Android G1

(Long time no post…) I have since a couple of days HTC Dream called T-Mobile G1 (in Poland Era G1). It is a nice phone for people, who want to be always online. My first application, which I’ve installed, was ConnectBot, an 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, set up my IMAP account and installed a couple of applications. One of a 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 a good PDF reader. There are some applications, but they don’t work well.

One of the things, which isn’t good is the battery. It allows for a 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 the price of being the whole online time. Another bad thing is not supporting WPA2 Enterprise yet. But I’ve read that if I get root on the 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 the locked phone for a while longer. ;-)

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

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