Google Has a Remote Kill Switch For Android Apps

Just after the dust finished settling on Apple's controversial admission » 10/16/08 7:15am 10/16/08 7:15am that the iPhone has a remotely activated kill switch for applications, Google has plainly stated in their Android Market terms of service that they've got one too. Like Apple's solution, Google's remote kill switch is ostensibly intended to…

T-Mobile Probably Did Not Sell 1.5 Million G1 Pre-Orders

Did the announcement that T-Mobile sold 1.5 million G1 pre-orders sound a little too fantastic to be true? Information Week » 10/16/08 2:45am 10/16/08 2:45am thought so and talked to the guy behind the astronomical number—a mathematician at . Turns out that some iffy multiplication may have been involved and the number of pre-orders sold is probably…

T-Mobile G1 Unboxed, Ready For Belt Clips Everywhere

Here's the first full unboxing of T-Mobile's G1 » 10/02/08 6:50am 10/02/08 6:50am Android phone which, despite the rabid anticipation of the device, manages to be pretty boring. We're glad to see it out in the wild, but the lame carrying case and decision to include the trademark uncomfortable HTC earphones, complete with a chunky mic. But as my…

Question of the Day: Is No Desktop Syncing Good or Bad For Android?

One of the most puzzling announcements to come out of the release of the T-Mobile G1 was the fact that there would be no desktop app to sync your data. While you will be able to sync you contacts and calendar info remotely (at no cost) out of the box, you must submit to storing all of the data on your Google account.… » 9/25/08 5:00pm 9/25/08 5:00pm

Question of the Day: Have You Changed Your Mind About Android and the…

After yesterday's information explosion covering the good, the bad and the ugly » 9/24/08 5:40pm 9/24/08 5:40pm about Android and the T-Mobile G1, I can't help but wonder whether or not public perception of the platform and its first phone has changed. Are you more excited, less excited, or have your feelings remained the same? Did you even care in…

Unlocking the T-Mobile G1: The Definitive Word

One of the G1's five most obnoxious flaws » 9/24/08 1:55pm 9/24/08 1:55pm (okay, there were more than five) is that it's locked to T-Mobile, which seems antithetical to the whole openness deal. Since T-Mobile is subsidizing the phone so heavily, it originally sounded like T-Mobile's usual unlock policy wouldn't apply, and a spokesperson wasn't sure…

Android and T-Mobile G1's Five Most Obnoxious Flaws

While I was more impressed by the T-Mobile G1 » 9/23/08 2:31pm 9/23/08 2:31pm than I thought I'd be, the list of catches for Android and the phone are quickly piling up—some that might very well be dealbreakers. Topping the list, it's tightly integrated with your Google account—so tightly that . If you want to switch to another account, you have…

How the T-Mobile G1 Stacks Up To Its Frienemies

The T-Mobile G1 launched today » 9/23/08 1:34pm 9/23/08 1:34pm with a rich feature set, but how does it, powered by the Android OS, stack up against competition from Apple, BlackBerry and Windows Mobile? We pieced together this chart so you can size up the G1 against its competition at a glance. Click through for the image big-sized. And keep in…

T-Mobile G1: Full Details of the HTC Dream Android Phone

The long-awaited HTC Dream, the first commercial handset running Google's Android operating system, will be coming to T-Mobile as the G1 for $179 on October 22nd. Featuring a 3-inch touchscreen, internet navigation buttons and a full QWERTY keypad, the smartphone market has finally broken free of Symbian, Windows… » 9/23/08 10:30am 9/23/08 10:30am

T-Mobile Android Event Live Coverage Starts Now

We're here underneath the picturesque Queensboro bridge at T-Mobile's official G1 launch event. We're the first ones on the scene, and the liveblog's kicking off over at live.gizmodo.com » 9/23/08 9:12am 9/23/08 9:12am. Be sure to pop over there—it'll do all of the auto-refresh clicky-clicky for you, so sit back, we've got everything covered. Hit us…