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Original Googlephone HTC G1 Gets Ice Cream Sandwich Update

There’s a reason old hardware doesn’t get new software upgrades. Like the iPhone 3G’s iOS 4 update, this unofficial Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Android phone that started it all, is, well… crippling.

Android 2.2 Will Never Come To The G1

Well, that answers that. At the Android Fireside chat at Google IO, the Android team says that Android 2.2 won’t be coming to the G1, simply because there’s not enough space for the OS to fit in the flash space. Of course, your friendly developer community will probably whip something up.

The Body Of A Tank, The Brain Of An Android

We’ve come across plenty of robots that were controlled by phones before, but usually those phones were being controlled by human hands. Some California hackers, however, are building bots that put Android to work for their robo-brainpower.

Android 2.1 Ported To G1, Official OTA Download Coming Soon?

The last time we heard about the antiqued G1 being loaded with 2.1 it turned out to be fake, so we’re not holding our breath now. Nonetheless, AndroidSpin user Drizzy is claiming success, with the ROM on its way.

Android 2.1 To T-Mobile, Espresso Sense UI Spotted In Video

How about a nice Android rumour and a nifty video to kick start your day? Well we have both: Exhibit A is a rumour regarding T-Mobile, while B is a video of Espresso in action:

How To Hack Google Maps Navigation Onto Your G1

It’s basically a ritual now: Fresh feature debuts on new Android phone; hack-happy HTC Dream owners see new feature, develop seething jealousy; said owners work tirelessly to steal new feature. Last week, Google Maps Navigation hit the Droid. Today, the G1.

AR Goggles Give Real-Life +50% Speed Boost To Marine Mechanics

It’s like a real-life Starcraft perk for mechanics repairing armoured vehicles: Marine mechanics, assisted by augmented-reality goggles with a heads-up display, repaired light armoured vehicles up to 46 per cent faster.

Beta Test: Motorola Blur Running On The G1

So you bought the Android-debuting G1, but the experience has grown a bit stale? One guy ported Motorola’s Blur UI from the Cliq, complete with all the social networking widgets. Hopefully he’ll share the love soon. [AndroidandMe via MAKE]

Official Android Facebook App Coming As Soon As This Week

Some solid unofficial Facebook apps have cropped up for Android lately, but it looks like they’re going to be displaced by an official app as soon as this week. It’s going to be different than the iPhone one.

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