Articles for the ‘Gphone’ Category

PostHeaderIcon Follow the Route — Searching for GPS problem

When I was using 1st generation, the GPS voice navigation worked pretty well so I even left my GARMIN at home and just carried my Gphone.

Now after I got myTouch with Android 2.2, I could not wait to upgrade to the latest Google Maps 5.0+, but the GPS stopped working. Every time, it shows “Follow the Route…” on the top and “Searching for GPS ” at the bottom, but never got me the live navigation. It found my current location alright. Then when I used my wife’s identical myTouch, all the GPS navigation works fine. I searched Google for the problem, no solution was found to get it fixed. Then I checked the version of Google Maps, I found my automatic upgrade got me in trouble, the 5.0 version is buggy! (I mean Google Maps Version:5.0.0(#5014)gmm-android tmobile-us ). So I uninstalled to downgrade it, but it didn’t work anyway. Then I restarted the phone, it works like a charm again, just like my wife’s phone. If we didn’t get the same myTouch, I might not have found the solution. Now, my working version is 4.5.1(#4665) gmm-android-tmobile-us ( Platform: android:HTC-glacier-HTC Glacier )

PostHeaderIcon Angry Birds for PC?

Just said Goodbye to my first generation Google Phone ( the 2 year contract was over couple of months ago and the phone is so worn out), so I got two new MyTouch HTC phones loaded with Android 2.2. I just love the HD video recording and the camera. I love the “Angry Birds” game that can get my kids’s attention for a while. Then we were all hooked. As busy as I am, who could get any time for games?

Then I need to find something on PC that can take my kids off my phone when I need it. I hate to download anything and install.

You get a very similar game name “Crush the Castle”, which many call “Angry Birds” for PC or “the Online Angry Birds, without installing anything.

Did you know they have “Crush the Castle 2.0“, which gives you more power and unlimited chances, more fun, maybe. The screen sometimes seem to be too small, but you may press Ctl and “+” keys to magnify the whole page if you use Firefox or Chrome.


PostHeaderIcon GPhone uses dynamic ip address

Your IP address on G-1 (Google Phone/GPhone) changes all the time.

You can bookmark this page: and check your current IP address anytime.

Of course, you can use the same page for other OS or desktop.

More topics on Gphone will be coming soon. Such as multilingual pages on Gphone.
Can you read Chinese, Japanese, Korean characters on Gphone? Do you need special setting or installation to display those special encoding?
How to type Chinese, Japanese on your G-1 Phone, etc.
G-1/Gphone/Google phone tools will be available here soon. Want to get timely update notification on these? Just register as a subscriber to my blog.

PostHeaderIcon Gphone vs iPhone which one got more users?

I got my G-1 for about 2 months now.

I found the only thing I like about it is its Address book synched with my Gmail.

Yes the photos taken are OK when the light is good and you can hold it stable.

Somehow I wish I had a iPhone instead.

Now I just wonder if GPhone users will outnumber iPhone oneday.

How do you find out if more GPhone users visit your web site than iPhone ones?

Check for its agent name:


Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Android 1.0; en-us; dream) AppleWebKit/525.10+ (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0.4 Mobile Safari/523.12.2


Agent?Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5A347 Safari/525.20

or Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5G77 Safari/525.20

With these agent tags, we can process the web logs to find out the unique visitors each months. Done?

I found much more iPhone visitors for now. about10 to 15 times.

PostHeaderIcon GPhone vs iPhone ?

My coworker Victor showed my his new iPhone, I love it!

But somehow, I may want to try the coming Gphone or Google phone.

Can someone talk me into buying iPhone instead?

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