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5 years ago

How To: Save YouTube Videos to your G1 Android

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Are you a YouTube junkie? Are you one of those people that simply MUST get your YouTube on every day and share with your friends? To me, YouTube is simply amazing. Fifteen years ago, I never would have dreamed of having the ability to post, share, and view thousands upon thousands of videos posted by people all over the planet. If you want to carry your YouTube vids on the go, saved to your G1, then check out the video and step-by-step provided by AndroidTapp via www.intomobile.com:

  1. Search for the video you want. In the video below, I choose “The Transporter 3 movie trailer”
  2. Tapp the YouTube link, by default the G1 will prompt 2 options: Browser or YouTube. Chose “Browser”. The reason, to get the YouTube link.
  3. Tapp “Menu” + “Go to URL”, the YouTube URL should appear http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kodviK1AHdg.
  4. Press on the keyboard “Menu” + “C” to Copy on the G1
  5. Go to www.keepvid.com
  6. In the search field press on the keyboard “Menu” + “V” to Paste on the G1, hit Enter
  7. Slide down and Tapp “›› Download ‹‹ (video.mp4 - High Quality)“. This will open a new window and download the MP4 in your browser history. Disregard the .FLV version as the G1 can’t do Flash Video… yet. (Alternatively, it’s saved on your SD Card under “downloads” folder).
A big thanks to intomobile.com and AndroidTapp for the step-by-step! [AndroidTapp via intomobile]

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5 years ago

Google's My Maps Editor in Android Market

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Google's My Maps Editor is now available in the Android Market, allowing users to create, edit, share and view customized maps on Android handsets, like the G1. Users can also sync these personalized maps to the My Maps tab on Google Maps. It also supports geo-tagging using photos taken with your phone. Other functionality includes markers, lines, and shapes on maps.

If you are planning your next epic ride or road trip, enjoy the convenience of marking up and personalizing your own map and then share with your friends and family via Google Maps. For your convenience, your changes are automatically synchronized from your phone. Download it, use it, and let us know what you think!

[androidcommunity]

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5 years ago

Jeffrey Sharkey Delivers Two More Apps Before Joining Google

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Jeffrey Sharkey, the wizard behind CompareEverywhere (formerly Scan) and Android Developer Challenge winner (earning him a cool $250,000), is starting a new job at Google where he will join the Android team. Congrats, Jeffrey!

Before he starts working behind the scenes of this beloved OS, he dropped two more apps into the Android Market for us to download and enjoy - GroupHome and OilCan. GroupHome organizes your Android apps by the same category system found in the Android Market and makes it easier to delete apps or display more details about your apps. OilCan is the Android version of GreaseMonkey and helps you customize any website via insertion of JavaScript and much more.

We thank Jeffrey for the apps he's developed for the Android community and wish him the best as he starts working on Android for Google!

[googleandblog]

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5 years ago

Visa App Available for Android

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The Visa Mobile Application (Visa Mobile BETA) is now available for Android, is in the Android Market, and you can download it to your T-Mobile G1. At this point in time, you need to be a Chase Visa cardholder. With this app, you can get real-time alerts to track your daily transactions and get offers on special deals for cardholders. This is also a great way to track for unauthorized use of your card, particularly in this day and age of more frequent identity theft. Chase partner cards (airline, retail, or university partners) are not supported at this time. It's a free download, so if there are any Chase Visa cardholders out there willing to give the app a spin, let us know in Comments what you think!

[Phandroid]

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5 years ago

Round Robin: Answers To Your Blackberry Bold Questions

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With week 3 of the Smartphone Round Robin nearly over, here are the answers to your questions on the Blackberry Bold!

A lot of folks were wondering how good the screen is on the Bold and if you didn't see my reaction to it in my Video Review or in the in-depth Review, you'll get a final answer today. I'm definitely going to miss the Blackberry Bold and hope/pray for similar hardware to come to Android. Blackberry Way, Bold, RIM, whatever--it's a fine device!

Read on to see the answers to your questions on the Blackberry Bold!

 

Also, this is an Official Round Robin Contest Post, Comment to Win a T-Mobile G1 !— More Details Here

Jake asks Is this any different from an ordinary blackberry?

 

Ah, a great question to start with. The Bold’s hardware is far from ordinary. Every aspect of the hardware is top-notch, from the amazingly gorgeous screen to the leather backing to even the clickiness of the buttons—the Bold screams luxury. Also, it’s the first and only Blackberry to have 3G, GPS, and Wi-Fi all in one package.

But if you can look past the beauty of the Bold, I get what you’re saying, it is an ordinary Blackberry—albeit an ordinary Blackberry on steroids. It’s not a completely different like the Storm and though hardware wise it’s a tremendous step up from a Curve, the basic Blackberry form factor remains the same.

Also, the BBOS has gotten a minimal facelift and a better browser—after that, everything is pretty much the same. I hate to call such a great device ordinary, but yeah, the Bold is an “ordinary” Blackberry.

 

ilikephones asks Casey, How much do you like the screen? Do you think this is a phone you could actually switch to and be happy? Does the ability to use one handed have that much of an impact on you?

 

I love the screen. I can’t stress it enough. If you haven’t seen the screen, do yourself a favor and find it now. I’m not even afraid of hyping it up too much and raising your expectations: it is THAT good.

Could I switch to this phone? Definitely. Blackberry makes things easy and manageable, and since the OS has pretty much matured you’ll experience few growing pains. But would I be happy? I would be satisfied, but I’m pretty sure the Bold wouldn’t excite me as much as Android or the iPhone. (Yeah, I know. What kind of guy needs a phone to excite them? That’s dumb)

And yeah, you can use the Bold one handed but for me one-handed use or the lack of one-handed use is neither a deal breaker or deal maker.

 

Tim asks does the bold’s os have any problems like the storm’s os?

 

Not this build. I think any problems or bugs in the OS have been fixed and I haven’t really experienced anything but snappiness and speediness with the Bold. I guess that makes good for Storm owners because you know that EVENTUALLY you’ll get a semi-working phone.

 

Brian P. asks Which would you pick. Storm or Bold? How do you like the app offerings from blackberry vs. android vs. iphone?

 

Bold. 10 times out of 10 Bold. I never saw the appeal of the Storm. If you want to buy into the Blackberry Way, get the best Blackberry ever and a Blackberry that is built for the OS. And that happens to be the Bold.

If you want a touchscreen device—get a G1 or iPhone. I just don’t think the BBOS was built for a touchscreen. My gripe with the lack of touchscreen in the Bold is more so because I wanted a complement to the trackball experience. Trackball + Touchscreen will always be greater than just a trackball, there’s just no way around it.

The Android app offerings blow Blackberry app offerings out of the water. When you compare ease of getting apps, the cost of apps, and the innovation in the apps—it’s really no contest. And the crazy thing? Android hasn’t even been out 2 months.

 

Uppity Trini asks How do u feel about the messaging compared to the g1?

 

I think Blackberry is messaging made simple. You can fire off an e-mail, a SMS, a BBM in a moment’s notice. Blackberry is undoubtedly a messaging powerhouse. The G1 is good but the Blackberry is the best.

 

Devonair asks Is it possible to install and run apps off of a memory card?

 

No, I don’t think this is possible. You’ll have to use the on board memory for apps instead.

 

matt asks 1) is this device as big as it looks? 2) what software did you miss from the g1? What software did you wish the g1 had?

 

Yeah, it is as big at it looks. People used to smaller devices will certainly notice the larger footprint of the Bold. I didn’t find it too bothersome but I know a lot of people would prefer a smaller Curve-sized or Treo Pro-sized device.

For the software I missed from the G1? I missed the Android Market. Apps made easy should be the forthcoming theme for all smartphone platforms. I also missed the cool third party apps like Locale. What I would like in the G1? I wouldn’t mind a unified inbox but then again, with the current notification setup on Android, it’s not a big a deal.

 

Charlotte asks with a new os, how is it an improvement?

 

It looks a heck of a lot more modern. RIM must’ve realized that fonts actually matter in 2008. Thank god for that. Other than that, the browser got a much-needed update. Not sure of anything after that.

 

inportb asks Hm… it may not have a touchscreen, but it does have a super-awesome keypad and trackball. How does the trackball compare to the G1’s?

 

I felt that they were exactly the same. There was no discernable difference in movements except that I feel like the Bold’s trackball can get dirtier easier. One thing though, the trackball placement on the Bold is a lot more convenient for your hand.

 

Jlai asks What is the resolution of the screen?

 

480x320 of crisp, colorful, vibrant pixels.

 

Blueline asks I have heard you can see some sort of mesh looking design on the screen. Have you noticed this and if so what do you think it is.

 

Hmm. I didn’t notice it before, but now that you mention it there is a slight mesh-iness to it. BB expert B1aze says it’s a side effect of the theme, change your theme and you should be fine. Thanks B1aze!

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5 years ago

Kogan's Agora Slighty Changes Design

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The Kogan Agora, better known as the World's Second Android Device, made Australian boutique electronics maker Kogan has gotten a little bit of a facelift right before release. From what we can gather, and again this is only a render not the actual image, it looks like they clarified the button situation and also put in a real directional d-pad. They also re-mapped some of the keyboard functions and it seems a wee bit wider.

The pricing remains the same--$299 and $399 for the Pro. Looking at the specs, it seems as if the Pro includes Wi-Fi and a 2.0 megapixel camera for the added cost. Overall, we're still pretty impressed with the speed that a boutique company could put out a seemingly solid Android device and definitely still excited to get this thing in our hands.

[Kogan via Engadget]

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5 years ago

Kansas City Getting T-Mobile 3G on December 19th

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After a fairly quiet 3G rollout from T-Mobile, they're getting things kicked off again with a planned 3G rollout for Kansas City! We know the Chiefs have been struggling so what else to ease the pain of a bad football team than to surf the internet on your smartphone via blazing fast 3G networks?

As always, we'll keep you posted when more cities get T-Mobile 3G!

[TmoNews]

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5 years ago

Round Robin: TreoCentral Jennifer's Final Thoughts on the T-Mobile G1

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TreoCentral's Jennifer has finished her time with the T-Mobile G1 and comes away fairly impressed! She's still not the biggest fan of the hardware but she does like the nifty little tricks of Android. One of her biggest gripes with the hardware is that the keyboard is kind of hard to read in certain conditions, which we agree with, but the black version of the G1 doesn't seem to run into these problems.

Overall, she liked Android because she could navigate the OS pretty easily. The simplicity reminded her of her Palm OS and she loved the customization of the home screen. Overall, it seems like she had such a good time with the Android OS and the G1!

Go check out TreoCentral's full review of the T-Mobile G1!

 

This is an Official Round Robin Contest Post, Comment to Win a T-Mobile G1 !— More Details Here

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5 years ago

Lenovo's China-Only Android Ophone Makes Us Jealous

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Hey HTC! Wake Up! You see that phone right there? It's supposed to be a work in progress Android phone for China Mobile. Currently dubbed the Ophone, it's only going to support China's own TD-SCDMA 3G Network and will also use some China Open Standards as well. Made by Lenovo, it looks stylish and definitely a lot better than the G1. Sadly, this puppy will never see the light of day here in the States because it won't fit into the technology here.

So though we might never get the Ophone here in the US of A, maybe, just maybe HTC will take some of those design cues and put it towards an Android device. Android can look pretty too!

[modmyGphone]

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5 years ago

Top 10 Most Downloaded Android Apps

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Medialets has come again with some Android Market statistics, this time for the month of November. The top 10 list is a combination of some games, some social networking tools, and some multimedia applications. Not a bad mix for a still green smartphone platform.

The number one application, and the only one to reach the "More than 250,000" download range is Namco's Pac-Man. Us Android Users definitely have a soft spot for tradition, don't we? MySpace Mobile and the Weather Channel are 2 and 3, respectively.

Here's the full list:

  1. Pac-Man by Namco
  2. MySpace Mobile
  3. The Weather Channel
  4. ShopSavvy
  5. Ringdroid
  6. imeem Mobile
  7. Shazam
  8. Rings Extended
  9. Bonsai Blast
  10. Brain Genius Deluxe

How many of the top 10 Android Apps do you have?

[via Gizmodo]

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5 years ago

Round Robin: Blackberry Bold Review & Final Thoughts

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So my week with the Blackberry Bold has ended and well, it’s not quite a tearful goodbye, but let’s just say I thought about the implications of ignoring Crackbery Kevin’s e-mails on where his Bold was. (Lost in shipping? I would have responded) I thoroughly enjoyed my time with the Bold and though I still run into a few quirks, it’s really quite easy to get used to.

But did my time go without complaints? Far from it. I’m still a bit dissatisfied with a few things, of which we'll get into in this review, but make no mistake, as it stands now, the Blackberry Bold is a fine device that can handle pretty much anything you throw at it.

 

Read on to read the rest of Android Central's take on the Blackberry Bold of!

Also, this is an Official Round Robin Contest Post, Comment to Win a T-Mobile G1 !— More Details Here

Hardware

 

I covered a lot of the hardware in my Video Review of the Blackberry Bold and not a lot has changed since then. I’m still a huge fan of the absolutely gorgeous screen, still think the keyboard is solid, still think it’s a wee bit wide, and still nonplussed about the leather backing.

Some new observations: the chrome rim seems to be of lesser grade than I expected, I’m not confident that it’ll hold up to the stress of daily routine. I’m a really big fan of the quality of the ‘clickiness’ of the four main buttons, same goes for the keyboard—the buttons all have a great springiness to it. But the trackball has gotten a bit sluggish, even though I have sensitivity way up, it doesn’t react as smoothly when I navigate left. Not exactly sure what to make of that.

But in the end, this much is undoubtedly true: this is the best Blackberry hardware ever and I would definitely put the Bold on the top tier of quality craftsmanship throughout all of smartphones. Blackberrys used to have a certain utilitarian look and feel to it and not until the Pearl and Curve released did RIM make a conscious effort to fight off that stigma. The Bold (and Storm and Curve 8900) is an extension of those first steps and RIM has simply hit it out of the park with their current lineup. Hardware wise at least.

 

Usage

I also went over a little of how the Blackberry OS responded to my usage and for the most part, everything worked out quite well. I had some trouble activating the Bold because unbeknownst to me, every Blackberry user needs to be tied to the BIS (or BES) in order to get their devices in Blackberry-functional order. Meaning if you want two Blackberry staples, BBM and push-email, you need to get on their data plan. Which isn’t exactly a bad thing, just a bit odd.

Did I mention I’m absolutely in love with the gorgeous screen? I’m absolutely in love with the gorgeous screen. But why oh why couldn’t it be a touch screen? I’m not knocking the trackball, in fact, I like the trackball, the G1 has a trackball. But I think the G1 has proven that a trackball AND touchscreen combination is one of the best ways to navigate.

Case in point: Web browsing. Compared to browsing with a touchscreen, browsing without a touchscreen simply pales in comparison (read: it sucks). You can’t possibly convince me otherwise. With all things equal, use the G1’s input method vs the Bold’s. The G1’s experience is 10x better because of the touchscreen and just as accurate because it also has the trackball. I guess we have to wait for the Niagra (?) to get that on a Blackberry

There are some things I absolutely love about using a Blackberry though. Like the depth of keyboard shortcuts; I thought the G1 used keyboard shortcuts well, but it doesn’t even compare to the Bold. I’m also a fan of the Blackberry button, I mean, it’s similar to the Menu button on the G1 and it gives a certain versatility and depth to your actions. You’re almost surprised at the extent of what is capable after pressing the Blackberry button.

Overall, I find it hard to complain about how things work on the Bold because well, they work. My e-mail comes through. It’s a great tool to communicate with. The browser is decent. I have my favorite weekly view in Calendar. Google Sync makes things easy. Media capabilities are okay. You’re probably not going to find a glaring flaw within the Blackberry OS because everything is good enough. Blackberry has been around long enough to work out most of the usage kinks and have developed a way of doing things that’s been proven to work.

 

Questioning Blackberry

 

But I guess the bigger question for me is: is good enough, good enough? I know it’s being nitpicky and I might be at a loss here, but how do you get excited about the Blackberry OS? This current OS doesn’t seem much different than last year’s Curve (other than the facelift and better browser) and I just don’t see the room for “potential” or how it can “grow”. Sure, the Bold SPEEDS through tasks and is very, very efficient, but where is Blackberry headed?

From my brief use with Blackberrry, and you can flame me in the comments if I’m wrong, but I didn’t encounter any killer third party apps. There was nothing that I desperately needed to try, nothing amazingly innovative, and nothing to really challenge the platform to be better. In fact, it hardly felt like a platform at all. Anything notable that didn’t come from RIM seemed like an imitation of something on another device.

Run with me here. If you buy a G1, or an iPhone, or a Fuze—you’re on an actual platform that can grow rather than just being stuck on a device that stays the same. Your OS is constantly improving (well, maybe not WM) and you’re getting some amazing new features that push the innovation bar. You can download some amazing third party apps that make you take a step back and go whoa, are you sure this is a phone?

With the Blackberry you’re left to ask, where’s the innovation? Push E-Mail won’t get any faster and BBM can only cover up so much. Using Blackberry, and again this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, you never really step away from that “this is a phone” mindset. My phone gets emails, my phone surfs the web, my phone can BlackBerry messenger people.

I’m 70% sure that that feeling comes from being trapped by the keys and trackball, but I’m also semi-certain its because the BBOS has run its course. I don’t think even the most die-hard Crackberry Addict can reasonably argue that the BBOS is the best smartphone platform. Key word: platform.

 

Does It Matter?

 

So before I get branded as a Blackberry hater, know this, I’m not sure being a smartphone platform matters right now. In 3 years, yeah it'll matter because our phones will become true platforms and more mobile computers than phones. All I’m saying is that I'm afraid Blackberry seems to have more in common with the Palms of yesteryear than the Androids of today. And again, this isn’t a bad thing because there is one thing that Blackberry does better than any other smartphone that allows it to stay relevant.

What Blackberry does phenomenally well (and I never use the word phenomenal) is that it fosters a community like no other smartphone can. And I’m not saying in the way that Apple creates fanboys or WinMob has its tinkerers—users actually have a tangible reason of staying attached to Blackberry.

Think about it. For better or worse, every Blackberry user is inherently tied to another Blackberry user because of its use of NOCs and handling everything server-side. The average Blackberry user might not know it, but they’re bundled up and bandied together. No other smartphone currently offers that type of communal feel and many just simply can’t ever emulate that.

Blackberry Messenger is proof enough. A closed messaging system becomes a feature that not just Blackberry has but every other phone LACKS. Moving to another phone means giving up that avenue of communication. And though they handle push e-mail differently than other platforms, the fact that ALL Blackberry’s push without prejudice to your e-mail client has all Blackberry users confused at why other phones don’t. The crack is real. Blackberrys have features that other phones don’t and Blackberry Users have certain leniencies that Blackberry has allowed them, and to ask them to give it up? Yeah. Right.

I think, and this is more hypothesis than anything, but a Blackberry user has more reason to stay a Blackberry user moreso than any other smartphone user. Some of their feature set is unique and everything else is good enough. I do think Android has the best chance in matching that “crack” per se because of its connectedness to Google. If and when Android makes better use of a more unique relationship with Google, there may be reason to jump ship.

 

Final Thoughts

 

Here's a comparison: Android is the rookie, the newest and friendliest kid on the block while Blackberry is the veteran behemoth. Android is intriguing not because it outpaces Blackberry right now, but because of its potential to. Unlike Blackberry, Android is adept and prepared for the future and ready to lead the way. If Blackberry doesn't react with a more advanced OS and an App Market, well, you guys have seen what happened to Palm.

In the end, I can offer you this much advice:

If you’re a Blackberry User that uses any other Blackberry than the Bold, you’ll absolutely love the Bold. You can definitively say that this is the best Blackberry ever. If it’s within your budget, you won’t regret buying the Bold. It’s snappy, it’s beautiful, and it’s Blackerry.

If you’re a current smartphone user, know that you’ll have to give up some liberties and completely buy into a new way of doing things in order to fully enjoy your time with the Bold. And I just made it sound way harder than it is. It’s not that hard. It’s just not for me. And I assume it's not for a lot of people. Though the screen certainly earns brownie points.

If you’re new to the smartphone world, I wouldn’t go with Blackberry. I just don’t think the Blackberry Way can successfully translate into the future. There just seems like a lack of growth with the Blackberry Way and the BBOS has pretty much matured. Android will outpace it soon enough.

I think I really could sum up the Bold in a few sentences. Stellar hardware. Amazing screen. Unexciting OS. RIM is good at making Blackberrys good in itself, just not necessarily good and packaged as a platform. So final tally? Bold is great. Blackberry is just, good enough.

 

Round Robin Must Do’s

1. Use their assigned smartphone as their “main brain” and may not use any other smartphone OR music device (such as an iPod) for one full week.

This was really easy. The Bold was the device I was most excited to use when the Round Robin started. And the screen! Oh the screen!

2. Get their PIM data onto their phone. Ideally they will ‘Sync with the Cloud,” but a computer sync is ok too.

Thanks to Google, I used Google Sync to get all my Gmail Contacts and Calendar information over OTA. It was odd that that “trust certificate” prompt kept popping up time and time again when all I was using was Google Sync though.

3. Get up their email on the smartphone

After some activation issues, I got the push e-mail from BIS. Here’s one thing you can’t deny: it sure is fast. It was beating my G1 in terms of push by 5-10 seconds every time.

4. Use their smartphone to get directions at least once.

I used Blackberry Maps and uh, I’m not a fan of it. I quickly changed to Google Maps which made things A LOT easier and I felt right at home.

5. Use their smartphone with a bluetooth headset.

It’s easy to pair. I again really wish I had a pair of Bluetooth Stereo headsets so I could hear what I’m missing with the G1.

6. Install at least 2 3rd-party apps (if possible) on their smartphone.

I used Gmail and Googe Maps, does that count? I actually preferred the Gmail App on Blackberry to their regular e-mail application. With the Gmail App I got better control of my inbox the way I set it up. Does anyone else feel like that? Blackberry email kind of strips away all that you’ve painstakingly built.

7. Play a game

BrickBreaker is lame. Word Mole is where it’s at. I had to say it.

8. Browse the internet

Browser is a lot better than the Curve’s. But just browsing the real web with a trackball just feels outdated. I can’t wait til Blackberry adds a touchscreen to a Bold-like device.

9. Add music to their smartphone and use it as their music device.

Eh, the music player is nothing to write home about. Thank god for 3.5 mm headphone jacks though!

10. Watch a video on their device.

Best. Screen. Ever.

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5 years ago

Review: Seidio Mini USB to 3.5mm Adapter for G1

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Sometimes from small and simple things, great things can come to pass. If you own a T-Mobile Android G1 smartphone and enjoy listening to music on your G1, then the Seidio Mini USB to 3.5mm Adapter is a must-have. Available here in the Android Central Store for $9.95, it's just the thing for any G1 owner and will make a GREAT stocking-stuffer! Read on for the review!

Overview

If you were one of the first out there to snag a T-Mobile G1 smartphone running the much-anticipated Android OS, you were also sorely disappointed if you want to plug your headphones into that baby out of the box and crank some tunes. The G1 sports a mini-USB port only, so any standard 3.5mm pin would require an adapter. Even though HTC has announced that all new shipments of G1 phones will include an adapter, there's thousands upon thousands out there already needing assimilation - (adapter) resistance is futile!

The Seidio Mini USB to 3.5mm Adapter is the answer to the problem - a mini USB connecter on one end and a 3.5mm socket on the other, you can plug your standard headphones in and enjoy stereo audio on your G1.

Design

The adapter is about 4 1/2 inches from end to end, with about 2 inches of flexible in between the mini USB pin and the 3.5mm jack. The plastics used are solid and cable is roughly the same gauge (thickness) as a standard set of stereo headphones. As with any cable, you will want to be careful to avoid any unnecessary bending or strain on the cable, particularly at either end where the flexible cable connects to the connectors.

Performance

This accessory is pretty straight-forward: just plug the mini USB end into the mini USB port on your G1 and your favorite headphones into the 3.5mm jack on the other end, and you are in business. This accessory should have shipped from day one with the G1, but since it did not, now is the time to take action and order one for yourself or your family member or friend that has a G1 - there's no reason that Santa can't deliver G1 accessories!

My experience with Seidio has always been pretty positive, and this Mini USB to 3.5mm Adapter for G1 is no exception. It is a simple design, constructed well, and connects easily but firmly to the mini USB port on the G1. The length of the cable is just long enough to allow a bit of flexing between connectors and is not too long to become cumbersome. It's small size makes it easy to store and carry with you, whether in a  bag or in your pocket. In fact, if your G1 is your main music machine, then you might as well leave this cable attached to your headphones so you always have it with you.

Conclusion

The Seidio Mini USB to 3.5mm Adapter for G1 is a no-brainer if you picked up a G1 before they started shipping with an adapter. If you want to use your 3.5mm pin headphones for audio on your G1, you will need an adapter, period. This adapter is constructed well and is just the right length. The connectors are solid and it performs as it should - no degradation in sound quality and small enough to leave attached to your headphones or carry in your pocket or bag.

Android Central Rating: 5/5

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5 years ago

Loopt Available in the Android Market

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Loopt, a popular social networking app already available on the iPhone and BlackBerry, is now available for the low, low price of FREE in the Android Market! Loopt utilizes the built-in GPS on your T-Mo G1 or other Android handset to show you the location of all your friends so you can look in on them and see what they're doing. Hey, what's privacy between friends, right? 

Among the many features offered by Loopt, you can get background location updating, view the location of your friends live via satellite view and map mode, and even traffic delay monitoring. If you want to pick up Loopt for your G1, just head over to the Android Market for the free download or use your G1's browser to download it via http://loopt.com.

[intomobile]

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5 years ago

Android Developers Meet in NYC

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An Android Developer Meetup, the first of it's kind, will take place in New York City on Tuesday, December 16, 2008, according to an announcement from Fast Company. This is exciting news in that thirty of the top Android developers in the New York area will be on-hand to discuss their apps and working with Android.

The dollars are rolling in as more companies jump on the Android wagon, and it's a great time to join the Android community of developers. Any developers interested in following along can RSVP at meetup@medialets.com. Check out more of the story here. Anyone from the Android Central community going to follow along?

[googleandblog.com]

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5 years ago

Round Robin: Questions About the Blackberry Bold?

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Our week with the Blackberry Bold is nearing the end and we're working on our final review of the Bold but before we pass it on to TiPb's Rene, we'd like to ask you G1 users if you have any questions regarding this device? Ever wonder how a non-touch smartphone device works? Curious as to how much I really like the screen?  Want to know more about the Blackberry way? Ask away in the comments!

And if you didn't know, here at Android Central (and every other SPE site), anytime you comment on an official Round Robin post, you're qualified to win a T-Mobile G1 (or a Bold, or a iPhone, or a Fuze, or a Treo Pro)! Flippin' sweet right? Well, ask away my friends!

 

This is an Official Round Robin Contest Post, Comment To Win a T-Mobile G1! – Details Here

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