This Day in Android: T-Mobile G1 ushers in the Android era (2008)

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It was exactly four years ago today that T-Mobile USA released the G1, setting off a crazy chain of Android events and momentum.  Manufactured by HTC, the G1 (aka Dream) was the first Android smartphone ever and featured a little bit of everything.  There were no less than three input options ...

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T-Mobile G2 getting Gingerbread this summer?

Last year, T-Mobile USA launched the T-Mobile G2, which is a true successor to the first Android powered phone known as the T-mobile G1. The T-Mobile G2 is an amazing phone and it brings a true Google experience to the users. Android 2.3 Gingerbread has been out a long time now and already ...

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Official myTouch 3G Froyo Build Ported to the G1, Brings Life to a Legacy Android Device

Ah, the wonders of the XDA-Developer Forums! So much good talent among the developers there! One in particular, ezterry, has ported the myTouch 3G’s Froyo 2.2 update to the Godfather of Androids, the G1.Here is the good news: EVERYTHING WORKS! It is a stable port that has all of the ...

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Rumor du Jour: G1 to Get Android 2.0 (Or Higher)

T-Mobile G1 owners have been waiting on pins and needles for the day they learn that their beloved sweetheart handset will no longer be supported with software updates.  At first, the rumor was that Donut might not make it.  Now we’re hearing, and even somewhat thinking, that Android ...

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Accessory Review: Extended Battery w/ Cover for T-Mobile G1

Let’s face it.  If you had to pick one thing you would change about your T-Mobile G1, its ability to drain your battery within 6 hours of standard use would rank in the top 3.

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G1, Tasty Treats, and Constraint-Based Engineering

Donut may not be available for the T-Mobile G1. Then again, it may.

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T-Mobile G1 Wins “Highly Commended” in Global Mobile Awards

The “clunky” and “not very sexy” T-Mobile G1 has won “Highly Commended“  in the GSMA’s Global Mobile Awards.  Well, it tied the Nokia E71 to be fair for the runner up spot.  Both handsets were ‘highly commended’ and come in right behind ...

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Unconfirmed: HTC Sense Coming to Existing Android Devices

There is little doubt as to what it is in the HTC Hero that has people drooling.  It’s the HTC flavored “Sense” UI built on top of Android 1.5 that gets most of the “Oooohs” and “Ahhhhs”, not the form factor. While the handset is slimmer than the G1, ...

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HTC Announces Hero with Flash Support, 3.5mm Headphone Jack

HTC just announced their next Android-based handset in London a few moments ago. Called ‘Hero’, it doesn’t use your run-of-the-mill Android OS. Like they do with Touch Flo on Windows Mobile, HTC has sprinkled their own flavor on it. Although the device is not listed on HTC.com ...

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HTC Hero ROM Demonstrated on G1 [VIDEO]

The phenom known as Haykuro is back with another preview of the HTC Hero ROM.  The phone is rumored to be getting a June Eurpoean release so it’s safe to assume the firmware will make its way to Magic and G1 owners shortly. Click here to watch the previous video which shows other details ...

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BGR Digs Up Image of G1 v2 “Bigfoot”

Wow!  That’s the first word that springs to mind when we see this handset.  “A great looking slide out QWERTY without the chin!” The Boy Genius Report just published a report with the above image, saying it’s the Bigfoot handset due in October from T-Mobile.  Further, ...

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Android Dev Phones Get 1.5 Update

If you happen to own one of the Dev Phone 1′s from Google, you’ll be pleased to know that Android 1.5 is now available for your handset.  That’s right, you can flash your handset with the new Cupcake build.

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1 Million G1′s Sold in First 6 Months

T-Mobile’s 3G network might not have near the footprint that other companies have, but that isn’t stopping the G1 from selling well.  After 6 months on the streets, the G1 has gone on to sell 1 million units in the US. This is a rather impressive figure for a number of reasons. 

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Watch Live Streams on Your Android Handsets with Stickam

Stickam, an online video streaming service, has announced that all Java-enabled phones will be able to stream video over the web.   According to them, Stickam Mobile is available to over 100 Java-enabled devices including the T-Mobile G1. If you want to try it out for yourself, head to ...

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The One: Musings on Android 1.0 SDK and the G1

Both the Android 1.0 SDK and the T-Mobile G1 announcements had some interesting tidbits that didn't attract all the news coverage, but might impact you as an Android developer in the coming weeks and months.

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