Last Updated: Apr 22,2009
Aren't we supposed to be getting an update sometime this month?
Nothing is really set in stone, but anything is possible. Plus, it's only the 6th.
i dont acctualy think we r guna get it. but if we did i hope it will b on the 9 april cuz thats my birthday =p. t mobile youve got 3 days (or is it google?) =p
does it just pop up automatically? im in aus and new to the g1 and havnt seen an update....
Yes you get a notifacation with to options, update now and update later.
Btw I no it won't cum 2moz
what is with the updates for this phone? there is always some hype on something that they say is comming soon and it just never dose... I am starting to loose faith that google is really gonna push this android platform to be better than the others.
Too much faith is put into the rumor mill. I do not understand why people hold Android responsible for rumors. There are even people leaving comments in the marketplace saying they were promised 100% free apps forever -- when those of us who did 2-minutes of searching knew that paid apps were always part of the deal. Why do people sit in front of a massive repository of constantly updated information yet completely refuse to use it?
To all the people feeling let down, i totally agree. It has nothing to do with having to pay for apps. It has to do with many thing like the absolute lack of good apps, compare to the appstore for iphone and it doesnt even come close, especially when it comes to games. And secondly the phone is just not a responsive, it gets kinda slow and juddery and its really annoying. I know it only been a couple of months, and i hope cupcake makes a huge difference, but we still need a market place that can compete with the iphone
Isn't that down to developers?
An App Store can only be as good as the Apps that the developers make...
And don't forget...Apple have been doing this a lot longer than Google has...so they have the time advantage as well...
And Apple aren't as lenient with letting applications get into their market...so of course it would be "better" because they only let the best apps on to the market?
Would you prefer if Google took that approach with their App Store?
On a side note: Why does everyone compare everything to something Apple-based? Did they revolutionise the smartphone scene or something?
Yea apple did, the Iphone revolutionized the phone industry, so i think most products that are in clear competition with them (g1) should obviously be compared to them. And im aware of the fact that apple only lets in the best apps, but still we maybe have 10-15 rele good apps, the rest is copy cat bull shit. I love the idea of OHA and an open market for any developer, but if i were a developer why would u want to creat something that has already been created AKA 10 million flashlight and note apps. The apple app store hasnt been doing this for that long, since june 08. Its not like they've had an app store for 2 years. I've herd the sdk is tough to work with, with android and that understandable. Im just saying that its fair to say that as a consumer i'm a little bit disappointed with the quality of apps that come through the market, i would be fine if it was 1 good app to 10 bad ones, but its not its more like 30-1. So maybe im calling out the devs in saying that, a little bit more creativity would be great, try and show us something we've never seen before and if its good charge 5.00 for it and make urself a couple hundred thousand dollars. If money cant motivate you to try and do something creative, then i dont know what will...
Why don't you just go and buy an iPhone and save yourself all the headaches then?
Seriously...don't you have any patience?
It's all about... "Apple does this" or "Apple does that" ....
I wouldn't be surprised if someone turns around and says....
"Hey! The iPhone can saves lives! It turns into a Defibrillator! Perfect for when heart attacks come out of nowhere!"
The fact of the matter is....you have a G1....
It's NOT an iPhone...believe it or not...
Never was....never will be...
If the iPhone is really that superior....go and get one...
Otherwise...chill out and wait for something to happen....
If you're calling out to the Devs for innovation...then that's kool....try and throw out some ideas for a Dev to use....or else all your cries for better stuff will be in vain...
First, apple may or may not have revolutionized the AMERICAN phone scene, internationally, though, iPhone isn't so hot. Japan really didn't warm up to it, but most of their tech is 5-10 years ahead of us.
Is it in clear competition,though? iPhone = iPod + phone. G1 = Google + phone. I don't see how they're in competition? One is based upon adding phone features to an entertainment device, the other combines the best products (search, email, calendar) that Google has to offer with a phone. One has a built in keyboard, the other doesn't. One is open source, the other isn't. They're so completely different, and designed for different consumers, not sure how they would be in competition?
sidenote, isn't there a youtube video that showcases like 50+ fart apps from the iPhone market?
Well first of all, I can name more than 10 good apps: Locale, Task Switcher, Useful Switchers, Anycut, App Manager, Bar Control, Bookmarker, Draw, Find My Friends, Meebo, MyBackup, Nightwatch, PhoneFlix, Quick Calendar, Quickpedia, RemoteDroid, Ringo Lite, Shazam, ShopSavvy, Sky Map, Chomp SMS, SnapPhoto, Statusinator, Twidroid, Txtract and Weatherbug.
That's not including the tweaker apps like picasa and download crutch
...or the games like bonsai blast, brain genius
...or the fun apps like The Schwartz, rim shot, Psycho, and SchottGunn
Secondly, you're mistaken about the flashlight apps. In real life, is there only one flashlight company, and only one flashlight? No, of course not, there are different sizes and varieties, some offer strobes and color differences and the flashlight apps on the market are much the same. To you, they seem like copycats, but to someone who actually wants specific features and has concerns about the size of the program, they are NOT all the same. I actually tried out several of them before finding one that I thought was small enough and had all the features I wanted. What you'd call "copycats" I call variety, competition, and that's part of what fuels innovation: people trying to make an app that has unique features.
But the paid apps have only been out a few months, and considering Android is a completely new concept, you're being rather unfair in comparing to apple, which had a strong entertainment hold before even introducing apps.
I agree with other posters, if you're this disappointed and impatient, Apple makes a product designed just for people like you. I'm all for people finding their happiness in life.
Thank you for your post, but seriously....you are wasting your time trying to explain these things to the masses. Most people bought this phone cause they thought it was *LIKE* the iPhone. Some people simply bought this phone because they were sick of the sidekick. I gave up on these kinds of people. They dont know, nor care why the platform exists or what it stands for, but they just want one thing....to be *LIKE* an iPhone and that's all. This is why Apple is so popular now. They think FOR you.
LOL "An Apple a day keeps the brain at bay" !!
That's true, this is the company that thought you'd only need one button on your mouse, that a flash music player doesn't need a screen, and didn't it take them forever to start using color computer screens?
Also, PowerPC platform....seriously...my Dreamcast used that .
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