November 28, 2014

You Tell Us: If There Is a G2 Due Soon...

Alright, so let’s pretend that there is a G2 due out by April.  We want to know how many of you G1 owners would dump their handset in favor of the new one.

Do you hang on to your G1 or do you flip it?



  • Brandon

    flippin that jont out the door…unless I have to pay 300+

  • http://kwameshearrod.com kwame

    It would depend one what the handset was capable of beyond the G1. Will there be an increase in processing power, memory, storage, camera, better integration of form and function? If G2 offers nothing more than a camera with more than a better camera (nothing compares to an actual camera) and sexier shell then no. The hassle would out way the benefits. You will have to transfer and or reinstall all your crap, if the market is charging when the alleged G2 is released you may have to pay for what was once free. If you want a better camera spend the money on a camera and take great pictures all the time in a fraction of the time. People get hung on looks and never ask why they bought the phone in the first place. Number one its a phone, Then its a phone that allows you to organize your life and be more productive. Then its a camera. If you don’t Maximize on one and two, then you can buy a Jitter bug, a notebook, and a camera and have enough money left over to to buy some google stock and retire a millionaire in your sixties.

  • http://kwameshearrod.com kwame

    It would depend one what the handset was capable of beyond the G1. Will there be an increase in processing power, memory, storage, camera, better integration of form and function? If G2 offers nothing more than a camera with more than a better camera (nothing compares to an actual camera) and sexier shell then no. The hassle would out way the benefits. You will have to transfer and or reinstall all your crap, if the market is charging when the alleged G2 is released you may have to pay for what was once free. If you want a better camera spend the money on a camera and take great pictures all the time in a fraction of the time. People get hung on looks and never ask why they bought the phone in the first place. Number one its a phone, Then its a phone that allows you to organize your life and be more productive. Then its a camera. If you don’t Maximize on one and two, then you can buy a Jitter bug, a notebook, and a camera and have enough money left over to to buy some google stock and retire a millionaire in your sixties.

  • justAPhoneUser

    Not until November, when my one year contract comes out. Plus, I am sure that the new Samsung will be nicer then a new HTC device. I love android, and thus am happy with my G1, but I am still unimpressed with HTC. Perhaps Samsung can do better with GPS, slim design, power efficiency, etc.

    What I really want right now is to be able to root my RC30 device!

  • http://www.ukfree.tv Briantist

    Got an 18 month contract on the G1, not sure if T-Mobile UK would allow an upgrade so soon.

    Given that they won’t let my G1 work here in Spain where I am on holiday, I have a rather expensive MP3 player at the moment, and that’s it.

  • Alan

    What’s sad is that T-Mobile isn’t going to let us out of our contracts to get a new one! The resale of our G1’s on ebay is going to drop significantly with a G2 out… so you are definitely going to lose money on the deal because you aren’t going to get that nice 2yr contract price on upgrade. Thanks T-Mobile, thanks……

  • http://twitter.com/the_sanks BDot

    Much as I hate to say so, I would. Don’t get me wrong, I love my G1, but it could’ve been so much more form-factor wise. It’s clunky, the screen creaks, it gets VERY hot when charging, battery life is poor, and above all else it isn’t a very comfortable to use as a phone.

    Hopefully all of this will be corrected with the G2 (or some other Android based device).

  • Stonesmaster

    I like the slide out keyboard. Not sure I would want to trade for a touchscreen.

  • http://jphinano.wordpress.com Hinano

    If all the “rumor” specs are true (video recording 5mp camera with flash) I’d get it. I never bothered with the G1 cause my N95 was so much better but the G2 specs are impressive (even if they are fake)

  • LAP

    I was waiting for my contract to run out before getting the G1… as soon as that happened, the rumors starting flying about new Android devices coming out soon, so I’m going to hold out a little longer to see what happens over the next couple months.

  • Brian

    I would consider it (and probably do it) if Tmo did like Apple and knocked $100 off for early adopters. If it was say…$100 for me and $200 for everyone else for instance.

  • http://willfe.com/ William Ferrell

    Nope. I’m hanging on to my G1. I don’t use the camera stuff much (certainly don’t need a flash), I love the G1’s form factor, and we haven’t even begun to see what the software can do (I doubt “video recording” is a feature that requires a hardware upgrade). No need for me to upgrade.

  • KP T-Mo

    Of Course I would Dump this Cheap Ugly & under Cooked “Wanna Be G1″, Don’t get me Wrong, I love Andriod OS & some of the Free Apps.
    Although I am also Going to Complain every day to T-mobile About Every little Agravating thing I can think of, & that list Aint Short I’ll tell you that!! but I need to Know “Exactly” What we’ll see as distinguising chages though…

    & If If comes Out In January LIKE WE HERE @ T-Mobile have been told by some one whoe recently visited (Seattle) Corporate, it would Be here, then I’m going to give Some undeserving Soul in Customer care a hugh head ache Untill I get the New one for the Same Price & I’m NOT resigning a Two year contract..

  • Aranea

    I think G2 at the end of January is a rumor by iphone fanboys/girls to quench the sales of G1 on holiday session. My contract with ATT runs out by the end of december and I will buy a G1. I believe that G2 will be better when it comes out but it will be a long wait.

  • enjoijams

    If it has 3.5mm, real internal storage (1gb+) for apps, doesn’t creek then you can call me fliperacci cause im gonna drop it like its hot.

  • Casey Borders

    I am really happy with my G1, so I think I’ll hold on to it for a while and let Android handsets get a couple of generations under their belt before buying another one. If it’s super sexy though, I will try to peer pressure my friends into getting one so I can play with it!

  • Fox Mulder

    The truth is out there. Quit feeding the myth. The G2 is a myth, an urban legend. The real G2 is just the planned release of the cupcake software features via an OTA upgrade to existing G1 customers.

  • chefgon

    So far all the rumors point to the G2 having no physical keyboard, so no I’m going to keep my G1. I refuse to buy a smartphone that doesn’t have a physical keyboard because I do way too much typing on them and I absolutely hate auto-correct software like the iPhone uses.

    That said, I doubt I would upgrade anyway. The G1 has excellent hardware, all the internal pieces are there, they just need some software enhancements to bring them up to speed. A lot of people complained about the G1 being clunky and unattractive, but I just don’t agree at all. I think it’s a great looking phone with a great formfactor for both typing and talking.

    Unless something truly revolutionary comes out, I plan on sticking with my G1 for the remainder of my two-year contract. It will continue receiving OS updates from Google and remain on the cutting edge for a while to come, I don’t see any reason to abandon it just because there are newer Android phones available.

  • some dude in queens

    way to soon for a G2 to come out, once the cupcake is out the natives will calm down.

  • Ashley

    It seems people are assuming that the G2 would be made by HTC. I don’t know why. If I’m missing something the G2 could be from Samsung as they have even already publicly stated they would be releasing a Android powered handset for T-Mobile and Sprint. I believe G1-G5 are for T-Mobile and Google but not manufacturer specific. Sorta like how Motorola made a sidekick slide…. but obviously way better in comparison.

  • daniel

    If the upgrade was cheap. Like i payed a small amount of cash, sent in my G1 and got a G2 in return, I would definatly get it. But as my company payed my G1 and I only get one phone every second year, it’ll be a no go for me if I have to buy a new one without a huge discount.

  • http://livpalm.com livpalm

    I’m in! My wife can get my G1.