October 30, 2014

G1 Battery Gives Android Blogger Warm and Not so Fuzzy Feeling

g1_battery_005Ask around and you’ll likely find a fellow G1 user who can say that their handset gets unreasonably warm at times.  Whether plugged in or not, the back side of the phone has been known to heat up quite a bit. 

A fellow Android blogger from AndroidWorld.nl sent us an email this morning about one of their writers who had a battery heat up to the point of melting the cover.

One of my bloggers experienced exactly the same with his G1, no explosion, but the back cover melted because of the (battery) heat. Still awaiting the answer from T-mobile…After a normal phonecall, so no cables connected.

Apparently, the phone still works and they’re waiting to hear back from T-Mobile. You’ll notice in the pictures that the case is not melted directly over the battery but closer to the SIM card. This is the spot where many of us have experienced the warm and not so fuzzy feeling.

Anyone else out there have a phone heat up to the point it literally melts your case?