MyTouch 3G will receive the 2.1 updated, says T-Mobile

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Well, the MyTouch 3G Slide is around the corner, but T-Mobile doesn’t want to hurt their MyTouch 3G users. The folks over at Techland are reporting that the VP of Product Innovation for T-Mobile has confirmed that the MyTouch 3G will indeed receive the Android 2.1 update.  It’s currently being tested all we have to do now is wait for the OTA.

The 2.1 update will come with new Sense UI.  If you are confused between MyTouch 3G and 3G Slide, then let me clear, the original MyTouch 3G will receive the same version of Sense UI and it will include the Genius button feature. Now that’s something I call  hot news. I still feel bad for G1 users being left out.  So MyTouch folks, are you happy now?

Source: Tmo News

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  • Helder

    I guess this update will only be available for the Mytouch 3G 1.2 since the original lacks RAM to run SenseUI smoothly.

  • Helder

    I guess this update will only be available for the Mytouch 3G 1.2 since the original lacks RAM to run SenseUI smoothly.

  • http://www.androidspin.com/author/simonnwalker/ Simon Walker

    It sure would be nice to know what they are planning for the G1, or are they now considering it dead?
    If developers in the community ( say Cyanogen and TeamDouche ) can get it running on the G1 without any official drivers then why can’t Google/T-Mobile/HTC get it running too.
    If they have no plans for an Android 2.1 update for the G1 then release the source required to the community so the community can continue to keep this device alive.
    Any official comments from anyone reading this ?

  • http://www.androidspin.com/author/simonnwalker/ Simon Walker

    It sure would be nice to know what they are planning for the G1, or are they now considering it dead?
    If developers in the community ( say Cyanogen and TeamDouche ) can get it running on the G1 without any official drivers then why can’t Google/T-Mobile/HTC get it running too.
    If they have no plans for an Android 2.1 update for the G1 then release the source required to the community so the community can continue to keep this device alive.
    Any official comments from anyone reading this ?

  • Yorick

    Sense UI is too memory intensive for the myTouch 3G

    • arctik_dave

      Please try the ZX Hero 2.1 ROM. I used their Hero 2.1 for a while now, and it’s fast, stable and, well, fast! I use a lot of Sense widgets too. I have a 1st gen (32B) MT3G. I showed my phone to a friend who was interested in the Incredible and he couldn’t believe how responsive my “old” Android phone was while running Sense. It really is the best Hero ROM I have ever tried. I hated the old Hero ROMs because they were so slow. ZX’s Hero 2.1 is really something else. You will be amazed at how well it runs on our “outdated” hardware.

    • arctik_dave

      Please try the ZX Hero 2.1 ROM. I used their Hero 2.1 for a while now, and it’s fast, stable and, well, fast! I use a lot of Sense widgets too. I have a 1st gen (32B) MT3G. I showed my phone to a friend who was interested in the Incredible and he couldn’t believe how responsive my “old” Android phone was while running Sense. It really is the best Hero ROM I have ever tried. I hated the old Hero ROMs because they were so slow. ZX’s Hero 2.1 is really something else. You will be amazed at how well it runs on our “outdated” hardware.

  • Yorick

    Sense UI is too memory intensive for the myTouch 3G

    • arctik_dave

      Please try the ZX Hero 2.1 ROM. I used their Hero 2.1 for a while now, and it’s fast, stable and, well, fast! I use a lot of Sense widgets too. I have a 1st gen (32B) MT3G. I showed my phone to a friend who was interested in the Incredible and he couldn’t believe how responsive my “old” Android phone was while running Sense. It really is the best Hero ROM I have ever tried. I hated the old Hero ROMs because they were so slow. ZX’s Hero 2.1 is really something else. You will be amazed at how well it runs on our “outdated” hardware.

  • damngood98

    maybe they’re taking into account storing your apps on your sdcard? would leave plenty of memory for it then i would think. and who cares what they do for the g1. cy’s got us. like having a new phone lately!

    • Winston

      You’re mixing up the difference between memory and storage capacity.

  • RockTripod

    All I can say is… F#ck yeah! Seriously, that’s awesome news. I now have to figure out how to un-root my myTouch 1.2. Or wait for some clever dev to release a rooted version of the ROM. Either way, thanks T-Mo!

  • damngood98

    maybe they’re taking into account storing your apps on your sdcard? would leave plenty of memory for it then i would think. and who cares what they do for the g1. cy’s got us. like having a new phone lately!

    • Winston

      You’re mixing up the difference between memory and storage capacity.

  • RockTripod

    All I can say is… F#ck yeah! Seriously, that’s awesome news. I now have to figure out how to un-root my myTouch 1.2. Or wait for some clever dev to release a rooted version of the ROM. Either way, thanks T-Mo!

  • Winston

    Once this update comes out, can’t we use it for the official drivers we need? G1, MT3G, and MT3G 1.2 share the same camera/camcorder drivers right?

    • http://www.androidspin.com/author/simonnwalker/ Simon Walker

      Hmmm, Good point. I didn’t think of that :)
      This release could be awesome news!

    • http://www.androidspin.com/author/simonnwalker/ Simon Walker

      Hmmm, Good point. I didn’t think of that :)
      This release could be awesome news!

  • Winston

    Once this update comes out, can’t we use it for the official drivers we need? G1, MT3G, and MT3G 1.2 share the same camera/camcorder drivers right?

    • http://www.androidspin.com/author/simonnwalker/ Simon Walker

      Hmmm, Good point. I didn’t think of that :)
      This release could be awesome news!

  • pappy

    this is just great news. just lost my g1 resently and because of insurance i had on it they gave me mythouch 3G 1.2 because they don’t make g1 no more so i say this just perfect time . and the thing is i was this close to rooting my phone..lol thanx t-mo

  • pappy

    this is just great news. just lost my g1 resently and because of insurance i had on it they gave me mythouch 3G 1.2 because they don’t make g1 no more so i say this just perfect time . and the thing is i was this close to rooting my phone..lol thanx t-mo

  • pappy

    this is just great news. just lost my g1 resently and because of insurance i had on it they gave me mythouch 3G 1.2 because they don’t make g1 no more so i say this just perfect time . and the thing is i was this close to rooting my phone..lol thanx t-mo

  • chris

    I’m new to this rooting thig This might sour stupid but do I have to unroot my phone to get the update?

  • chris

    I’m new to this rooting thig This might sour stupid but do I have to unroot my phone to get the update?

  • chris

    I’m new to this rooting thig This might sour stupid but do I have to unroot my phone to get the update?

  • alf4ads

    Everybody, DONT HOLD YOUR BREATH. We will all just wind up pissed off if we get too excited. Can we go somewhere online and bet on the actual release date?

    • snowboarder8156

      In total agreement. Didn’t they say this update would come back in March or April… It’s MAY! T-mobile is the last carrier I believe to actually not fully announce they are releasing this to their older phones…

      If devs can get the sense ui running just give them to code and get out of the way!

    • snowboarder8156

      In total agreement. Didn’t they say this update would come back in March or April… It’s MAY! T-mobile is the last carrier I believe to actually not fully announce they are releasing this to their older phones…

      If devs can get the sense ui running just give them to code and get out of the way!

  • alf4ads

    Everybody, DONT HOLD YOUR BREATH. We will all just wind up pissed off if we get too excited. Can we go somewhere online and bet on the actual release date?

  • alf4ads

    Everybody, DONT HOLD YOUR BREATH. We will all just wind up pissed off if we get too excited. Can we go somewhere online and bet on the actual release date?

    • snowboarder8156

      In total agreement. Didn’t they say this update would come back in March or April… It’s MAY! T-mobile is the last carrier I believe to actually not fully announce they are releasing this to their older phones…

      If devs can get the sense ui running just give them to code and get out of the way!

  • meletiche1

    To be honest this is good for both camps (G1 and MT3G). I’ve been running Sense UI 2.1 on my rooted G1 for a month and it works perfectly, with the exception of the camcorder of course. But everything else Wifi, Market, Browser, multi-touch, Flash 10.1, works fine. The rom I’m using is from KingKlick,and it’s awesome. Maybe now we will get the final pieces of the puzzle to get the camcorder and BT working!

  • meletiche1

    To be honest this is good for both camps (G1 and MT3G). I’ve been running Sense UI 2.1 on my rooted G1 for a month and it works perfectly, with the exception of the camcorder of course. But everything else Wifi, Market, Browser, multi-touch, Flash 10.1, works fine. The rom I’m using is from KingKlick,and it’s awesome. Maybe now we will get the final pieces of the puzzle to get the camcorder and BT working!

  • meletiche1

    To be honest this is good for both camps (G1 and MT3G). I’ve been running Sense UI 2.1 on my rooted G1 for a month and it works perfectly, with the exception of the camcorder of course. But everything else Wifi, Market, Browser, multi-touch, Flash 10.1, works fine. The rom I’m using is from KingKlick,and it’s awesome. Maybe now we will get the final pieces of the puzzle to get the camcorder and BT working!

  • arctik_dave

    Here we go folks. I called this one weeks ago, saying that the “Espresso” ROM from the Slide had a chance of being the official update for all MyTouches. I ain’t gonna unroot my phone for this because somebody will take this ROM and make it even more awesome for us rooters! Great news T-Mo, and about damn time! My wife will be happy, she doesn’t want me to root her phone to get 2.1, and now she doesn’t have to! This is great news for the dev community because they will now have working video drivers for 2.1 on the MT3G! Can’t wait to see what the devs do with this one! The circle is now complete…….

  • arctik_dave

    Here we go folks. I called this one weeks ago, saying that the “Espresso” ROM from the Slide had a chance of being the official update for all MyTouches. I ain’t gonna unroot my phone for this because somebody will take this ROM and make it even more awesome for us rooters! Great news T-Mo, and about damn time! My wife will be happy, she doesn’t want me to root her phone to get 2.1, and now she doesn’t have to! This is great news for the dev community because they will now have working video drivers for 2.1 on the MT3G! Can’t wait to see what the devs do with this one! The circle is now complete…….

  • arctik_dave

    Here we go folks. I called this one weeks ago, saying that the “Espresso” ROM from the Slide had a chance of being the official update for all MyTouches. I ain’t gonna unroot my phone for this because somebody will take this ROM and make it even more awesome for us rooters! Great news T-Mo, and about damn time! My wife will be happy, she doesn’t want me to root her phone to get 2.1, and now she doesn’t have to! This is great news for the dev community because they will now have working video drivers for 2.1 on the MT3G! Can’t wait to see what the devs do with this one! The circle is now complete…….

  • RockTripod

    $5 says its only for the Fender and 2nd-gen myTouch.

  • RockTripod

    $5 says its only for the Fender and 2nd-gen myTouch.

  • RockTripod

    $5 says its only for the Fender and 2nd-gen myTouch.

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