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T-Mobile G1 updating to Android 1.5 next month

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 26 Apr 2009 19:57 User comments (1)

T-Mobile G1 updating to Android 1.5 next month The popular T-Mobile G1 Android handset, which recently sold its one millionth handset, will be updated to Android version 1.5 in the next coming weeks, including the addition of an on-screen keyboard, more widgets, video recording and finally, stereo Bluetooth.
For now, the update is only promised for T-Mobile Germany but it is very unlikely that other regions, most notably North America, will be left out in the cold.

The most anticipated addition is the the on-screen keyboard. Users will be able to enter text while the phone is in portrait mode instead of having to rotate to landscape mode and open the keyboard.

The new update will also add more Home Screen widgets including a widgets for the user's calendar, a music player, and a picture frame.

The addition of video recording, as well as the addition of video playback support for MPEG-4 and 3GP, is a welcome addition for many whose biggest complaint is the lack of video recording using the built-in camera.

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119.8.2009 19:58

This android gi phone has been the biggest pain in the but. All of the hype and promisses sound great.. but nothing good has been delivered. I still can't view any mpeg files of flash media.. not unless I convert them on my computer first. There are a ton of apps in the android market to download but very few of them actually work as they say.. most of them don't work at all! As much as I hate to say it.... I should have gone with the iphone!

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