Just a couple of days ago I was talking about Android 2.0 being ported to G1/HTC Dream, but that was just videos and no developer had said anything about releasing the port from public.
barakinflorida from XDA-Developers forums as posted that he’s currently working on Motorola Sholes Android 2.0 port to G1.
It’s just two days since Android 2.0 SDK was officially released and announced by Google, and guess what? Android 2.0 has already been ported to G1 and HTC Dream.
Performance wise, Android 2.0 on G1 and HTC dream is quite slow, but the developer community at XDA-Developers will definitely do something about it and will actually make it usable.
The only complain that Android OS users do is that there is no proper PC Suite or PC Software for Android phones. HTC Sync is available for HTC Android phones, but all it does is transfer .APK files or sync contacts.
HTC Phone Portal is a cool little phone manager app that works really well with HTC Hero and G1. It’s an app that runs a web server from your phone that you can access over Wifi from any browser on the same network.
All T-Mobile G1 users are impatiently waiting for the Android 1.6 Donut update being available for their devices.
Not sure when it will be available, G1 users can manually upgrade to Android 1.6 firmware. Apart from this, Google today announced Android 2.0 and it’s features.
iPhone and iPod Touch have a built-in feature to capture screenshots (How to?) of our screens in whatever app we are. But Android-powered G1 doesn’t.
There is another method to take screenshots on Android, but that requires PC connectivity and is quite complicated as compared to the one I’m going to share below.
If you are a Windows 7 fan and also own a HTC G1 (the only Android-powered handset), you can now get a free Windows7 theme for G1.
This theme uses the default Windows 7 theme’s background wallpaper, and a few icons from the OS i.e Windows Media Player 12, Firefox icon, Pictures folder.
Yesterday evening, a Google Android workshop took place in Lahore, Pakistan where I got a chance to play with the HTC G1.
Even though, I’m not an Android developer or Java programmer,Â I was lucky enough to get invited by Badar Khushnood, Google Pakistan Country Consultant, to attend the two hour session delivered by Omar Shakil, a Software Engineer at Google.
Well, if you are a mobile music junkie like me and you look forward to owning a great looking Android-powered beasty smartphone soon, I bring you just the right software that you must get your hands on. It’s called as Ringdroid – a mixture of ringtones and Android.
Let’s learn a little more about Ringdroid. It is a ringtone converter that runs on your phone and provides you all the capabilities of recording, editing and creating ringtones on the phone. It supports most common music file formats such as mp3, wav and also 3GPP/AMR which is the default file format of Android.
G1 is the first handset powered by Google’s very own open-source mobile operating system, Android. It was announced three weeks ago and is expected to release on October 22nd.
Not everyone will be able to taste it as it gets unveiled next month because you will have to sign a 2-year contract in order to get it unlocked.