Google Android 1.6 Camera Exposure

While developing an image processing software on G1, we noticed that our pictures are constantly overexposed although the API seemed simple enough and that we don’t have that many parameters to play with. Especially at API level 4.

Turns out, we need to make use of Camera.autoFocus() to adjust metering from the G1. It’s a bit lame that we can’t set them separately…

Google Android T-Mobile G1 1.6 Phone Review

T-Mobile G1As a gadget enthousiast and as a mobile developer, here’s some thoughts on the Google Android HTC Dream / T-Mobile G1 phone at the time of Android 1.6 ‘Donut’

Physically, the phone can be said to be bordering normal phone size, creeping towards smartphone size. In the pocket, it takes less volume than your typical blackberry.

The trackball is a nice alternative input choice for those who prefer not using big hand gestures on the touchscreen. But its reliability can leave a bit to be desired. Scrolling fast is a bit of a trouble. The G1 tend to not be able to track as fast and sometimes the action of taking your thumb off or the action of clicking the trackball can cause undesired movements. Read More…

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