May 31, 2010
Huawei Pulse to get 2.1

Huawei Pulse to get 2.1

Android 2.2 is hot news right now, and it is quite possibly the first version of Android which really hits the spot for all the different types of people out there that demand slightly different things from their smartphone. Nonetheless, plenty of Android phones are still running much older iterations of the little green robot. Indeed, Android fragmentation has been a hot topic for a while now. A number of entry level devices are still running on Android 1.6 so it is great news when we hear of one upgrading.

The Huawei Pulse is alleged to receive an upgrade to Android 2.1 via T-Mobile Hungary. This news comes to us via While the rest of the world sits in anticipation for the official roll-out of Android 2.2, there’s still plenty of handsets out there that aren’t rocking the goodness that is Android 2.1. A real shame, we know, but a truth that we have to accept in this day-and-age. And, perhaps oddly, we are all focused on the superphones out there, or other “high-end” devices. But what about entry-level pieces of hardware? Like the Huawei manufactured T-Mobile Pulse? Well, thanks to T-Mobile Hungary, those owners are about to be very, very happy.but is available for anyone to see over at the T-Mobile Hungary website. Check it out translated into English here. This page offers a step-by-step guide along with a link to the files you need to download the get this thing moving. For anyone looking to try this at home, as T-Mobile themselves point out, after upgrading to ‘the 2.1 software, the transition to version 1.5 can not be restored.’

James Tromans
Contributing editor of, based in the U.K.
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