I have An droid

I have been using/testing out the G1, based on google’s android coming from a hard core Nokia user it has been an very pleasant experience.

So far I must say I am enjoying it. The Google integration is flawless (What else did you expect). When loading the sim for the first time it asks you for a Google account a few seconds after authentication all your contacts calendar and emails are all synced down to the phone. The contact sync feature to me was the greatest since my old phone had gone to mobile heaven.

Their UI is by far one of the easiest to use and most intuitive. I have only tried out the Apple’s Iphone but so far the fact this phone as a qwerty keyboard makes it easier to use. This does take some getting used to I still feel I type faster on the standard 9 key mobile keypad then this smaller qwerty one.

Hopefully in the next while I will be able to check out their SDK and put together some sort of app. For now I guess I will have to just live with a super cool phone.

Word of note the the synchronization can kinda kill your battery life but all of this is easily turned off or configured to happen at a less frequent interval.

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Tuesday, April 21st, 2009 Reviews

9 Comments to I have An droid

  1. Well, well.

    Sadly the keyboard won’t get to the HTC Magic / G2.

  2. Alberto on April 21st, 2009
  3. Word of advice get it rooted and get the battery calibrated it’ll last much longer(I’ll look the links up and get back to you)

  4. nabil2199 on April 21st, 2009
  5. How do you sync less frequently? I only see the option for autosync being on or off.

  6. Shane on April 21st, 2009
  7. Glad to hear you’re happy with it. I will get a chance to try one out in May when I get back to my hometown. I happen to know a person at the at&t store there. I’ve been waiting to see what the next generation of phones looks like before diving in since i keep a phone forever. lol

  8. johnc4510 on April 21st, 2009
  9. @Shane: I manually press refresh(sync) once a day :)
    @johnc4510: The software is amazing the hardware seems a little substandard compared to the latest and greatest stuff by this I mean it is kinda big bulky but seems sterdy enough and the touch screen is pretty decent.
    @nabil2199: Thanks

  10. drubin on April 21st, 2009
  11. I’m confused with the Battery Life issues of a G1. They (the G1 team) develop a cellphone that it is suppose to provide the best connectivity and on-line presence, but you can’t have all the features that make this presence possible active all day, because you run out of battery… WTH ? Sorry, but I need my phone to be active all day 24/7.

  12. Ubuntu.Diego on April 22nd, 2009
  13. @Ubuntu.Diego: I do agree with you but I google had very little to do with the physical design and hardware (That might also be a reason for it)

    I have been using wifi to sync lately instead of using the 3g data connection via my mobile provider so hopefully that will cut down on the battery usage.

    Just to note that I do use and abuse mobile’s….. So even my older Nokia in the end had a shocking battery life.

  14. drubin on April 22nd, 2009
  15. nabil2199 on April 22nd, 2009
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