This one is a bit scary for any Android fans that plan on doing some international travel.  AndroidGuys.com has received an email from a G1 owner who claims to have been socked with a $102 data roaming... charge after having spent two weeks in the United Kingdom – even when he had the phone’s data roaming setting disabled.

Staff from a T-Mobile store had told our poor victim that as long...

Praise be to the gods of open source.  It appears that some smart fella has put together an app for the T-Mobile G1 that handles automatic screen rotation based on the accelerometer instead of only... rotating the screen when the keyboard is exposed.

Sweet.

That should make a lot of folks happy as they are web browsing and doing things on their G1s (the browser doesn’t support t...

I just got an email from T-Mobile telling us that the G1 is now available to folks in the U.S. in white.  Up until now we’ve only had access to the black and brown models, while the UK has had... black and white.  Now folks in the U.S. have thier choice of all three of the colors when they buy a G1

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Following the recent discovery that the T-Mobile G1 did have the hardware capability for multi-touch gestures, Ryan Gardner has created a hack that makes use of the commands from the debug logs.  The... proof of concept video shows the hack, which draws a red line to register the first finger, and a yellow line to register the second finger.  By dragging both fingers along the screen, two lines, of re...

Blogger RyeBrye has found that the T-Mobile G1 outputs data suggesting that the G1’s touchscreen display has support for multi-touch, something previously thought to be only available to iPhone... users.  Code from the debugging console demonstrate that the T-Mobile G1 can indeed track two fingers.

As multi-touch capabilities have always been appreciated on the Apple iPhone and Microsoft...

The free open source media player Banshee has hit version 1.4 and now syncs your music and playlists to the G1. It’s all automatic and works much like iTunes does with the iPhone. It even imports... all the songs you’ve purchased from Amazon. Banshee as a media app is very sweet indeed, doing all the cool things a music app should with absolutely no fuss. You can read a full review here.

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OMIO was able to get an interview with the Head of Corporate Affairs for T-Mobile, Robin O’Keely, concerning their collaboration with the HTC in creating the G1, and T-Mobile’s stance... on Android as well. In the interview, Robin O’Keely mentions the iPhone architecture, and responds to a question about competition from the Apple App Store.

You can read the interview a...

It appears that Chinese cell phone manufacturer Huawei, a member of the Open Handset Alliance, will have its first Android powered smartphone on the market in the first half of 2009.  A Huawei representative... said that his company will manufacturer Android handsets that will then be private labeled by other companies, much in that in the past HTC has built devices like the Windows Mobile powered Shadow for T-Mobile...

We’d like to thank Ghost Armor for sending us one of their new custom cut protective covers for the T-Mobile G1. The kit includes a sheet with the cut-out protective panels, a spray bottle of... solution for positioning the panels, and a squeegee for getting the air bubbles out.

The entire process took me about 30 minutes from start to finish. The rear panel was the hardest to get set...