No Android OS 2.2 for HTC G1

On May 24, 2010, in Cell Phones, by Mike Jefferson

There are many Android OS users all over the world that have been waiting Android OS 2.2 for so long, but there are some sad news for the G1 owners. Sadly, G1 users will be unable to use new Android 2.2 also known as FroYo.

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This is an extremely geeky app. The Metal Detector app available only for Android is exactly what it says on the tin. By making use of the HTC T-Mobile G1’s built-in magnetometer which the G1 uses as a compass, G1 users will be able to customise and configure the app in terms of sound effects, vibrations, sensitivities to their liking.

Check out this demo video put together by the HDBlog:

It seems like the sensitivity won’t be great for users who plan on detecting smaller metal objects, but if its just a case of missing keys,

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palringoPalringo has launched its free multi-service IM application on the Android Market. Using Palringo, Android users can chat to their friends on Google Talk, MSN, Facebook, Yahoo! Messenger, AIM, iChat, QQ and other popular messaging services and social networks. Palringo also enables Android owners to send photo messages to their friends in just two clicks (check out the video below).

Android users can share their location with friends on Palringo: buddies can see each others’ location and proximity (distance away) alongside their status in the Palringo contact list. Users may also view a map showing the whereabouts of all of their contacts who have chosen to share their location. Using Palringo’s Group capability, people can chat with all of their friends at the same time. Groups also offer the opportunity to meet new people who share similar interests.

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For those who are looking to get abit more out of your T-Mobile G1 Android phone, now there’s a how to tutorial which teaches you how to hack and get a full blown Linux X11 system running on your Android phone. It’s been quite cleverly done by ghostwalker over at Androidfanatic forums and seems to work pretty well, so check out the links below if you’re interested in doing this DIY mod over the weekend!

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Hope you’re having a good morning so far. If you’re a Google Android T-Mobile G1 user, then you’re about to have an even better morning! Not long ago, we showed you a video of multitouch on the G1, well now it could about to become reality for your G1. Because Gizmodo has over the weekend released an excellent guide on how you can (hack) enable multi touch web browsing on the G1, it doesn’t appear to be a difficult process and everything you need for this quick DIY will be available at the Gizmodo link below. Oh and by the way, it is free, just because I hate it when people try to exploit these guides and make it into one page websites charging people loads for it.

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[via Gizmodo]

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Well so much for all our excitement in showing you guys the video of the Kogan Agora Android phone in action, because it’s production has now been suspended indefinitely. This simply means it’s probably unlikely that you’ll ever get to see released into the market. The excuse? “Due to future interoperability issues”…

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Video: Multitouch on T-Mobile G1?

On January 14, 2009, in Cell Phones, Tips, by KLS

So it is possible after all. Luke Hutch has figured a more ‘simpler’ way to get a full working multitouch on the T-mobile G1. He has published a video to prove its not a joke and also a list of instructions for keen developers.

… he has figured out a way to demonstrate full working multitouch on a stock T-Mobile G1, and he even provides the video to prove it and a list of instructions for developers to follow suit.

Check out the demonstration video below, it ran smoothly and responsively, I’m sure all Android / G1 fans will be wanting to have this on your phones after you’ve seen it:

[via Engadget]

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