What do you guys think of the Google G2?

Europa

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I met a guy at work last night (he worked for central staffing, so I probably won't see him again anytime soon) that uses the newly released G2. Initially, he was saying the iPhone "is a joke", because of all the Apple restrictions, but I explained all that jailbreaking allows. His wife actually uses an unlocked V1 (they're on T-Mobile), so I'm sure he already knew most of what the iPhone is capable of.

He said they port all the good iPhone apps to Android and it's unlocked and doesn't require jailbreaking to do things such as theming. He wanted to show me some of its capabilities, but his battery was dead. He did say that while AT&T will work, it would be pointless because only T-Mobile recognizes the software to run the apps, or something along those lines. He said he could do phone # spoofing, VNC, augmented reality, etc. So, it sounds like they're keeping up with the iPhone very well.

He also said that Biowall is in the works for Android, which will allow eye and fingerprint scanning to unlock the phone and passwords etc.
http://lslwww.epfl.ch/biowall/

Anyway, it sounds like a great phone and I got the feeling that this is the iPhones biggest competitor, not the Palm Pre.

What do you guys think about the G2?
 
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not much of a competitor with a dead battery, eh?
 

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Well, that's not really fair ;)
 

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is that the my touch that just came out, i think its ok ...
 

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I think any new smartphone should have the capability to have eye/finger print scanning to unlock your device, in addition to regular passwords.
 

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No, I don't think it was that one. The T-Mobile myTouch 3G in the US is known as the Rogers HTC Magic in Canada docomo HT-03A in Japan. Your post got me looking for it, and there seems to be several that are referred to as G2's. His was black, had a track ball, and expandable memory and he said it was released last month.
 

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No, I don't think it was that one. The T-Mobile myTouch 3G in the US is known as the Rogers HTC Magic in Canada docomo HT-03A in Japan. Your post got me looking for it, and there seems to be several that are referred to as G2's. His was black, had a track ball, and expandable memory and he said it was released last month.
Well, I thought the product is made by HTC, so HTC gives it their product name and then different carriers, countries, etc. give it their own name. They pretty much do that with all HTC products...

No?
 

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Yeah, but I could tell from the pictures that it wasn't that one. Anyway, it doesn't really matter. They're all running Android and that's what I was looking for opinions on.
 

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It's the HTC Hero that's the bigger of the two Android competitors. It features the HTC Sense UI and will release on Sprint next month. myTouch is a slight improvement over the G1.

The Hero is certainly interesting. I've never been wowed by the Android Marketplace. Over 8,000 apps though.... I'm probably not looking in the right place.