/>
X

Image Gallery: Almost every screen of the T-Mobile G1 Google Android device

The T-Mobile G1 from HTC is the first Google Android device to be launched and as a result the OS is completely new and unique. Thus, I decided to post this image gallery for people who want to see just about every screen on the device that includes menu items, pop-ups, and those options that appear when you press and hold in certain areas. There are over 200 screens in the out-of-the box device. Check out my other image gallery for the hardware and key screenshots with an upcoming gallery on 3rd party applications.
matt-miller-headshot.jpg
By Matthew Miller, Contributor on
240780.jpg
1 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

The T-Mobile G1 from HTC is the first Google Android device to be launched and as a result the OS is completely new and unique. Thus, I decided to post this image gallery for people who want to see every screen on the device that includes menu items, pop-ups, and those options that appear when you press and hold in certain areas. There are over 200 screens in the out-of-the box device. Check out my other image gallery for the hardware and key screenshots with an upcoming gallery on 3rd party applications.

240781.jpg
2 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

The setup wizard starts with a prompt to touch the display with your finger.

240782.jpg
3 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

You will need a Google account to use the device.

240783.jpg
4 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

If you don't have an account then you will need to create one and if you do have one, then you can simply sign in to your existing account.

240784.jpg
5 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Text entry is only completed with the keyboard so whenever text is required the OS setup wizard prompts you to slide open the display to access the keyboard.

240787.jpg
6 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

After entering your user name and password, or setting up your account, you are prompted to close the display and hide the keyboard.

240788.jpg
7 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

This display explains how your device is synced and where the sync icon will appear when your account is being synced up.

240789.jpg
8 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Your device is now setup and ready to use. Notice the sync icon in the upper status bar? My Google data is syncing to the G1. Four shortcuts and the clock widget are loaded by default.

240790.jpg
9 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

The device comes loaded with several applications in the OS to get you up and running with the G1. You simply tap the icon located in the center bottom of the display to expand the application box.

240791.jpg
10 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Not all of them were shown in the first display so after scrolling down this is what you see out-of-the box.

240792.jpg
11 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

The Google Search widgets is the only item loaded by default on the G1 on the right panel.

240793.jpg
12 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

By tapping and holding on the display you can customize what appears on the Home screen panels. As you can see here, you can add icons for applications, shortcuts, widgets, and change the wallpaper (background image).

240794.jpg
13 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

The entire list of applications loaded on your device appears to let you select one you want to use on your Home panel.

240795.jpg
14 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

You can create shortcuts to folders, bookmarks, contacts, Gmail label (email folder), and music playlist.

240796.jpg
15 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

There are only 3 widgets options (clock, picture frame, and search box) available for selection out of the box. Hopefully developers add more soon to improve functionality.

240797.jpg
16 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

You can select a background image (wallpaper) from the photos loaded on your device or from the wallpaper gallery that has several preloaded photos for you to select from.

240801.jpg
17 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

When you tap and hold on a Home screen panel icon the bottom application changes to a garbage can and when you place the icon over it the can and icon turns red to indicate you are removing the shortcut.

240798.jpg
18 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

There are 18 available backgrounds loaded on the device for you to select from. The image will be spread out over all three Home screen panels so you will see it all, but not on each panel.

240799.jpg
19 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Several images are beautiful landscapes. It would be great to see a utility that scrolls through the different landscapes.

240800.jpg
20 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

You can select from available solid color backgrounds as well.

240772.jpg
21 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

This Home screen has been customized for my usage with lots of shortcuts and a different wallpaper image.

241171.jpg
22 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

As you can see here I had a very busy status bar at one time with several different notifications alongside my signal status, battery status, and time.

241172.jpg
23 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

You can quickly check out your notifications by tapping and dragging down the shade. Some minor details are given to help you figure out if you want to open the notification for further action.

240775.jpg
24 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

You can clear all your notifications with the single tap on this button. You can clear each individual notification by tapping on that specific one and opening up the applicable application to view the notification.

240802.jpg
25 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

An alarm clock utility is provided and on this screen you can see there are 3 alarms setup.

240803.jpg
26 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

You can change the appearance of the alarm clock too, including Android faces.

240804.jpg
27 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

You can add alarms or choose to hide the clock from your view.

240805.jpg
28 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

This is the display you use to create and manage an alarm.

240806.jpg
29 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

An easy way to enter the time for the alarm to go off.

240807.jpg
30 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Here are the available alarm ringtones.

240808.jpg
31 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

And the rest of the available ringtones. My favorite is the rooster. I haven't found where you can add your own alarm sounds on the device.

240810.jpg
32 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

The Amazon MP3 application is loaded on the device and as you can see you have different ways of finding music in their store.

240761.jpg
33 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Tapping on the Top 100 Albums reveals this screen on the device. 20 albums are shown at a time with their name, artist, rating, and price. Tapping the price starts the purchasing process.

240811.jpg
34 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Tapping on the Top 100 Songs reveals a similar display as the Top 100 Albums.

240812.jpg
35 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

You can just browse through music too if you like.

240813.jpg
36 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

I was looking for an artist I like and found it with a simple search. Do you remember Chris from American Idol?

240814.jpg
37 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

After you tap the price of a song/album that you want then the price icon changes to a Buy icon. Tap it again to initiate the purchase process.

240815.jpg
38 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

You fill out your account info to log into your account. You can also enable 1-click ordering to speed up the purchase process in the future.

240816.jpg
39 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

You need to accept the agreement as you step through the purchase process.

240817.jpg
40 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

The checklist is completed automatically by Amazon and a green check appears as each task is completed.

240818.jpg
41 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

After completing the purchase, the song(s) are downloaded and you can view the status.

240819.jpg
42 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

If the device display goes off then this is the type of pop-up that appears when you press a button. Simply press the menu key to turn on the display.

240820.jpg
43 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

The status of songs will also appear in the status bar/notifications area.

240821.jpg
44 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

You can view your download history too.

240822.jpg
45 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Launching the browser takes you to the Home screen, which is set to Google by default.

240823.jpg
46 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Google Reader appears like it does on the iPhone and works the same as well.

240824.jpg
47 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Here are the menu options available after you press the Menu key.

240825.jpg
48 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Tapping the Go to URL option brings up the URL entry box and Go button.

240826.jpg
49 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

It appears you can only use Google for your web search, but who wants anything else, right?

240827.jpg
50 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Here is the Bookmarks screen. You cannot use folders to further organize your bookmarks and they appear in the order you add them.

240828.jpg
51 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

You can view and switch between multiple windows (up to 8 maximum) in the browser.

240829.jpg
52 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

When you are on a page and tap and hold on it, these are the options presented.

240830.jpg
53 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Simply scroll down the list to see more options.

240831.jpg
54 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

There is quite a bit you can do with a tap and hold in the browser. If you are in portrait mode then you can switch the view into landscape with the display closed over the keyboard.

240832.jpg
55 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Several options exist for managing your browser experience.

240833.jpg
56 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

A few privacy and general settings are shown here.

240834.jpg
57 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Many of the settings are managed with checkboxes.

240835.jpg
58 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Passwords and security warnings are managed with these settings.

240836.jpg
59 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Google Gears is supported in the web browser, but I still haven't figured out how to make this work or exactly what is provides.

240837.jpg
60 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

If you tap and hold on an image you can save it or view it in the photos application.

240838.jpg
61 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Unfortunately, my blog defaults to the mobile edition in the web browser.

240839.jpg
62 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

The full version of the CNN site appears in the browser.

240840.jpg
63 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

You can't tap and hold or double tap to zoom in to the page, but must use these on screen buttons or the keyboard shortcuts (menu i or menu o) to zoom in and out.

240841.jpg
64 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

There are several options available when you tap and hold on a page.

240842.jpg
65 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

More options

240843.jpg
66 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Even more options available.

240844.jpg
67 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

The calculator is very basic and has limited functionality. There is an advanced panel that has things like sin, cos, tan, log, pi, and 12 total functions.

240845.jpg
68 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Tap and hold is supported in the calculator entry/results box and gives you cut and copy options.

240846.jpg
69 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

After copying or cutting you can also paste.

240847.jpg
70 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Google Calendar appears on the G1. Month view gives you a glimpse of your appointments, but doesn't appear that useful.

240848.jpg
71 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

This is what you see when you press the Menu key.

240849.jpg
72 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

This is a typical day view.

240850.jpg
73 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

I find the week view to be the most useful because as you scroll over a calendar event the details pop-up dynamically to let you know what the event is.

240851.jpg
74 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

This is the event entry screen.

240852.jpg
75 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

There are more options available too and if you manage multiple calendars you can set what calendar the event is assigned to.

240853.jpg
76 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Just like the online version of Google Calendar you can view calendars that are shared with you.

240854.jpg
77 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

These are the options for managing multiple calendars.

240855.jpg
78 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

You can manage your settings from this display.

240856.jpg
79 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Ther are several alarm sound options available to you.

240857.jpg
80 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

More calendar alarm tones that are available.

240858.jpg
81 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Setting when you want the alarm to go off here.

240859.jpg
82 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

When you tap and hold on the calendar you are presented with these options.

240860.jpg
83 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

An easy to use data selector is provided.

240861.jpg
84 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

The time selector has the same format as the date selector.

240862.jpg
85 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

You can set if and when the event repeats.

240863.jpg
86 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

As I stated in my review, the camera is VERY basic and you don't have many options. You can view the pictures you took or the settings after pressing the Menu key.

240864.jpg
87 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

You can record your location and geo-tag your photos.

240865.jpg
88 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

You can use the capture button on the right of the device or the trackball to capture an image.

240866.jpg
89 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

The on screen buttons are large and easy to dial if you don't use the contacts for dialing.

240867.jpg
90 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

In landscape mode (display open) there is no touch screen dialer present and you are prompted to use the keyboard to dial.

240868.jpg
91 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

The G1 has an email client for your other POP/IMAP clients and even other Gmail accounts so you don't have to use your Gmail if you don't want to, but it greatly limits the G1 experience.

240869.jpg
92 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Enter your username and password and then walk through the wizard to setup your email account.

240870.jpg
93 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

By far, Gmail is the focus of the device and one of the most powerful features on the G1.

240871.jpg
94 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

The options you are used to on the desktop client appear here on the G1 for managing your email.

240872.jpg
95 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

This is where you go to delete, change labels, report as spam, and add stars.

240873.jpg
96 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Full HTML email is supported on the G1 and you see everything you do on the desktop, except the ads!

240874.jpg
97 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

You do need to scroll to the bottom of the email to manage an open email since there are no tap and hold options when the email is opened up.

240875.jpg
98 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

You can expand and collapse emails and conversations by tapping the subject box.

240876.jpg
99 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

If you have a hyperlink in your email you can tap and hold on it to copy it. If you just tap it then it will open up the web browser.

240877.jpg
100 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Pressing the Menu key pops up these options when you have an email opened up.

240878.jpg
101 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

You can check what labels (folders) are stored on your device. Tap the + sign to add the label.

240879.jpg
102 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

These options appear when you are looking at a list of emails in your Inbox or other label.

240880.jpg
103 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

You can enter email addresses from your contacts or enter the full email address in the composition utility.

240881.jpg
104 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

These options are available when you are composing an email. Only photos are supported as attachments at this time.

240882.jpg
105 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Here is where you manage all of your email settings.

240883.jpg
106 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

What labels do you want to synchronize on your device?

240884.jpg
107 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Out of the box you can access AIM, Google Talk, Windows Live Messenger, and Yahoo! Messenger. Each client has some particular options too.

240885.jpg
108 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

This shows the available options in Google Talk. They are slightly different in the other clients.

240886.jpg
109 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Tapping the More button reveals these options.

240887.jpg
110 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Here is where you can manage your sign in and notifications.

240888.jpg
111 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

There are several areas on the device with ringtone support and many have different tones.

240889.jpg
112 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

There are tap and hold options throughout the device so do it yourself to see what is available.

240890.jpg
113 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Pressing the Menu key brings up several options for using Google Maps.

240891.jpg
114 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

You can conduct searches for locations in Google Maps on the G1.

240892.jpg
115 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

When you tap Directions then this is the pop-up that appears so you can setup your route.

240893.jpg
116 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Where do you want to start your trip?

240894.jpg
117 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

This is what the text version of the directions looks like. Tap Show Map to see the route on the map.

240895.jpg
118 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Follow the route and step on your G1. You appear as a blue dot, but the route won't automatically move forward as you travel along and like Google Maps on the iPhone you still need to tap the arrows to proceed along the route.

240896.jpg
119 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

In addition to the default map, you can view locations in satellite, traffic, and street views. Traffic and street views are only available in selected areas.

240897.jpg
120 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

The blue coverage map shows you where you can use the Streets View option.

240898.jpg
121 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

A map still appears when using this view, but now you have the option to tap and be taken to a true street view of the area that was captured by Google camera people wandering the country.

240899.jpg
122 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

As you can see directional arrows are shown on top of the actual location image.

240900.jpg
123 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

As you turn around with your device, the Streets view dynamically changes.

240901.jpg
124 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

The compass mode lets you get your bearings and I can see this being useful when you are walking around some unfamiliar city.

240902.jpg
125 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Tapping the More button reveals these options for GoogleMaps.

240903.jpg
126 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

This is what you will see in areas where traffic is supported.

240904.jpg
127 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

You can see actual buildings in satellite view, which can be very helpful when going to a new place.

240905.jpg
128 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

This is what you seen when you launch the Android Market application. Featured apps appear along the top.

240906.jpg
129 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

If you select an application you can see its rating, description, feedback from users, and more.

240907.jpg
130 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

If you tap the Applications button on the main screen you are taken to this list and can then further dig down into what is available.

240908.jpg
131 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

There are over 35 applications currently available, but the device isn't yet available and I am seeing some appear every couple of days. You can sort by popularity or data too.

240909.jpg
132 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

There are currently only 10 games available, but a couple are actually quite fun. They are also all currently free.

240910.jpg
133 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Pac-Man is free at this time, but is shown as costing just about US$10 so grab it while it is free. It is the full game and quite enjoyable.

240915.jpg
134 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

When you download and install applications from the Market they appear in your status bar too.

240916.jpg
135 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

You can search for an application and I imagine this will be much more important when more applications are released.

240917.jpg
136 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Here you can see what applications I have installed on the device to check out. You can tap on the application and choose to rate it, open it, or even uninstall it.

240918.jpg
137 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Text and media messages are supported on the G1. The messages appear in threaded format too so you can keep track of conversations. Options from the Menu key include adding a subject and attaching content. It is actually quite amazing how much content can be added.

240919.jpg
138 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

In the main view you can compose a message or view the application settings.

240920.jpg
139 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

SMS and MMS settings are plentiful in the application.

240921.jpg
140 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

You can also manage your notification settings in Messaging.

240922.jpg
141 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

You can tap one of these icons to view your music in different ways.

240923.jpg
142 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

These are a couple of the settings in the Music Player. There are more though that allow you to use your songs as ringtones.

240924.jpg
143 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Cover art is supported along with features like shuffle, repeat, play, rewind, and fast forward.

240925.jpg
144 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

You can search for the band, song, or album on Amazon MP3, Google, or YouTube.

240926.jpg
145 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

After you have a song playing it will appear on the bottom of the main application view.

240927.jpg
146 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

After opening the Pictures application you can use the Menu key to see these options for an open photo.

240928.jpg
147 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

You can share your picture via email or via text messaging. I was expecting support for Picasa or some Google online photo application.

240929.jpg
148 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

You can rotate the photo left or right for better viewing.

240930.jpg
149 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Tapping the More button gives you a couple of options with cropping being available.

240931.jpg
150 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Move the box around to crop the photo.

240932.jpg
151 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

You can check out some photo details too.

240933.jpg
152 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Several photo settings exist for managing your photos and slideshows.

240936.jpg
153 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

You can setup a slideshow on your device.

240937.jpg
154 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

How long do you want the interval to be?

240938.jpg
155 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Several effects are available for you to choose from.

240939.jpg
156 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Options in the Pictures application.

240940.jpg
157 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

There is a voice dialing application included that does not require training or anything and works quite well.

240941.jpg
158 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

You will find a dedicated YouTube application loaded on the device.

240942.jpg
159 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

You can browse by most popular, most viewed, top rated, most recent, and most discussed.

240943.jpg
160 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

When you press the Menu key you can search for videos, view any favorites that you designated, view categories, and access the settings.

240944.jpg
161 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

The only setting in the YouTube video is the option to clear your history.

240945.jpg
162 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Search results for my YouTube videos.

240946.jpg
163 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Videos play only in landscape orientation. You can watch videos via the T-Mobile network or a WiFi connection.

240947.jpg
164 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

There are a ton of settings on the G1 that you can access and manage. As a mobile device geek, I like having so much control over my device.

240948.jpg
165 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

You can manage your WiFi, Bluetooth, and T-Mobile connections in this area.

240949.jpg
166 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

You can toggle on the WiFi radio and then control whether or not you are notified of available networks. You can then manage your Wi-Fi network connections.

240950.jpg
167 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

You can toggle your Bluetooth radio and manage connection in this area of the settings.

240951.jpg
168 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

You can choose if you want to roam and if you want to limit data connection to EDGE (2G) in order to save your battery.

240952.jpg
169 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

These are the available call settings you can use to manage your phone.

240953.jpg
170 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Your phone sounds can be managed here.

240954.jpg
171 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

There are plenty of available ringtones and you can check them all out and hear them in my ringtone video contained in my full review.

240955.jpg
172 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

There are different ringtones available for notifications too.

240956.jpg
173 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

There is no light indicator on the device so you need to get into this utility to control the brightness of the display.

240957.jpg
174 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Here you can control the amount of time before the display turns off and goes into standby mode.

240974.jpg
175 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

This utility setting is used to manage what data syncs to your Google account.

240958.jpg
176 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

You toggle and manage your GPS connection and display lock on this page of your settings.

240959.jpg
177 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

The G1 has a unique screen lock system.

240960.jpg
178 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

The security system is explained on this page.

240961.jpg
179 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

The screen lock utility allows you to use finger gestures and a pattern to unlock the device.

240962.jpg
180 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

A hand moves around to show you an example of how the utility works.

241168.jpg
181 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

You need to enter the pattern and repeat it to set it up on the device.

241169.jpg
182 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

How about using the letter G for access?

241170.jpg
183 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

If you swipe the wrong pattern red circles will appear and you will not be granted access to the device.

240963.jpg
184 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

There are a few settings that allow you to establish shortcuts on the keyboard and manage your applications.

240968.jpg
185 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Tap on one of these applications to view details and memory information about the application.

240964.jpg
186 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Selecting one of your applications show you details such as how much memory is being used, what permissions are needed and any set defaults.

240969.jpg
187 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

One of the most functional aspects of the G1 is the ability to setup keyboard shortcuts.

240970.jpg
188 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

You can view how much memory is available on your microSD card and on your internal memory. Be aware that all applications are stored on your phone memory.

240971.jpg
189 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Here is where you manage how your data and time is shown and functions.

240972.jpg
190 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Auto settings for text entry are controlled here.

240973.jpg
191 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

You can view lots of information about your phone here.

240975.jpg
192 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Lots of details are available, including signal strength.

241164.jpg
193 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

You can add folder to the Home screen to help you organize your device.

241165.jpg
194 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

You can customize the name of your folders.

241166.jpg
195 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Applications placed in the folder cannot be moved around and subfolders cannot be created.

241167.jpg
196 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

You tap on the name to change it to what you like.

241173.jpg
197 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

When the display is off this is the type of information you can view.

241174.jpg
198 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

If your display is on when you connect the charger the status icon appears briefly to let you know what the battery status is.

241175.jpg
199 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

There are several options available in Windows Live Messenger on the G1.

241176.jpg
200 of 200 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Smiles are supported in Windows Live Messenger and the other IM clients.

Related Galleries

Cybersecurity flaws, customer experiences, smartphone losses, and more: ZDNet's research roundup
shutterstock-1024665187.jpg

Related Galleries

Cybersecurity flaws, customer experiences, smartphone losses, and more: ZDNet's research roundup

8 Photos
Inside a fake $20 '16TB external M.2 SSD'
Full of promises!

Related Galleries

Inside a fake $20 '16TB external M.2 SSD'

8 Photos
Hybrid working, touchscreen MacBook hopes, cybersecurity concerns, and more: ZDNet's tech research roundup
Asian woman working at a desk in front of a computer and calculator

Related Galleries

Hybrid working, touchscreen MacBook hopes, cybersecurity concerns, and more: ZDNet's tech research roundup

8 Photos
Developer trends, zero-day risks, 5G speeds, and more: Tech research roundup
Person seated at a booth in a cafe looks at their phone and laptop.

Related Galleries

Developer trends, zero-day risks, 5G speeds, and more: Tech research roundup

10 Photos
Drive Electric Day: A dizzying array of EVs in sunny Florida
ca3b4019-26c5-4ce0-a844-5aac39e2c34b.jpg

Related Galleries

Drive Electric Day: A dizzying array of EVs in sunny Florida

16 Photos
Incipio, Kate Spade, and Coach cases for Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra: hands-on
s22-ultra-incipio-coach-cases-2.jpg

Related Galleries

Incipio, Kate Spade, and Coach cases for Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra: hands-on

15 Photos
Casetify Impact Crush Galaxy S22 Ultra case hands-on: in pictures
casetify-s22-ultra-3.jpg

Related Galleries

Casetify Impact Crush Galaxy S22 Ultra case hands-on: in pictures

10 Photos