Google has added video recording capabilities to the HTC G1 through an update of its Android operating system that was sent out wirelessly to T-Mobile customers this week. Android version 1.5, code-named Cupcake, also features video sharing via YouTube, email and MMS. Bruce Lidl did a great first write-up of the new features earlier this week, but we couldnít resist giving Androidís video recording a shot as well.

First the facts. The G1 records 3gp videos encoded with the h.263 video codec. There are two recording modes: High-quality offers you a resolution of 352◊288 and a 360 Kbps bit rate while the low-quality setting comes with a resolution of 176◊144 and a bit rate of 192 Kbps. How does all of that look? Well, see for yourself. Continue reading on

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