Rogers Android Dream (G1)
Comparison to the T-Mobile G1
Can sketch accurately on screen? - sort of, not as accurate as finger nail/stylus
- More open source
- Autofocus camera
- GMote - use it as a mouse/keyboard for Windows/Linux http://androidcommunity.com/forums/107205-post38.html
- Just one checkbox to install non-official apps
- Multi-touch http://lukehutch.wordpress.com/2009/01/25/get-multi-touch-support-on-your-t-mobile-g1-today/
- Hacking - http://phandroid.com/2009/05/08/g1-specs-leak-could-mean-developer-hacking-heaven/ For example, can you currently do TV Out with your G1? Nope. But did you know that the chip in the G1 DOES allow for TV out and it simply isn’t wired? Now you do. Access to these specs will allow the hacking geniuses of the world (nods to XDA Devs) to enable things like USB-OTG, USB-HOST, TV-OUT, Bootloader Hacks and Radio Hacking.
- USB host mode - http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=738
With all this potential, it would be really nice if Android and the hrdware were really open. Maybe if 10000 people kicked in $100 each, it could be explored.
- No call recorder http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=2117
us Google market has apps that allow call rec. - aRecorder is one - are they not avail on Rogers?
Clunky hardware, "chin" interferes with keyboard
- no LED
- Poor camera quality
- "Special" headphone connector (required dongle)
- Can't listen to wired headphones and charge at the same time
- Battery life?!??!?!!! http://gizmodo.com/5132895/seidio-2600-mah-jumbo-battery-pack-turns-your-g1-morbidly-obese
- No light sensor, have to adjust between battery consumption and being able to see in sunlight