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Fri, 17 Apr 2009

Android G1

(Long time no post...)

I have since couple of days HTC Dream called T-Mobile G1 (in Poland Era G1). It is nice phone for people, who wants to be always online. My first application, which I've installed, was ConnectBot, ssh client. Now I can connect to my home host from every location which is in range of Era's network. I was using it during my trip to hometown on holiday. It's working very nice. I can browse WWW, check email and gmail account, use google reader and google docs, happens to update firmware over the air too.

I've synced contacts with Gmail, setup my IMAP account and installed couple of applications. One of great app is dgMoney to keep expenses and incomings. Another app is Astrid - TODO/Tasks app. It allows to use tags on tasks and synchronize with service. I have Twiteroid too, so I can watch and post to Twitter. OI Safe is used to keep my passwords and logins... safe. And of course there is Doom! Little sluggish, but it can be played. One app, which is missing now is good PDF reader. There are some applications, but they don't work good.

One of things, which isn't good is battery. It allows for day of working when it was only syncing with gmail and everything. Less, if you happen to use it more than calling and browsing WWW. But I guess that is price of being online whole time. Another bad thing is not supporting yet WPA2 Enterprise. But I've read that if I get root on phone, I can setup wpa_supplicant easily and WPA2 will work. But since that requires downgrading of  firmware, which then can be upgraded with root enabled, I haven't done it yet. I'll play with locked phone for a while longer. ;-)

This is pic of my Era G1 (yes, it's my cat on wallpaper :-)).

PS: I've become godfather of my sister's son during holiday. I've held him in my arms for a while. He is very sweet. :-)

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