France’s second largest largest carrier, SFR, have announced that customers with the HTC Magic will receive an update to Android 2.2, aka Froyo. The news comes via their blog, and it also states that (unsurprisingly) the Google Nexus One will also get this update.
The main thing of note having read this announcement is that the newer devices such as the HTC Wildfire and the HTC Legend have gone unmentioned. These are newer devices but there is no word on whether they too will receive the aforementioned update.
Right now we can only assume that they will, but SFR have failed to announce it yet. Check out the original posting here [...]
An article at Internet Storm Center published yesterday warns of Malware on the HTC Hagic. Panda Security came across the infection when one of their employees baught a brand new Vodafone Android device and plugged it into their Windows based computer. Analysis of the malware revealed that it was a Mariposa bot client. In a blog post at Panda Security, researcher Pedro Bustamante said, “Here is yet another example of a company distributing malware to its userbase. Unfortunately it probably won’t be the last”.
Bustamante noted that when a colleague/friend of his hooked up the Vodafone HTC Magic to her PC, their Panda based AV software detected both an [...]
Rogers caused a stir last month when it pulled the HTC Magic and the HTC Dream from its inventory due to a 911 software glitch. After not being available for several weeks, the Magic has finally made its re-appearance on Rogers website with a new name and a few new features. The new Magic has been re-branded as the Magic+ and, in addition to fixing the 911 problem, the software update has also added Sense UI to the handset. Good news for Magic owners as their aging device has just gotten a cell phone makeover courtesy of Rogers and HTC.
Rogers faces another setback with its Android handsets. Text messages are being sent to owners of the HTC Magic asking them to turn off GPS as the same 911 software glitch that affects the Dream is also present in the Magic. The nature of the glitch is unknown but owners are being instructed to keep the GPS off while HTC prepares a software update. Similar to the Dream, the HTC Magic has been pulled from all sales outlets until a fix can be applied. With both handsets currently not available for sale, Rogers has not commented on how this glitch will effect the limited time upgrade offer which allows HTC Dream owners to upgrade to the Magic for free. Hopefully, Rogers will extend the [...]
T-Mobile USA is soon going to roll out a re-styled and slightly upgraded myTouch 3G according to a press release. The new T-Mobile myTouch 3G Fender Limited Edition will sport a wood grain guitar finish and will be equipped with a real 3.5mm headphone jack, something the original myTouch 3G is missing.
No word yet on pricing or an availability date, but it should be ready for the holiday shopping season.
I’ll post a photo or two when our media relations friends on the west coast wake up and send them to me…
HTC has issued a press release (in Chinese) stating that, among other things, it will offer a free upgrade to HTC Magic users of Chunghwa Telecom that will give Magic the same user interface as found on the HTC Hero. The Hero’s Sense-based UI is one of the few things the Hero offers that the Magic lacks, apart from the Hero’s 5 megapixel camera.
There is no word yet as to when, or if, other carriers will also be able to offer the upgrade, but Chunghwa Telecom users can expect to gain access to it on early October. We have been told in the past that no such upgrade would be available to “with Google” branded [...]
Digitimes is reporting that Peter Chou, the CEO of HTC, has announced that HTC has sold over 1 million HTC Magic devices. Although this milestone may seem less noteworthy, seeing as the Magic was released on many carriers around the world, the figure demonstrates that the Android fan base is shaping up quite nicely.
Today T-Mobile USA announced that its new myTouch 3G (HTC Magic) is now available both online and in T-Mobile retail stores.
To celebrate, T-Mobile has hired 100 skydivers to jump in synchronized fashion over the city of San Francisco today at noon Pacific Standard Time. Skydivers are set to land at the following locations in the city: Embarcadero/Justin Herman Plaza, Marina Green Park, Pier 39, and Moscone Recreation Center.
T-Mobile has noted that its 3G network, which the myTouch 3G supports, is now available in 176 cities across the country, and that its “retail champions”, specially trained sales [...]
Well, I’ve finished the T-Mobile myTouch 3G review on MobileBurn.com. It’s a good solid device that could use a bit more battery and a nice camera, but is otherwise a standup piece of hardware.
It’s kinda pretty, too…
In any case, I’ve just finished editing and rendering the 3 massive videos for Russell’s HTC Hero review. Those will probably be posted in the next 24 hours or so. The review has also been written, and will likely go up on Monday.