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 [...]
According to TmoNews, the myTouch 3G range will enjoy the benefits of Android 2.2 in all its legitimate glory. No need for ports, this upgrade is straight from the cyber-houses of HTC themselves. The screenshot, courtesy from TmoNews, clearly states that T-Mobile are planning ‘to update existing myTouch 3G phones – not just our new Slide – to the latest software version, Android 2.2. It will mean that users of older devices can get the most up-to-date software.’
Unfortunately, there is no news on what kind of timescale T-Mobile are working to with these upgrades. In truth, this is [...]
Nearly two weeks ago we announced the launch of the MyTouch 3G Slide from HTC. Some of the highlights of this device include the slide-out QWERTY keyboard, large 3.4in HVGA touch-screen display, pre-installed 8 GB microSD card and a 5 megapixel camera.
Unfortunately the price was clearly lacking from the original press-release and specification sheet. It would now appear as though the guys at TmoNews have come across this missing piece of information. According to the images available to us, the device should set us back $149.99 on a 2-year contract . There may be the possibility of a $50 mail-in rebate.
For those that [...]
In short, soon you shall have Android 2.1 on your G1 and MyTouch 3G. Good times. Sure, it not an official release, but let’s live a little. According to the Twitter updates, we can expect to see this thing become publicly available this evening. If we’re being totally honest with you, it is possible you have had Android 2.1 on your G1 for a while now, but chances are the video cam didn’t work and the landscape gallery was a little funky.
With the new build from Cyanogen, no such problems should arise. As usual you will have to ‘root’ your device, but if you were keen enough to be an early [...]
T-Mobile has just officially launched a new versions of the myTouch 3G with new hardware and software. For clarity’s sake, let’s just call it the myTouch 3G 2010 since T-Mobile has decided to muddy the naming waters by using the exact same name – just as it does with its Sidekick line.
So, the myTouch 3G 2010 features a new 3.5mm headphone jack, more RAM (288MB), and ships with an 8GB microSD memory card now. It also features the Swype text input system, which is a personal favorite of mine. Check out my video to see how it works.
The new device is available starting today for US$149.99 with a [...]
Todd Haselton over at our sister site MobileBurn.com, got a hold of the new Fender Edition of the T-Mobile myTouch 3G and shot a quick video unboxing of the phone and also demonstrated some of the music apps, like the drum kit app and the guitar app.
Early 2010 may be an exciting time for Android fans on T-Mobile. According to TmoNews, the MyTouch 3G is getting a small refresh with the addition of a 3.5mm headphone jack and will be launched on February 10th in black and white. The MyTouch Slide, an HTC Magic with a QWERTY keyboard, will be hitting the shelves on May 17th in black, red and white. Last but not least is an unknown Motorola handset dubbed the Zeppelin, powered by Android, and expected to launch March 10th.
Back in early October 2009 we covered an interesting story regarding a Fender branded myTouch 3G. Things have now come to fruition with this device and we can expect to see it land on January 20th. A trip to Fender’s website reveals that Eric Clapton is endorsing the phone, and we should find a copy of a number of well known hits such as “Wonderful Tonight,” “Layla,” “My Father’s Eyes” and “Rock ‘n’ Roll Heart” already preloaded onto the device.
The device also comes packed with a number of other songs by artists including Avril Lavigne and Wyclef Jean but for those that like a customized looking device, there [...]
If App sales are any indication, the Motorola DROID is topping the charts as the most popular Android device. According to mobile application analytic firm Flurry, the Motorola DROID accounted for 49% of all applications purchased from the Android Market on Christmas day in the US. The DROID was followed by the myTouch 3G with 18%, HTC Hero with 17% and the G1 with 16%. Overall in the month of December, app sales rose 20% from the previous month. With a hot new handset fueling growth, Android is ending 2009 on an upswing.
T-Mobile is running a promotion that offers the myTouch 3G for $50 less than usual from today through end of the day Monday next week (December 21, 2009). That means you can get the Android powered smartphone for a pretty reasonable $99.99 with a new contract (or extension).
The company is also running a promotion on accessories through the end of January 10, 2010. If you buy a myTouch 3G gel, case, or shell, you can get a second accessory for 50% off (must be of lesser value).