Over the last week or so, bloggers have been posting warm and fuzzy reflections about Android because we’ve just passed the 10th anniversary of the reveal of the T-Mobile G1, (AKA the HTC Dream, or colloquially the “G phone”), the platform’s first commercial device. Many folks—including this here blogger—had basically…
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
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…
"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!
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.
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…
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:
• Universal-ish search with an updated "Quick Search" box
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.
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!
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.
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.
T-Mobile just sent out invitations for a big launch event happening in NYC on April 21. What might they be up to?
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.