Google is good to give search pages. Nokia is good to make sturdy sets. Put G1 on the mantle piece as you bought one. Its pathetic at the moment. It needs new life to compete. Phone should have phone utilities can never replace a desktop or laptop.
I recently got this phone (an unlocked piece/ India)....its working fine. I need to ask two questions:
1. How is the battery life....the battery for my cell does not even last a day? Is there a certain setting I need to change?
2. I keep getting a message "update for your phone available..." can I update the application (no name for the application given) is it safe since mine is an unlocked phone? Also how do I know application name?
rasel, 09 May 2009 HI I am from Bangladesh. Please tell me how can I get this phone from BangladeshHi Rasel, it's me again. you can get a G1 from Dhaka positively. So, you can call me at the cell number I have said in my earlier message [ repeat 01715-029321 ].
I think this is a great phone. It's very near the smoothness of the Apple iPhone, but has lot's of free fun and handy applications. The battery level is very acceptable, if you don't play games all day long it will easily last for 2 days (acceptable for such a feature rich phone). The touch screen is very responsive, and the overall interface is well adapted. With the new Android 1.5 OS you now have an on screen keyboard (even though I prefer the physical qwerty keyboard for texts and email). I would buy this phone over the iPhone anytime, since you can buy navigation software for it, and the battery lasts longer and it has a full qwerty keyboard.
Downside: You need a google account, you can't sync your agenda and contacts with anything else.. This may be a big no-no for businessess handling confidential data.
Further more I love the fact that you can charge it by a regular mini-usb cable anywhere! (Downside again is that you can't plug in normal headphones, you can buy an adapter, but personally I don't like carrying around an adapter and 2 feet of cable just to listen to music.)
Positive fact is the trackball, this proves that the touchscreen is not suitable for everything (you can't see below your finger). The trackball makes a very good control for some of the games.
BIG downside for me: You unlock the phone with a very innovative 'pattern' that you have to drag, this is safer than a 4 digit pincode, and easier to do. However, the Android Market does not require a password to buy apps on your creditcard, thus making the 'pattern' the only security. This would be fine, but the major flaw with this 'pattern' thing: You can see the fingermarks on the screen after you have drawn it! So you have to wipe the screen every time after.
And the last positive thing: TASK SWITCHING. The G1 supports a lot of background programs, which is a MAJOR plus over the iPhone, you can run MSN / Yahoo / GoogleTalk in the background, and switch to them while browsing the internet by simply holding the 'Home' button.
this fone shud not be shipped to Africa especially Nigeria cos (1)what exactly is the bluetooth 4 if it can not receive & send datas (2)the operation is too complex (3)must u go tru adriod or wat so ever to get application & other software they shud not be greedy(4)Once U factry Reset It becomes a Big problem 4 u to logon (5)battery life is so so so poor, fones wit big screen shud 've sustainable power (6)it can not play videos in SD card what kind of fone that has memory card & can,t play video?, what is the card for?(7)I THINK I SHUD STICK TO MY NOKIA OR WHAT DO U THINK?
Faisal, 10 May 2009G1 doesn't have a camera in front how will it have video calling? LOLYou dnt need a cam in front to make a video call like E61i
Faisal, 10 May 2009G1 doesn't have a camera in front how will it have video calling? LOLthere's no video calling for g1 =..=
rasel, 09 May 2009 HI I am from Bangladesh. Please tell me how can I get this phone from BangladeshRasel buy it online and have it shipped it to you. Plemix is in Hong Kong so buy one from them. They usually ship their product and deliver in two business days here in America so Bangladesh will be faster as it is close to Hong Kong. Do keep in mind the 3G won't work in Bangladesh as it is only for T-Mobile USA. I know grameen is releasing 3G soon but I am sure it wont be the same frequency. Good Luck
I am from Bangladesh. Please tell me how can I get this phone from Bangladesh
The G1 has now got Video Calling, video recording and some other features with the 1.5 CupCake update!
This is distributed freely with through-air updates, you just get a message and it installs automatically.
I am in love with this effn fone...other than the battery life... itz great...Android is the best OS System ever created..oh and great apps
I got an unlocked G1 for a birthday gift and I am getting ready to get rid of it. First of all, it is not user friendly....the bluetooth is only good for an earpiece. Also when you are overseas, most phone chips are pre-paid. Whenever your phone is on it drains your card of minutes, even when you don't make or have calls coming in. I really like the looks of the phone, but it's useless over here in Kuwait. Over here, we bluetooth everything, you can't do that with a google phone because it will not allow you to receive or send files, videos, or pictures. Last but least....no front video camera, because we do face to face phone calls over here. They need to just sell this phone in the states! I am just going to stick to what I know and that's NOKIA!
Has anyone heard of Archos. I heard that its aklso running android os too