G1 Update

Well, I have had my G1 for almost six months now and I must say that I am enjoying the device.  Yes, it is a bit of an odd design and it is a bit bulky, but nothing that I am not already familiar with having own and many Windows Mobile phones.

Well, as I stated in another post I have made it to over six hundred hours of uptime, heck the other day I was just shy of six hundred and fifty hours when I was forced to reboot the phone to get the radios working again.  I had just landed at the airport after returning for being out of town for work and the phone worked for a few minutes and then just refused to communicate with the outside world at all.  Oh, well, I would not have made it much past seven hundred hours since I just received the Android 1.6 update for my phone.  The odd thing this time is that it did not come overnight, it was right in the middle of the day.

I have not been running the new version of Android for long on the phone, but the updates to Google Maps and the Market are very noticeable and seem to feel a more polished.
The other itme that I am noticing is that it appears that the T-Mobile site near my house has been upgraded to support 3G now, that is nice, but in turn since I am right on the edge, my location based services have a hard time deciding where I am based only on the cell radio.  Some times it knows I am close to home and other times it puts me a few towns away and yet other times it has no idea where I am.  If I force the phone to 2G it will find my location in no time.  Also, if I am in an area that is covered very well by 3G it will locate me just fine.  It must be because I am right on the edge.  I must also say the the locations based on Wifi are amazing, It locates me on the correct block and within a few hundred feet of my house, a bit scary in some respects.

Over all, I am still very happy with the phone and the service, I am also glad to see T-Mobile expanding their 3G network.

One thought on “G1 Update”

  1. You know those implanted chips you keep hearing about that will track your every move? They’re here (and have been for awhile now) – except in the form of cell phones + GPS.

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