Please can somebody tell me why I can't watch youtube on my g1 it keeps on saying "this video cannot be played"
I would appreciate the help if someone could get back to me thank you.
Oh and also the g1 is the best phone I have ever had it only thing is you can't get flash on it.
i love this phone. its not even that big. does so much and has so many free applications. very well worth it.
In order to use the G1 WiFI capability, do we have to buy a data plan for it?
i'm confused aboat the price does anyone knows aboat it gsm says 200$ and out of here 500$ help!!!
ive just bought 1 and need a big van to get it delivered and jack is so fit
this phone is amazing and it may be big, but sometimes size doesnt matter
why in the world would you want to put windows (completely proprietary) onto a phone that comes with android (open source)??
ttttttttttt, 10 Feb 2009very beautiful phone with windows.nice from t-mobile.it comes with android, not windows...
ttttttttttt, 10 Feb 2009very beautiful phone with windows.nice from t-mobile.Hi ttttttt,
Can you said me, How I can put windows in the phone?
Somebody Knows, If it´s possible to edit o see files of office with an app?
I've owned the G1 for the past week and the first thing I wanted to see was just how long the battery would last by using it as 'just a phone' - i.e. wait in standby for a call, make a few calls, send a few texts, read a few gmails - i'm not a heavy user by any means.
So, I spent the first full charge in *2G network only* mode and the battery was still at 30% by the end of day 2, so it would've easily gone to 3 days using only the 2G networks. This also included downloading a browser and pacman (~500Kb in total) over the 2G network from the App Market. Internet speed was pretty good (UK T-mobile), certainly what I was used to with my previous handset (SE W850).
In 3G mode the internet access is extremely rapid and again, I made a few calls, surfed for 10 minutes or so, just normal use everyday light use. Already the battery is at 38% on day 1, less than 24 hours after a full charge. Ouch.
I haven't even begun to explore GPS, WiFi or Bluetooth, but I expect them to drain the battery in equally large amounts.
So if you just want to use the phone as a phone, set it to 2G, if you want to use 3G networks, GPS, Wifi, Bluetooth then expect a daily (or nightly) charge requirement.
Just my first impressions of using it:
It has a great touchscreen although my less-than-porky fingers usually press the wrong link when surfing on a webpage. Annoying.
The hardware keyboard, however, is brilliant. I don't like virtual keyboards one bit, they have no tactility (even with bzzzing haptics), but the layout and intuitiveness of G1 keys is perfect for me.
Build quality is good. My 3 y/o has played with the screen-slider mechanism and it passed with flying colours (i.e. it's not broke ;)
The nub ball thing is pretty much useless IMO, it's neither accurate nor fast to use which is disappointing when you're surfing around pages with lots of links to navigate.
Overall, it's a great *gadget*. If you want to use it just as a phone, then you can switch all the goodies off.
HTH sitters-on-the-fence :)
Kevin Streets, 06 Feb 2009The G1 doesn't come with a video camera or a on-screen keyboard. However, the phone is open s... moreKevin, I am about to order this phone, can you tell what battery to search for on Amazon!? As i grealy appreciate battery life in a phone?
Thanks for the information Kevin i'm really onto bying this device all in all i can cope with the battery life the main concern for me was the thing with the screen and the "toughness" of the phone but if it can stand to a drop (from pocket or minimal heights) then it's fine.About the apps i know that there wil be many improvements and new stuff (i hope it's free).I can't imagine why GSMARENA didn't make a full review of the device it's not something revolutionary but it's the first Android phone i would like to see their opinion also.
The G1 doesn't come with a video camera or a on-screen keyboard. However, the phone is open source so anyone who wants to and knows how can make apps for it. With that said, the G1 has a couple of video player and on-screen keyboards via the Android marketplace. There are also a couple of video camera apps on the market but, I haven't tried them out yet I think/fear that they are actually just taking really fast pictures and making frames of the pictures (gifs) instead of an actual video camera. A true video camera app is due out by the end of the 1st quarter of this year tho. To get the most out of your phone, you will have to go to the marketplace. The upside is the market is all free for now. The downside is the market is free...now. As far as looks go, yes it looks very fragile. I've dropped it a couple of times now, so far so good. Not sure how it will do from a long fall and I hope to not find out, well as least not with my phone. The battery varies from user to user. It all depends on what you do with the phone. The phone out the box has a long life. However, once again, to get the most out of the phone you have to download apps. Some apps like Google Maps (comes with phone), StreamFurious (a downloadable internet radio station), TuneWiki (a downloadable Social media player for music and music videos with lyrics), and YouTube (come with phone) uses up the battery and some apps required a constant internet connect....ever if you don't open the program, also using up the battery. The battery also depends on your connection to the internet....Edge, 3G, or Wi-Fi. 3G and Wi-Fi uses more battery life and some programs are only usable on 3G. So yes it varies. Ppl have told me that they only have to charge it once while others say they charge is twice a day. I, however, have use a ton of programs (with 3G and Wi-Fi) that use the battery life up. I usually have 2 to 5 hours of use before I have to charge it again. I'm ordering a battery off of amazon.com that should triple my battery life. All in all, I'm happy with it.
oh and jogo 2...if the slide out keyboard was sufficient....why would they need to develop a on screen one.....think abt it.....i just think that they should not have wasted their time by releasing it without these things...that is all.....