Friday, December 19, 2008

The Unintentional G1 Hands-free Car Kit for the 2008 Honda Accord EX

After a long day at work I realized that I had gained some unintentional functionality from my T-Mobile G1 3-in-1 Synch & Charge Stereo Audio 3.5mm adapter w/ microphone. The functionality gained was a hands-free car kit that charges while in use, using the auxiliary port on my car's stereo. I was floored so I made a call and I was able to be heard clearly from the pinhole microphone. That means not only listen to music from my G1 while driving, but I can also take calls with the audio piped over my car's stereo speakers.

Here's what you need

*Tmobile G1 or HTC Variant
*T-Mobile G1 3-in-1 Synch & Charge Stereo Audio 3.5mm adapter w/ microphone
*3.5mm (male) to 3.5mm (male) Audio Cable
*Mini-USB Car Charger (I used my old SLVR charger)

Pics Below

Headphone adapter with Mini-USB Charger and 3.5mm adapter

Auxiliary Input and Charger Port in Center Console

G1 and Adapter In The Cup Holder

On Top Of The Cup Holder
The Mic is hidden under the handle of the center console.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Android Codename "Cupcake"


o New features
+ Save attachments from MMS.
o Significant bug fixes
+ Faster conversation list scrolling

# Camera/Gallery

* New features
o Video recorder mode
o Share intent for videos
o Video thumbnails
o Local file playback
# Music

* New features
o Music playback fades in after suspending for phone call.
o New media search intent allows for 3rd party apps to launch or respond to media searches based on artist, album, or title.
Affects: Music Player, YouTube, Browser applications.
(Hopefully that means that a future app can use this)


* New features
o Support for A2DP & AVRCP profiles.

In your face iPhone.