by dave

Extrapolating the screen size of Android mobile phones over time.
Abstract: The latest Android mobile phone under Google's flagship phone line, the Nexus family, currently has a diagonal screen size of 4.65 inches (118.1mm). This follows a trend that Google started with the HTC Dream / T-Mobile G1 -- their first Android flagship phone. Released in 2008, it had a diagonal screen size of only 3.2 inches (81.3mm). Since then, screen sizes in Google's Nexus line have grown at an average rate of 0.48 inches (12.2mm) per year.
I. Introduction
In 2008, HTC released the... Read more →

by Dpmt

Well my phone stopped connecting to T-Mobile today, I was unable to recive phone calls and could not connect to data.
I call them (T-Mobile's customer service is awesome) and after trying out my G1 and that not working ether, they say its probably the SIM card. I'm going to a T-Mobile store soon to get a new one. Wish me luck guys! Has anybody heard of this happening before? Is it something about the N900 or the fact that the SIM has moved between phones? Because all that seems insane to me.

by somas1

Since getting a Nexus One I have relegated my G1 as a VOIP only phone
I got a Nexus One last month and have been using a (now presumably abandoned) gizmo5 app on my G1 called Guava, http://gizmo5.com/guava.html?loc=guava Guava is derived from an open source android Voip/SIP app called SIPDroid: http://sipdroid.org/ I use Guava because it is extremely easy to setup and use with Google Voice and allows me to make and receive VOIP calls with decent quality over WIFI. I've tried SIPDroid but found it a bit confusing to setup. Are any G1 owners using their G1s... Read more →

by KevinLWright

Can't upgrade to 2.1? Rodgers will give you a MyTouch for free!
Rodgers has decided that if you are a dream owner who wishes to upgrade to 2.1 that they will give you a Magic for free. Due to the Dreams incompatibility with 2.1 Rodgers, for a change of pace, has decided time do something nice and give Dream users a Magic for no additional cost. It's great to sea someone making a move like this. With Android's constantly hanging OS it is inevitable that phones will cease to be compatible. Though the Magic may be a little dated still, it's a great... Read more →

by luckybob343

3G question
With the rumors of Project Black being a "game changer" from T-Mobile, one of the key components is a high-bandwidth 3G upgrade and rollout, to the tune of a 21Mbps connection. Are there different standards for 3G as it relates to radios within phones? To ask another way, if my G1 is 3G capable (which it is, if I remember correctly) will I be able to take advantage of this higher-speed 3G network?

by lico

How do you keep it charged?
I like my G1 a lot but the battery life is pretty bad, I cant believe that sometimes is 100% charged at 8am and by 11 is about 20% if I didn't charge it at all. Today I had it about 80%, put it to charge on the car, used Telenav for about 90min, got to my destination and only had 20% battery life left. so either the GPS ate more than it was getting charged, or was disconnected at some point. How do you go about it, Keep a charger at all times? External battery usb? or the chunky extended...

by clark

GPS in web browser
This is more of an "Android" question than a G1 specific one, but since this is the most owned device I figured I'd have better luck getting an answer. I know in HTML5, it is possible to send GPS coordinates. The iPhone (which I have), is capable of sending GPS coords to the Latitude iPhone web app and for local Google searches (in Safari still). Is Android capable of this? I need to know for development purposes! Thanks, also, if you perchance know if it's also capable on the...

by deinfinityx

Gmote remote server for Android devices
Has anyone used Gmote app in the market, i just installed the server client on my computer and it is amazing. It allows you to stream(in beta so a little buggy) music and video files to you Android phone. It also lets you launch music and videos on your computer and can be used as a touchpad add on for the computer. It gives you a virtual keyboard to type with and the mouse controls are really well done. I would highly recommend checking it out. http://www.gmote.org/

by SteveoSaurusRex

Voip on Anroid
I was wondering if anyone knew of an app on Android that can make actual voip calls via wifi or 3G. Mostly I am interested in helping a friend make calls from her cell in her apartment (via wifi), b/c she cant get a strong signal from ANY carrier from her home (sometimes she has to walk out of her apartment building). However, getting away w/ free to cheap calls from a home wifi signal would be a sweat bonus. I'm just learning that the SKYPE app actually routes calls through your phone... Read more →