Hey, you! Do you need a modern compass in your life? A way to navigate your digital day like never before? Then you need the T-Mobile G1! Or at least, you did six years ago, T-Mobile.
Canon's G1 X is kind of a ridiculous camera. It's a point-and-shoot. But it has a bigger image sensor than most of the mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras out there. And it's $800, so it costs more too.
There's a reason old hardware doesn't get new software upgrades. Like the iPhone 3G's iOS 4 update, this unofficial Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Android phone that started it all, is, well... crippling.
Well, that answers that. At the Android Fireside chat at Google IO, the Android team says that Android 2.2 won't be coming to the G1, simply because there's not enough space for the OS to fit in the flash space. Of course, your friendly developer community will probably whip something up.
We've come across plenty of robots that were controlled by phones before, but usually those phones were being controlled by human hands. Some California hackers, however, are building bots that harness Android for their robo-brainpower.
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.
How about a nice Android rumor and a nifty video to kick start your afternoon? Well we have both: Exhibit A is a rumor regarding T-Mobile, while B is a video of Espresso in action:
In a year, Android's gone from shaky upstart to mobile juggernaut. And nowhere is that more apparent than the apps—the Marketplace is positively bursting, with over 14,000 apps. Here are the ones you need, the essentials.
Google Maps Navigation will be part of Android 2.0, and Android 2.0 is expected to come to most—if not all—Android handsets on the market eventually, so given how complicated this hack is (fairly!), and that it requires a rooted phone, it'd be prudent for most folks to just wait this out. That said, there's no saying…
It's like a real-life Starcraft perk for mechanics repairing armored vehicles: Marine mechanics assisted by augmented-reality goggles with a heads-up display repaired light armored vehicles up to 46 percent faster.
The Environmental Working Group claims that recent studies show higher tumor risk in long-term cellphone users. They admit that more research is needed but, just in case, they have created this cellphone radiation ranking. Guess who gets a bad grade.
Some solid unofficial Facebook apps have cropped up for Android lately, but it looks like they're going to be displaced by an official app as soon as this week. It's going to be different than the iPhone one.
Designers Mike and Maaike, the duo behind the design of the G1 Google phone, have turned their sights on automobile design, and their take on it is, well… interesting.
According to some Italian software enthusiasts, it is possible to flash your G1 with their SuperHERO ROM, a port of the HTC Hero's firmware. Aside from the OS skin's beautiful graphics and animations, SuperHERO will activate G1 multitouch that allows you to zoom into webpages a la iPhone.