83 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009
Order online - in your hands 3 days later!
That purely appears to be with a certain carrier in the US.
Android is open
Google apps aren't - ie you won't get the source code to Gmail you will get all of the OS itself.
Mine cost a total of $578.64 - no V.A.T. to pay and no duty.
Apparently it's not applicable to phones but is to accessories so you could get stung because of the adapter - I wasn't. 3 days from ordering to delivery - and mine was engraved.
From checking on forums whether you get stung by the Customs or not is down to luck - I was lucky!
Yep, true multi-tasking - mine has 32 apps running at this very moment.
I couldn't resist
I got mine - with free engraving - within minutes of them going on sale online and I've been delighted with it.
Nice to see a review that doesn't endlessly try to compare it to a certain fruit-themed toy-maker's proprietary tat too!
just buy a nearly-new G1 from a well-known online tat bazarre for around £150.
"(I Want To) Kill Somebody"
To quote from S*M*A*S*H's (I Want To) Kill Somebody:
So i'm a hyprocrite
Cos i don't believe in capital punishment
But here's my paradoxical quip
"The people who prescribe to it are
The people who should subscribe to it"
It's not that i want them dead
Its just this world be be a better place
If they never existed
I want to kill somebody
Margaret Thatcher, Jefferey Archer,
Michael Heseltine, John Major, Virginia Bottomley
Especially Gill Shepherd's got an appalling unemployment record
I want to kill somebody
Update with today's control-freak politicans/police chiefs at your leisure.
Staggering user stupidity becomes "Google is evil"? - Get a grep, Reg!
Like all Apple products, it has strings attached.
No SD card slot.
Overpriced and U.G.L.Y.
For a moment I was starting to revise my opinion of the Reg readship upwards, until Anonymous Coward graced us with "Past Mistakes".
And, yes, Chris Morris is God.
I've had one since it was released, lag is virtually non-existant - and it's not like I don't have a lot of apps installed! Have a look at the battery usage information, see if some app is hammering the system unduly.
Multitouch IS in the OS
it's just not implemented in Google's apps.
I wonder how much coverage this will get in the Guardian - they've excelled themselves in their prostrations before the Alter of Jobs recently.
I'm sure this is unrelated to any iThing monetisation screen that might be in the works...
Pandora Svensson anyone?
I fully expect the Register to be picking up stories from Sweden's The Local when the tax authorities start refusing parental requests for Avatar-inspired sprog naming.
in the UK, Mandelsnot rubs his hands together and looks on with envious eyes...
As time goes on, better components cost less.
The superior hardware of the Droid/Milestone cost less than those of the iThing 3GS.
And the Nexus One, which is better than the Droid, costs less than the Droid's parts.
Expect next year's superphone to cost less to build than this year's.
Here we go yet again
Myslewski - your stories are getting increasingly desperate, why is that, couldn't you get a job at Google?
The walls of your dark and dank tiny apartment aren't covered with newspaper clippings about Google, are they?
It is called
What do we get?
"What do the libraries get?"
What are libraries for?
This will be better accomplished by Google.
Thank you and bon nuit.
Bravo to Google - the UK and US governments continue to suck up to China, Google had stood up to China rather than turning a blind eye.
Now let's wait for TheRegister's resident anti-Google hack to try and spin this to make Google look more evil than Stalin, Hitler, Pol Pot, Thatcher, Reagan, Bush, Blair and Mandelsnot put together.
The iNevitable comparison
The iPhone 3GS's components unsurprisingly cost less yet an unlocked iPhone (and good luck finding one!) costs about twice as much as the Nexus One.
May I be amongst the first to entreat the BPI to join Mandelsnot in fucking right off?
I await 'proof' of Lady Gaga's penis.
As I sit here with my Nexus One
My heart bleeds, it really does, for Big Telecom and Big Media.
OH BOO HOO.
Engraved and En route
Currently in Cincinnati ^_^
But if the snow is that bad...
how will the Daily Mail ever get delivered?!
Millions of hysterical paranoid racists won't be able to get their daily fix of.. well, paranoid hysterical racism.
Clearly, "Nu Labor" are to blame.
What about the eyeless?
WON'T SOMEBODY PLEASE THINK OF THE EYELESS?!
Top smartphones - except for...
"Controversial" - as in wrong?
As any tech blog will avow, the Motorola Droid/Milestone is a clear winner.
The Google Nexus One is the HTC Passion - the Dream HTC's name for the G1.
Despite what the media may portray...
Apple are number 3 - not number 1.
I'd expect those figures to change radically over the next year though!
Google's way forward is open
Apple's obsession is not one of openess and sharing - which has annoyed the majority of developers who are receiving very little for their work whilst Apple gets most of the credit - and cash.
Now developers have a far better option open to them - and a small green robot to welcome them.
Focusing on your target
As part of my motorcycle training I was taught not to focus on the idiot car driver that's inevitably pulling out on you, but on your escape route - you do tend to head towards whatever you're focusing on - so his theory makes total sense.
Also, footballers are stupid.
So much knee-jerk Google bashing - if you're really that scared then go home and play your gramophone records, nice and safe from the world outside.
Meanwhile, the rest of us will make informed decisions on a case-by-case basis.
Personally, I prefer tinyurl which allows a full URL preview before you redirect - a feature I'd think Google would likely incorporate eventually.
All Android phones are unlocked in the way that Jobsian devices never are and never will be - but you can do more with a rooted phone, things that most users don't care about, mainly.
Also, it makes us folks with rooted phones feel (justly) rather superior.
Boys for the Jobs
Why not open a MacDonalds in the school whilst we're at it?
Mind you, that's where the best pupils from Hounslow will end up working anyway, if they're lucky.
Non, non, no
Still, it'll keep the uninformed masses content for a while at Xmas, in the adverts during X-Factor.
I've seen a Tweet about that.
Executions over here?
Do you really trust the police and government that much?
I've seen some of those features in Cyanogen's 1.6 ROM, be interesting to see if 2.0 will fit on my G1, it's reportedly too big.
Google Maps Navigate
It is an excellent phone with superb software, but instead of Nav (effectively turning the phone into a TomTom killer as well as an iPhone killer) it comes with Motorola's effort, MotoNav - for reasons unknown.
Not that it's impossible to hack it - like I have done with my G1.
Or you could wait until April and get the HTC uberphone with a 1GHz Snapdragon processor...
I'm okay with the trade-off, what I get is worth more than what I give them.
The UK government, on the other hand...
It's his world ^H^H^H^H^H^H app. store, you just live in it.
Given that in the US Big Media representatives have turned up at private home with bogus documents and conducted illegal searches, it looks like Swedes will soon be getting a taste of 3 Strikes justice as well. The Social Democrats don't look so bad now, do they?!
Compare and contrast
Sucking cock/eating pussy?
I think we know what sort of country Mandelson wants.
Aaaaaaaanyway, having lived in Sweden I can confirm it is wonderful.
Italy isn't enough of a laughing stock already?
Working for you
Just like Mandelson, you pay for them but they work for Big Media's interests.
Just like Mandelson, their contracts don't last forever...
"Officials said they believed it is unlikely the powers will be used"
Just like the sweeping Draconian anti-terrorism powers that wouldn't ever be abused.
They'll also leave the door open for Dave and his chums to attack the internet's paid-for-by-advertising model (Google) so that they can suck up to Rupert Murdoch.
They're both massive control freaks and with Google champing at their sluggish heels maybe they're increasingly finding common ground again?
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