming up in the Market in the next day or so. But inquiring minds want to know: Will my 99¢ hentai game be accepted? Can I exploit the upgrade process? Can I sue Google when I buy the $1000 “I Am Richdroid” app “by accident”? All these answers and more, inside! Read More

  • Android pay apps to multiply, thrive in RC33

    Android pay apps to multiply, thrive in RC33

    Last week’s update to the T-Mobile G1, which included the handy voice search among other things, apparently also laid the foundation for the real pay app push, which should be starting right… about… I’m going to say Wednesday. T-Mo had this to say… Read More

  • Warning: Android app MemoryUp appears to be malware

    Warning: Android app MemoryUp appears to be malware

    Word on the Interstreets today is that Android Market app – MemoryUp – is giving users much more than they bargained for.  Instead of optimizing users’ G1 memory (as advertised), the now suspected malware app is doing the exact opposite – causing lots of Android headaches in the form of memory wipes, contact disappearances, OS crashes, adware, and spam galore. In… Read More

  • Real multi-touch (and limitations) demo'd on the G1

    Real multi-touch (and limitations) demo'd on the G1

    We saw a Pink Floyd-themed G1 multi-touch video a little while back, but it wasn’t very illuminating. This one is much more in-depth, and the (Canadian?) narrator reminds me of myself, so it was relaxing as well. Plus, his page explains in minute detail what’s going on and what we can expect from the device. Read More

  • Thar she blooows! T-Mobi Dick – the White G1!

    Thar she blooows! T-Mobi Dick – the White G1!

    We all knew the white G1 was lurking somewhere out there — but now it’s actually whitening T-Mo stores near you. Do you really need a link to prove it? I didn’t think so. Personally, I prefer the black one, but I also prefer the black iPhone and Black Dice. Anyway, if the color was the only reason you weren’t getting a G1, your time has come at last. No longer will… Read More

  • Opera Mini 4.2 now available for the G1 on the Android market

    Opera Mini 4.2 now available for the G1 on the Android market

    Back in April, Opera released a technical preview of Opera Mini for the Android SDK. The version of the SDK it was developed for was far from the final version, so by the time the G1 was launched in October, the Opera Mini package wouldn’t even make an attempt at installing itself to the device. Love it or hate it, the G1’s built-in browser has been your only web-perusing option… Read More

  • Video: Multi-Touch on the G1

    Caution: Pink Floyd blasting as soon as you hit “play”
    I’m pumped about this because I just got a G1. This video shows a pretty basic paint program tracking two inputs at once — it’s pretty hacked together but it clearly works okay. We knew it was possible technically, now we see it’s possible practically, and hopefully soon we’ll see it supported… Read More

  • Video: Multi-touch on the G1

    Caution: Pink Floyd blasting as soon as you hit “play”
    I’m pumped about this because I just got a G1. This video shows a pretty basic paint program tracking two inputs at once — it’s pretty hacked together but it clearly works okay. We knew it was possible technically, now we see it’s possible practically, and hopefully soon we’ll see it supported… Read More

  • Vulnerability in G1 publicized by security researchers

    Vulnerability in G1 publicized by security researchers


    A team of security experts have found a vulnerability in the G1’s browser. They’re remaining vague, but it sounds like they’ve mainly discovered some code to exploit that has to be visited voluntarily by the user. Google is acting annoyed that the team didn’t come to them first, but first of all they’re just lucky it wasn’t someone malicious who found it… Read More

  • HTC has high hopes for the G1, like $18 billion high

    HTC has high hopes for the G1, like $18 billion high

    The excitement around the T-Mobile G1 is palpable (as is the skepticism), and HTC is planning on the Googlephone to contribute a huge amount to their bottom line. Over the next year, they’re hoping to ship $18 billion worth of the things, with a full $7 billion of that being in the rush and holiday season. That’s a lot of phones! They really could hit those targets, especially… Read More

  • Treo Pro, Pearl Flip 8220, T-Mobile G1 show up in Best Buy's inventory system

    Treo Pro, Pearl Flip 8220, T-Mobile G1 show up in Best Buy's inventory system

    Thanks to an especially sneaky Best Buy employee with access to the company’s retail stock system and a liking for the Boy Genius Report, we now know when to expect a few new handsets to arrive in the land of the blue polo. The only new non-smartphone making an appearance is the 5 megapixel Sony Ericsson C902, which actually managed to sneak in sans fanfare over the weekend. On the… Read More