HTC G1 review - Google Android software
We have talked about the appearance, the menu and the operation of the G1. Now, we have come to what this device is all about; the Android software. The entire interface works seamlessly and fast. You really feel that the device understands what you are trying to do, and that is just great! Since the phone is equipped with 3G, you have a fast internet connection at your disposal (nearly) everywhere you go. And with the T-Mobile G1 you really do have Internet at your disposal. You can surf the Net as if you are at home or in the office and although on a smaller monitor, it does not decrease the users ease. The fact you can download (free and for a fee) all types of applications via the Android Market makes the G1 a unique cell phone. It's designed to your wishes and needs. One of the smartest applications I find 'Gmail', an email program that is almost identical to the online version, very extensive and easy to use.
HTC G1 test - 3.2 megapixel digital camera
Naturally, the Google Android Phone has an onboard digital photo camera. A 3.2 megapixel camera to be precise. However, the digital camera is one of the weak points of the mobile phone. Starting up the application takes forever and the shutter delay is rather dramatic too. Unfortunately, a flash function is lacking, which means picture-taking in the (near) dark is impossible. These cannot be called the most up-to-date functions. Fortunately, autofocus is available and from a relative viewpoint you will obtain sharper pictures. Features such as adjusting ISO values or shutter speed are not available for this simple digital camera. In general, it lets you make pictures in a decent quality, nice to take snapshots in between, however, it's certainly not a replacement for a digital compact camera.
HTC Android G1 review
Google software is something that has been eagerly anticipated by many. For the first time in the history of mobile telephony, the operating system has become more important than the actual handset itself. T-Mobile's G1 is the first mobile phone that includes Google Android. However; is it possible to launch a phone successfully solely for its specifications and make a trend of it? Read the full HTC G1 review at LetsGoMobile.