Items tagged with G1

Gigabyte is obviously feeling bullish about the future of desktop PCs if the energy and resources that the company is putting into its upcoming line of motherboards is any indication. Earlier this week, Gigabyte previewed its boards for a few journalists and discussed a new million-dollar-plus lab that it built for the sole purpose of providing week-long burn-ins for its high-end Black Edition motherboards. Although we can’t give you details about supported CPUs and whatnot until further announcements are made, we’re able to share a few up-close and personal photos we shot of the boards. First up is the Gigabyte G1 line, which is targeted at the gaming community. The new G1 branding... Read more...
Gigabyte’s G1 Killer series of X58 Express-based motherboards are specially designed for gamers. There are three products in this particular line up: the G1 Assassin, G1 Sniper, and G1 Guerrilla. In a military motif, all three come with a black and green color scheme, along with heat sink designs that resemble gun barrels and magazine clips. Today, we're looking at the big brother of the group, the G1 Assassin. It supports Core i7 LGA 1366 processors, offers six memory slots with support for a max capacity of 24 GB, four PCI Express x16 slots, Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi digital audio processor, Bigfoot Network's Killer E2100, SATA 6Gbps, USB 3.0, and 16 phase power... Gigabyte G1.Assassin... Read more...
It's becoming more difficult to justify the purchase of Intel's X58 Express chipset with all the new technology looming on the horizon. This chipset came out almost three years ago. Time sure flies, especially in the hardware industry. We still like the fact that the X58 offers support for the six core processors in Intel's lineup, along with triple channel memory. However, after the success of Sandy Bridge processors and their associated chipsets, one has to wonder how much longer the major manufacturers will be willing to pick from this tree. One thing is certain. Gigabyte will not be the first to move away from the X58. Their latest G1 Killer series of X58 motherboards... Read more...
It's the end of an era, but honestly, it's not an end that we're going to be tearing up about. T-Mobile's G1 has just left the building, which is somewhat sad to hardcore Android lovers, but it's a great sign of forward progress for everyone else. The HTC-built G1 is largely remembered as the world's first Android phone, and the design at the time was something of a novelty. Today, hundreds of Android phones exist, but none were as old, sluggish and limited as the G1. At the time of its birth, the G1 was a huge hit, and it meant that the iPhone finally had some decent competition. But the G1 was limited by a 528MHz processor and a 480x320 resolution display, not to mention the tiny amount of... Read more...
The other day, we told you about some research from Informa Telecoms & Media that claimed Android-powered devices would surpass iPhone devices by 2012. Thanks to a sale at Amazon.com on the T-Mobile G1 (the only Android device currently on the market) that statistic is one step closer to becoming reality. Amazon.com is currently offering the T-Mobile G1 for $97.99—just over half what this Android-based handset normally sells for. The regular price for the G1 is $180 with a two-year contract directly from T-Mobile. Amazon.com is also throwing in free two-day shipping when you purchase this phone with a service plan, so you won’t have to wait long to enjoy surfing the net from this 3G compatible... Read more...
Earlier this week, Charles Miller, principal security analyst at Independent Security Evaluators, discovered a bug in the multimedia subsystem Android uses for its browser. Initially, Miller warned that the bug could be used to run arbitrary code in the phone’s Web browser. As a result, he urged users to use the browser on the T-Mobile G1 with caution until a patch could be deployed. Now, Miller is stating the vulnerability isn’t as serious as he first thought: “While the bug can be activated by the browser, the actual code that would be executed by a successful attack would run in the media player, not the browser,” he said. “This means it would live in the media player sandbox... Read more...
Later this month, T-Mobile G1 users will be able to navigate their destination using a new full-color, 3D, turn-by-turn GPS navigation service from TeleNav. The new service will be available February 24 and will include speech recognition, traffic alerts with one-click rerouting, more than 10 million business listings, gas prices, weather updates, and restaurant reviews. TeleNav GPS Navigator displays full-color 3D moving maps and also provides voice and on-screen turn-by-turn driving directions. You can view the navigational instructions and map in landscape or portrait mode. Should you miss a turn, the service will automatically reroute you. For easy address entry and easy searching, TeleNav... Read more...
The HTC-built G1 has been a huge hit for T-Mobile here in America, but up until now, it hasn't been sold in retail locations that weren't situated in areas blanketed with 3G coverage. Starting this weekend, anyone within range of a T-Mobile USA store or partner location can find the Android-powered cellphone. It has been possible for those in EDGE (2G) areas to order the mobile phone through the carrier's website for months, but unless you traveled any great distance to see one in person, you were taking a substantial risk by diving into a two-year agreement without any deep understanding of the device and its operating system. We're told that all three colors (white, bronze and black) should... Read more...
The Android based G1 (or Google) phone sold exclusively in the states by T-Mobile apparently executes typed text entered in any text entry box including on a web page or in the address book. Handsets running Android release 1.0 TC4-RC29 or earlier are affected by this flaw. What makes matters worse is the fact that the commands are executed as the "Root" user. Due to the Open Source nature of the Android OS, the bug was caught by users and traced down to a few lines of code in the init.rc system file. To try this out: "...Save anything you’re working on (this will reboot your phone!), open the keyboard tray on your G1, ignore anything you see on the screen, and type these 8 keystrokes: <return>-r-e-b-o-o-t-<return>.... Read more...
T-Mobile sure isn’t wasting any time: The G1 has only officially been available in stores for just a few hours, and the company is already talking about an update, albeit a small one.Users who purchased via pre-sale should start seeing a notification alerting you to the availability of the over-the-air update tomorrow, with other users getting it around the 31st. People who receive their device after these dates should get it within 2-3 days of activating their phones, and new phones will come preloaded with the update. If you’re one of the unlucky soles who doesn’t get it right away, T-Mobile recommends waiting a bit longer or checking your software version to see if you got it (the new version... Read more...
PANASONIC ANNOUNCES PRICING FOR LUMIX DMC-G1, THE WORLD’S FIRST MICRO FOUR THIRDS SYSTEM CAMERA Secaucus, NJ – Panasonic today announced pricing for the world’s first Micro Four Thirds System camera, the LUMIX DMC-G1 – available in mid-November for a suggested retail price of $799.95, which includes the LUMIX G VARIO 14-45mm/F3.5-5.6 ASPH/MEGA O.I.S. kit lens. Also available in November, the LUMIX G VARIO 45-200mm/F4.0-5.6/MEGA O.I.S. telephoto Micro Four Thirds lens has a suggested retail price of $349.95. The LUMIX G1, available in black, blue and red models, is the first interchangeable lens camera to offer consumers a choice of colors. Weighing about half as much as a standard digital single-lens... Read more...
Pre-sale demand for the T-Mobile Android G1 is so high that according to T-Mobile, they have sold out all their units. While we don't know exactly what the number of units is, which makes it hard to just just how impressive this may or may not be, according to T-Mobile, this happened after they tripled their original factory order. Sorry to say, this means if you hope to be one of the ones who gets his T-Mobile G1 on the first day --- and you haven't ordered yet --- you're out of luck. However, you can still get into "round 2" of the pre-orders, according to their site. T-Mobile customers can get a T-Mobile G1 starting at $179.99, plus taxes and fees (pricing subject to upgrade eligibility criteria:... Read more...
In a glitzy multimedia event reminiscent of some other high-profile phone we probably don't need to mention, Google and T-Mobile today introduced the T-Mobile G1, the first Android-based cell phone.  Pricing and availability details (that's all you care about, right?) are as follows:Existing T-Mobile customers can order today.  However, delivery and store availability won't be until Oct. 22nd.  Pricing is $179 with a two-year plan.  For other countries, November will see the device in the U.K. and it'll spread across Europe in 2009.Additionally, earlier today Amazon.com announced that the device will have a pre-installed Amazon MP3 application, so users can browse, search... Read more...
The OLPC Foundation's XO-1 laptop is for disadvantaged and needy children in developing nations.  Normal users couldn't buy one, until the "Give One, Get One" program.The One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) Foundation's "Give One, Get One" Program (G1G1), which enabled end users to get an XO-1 for themselves, while at the same time donating an XO-1, was originally scheduled to run from Nov. 12 - Nov. 26. The program has proven so popular, and the public has been asking for more time to participate, so it was been extended until the end of the year.Remember, a G1G1 purchase is $400, but $200 is fully tax-deductible.... Read more...
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