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Old 05-03-2009
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ohmy The G1 - Google's Android Operating System

Taiwanese manufacturers HTC and T-mobile brought a iphone designed for Google known as "G1 Google Android Phone". It is the first mobile phone powered by Google, with a great style and a great operating functions. It is ready for battle with Apple?s iPhone.

The G1 smartphone is now available to consumers at retail outlets in cities where T-Mobile's 3G service is available.The arrival of Android signals the opening round of the battle between Google and its rivals, such as Nokia and Apple, to create software for the next generation of mobile phones that allows users to connect seamlessly to the internet.

The G1 browser, like Chrome on the desktop, is based on WebKit, the open source browser engine that also powers Safari and Mobile Safari. This means it's pretty damn good. That said, the lack of multitouch gestures in Android's version makes zooming a pain. It doesn't have Flash support (YouTube gets forwarded to the YouTube app) and it doesn't auto-zoom to maximize the column you want to read in your display. It can, however, remember your password for logins, like a desktop browser does.


G1's Web browser can use others' search engines, but a secondary part of the G1's home screen features a prominent Google search box. There's no option to change the search box to use search from Microsoft or Yahoo.
The mobile allows easy access to Google?s range of online applications, such as Gmail, its personal e-mail service, and YouTube. The G1 also allows you to see Google Maps in ?street view?, so you can explore cities virtually, as if standing on the street corner itself.

This G1 has lots more of features.. which will definately attract people to it !!!
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Re: The G1 - Google's Android Operating System

Well, thats really very interesting phone bcz as per me Google is one of the best in its services and products. Now if it came with an iphone thats a good news for me. I guess this phone might have features like Google maps also and more.

Can i get know some more of its features
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Thats right. It has the features like G-Maps, Gmail, Gps, etc..
Lets have a look on its features:-

1. Its body is made by HTC company, The back is classic matted and gripThe swivel-flip feels almost exactly like earlier HTC phones, only it extends out and then back in again, revealing the keyboard underneath.It's got numerous problems. First, it's set so that the raised section on the right, with scroller ball and home and menu keys, is always in your way when you're trying to type.

The individual keys aren't raised high enough over the body for easy touch typing, though at least the keyboard is backlit, in case you're texting in the dark. The space and backspace key are tinier than we'd like.

2. There are five face buttons on the device?call, home, back, power/end and menu?and they're all fairly straightforward. Hit home to bring you back to the home screen, menu to bring up a popup menu in your current app, and power/end button to lock your phone or hang up your call. That last part takes the most getting used to, since you're naturally going to want to use the red power button to quit apps or end tasks, but all that does is lock your phone.

3. It comes with Touch screen. The touchscreen is bright, renders text clearly and is, on the whole, pretty great. It uses capacitive touch, like the iPhone, so you use your fingertip, not a stylus.The Wi-Fi range seems slightly to be on par with comparable smartphones. It's passable and on par with previous HTC efforts. It does have autofocus, but other than that there's nothing spectacular with the G1's camera.

4. Theres Inbuilt GPS in G1. GPS is actually off by default, which produces a very inaccurate location when you try and find yourself on Google Maps. You'll have to switch this on manually.

5. There are actually two mail programs on the G1: Mail and Gmail. Mail lets you manage five accounts, while Gmail makes you tie your phone to just one account. But Gmail is one of the best apps on the phone, giving you 90% of the desktop features you use on a day-to-day basis.

6. Gmaps has most of what you'll find in the desktop version, including Satellite, Traffic and Street View. Once you turn on GPS, the phone's fairly decent at locating where you are even indoors, and Compass View is a gimmick that works sometimes and doesn't work other times?but then again, spinning around like an idiot makes you look like an idiot all the time.

7. It's no iPod, but the G1's built-in music player gets the job done decently. It fits in fairly well with the rest of the Android experience, but we're definitely looking at third-party apps like TuneWiki to pick up the slack here. That's not to say the Music app is bad?it's perfectly fine. And lots more.......

Over the summer, Google unveiled the Android Market, an online resource akin to Apple's App Store for the iPhone, but for software applications designed for the Android operating system.
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