12/01/2011, Remember the good old days when computers had this “Turbo” button which you could press to experience a boost in speed? Surely folks who played games by loading them into memory through the use of floppy disks will be able to identify with what I am talking about. After all, it took forever to load the game “Gods” by the Bitmap Brothers on a 286, and pressing the Turbo button […]
03/02/2011, The world’s first shipping Android phone, the G1, has been given a new lease of life thanks to the folks over at XDA-developers. They have managed to successfully port Android 3.0 Honeycomb onto the smartphone. While the good news is the ROM works, a lot of features aren’t working and the phone lags a lot – which is pretty much the case with almost every unofficial Android ROM when it […]
11/09/2010, Here’s a pop quiz – which is the first Android-powered smartphone to hit the market? Well, no prizes for folks who blurted out the T-Mobile G1. This grand-daddy of them all might not have an official Android 2.2 Froyo update, but that has not stopped more enterprising folks to port over the recently released myTouch 3G’s Android 2.2 Froyo update to the G1. To make matters more interesting, everything on […]
07/27/2010, Today marks the demise of the first Android-powered smartphone in the world – the -T-Mobile G1 is no longer available for sale via official channels, which signals the end of its life cycle. Of course, if you’re stilll adamant on bringing home one of these for posterity’s sake, then you won’t have a problem searching for a second hand model from one of the numerous online auction sites out there. […]
05/14/2010, We’ve seen various forms of cellbots (cellphone robots) before, but what makes this robot special is that the 5v components have been swapped out for 3.3v ones, and the creators of this nifty little robot have wired everything to run off the G1’s internal battery. Pretty cool, huh? Hopefully the G1’s battery doesn’t get drained too fast. The next step would be to get this robot mosey over to a […]
05/10/2010, If you’re a proud owner of a Panasonic DMC-GF1, GH1 or G1, but are frustrated by the autofocus speeds, then you’ll be happy to hear that Panasonic has released a firmware update to fix that. The firmware update claims to improve autofocus performance as well as offer enhanced flash performance. You can check out the full information on these updates and download it directly from Panasonic’s website. The links to […]
04/30/2010, CyanogenMod 5 is finally out for the following handsets – the HTC Dream, Magic and Sapphire, which are also better known as the T-Mobile G1 and myTouch 3G. This release has been touted to be experimental, so you might want to think twice before flashing it onto your work handset, unless you’re one who loves living on the edge of things and already made a backup of all your data […]
03/06/2010, You’ve certainly seen mobile phones controlling various devices before, with television sets probably one of the more common devices, but what about the phone autonomously controlling its steed by itself? That’s what a duo of web engineers have done. Dubbed the Truckbot, this setup has a HTC G1 attached to the chassis, acting as a brain, controlling the chassis. Thanks to the phone’s built-in compass, it can navigate and turn […]
02/08/2010, Hmmm, with PMA just around the corner, could the removal of Panasonic’s G1 digital camera (with all of its references) from Panasonic Canada’s website signal a new device? After all, the Panasonic G1 is also officially out of stock in Japan, lending more credence to this theory. What do you think – is there a G2 on its way?
02/07/2010, While Google’s Nexus One is a good phone, we normally wouldn’t be too bothered about someone purchasing one, since lots of people already do that. But when the person who makes the purchase is Linus Torvalds, father of Linux, which Google’s Android is based on, it’s certainly worth taking note. Aside from his celebrity status, there’s also the fact that he isn’t too fond of cell phones, already owning a […]
12/18/2009, Don’t be fooled – the Hello Kitty G1 phone is not a blinged up version of the Android-powered G1 handset despite looking somewhat like it. This Japan-bound handset comes with a DVB-T/H chip that lets you check out what shows are available over digital TV at the moment, while giving you the option of shooting 7.2-megapixel images with its built-in digital camera. No idea on which Hello Kitty fan is […]
10/30/2009, While the Android operating system has reached version 2.0 of its lifespan, it is interesting to note that Eclair (as it is also known) can run on the original Android device, the famous T-Mobile G1 (aka HTC Dream). The port is currently a rough one with no optimization run on it just yet, but it ought to do enough to keep people lusting after its release in the days ahead.
06/10/2009, Everyone is excited by the iPhone 3GS, but hardcore open-source fans might be interested by the fact that the T-Mobile G1 is experiencing a price drop (contract and data plan required). There is no rebate paperwork involved. you’ve been warned.
05/18/2009, Never mind about the Cupcake update delay – here’s an image of the HTC Hero ROM that is currently running on the G1, where it requires a healthy amount of programming knowledge to achieve. Dubbed the Donut, we forsee a bright future for the lad Haykuro after being thoroughly impressed with his efforts here.