I was just reading an article by Brighthand’s Editor-in-Chief, Ed Hardy, that says the new T-Mobile G1 handset powered by Google’s Android operating system can only use a memory card for additional storage.
Mr. Hardy writes:
“The first Android-based smartphone debuted this week, and users have discovered what many will consider a significant flaw: all applications have to be stored in internal memory.
This means that all third-party software has to fit in the 70 MB of internal storage that the T-Mobile G1 has set aside for this. The device comes with a 1 GB removable memory card, and it supports at least 16 GB ones, but none of that storage capacity can be used for holding applications.
The storage card is used only for holding files, like music and video.”
Personally, I welcome the Android users into to the proverbial swimming pool. Palm OS users also have to wrestle with this issue. I do hope that Palm OS customers get some relieve in 2009 when Palm is scheduled to release the successor to Palm OS 5, Palm OS II/Nova. I would also like to see Google roll out an update to Android that adds the ability to run apps of a card in the near future.
Read the full Brighthand article…
GadgetsOnTheGo has a link to an article on Gizmodo that T-Mobile and Google are rolling out the first update for the G1 tomorrow. Man that was fast!
“Gizmodo is reporting that T-Mobile will be releasing the first software update for the T-Mobile G1 tomorrow. It will be sent to all G1 devices over the air. The update is expected to be minor, addressing some bug fixes and light “enhancements”.”
Get all the details on the G1 goodness here…
- Size: 4.6 x 2.2 x 0.6 inches
- Weight: 5.6 ounces
- Included battery: 1150 mAh Lion
- Talk time: up to 5 hours
- Standby time: up to 5 days
- Band (frequency): 850 MHz;900 MHz;1800 MHz;1900 MHz
- Easy access to Google applications
- 3MP Camera
- Video playback
- Touch Screen
- QWERTY keyboard
- Bluetooth® wireless technology
- One-click Google Search
- Real web browsing capabilities
- 3G Network and Wi-Fi access
The full list of features can be found here.
The G1 will go for $179 with a new two-year service agreement.
The first Google Android smartphone, the T-Mobile G1, goes live today.
I’d post some more details about the G1, but T-Mobile’s site appears to be getting hammered as I can’t load the Buy Now page.
More details will follow as the day goes on.