Tag Archives: G1

Happy Fifth Anniversary To The Android Device That Started It All, The G1

A big shout-out to T-Mobile product manager Des Smith who reminded me of an epic moment in T-Mobile history as today marks the fifth anniversary of the T-Mobile G1. Today actually marks five years since the device was announced and not released mind you so there’s another 5 year “anniversary” date we can celebrate in October. We had been working for months and months with a small team in … [read full article]

T-Mobile Posts 10 Years Of Innovation Celebratory Video To YouTube

T-Mobile’s pushing out another YouTube clip highlighting 10 years of innovation, a celebration they began all the way back in September. This time around they’re highlighting similar milestones as back in September with reminders of being the first with an HSPA+ network, the first with personal coverage check, and the first carrier to break from the traditional subsidy model with Even More plans. Other notable events in the last 10 years include celebrating T-Mobile’s … [read full article]

Flashback: Four Years Ago Today, T-Mobile Introduced The G1

T-Mobile wants to wish Android a very happy fourth birthday and so do we. If we said Android had come a long way in four years, we all know that wouldn’t even be close to telling the full story. It’s been a long road with highs, lows, troubles and greatness all culminating in Android’s current lion share of the world smartphone market. So, let’s celebrate four years by asking what’s your fondest memory … [read full article]

Blast From The Past: T-Mobile Prepares To Launch The First Android Device

As we look back at the growth of the Android platform, it’s hard to believe that back on October 22nd of 2008, T-Mobile launched the T-Mobile G1 as the sole Android device on the market. Oh, how time flies when we’re having fun as we look back at what has become an explosion of growth inside the Android world. I came across this image as I was looking through some older emails … [read full article]

Ice Cream Sandwich Running On A T-Mobile G1, Kind Of

It’s clunky, it’s slow and you would not want to use it in real life but the fact that the talented folks at XDA-Developers have an Ice Cream Sandwich port up and running on a three year old T-Mobile G1 shows a lot of promise. It’s performance is powered by an archaically sounding 528MHz single-core processor, however this shows that other old-school Android smartphones might also get a taste of Ice Cream … [read full article]

Happy Monday: A Trip Down Memory Lane

For Android fans old and new there should be a special place in your heart for the phone that started it all, the G1. The arguably poor design with difficult hand placement over the “bump” combined with what was considered a great keyboard made for an interesting handset that set us down a path some never thought would materialize as it did. No matter what, the G1 was the Android phone that started … [read full article]

Do Trademark Filings Give Away Some T-Mobile Secrets?

We’re just going to piggyback off the most recent posts here and go for a trifecta on guessing just what T-Mobile has in store for us. Those fine folks at Androidguys did a little digging through recent US Trademark filings and came up with some interesting results: ·       Blaze – May 26th G1 Blaze – May 26th G1 Rocket – May 26th Rocket – May 26th DRIVESMART – June … [read full article]

T-Mobile Phones, Hacking Edition

DO AT YOUR OWN RISK!  Everything listed in this post can pose a threat.  Now, you shouldn’t be too scared about that.  There are people out there that do this every day.  That being said, I will warn you again, proceed with caution.  Many thanks to all the contributing developers at XDA Developers, you guys are great! Let’s start off with something easy.  Rooting seems to be all the rage now (hey, … [read full article]