Android Software Keyboard on G1

Posted on December 22, 2008 at 2:50 pm (PST)

This is a demonstration of the Android’s Software Keyboard on a G1 phone. The Software Keyboard is from the cupcake development branch of Android.

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T-Mobile Lowers G1 Price in the UK

Posted on December 3, 2008 at 5:18 am (PST)

Although T-Mobile only launched the Google G1 phone a little over a month ago on October 30, they’ve already started slashing prices to move them. Initially customers in the UK had to sign a £40 monthly contract in order to get the phone for free. Now new customers can get a free phone for a £30 tariff…

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Coder Develops App to Enable Multi-Touch in G1

Posted on November 23, 2008 at 5:05 am (PST)

The G1 generally gets good reviews but one of the things reviewers note, across the board, is the absence of multi-touch support. A coder named Ryan Gardner has solved that problem. He authored an app that proves the G1 hardware will support the ability to use two fingers at once.

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Adobe Announces Flash Support for Windows Mobile - Apple iPhone Support Missing

Posted on November 17, 2008 at 3:47 am (PST)

Adobe is set to demonstrate a fully functional build of Flash on the Windows Mobile 6.1 platform today. The demonstration is going down at the Adobe MAX conference. That’s good news for some of you out there. The company also indicates that development for the Android platform is currently underway.

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American Airlines Offers Cellphone Boarding Passes on Certain Domestic Flights - Joins Continental

Posted on November 14, 2008 at 5:10 am (PST)

American Airlines has joined Continental in offering boarding pass barcodes that customers can download to their BlackBerry, iPhone, G1, etc. The airline will be allowing the service for domestic, non-stop flights departing from O’Hare, LAX and Orange County airports.

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Google G1 Android Ships with Reboot Bug

Posted on November 9, 2008 at 5:14 am (PST)

Reports are coming in that Android has shipped with a rather peculiar bug: The OS interprets every word as a command, and if you open up the keyboard and type r-e-b-o-o-t the G1 will do just that.

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Research Finds Samsung has Taken Over Number One Cellphone Spot Over Motorola

Posted on November 7, 2008 at 5:44 am (PST)

According to research by Strategy Analytics, Samsung is now the leading cellphone vendor in the US. The company’s ascension to the top spot has pushed Motorola into second place. During last quarter, Samsung managed to push it’s sales up 6.2 percent over the previous years results to 47.4 million handsets.

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How to Manually Update your T-Mobile G1 from a MicroSD Card

Posted on November 2, 2008 at 10:32 pm (PST)

The T-Mobile G1 phone does not require an over-the-air update to be upgraded to the new RC29 firmware. All you need is a MicroSD card…

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T-Mobile Offers Firmware Upgrade for G1 - Able to be Manually Installed

Posted on November 2, 2008 at 11:08 am (PST)

T-Mobile’s RC29 upgrade for their G1 arrives on November 11th. For the impatient, there is a way to manually force the upgrade. Simply download the update and move it to a MicroSD card.

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G1 Ripped Open to Find Same Trackball that RIM Uses - Panasonic Board

Posted on October 31, 2008 at 7:15 am (PST)

The G1 has gone through a teardown so we can see what makes it tick. Several surprises were unearthed during the teardown, including that the trackball is basically identical to what RIM uses.

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