When, on the 30th of October, you walk out your local T-Mobile Shop with your brand new G1 Google Android phone, what applications will you be able to download?
Well, I’ll tell you.
We’ve got the list from T-Mobile:
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Barcode Scanner v2.1 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Scans and recognises the barcode of any product
ShopSavvy Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Compares prices online and on the high street
CompareEverywhere Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Scans barcodes gives directions to local stores using Google maps
Mandelbrot Map – Map viewer
Krystle II – Pet your phone
Pocket Seismograph – Monitors the phone’s accelerometer
Translate – Translation tool
Pro Football Live! – Football news / information
BreadCrumbz – Navigate via user-generated pictures
e-ventr – Event organizer and friendship scout
iMap WeatherÃ¢â€žÂ¢ – Weather application
Ecorio – Track and reduce your carbon footprint, “green community”
Cocktail! – Database of cocktails
Cooking Capsules Taster – Cooking application
Wikitude – AR TravÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ Mobile travel guide
AccuWeather.com – Global weather
Shazam – Identify music, store and buy music
PicSay – Personalize pictures with text
Panoramio – Finds pictures of interesting places in your area
TuneWiki – Next generation social media player
BlueBrush – Draw with friends, share the same canvas
Video Player v.01 – Plays video files off of the G1’s SD card
Photostream – Photo browser for Flickr
Ringdroid – Create ringtones
SplashPlay – Music application
QuickList Ã¢â‚¬â€œ To do lists
WikiMobile Encyclopedia – Wikipedia for mobile devices
Maverick – IM compatible to Google Talk
Radar – Draw a bearing between the user’s current location and latitude/longitude
Task Switcher – Search-Space is the new “Alt-Tab” (need better definition)
Spare Parts – Android developing tool
Text-To-Speech Translator – Text-to-speech services
Any Cut v0.5 – Home shortcuts to “anything” on your web or your phone
Locale – Manages phone settings based on conditions (e.g. location)
Contacts De-Duper Ã¢â‚¬â€œ De-duplicate your contacts to streamline your contacts folder
Shutter Spead – Detailed camera settings to make the most of the in-built camera and web access
DiskUsage – Utility to examine SD card content to manage what you store on your phone
Rings Extended – Replaces standard ringtones
Games & Puzzles
PAC-MAN by Namco
Divide and Conquer!
Balls 2 The Wall
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I can’t wait to get shopping. The innovation is just phenomenal. This is what’s it’s all about. Finally we’re getting there.
The days when you bought a ‘limited’ set of features are over, at least here in the West.
It is simply unacceptable for Nokia, Samsung and LG to deliver devices to the marketplace with limited functions. One set of features does not fit all. It hasn’t… for a long time.
You should be able to customise your mobile experience entirely.
Android, the marketplace and T-Mobile’s support is a step in the right direction. Bring. It. On.
I’m really liking the sound of this:
One application to take advantage of the T-Mobile G1’s camera and GPS functionality is Wikitude, which displays local information from Wikipedia live on-screen when scanning your local surroundings using the device’s camera.
And a few other tasters?
ShopSavvy, uses the G1’s camera to Ã¢â‚¬Ëœscan’ product barcodes and then searches the web using the browser to find the best available prices. The application also features product reviews and ratings, lets you create shopping lists, connects you to shops selling the product and gives directions to the nearest retailer using Google Maps.
SplashPlay teaches users how to play the guitar by streaming video over the web, whilst Cooking Capsules and Cocktail! comb the web to provide recipes and instructions based on the contents of your kitchen or drinks cabinet.