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General Preparing for my G1

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by carcon, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. carcon

    carcon Member
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    Hi Guys,

    Long time lurker first time poster :p

    Finally the countdown for me is on...8 days and i get my contract upgrade :D

    Decided a while back i was going for the G1...just been doing some reading up on it etc.

    Anyway i have a couple of questions if you wouldnt mind answering them..

    I got a hold of the manual and gave it a quick going over, it says that when you first boot up you have to set up a gmail account, would i be quicker making one just now and saving myself some time so i can just log in straight away? I doubt i'll ever use it, i already have 2 email addresses but im assuming its mandatory since its a google phone?

    Also..what would be the suggested time to let it charge up before i start using it? Obviously charging it till the battery is full, but i think i read somewhere that a couple of days fully charging extends the battery life to its full potential...would this be correct?

    I see one of the biggest complaints for this phone is the battery life and from what i've read i am considering maybe getting a bigger battery for it, or at least a spare as i will be using alot for the internet when im at work...its the only thing that keeps me sane most of the time! :p

    Thanks.
     

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  2. smint

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    Would be a little quicker to make a google account now, google have been smart i think with this phone because i like you have other e-mail address's and didn't think i would move to google's but i have now moved everything important to my google account. so much easier with the notifications and everything.

    If you want to use it for music and stuff i sugest getting a mini usb/ headphone adapter.

    with regards to the first charge, i don't know how to answer, i charged untill it said it was at 100% and then unplugged it and have better charge then some others on this site so would say no need to leave it for days maybe overnight.
    A spare battery or larger one i thought was a good idea so i got a larger battery, i got a 2300mah one, makes the phone chunckier but i use it when i know i'll be away over night or very heavy use during the day. I rarely ever use it though, as the original can see me though most days,
    eg. yesterday
    left house 6:30 wifi/3g off - 1hr30mins of music ish, 1-2hour of internet - 2g(fast enough for normal browsing), 1hour games, 2-3 phone calls and plenty texts.
    got home 9:30 wifi on 1 hour internet
    after this i had just gone to amber battery and thats a fairly average day.
     
  3. carcon

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    Thanks for the reply.

    My job does keep me out overnight a few times a week, thats why i was thinking of getting the bigger battery as i dont always have the option to charge it but i'll see how it goes.

    Thanks for the info about the email too, never thought about the notifications etc.

    Cheers ;)
     
  4. kabbie_mcfeely

    kabbie_mcfeely Well-Known Member
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    Mine came with adapter. Bought it just before Christmas.
     
  5. GeoUSA

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    I agree - the latest G1s do come with the mini USB to 3.5mm headphone adapter. I had my GMail account for some time before the G1 but seldom used it. While waiting for my G1 to arrive, I entered all of my contacts from my old phone in GMail. It made the transition almost painless when my G1 arrived. Gmail is now my primary e-mail account and I forward my vanity e-mail address there.

    The latest update has helped battery life somewhat. To combat that, it's a good idea to have a mini USB cable available on PCs you use frequently. I also have a car charger. Except for days with heavy use, my G1 lasts for the day and recharges at night.
     
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