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G1 Multitouch on Video

By Eric • Nov 23rd, 2008 • Category: t-mobile g1

RyeBrye has posted a proof of concept video showing the G1’s multitouch capability. In the video, one can see the G1 recognizing and reacting to two simultaneous touches.
As of yet, this is just a starting point, with no final product. Hopefully this is will develop into something more useful in the near future.
[via RyeBlog]

T-Mobile G1 now available at WalMart

By Eric • Nov 11th, 2008 • Category: t-mobile g1

Everyone’s favorite Android phone, the G1 has finally made it’s way to WalMart.
The device is currently listed on the retailer’s website, but states that price will vary by store. Local availability can be checked on the WalMart site. It was rumored that WalMart would be selling the G1 for less than the $179 contract price [...]

T-Mobile G1 contains $144 in parts

By Eric • Nov 11th, 2008 • Category: t-mobile g1

iSuppli Corporation today released it’s analysis of the T-Mobile G1’s parts list. By iSuppl’s estimates, the G1 requires about $144 in parts to manufacture. This represents a $35 difference with the G1’s $179 subsidized price, and $225 less than the unit’s retail price.

T-Mobile G1 Commercials

By Eric • Nov 10th, 2008 • Category: Feature, t-mobile g1

This is T-Mobile’s first commercial advertising the G1. “Questions.”
T-Mobile’s “Shark” commercial for the G1.
Another G1 commercial from T-Mobile. “Hot Dog.”

Android Skinning Begins

By Eric • Nov 10th, 2008 • Category: hacks, t-mobile g1

Thanks to living_sword over at ModMyGphone, it looks as though the age of skinned Android phones has begun. Thus far, the mod requires a Jailbroken phone and the status icons are the only items to be altered.
The process is a bit complicated, but hopefully an application will be developed to allow for easy theme changes. 
Skinning [...]

T-Mobile cracking down on G1 users without G1 plan?

By Eric • Nov 7th, 2008 • Category: t-mobile g1

I am currently using a G1 on a T-Mobile account with the Total Internet add-on. Up until today, everything has worked flawlessly. This morning I started receiving the below message in the web browser when trying to acces the internet:
Plan Required
Your current plan is not compatible with the T-Mobile G1. Please visit from your [...]

Google pushes RC30 update to patch ‘Jailbreak’

By Eric • Nov 7th, 2008 • Category: Lead Story

Google responded quickly to the recent security breach on the G1. The company is pushing an update to close this hole in the next few days.
From Google:
We’ve been notified of this issue (Jailbreaking of Android) and have developed a fix. We’re currently working with our partners to push the fix out and updating the open [...]

T-Mobile G1 Review Roundup

By Eric • Nov 6th, 2008 • Category: Feature, reviews, t-mobile g1

Quite a few people have reviewed the T-Mobile G1. Below are some of the more popular and in-depth reviews:
The Boy Genius Report
Chicago Tribune
All Things Digital
BoingBoing Gadgets

T-Mobile G1 Jailbroken

By Eric • Nov 6th, 2008 • Category: Lead Story, hacks

While the idea of having to ‘Jailbreak’ an open system seems a little redundant, it is a necessary step for those wishing to gain root access to their devices. Lukily, instructions have been posted in the XDA -developers forums for accomplishing this feat. It seems the method relys on a loophole in the PTerminal application.
Basically [...]

First G1 tethering method found

By Eric • Nov 5th, 2008 • Category: applications, t-mobile g1

A post over at Tmonews Forums outlines a method for sharing the G1’s internet connection over USB. The method isn’t exactly plug-and-play, but is a step in the right direction. 
Here are the instructions:

Install the app on your android phone, by clicking here (from your phone browser of course)
You might have to change your settings to permit apps [...]