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Hey guys, Jon Rettinger with jon4lakers here and I’ve got a demo for you of a T-Mobile G1 done via an emulator on the T-Mobile. This is the official emulator that T-Mobile has put out to show the features of Android and how it works in conjunction with their G1 handset. I’ll put as link to the emulator in case you want to play with it up in the sidebar. But this is just a demonstration and not a review. I’ll hold the review until I actually get a chance to play with the device. Alright guys, enjoy and I will talk to you soon. Bye-bye.
Here we have the emulator of the T-Mobile G1 running Android Version 1.0 and this is running on a T-Mobile rendered phone, this will give you a nice sense of what Android will look like when it comes to your service provider or whether or not you’re looking to get a G1 yourself. Sol we’re greeted right here with a simple Home screen with a MyFaves which is a T-Mobile Exclusive, Email, Dialer, Contacts, Browser, Maps and a big clock. And over here we got an arrow that if you click, you get a list to different applications and programs. We’ll go top each of those shortly. Go ahead and click back. You can also take your finger and swipe over. You’re greeted with this simple Google Search for the search and it launches the browser.
Go back to the Home screen here, on the device itself, down here, you got a hang up button which doesn’t do anything around this emulator. You’ve got a back button which will take you back and lock the screen. You’ve got your track ball here which controls the motion of the device, Home screen which will take you Home, and a dialer which will take you to the dial pad. That screen is locked right now, we’ll press the menu to unlock and there we go back to the Home screen.
So for those of you that are looking to get a G1 and I know you are familiar with MyFaves, it’s not functioning here since this is just and emulator, so hit the Home button to go back. Okay with email, you can see what the email looks like on the G1. Inbox, Inbox Drafts, you can scroll, Spam, and Trash. You can see what a new message looks like here, this is just a sample in the emulator, read the text, reply and it is full HTML email.
Let’s go back to the Home screen. Your dialer, use the keyboard to dial. So you use these buttons here to dial and get the green button to send. Also across the top, you’ve got four tabs, the Dialer, your Call Log, so you can see what calls are missed, or sent, or received. Contacts, you can scroll to your list of contacts very similar to how you do it on the iPhone. And you’re very familiar—the favorites which is what the iPhone pioneered and replace for speed dials.
So go back to Menu, so we just showed you what the dial looks like and there’s Contacts here again. The Browser, not functional here as you can see in the emulator but you can see what the browser does sort of look like. It is A full HTML browser on the iPhone and it supposedly it is very good. From the Demos I see, it’s a little bit choppy and it’s not smooth as the iPhone, but still is a very nice alternative.
So we’ll go back Home here. Maps—the screen obviously is not functional because again it’s an emulator. But here you would have access to the full Google Map as well as Street view. It’s just something unique to the G1 right now. So if we hit that little arrow, it pulls up all the different features and functions that it has. It’s got an alarm clock. Very simple which you can set, it opens back up here. The browser again, it’s got a calculator, not functional but it is a simple calculator. Your Calendar, here’s your Calendar and what it looks like. Again, not functional, this will all be functional of course on your actual device. Camera, this is what you’ll see once you take a picture. Go back, we saw Contacts, we saw Dialer, we saw Email and one interesting thing about Android is that it syncs all your Gmail Application. There is no way to sync it from a computer, to your device. It has to be all done thru Google Proprietary Gmail Services, so here’s what Gmail looks like on there.
There is built in IM application with obviously Google Talk, Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, and AIM. It all comes standard. The maps we saw, Android market place is similar to the AppStore on the iPhone. You won’t be able to view and browse a variety of applications without any filtering from Google themselves, any direct applications you can really have it up here. So you run the problem of possibly getting some malicious apps, but also developers have a lot of freedom to create applications.
Musics are this album, playlist—pretty simply, this is what it’ll look like. Go back, Albums, this is what Albums would look like, there’s Albums Art, very visible right here. Playlist—playlist like they’re used to.
Let’s go back to the Home screen here. There are a few more things to show you. This menu button right here, if you click, it pulls up a Five Tabs menu across the bottom, you could add a Contact or add an Application, or Shortcut, Folder, Bookmark, Contact your Gmail labels, really you could add anything. You can see you can add widgets to your Home screen, clock, picture frames, wallpapers and you can browse through the pictures to where they were. Let’s go back to the Menu here.
So we saw the wallpaper, you can pick your wallpaper again. There is a separate button for that in the menu bar. You can search, it just pulls up the Google Search bar that you can scroll to with your finger. Notifications, it tells you if you have any notifications, if you have new emails and voicemails and such. Let’s go back. There’s Google there right up which is kind of neat. So with your finger, you can click it right up.
And go to settings, then you can see all the different settings. Here are the wireless controls, your Wi-Fi settings, Bluetooth, Bluetooth settings, airplane mode, mobile networks, you can set it for streaming networks and APNs. Call settings, Voicemail, Call Forwarding, Operator Selection, all the things that you’d expect on a mobile device, Sound & Display, Ring Tones, Volume, Ringers, Audible Touch Tones, Brightness, Screen Timeout and the like. That is synchronization, you choose what you wanted to sync, it does it with the Google Proprietary System right now, I assume the desktop sync will be coming—Security and Location, Applications, your SD Card, Date and Time, Text and About Phone.
So back to the Home screen, with your finger, you can slide that across. And you go right back to your Home screen here.
This has just been a very quick demonstration of Google’s G1 and the partnership with t-Mobile. I hope you guys have enjoyed a very quick walkthrough and get a sense of what you will expect when the G1 officially launches later on this month. Personally I’m going to withhold my opinion until I get a chance to see the actual device. I’m very impressed with the Operating System so far but it does seem a very 1.0 to me. But I’d like to see what it will looks like when the device is actually in hand. So guys, this is Jon Rettinger with jon4lakers with a real quick overview for you of the T-Mobile G1, talk to you guys soon. Bye-bye.