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has the G1 improved in the last 9 months

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by bobbfrommn, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. bobbfrommn

    bobbfrommn Lurker
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    A year ago I bought a G1. It lasted about a month or two before it got put away and I pulled the [COLOR=#000000 ! important][COLOR=#000000 ! important]blackberry[/COLOR][/COLOR] back out. So my question is, after a year has the G1 improved?

    The big driver for me to quit using it was battery life. Have they done anything to improve it? Maybe some fancy coding that makes it draw less power? Or perhaps can you now get a reasonably priced longer life battery that doesn't add thickness to the [COLOR=#000000 ! important][COLOR=#000000 ! important]phone[/COLOR][/COLOR] and require a new back? It seemed stupid for me to have a phone with all these nifty featues like 3G or GPS yet have to leave them turned off.

    Did they ever put in an on screen keyboard so you didn't have to slide the thing open just to reply to a text? I know there were a couple of independent apps but they weren't quite working when I put it away.

    Has the ringer feature got better? Can you chose a sound and vibrate or set up profiles so you can set the ringer for more than just on and off?

    I really want to use this phone so give me some good news [​IMG]

    Thanks in advance for any responses.

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  2. kabbie_mcfeely

    kabbie_mcfeely Android Enthusiast

    I have had my G1 for 14 months. October 2008.

    There has always been an onscreen keyboard along with the slide out keyboard.

    I have not had any battery issues. I do keep GPS off unless I need it. I keep screen at 50%. No need for it to be brighter. My 3G is always on except when using WiFi at home.

    On a performance note. I rooted my G1 during the summer. I have compared it to Touch's and Hero's and its faster than their stock phones.
  3. Sweed

    Sweed Well-Known Member

    yes, android 1.5 ha added an onscreen keyboard.
    battery life may also be a little better, but not by much.
    I've found some extended batteries that don't require larger backs for about $10, although I haven't actually got one yet so I can't say if they're much better or not
  4. h33tb0y

    h33tb0y Lurker

    well a couple of things. if you get a g1 now instead of a material finish its glossy. also it comes with a 3.5 mm headphone and comes with a mini usb ext adapter. the accessories will always be black regardless of what color you get it. otherwise no battery upgrades.

T-Mobile G1 Forum

The T-Mobile G1 release date was October 2008. Features and Specs include a 3.2" inch screen, 3MP camera, 192GB RAM, MSM7201A processor, and 1150mAh battery.

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