New HTC Phone (HTC Vision?) to Be Unveiled September 15th?

This mysterious invitation just popped up in our inbox, asking us to "come see what HTC has dreamt up 15 September." Could this be the fabled Vision or Desire HD? UPDATED » 8/13/10 5:14am 8/13/10 5:14am

Test Build of Android 2.2 Froyo Running on T-Mobile G1 & myTouch 3G

When Google says the T-Mobile G1 will never get Android 2.2 Froyo because there's not enough space for the OS to fit in the flash space, the dev community thankfully doesn't listen. The folks at the xda developers have gotten a "very Alpha" build of 2.2 ported to both the T-Mobile G1 and myTouch 3G and it's sort of… » 5/26/10 6:47pm 5/26/10 6:47pm

Police Sketches Now Include Smartphones, Apparently

"I don't know, he was kinda tall. Or short. He had hair, I think? Anyway, he definitely had a T-Mobile HTC G1 Android phone, in black." This is what happens when you commit crimes against gadget nerds. —Thanks, Chris! » 1/26/10 10:29am 1/26/10 10:29am

Android 2.1 Ported To G1, Official OTA Download Coming Soon?

The last time we heard about the antiqued G1 being loaded with 2.1 it turned out to be fake, so we're not holding our breath now. Nonetheless, AndroidSpin user Drizzy is claiming success, with the ROM on its way. » 12/30/09 6:50am 12/30/09 6:50am

Google Maps Navigation Hits the G1, MyTouch, All Other 1.6 Handsets

Google Maps Navigation, even if it's not perfect, was one of the juiciest features of Android 2.0. Today, Google's finally set it free: It's now available for any phone with Android 1.6 Donut, including the G1 and MyTouch 3G. » 11/23/09 2:34pm 11/23/09 2:34pm

How To Hack Google Maps Navigation Onto Your G1

It's basically a ritual now: Fresh feature debuts on new Android phone; hack-happy G1 owners see new feature, develop seething jealousy; said owners work tirelessly to steal new feature. Last week, Google Maps Navigation hit the Droid. Today, the G1. » 11/11/09 9:42am 11/11/09 9:42am

Video: Android 2.0 Running on T-Mobile G1 aka HTC Dream

Android 2.0 only came out last week, but the open-source community has already ported it the T-Mobile G1 / HTC Dream, the first Android phone. Check it out: » 10/30/09 8:35am 10/30/09 8:35am

T-Mobile Pushing Android 1.6 Donut Update Right Now

Alas, not for everyone: Having sent the update to Ion developer phones just a few days ago, T-Mobile is commencing a gradual rollout that should finish up in the next few days. Here's what you'll get, with this Donut: » 10/01/09 5:35pm 10/01/09 5:35pm

Android Hacking For The Masses

Reasons to hack, or "root," your Android handset: Custom OS upgrades, PC tethering, full-phone SD backups. Reason not to: It's really scary. At least it was, until now. » 8/20/09 4:40pm 8/20/09 4:40pm

Synaptics ClearPad 3000 Means 10 Fingers Multitouching Your Phone,…

The iPhone probably doesn't use Synaptics' original ClearPad capacitive screen multitouch technology, but maybe Apple will use the ClearPad 3000, since it registers ten fingers simultaneously. I hope they steal this three-finger crumple gesture at least, it's so cool: » 7/22/09 9:00am 7/22/09 9:00am

T-Mobile G1 Android 1.5 Cupcake Rollout Pushed Back a Week

The Cupcake update expected um, now for the T-Mobile G1 has been pushed back a week, and now it's gonna be "early June" before everybody has it on their phone. Lame. [T-Mobile, Thanks Jon] » 5/18/09 3:30pm 5/18/09 3:30pm

Next-Gen T-Mobile G1 May Have a Slide-out QWERTY

Boy Genius says the next-gen T-Mobile G1 (Bigfoot) supposedly seems to continue the practice of having a slide-out QWERTY, but this time, won't have that curved chin blocking your right hand. » 5/08/09 1:54pm 5/08/09 1:54pm

T-Mobile Pushing Android 1.5 'Cupcake' Update to Select G1s

We've received a few tips that a certain, baked-goods-themed update has been pushed over the air to some G1 users this morning, bringing video recording, an onscreen keyboard, and plenty more. So, G1ers? —Thanks, tipsters! » 4/30/09 4:01am 4/30/09 4:01am

Latest Android Cupcake 1.5 Build Gets Video Walkthrough

It usually takes me about 60-90 seconds to eat a cupcake; this guy took about 10 minutes with his. On view: the new camcorder function, soft keyboard, browser improvements and YouTube uploads. » 4/28/09 12:26pm 4/28/09 12:26pm

Android App of the Week: NBA Game Time Tracks the Playoffs

NBA's official Game Time app has hit the Market, just in time for the playoffs. On top of scores, stats and schedules, it can use Android's multitasking to track scores in real time. » 4/10/09 1:00pm 4/10/09 1:00pm

Major T-Mobile Launch Event Set For April 21 in NYC: Will We See the…

T-Mobile just sent out invitations for a big launch event happening in NYC on April 21. What might they be up to? » 4/09/09 12:47pm 4/09/09 12:47pm

Redesigned Mobile Gmail for iPhone and Android Is Faster, Appier,…

Google's redesigned mobile Gmail site for iPhone and Android is live and it seems better than the original in every way: It's faster, more app-like, and has an improved user interface. We like. » 4/07/09 3:39pm 4/07/09 3:39pm

Android App of the Week: GV Dials Numbers With Your Google Voice/Grand…

If you rejoiced at Google's re-rollout of the one-phone-number-for-life Grand Central service as Google Voice, you'll be pretty happy about GV—an app that can place outdoing calls using your universal number. » 4/02/09 5:40pm 4/02/09 5:40pm

Google's G1 Tethering Move Sets Precedent For Carrier-Specific Android…

When Google yanked tethering apps from the Android Market, anger broiled in customers and developers alike. Google's response is simple, but has far-reaching implications: tethering apps are back, just not for T-Mobile USA customers. » 4/02/09 6:30am 4/02/09 6:30am

ShopSavvy Android App Now Displays Local Store Inventory in Real Time

Beyond scanning a barcode and finding you the best deal either online or in nearby brick-and-mortar stores, ShopSavvy can now tie into major retailers' inventory systems to see if things are actually in stock. » 3/25/09 9:40am 3/25/09 9:40am