Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...



G1

Developers rejoice: Paid apps coming to Android Market in Q1

January 2nd, 2009

It looks like Google is getting ready to push its Android Market a few giant leaps toward the big time as it prepares to finally support the sale of commercial applications. In an email to developers, Google stated that two big Android Market moves are coming in Q1 of this year: First, Google’s answer to …

Cupcake update for T-Mobile G1 may be coming soon

December 31st, 2008

Most of you G1 owners and Android fanatics have been anticipating “Cupcake” for a while by now – and why wouldn’t you? There haven’t been many details, which always stirs up hype, but word is that there will be plenty of fixes and updates to existing features on the G1 and Android, including an on-screen …

T-Mobile planning to send out extended batteries to all G1 owners?

December 27th, 2008

Given the abysmal battery life experienced by most new G1 owners, we wouldn’t be at all surprised if this rumor turned out to be true. According to unsubstantiated reports, T-Mobile may be preparing to send out an extended battery, along with a matching battery cover, to everyone that that has purchased a Google phone from …

Santa skipping over Google employees’ chimneys this year

December 22nd, 2008

The lavish and sometimes frivolous mega-Internet-corp that is Google has been feeling the effects of the recession this year. First it started with the dismissal of a good chunk of manpower and now it is being reported that Google employees won’t be receiving Christmas bonuses this year. That’s a pretty major downer if you’re one of …

Sneak peek at Android’s upcoming on-screen keyboard

December 22nd, 2008

Android G1 users rejoice as an on-screen keyboard is coming your way in January 2009. The recent unveiling of the “cupcake” branch of Android development has revealed that Google has been working on lots of goodies for Android, one of them being an on-screen keyboard. A YouTube video gives us a quick look at the …

Lenovo shows HTC how to make an Android phone; huh?

December 12th, 2008

No seriously. What would you say if we told you that Lenovo is currently in the testing phase with an Android-powered handset that makes HTC’s G1 look like a first-year design student’s mid-term project? You’re looking at the first available live image of Lenovo’s upcoming Android offering for China Mobile. Codenamed OPhone, Lenovo’s sexy handset …

Convert your G1 to a Developer version in a few short steps

December 8th, 2008

Already own a G1 and disappointed that the G1 Developer version is now out? Be sad no longer as the bootloader for the G1 Developer version is now in the wild. Supposedly T-Mobile unwittingly provided a G1 Developer version as a warranty replacement to an adept hacker, with a little help from his friends, the …

Unlocked developer version of the HTC G1 available for $399

December 6th, 2008

Are you an Android developer looking to test your apps on multiple GSM networks? Are you anyone else, simply looking for an unlocked HTC G1? In either case, Google and T-Mobile will apparently be happy to hook you up. A special “developer version” of the G1 is now available from T-Mobile 100% SIM and hardware-unlocked. …

New software enables auto-rotation in the G1

November 28th, 2008

The beauty of an open source platform is that it can be modified and expanded to support all sorts of new features. Last week we saw that the G1 could be hacked to accept multi-touch input. This week it is auto-rotation, a feature that the G1 and its accelerometer does not support out of the …

Multi-touch Proof of Concept in the T-Mobile G1

November 23rd, 2008

Blogger RyeBrye has put together a nice proof of concept video showing that the G1 does indeed support multitouch input. Earlier this week he was able to turn on multitouch support by hacking the synaptics touchscreen driver and presented debugging logs for the touchscreen that showed that the T-Mobile G1 can indeed track two fingers. …