I have really exciting news for you, fellow developers. g1usernow got a G1 and gives developers the chance to get their applications tested on real hardware Thank you so much
So guys, give him a variety of apps (signed apks for direct web download) that make use of the various capabilities of the G1, that could not or badly be tested on the emulator. Like GPS/Compass/Camera/OpenGL...
I'll be passing AndNav to him
This is a big chance to get some first hand experience on your application Please make the overhead for him minimal so he can test many apps, without bothering around with simple problems.
Also Throw questions at him
- Q: How does the Android Market feel and are there any not yet public apps in it
- A: ... The Android Market feels polished. It operates smoothly, has a "featured apps" section and allows you to sort apps by date added (I love that option)
- Q: Can you find the Text2Speech-Library in the Android-Market
- A: ...Yes it is in the market. It is required to install the TTS library when installing "Adroid says" (Simon clone) so that the game can speak to you.
- Q: Is web-browsing a good experience
- A: ... The web browsing experience is great. The browse is pretty fast and renders pages nicely. The zooming function is awkward at first (if your used to iphone pinching) and finger scrolling seems a little choppy compared to the iPhone. Scrolling with the trackball is much smoother.
- Q: Is 3G performing well, i.e. while browsing the Maps
- A: ... No way to test 3G, but maps works fairly well even on EDGE. I can only imagine how awesome maps works while on 3G.
- Q: ...
- A: ...
Other things that turned out:
- Performance of OpenGL Apps seems to double, related to running in the emulator[sup](@ 4200+ X2 @ 2.5GHz, 2GB RAM)[/sup]
/plusminus for anddev.org