HTC myTouch 3G

MyTouch 3G Update to Froyo Rolling Out Now

Word from a fellow by the name of "Hamburger" in our discussion forums is that T-Mobile is pushing out an over-the-air update to all MyTouch 3G holders out there. Which update, you ask? Why, Android 2.2 Froyo of course. If you've been following this story you'll know that these myTouch people have been waiting a while for this and were even promised that they'd have it by the beginning of February. Turns out it's here now!

Android 2.3 Gingerbread ROMs on T-Mobile G2 aka Desire Z, HTC myTouch 3G and HTC Dream

Hooray for tasty treats! You can now grab yourself an unofficial port of the new Android version 2.3 Gingerbread for T-Mobile G2 / Desire Z, HTC myTouch 3G and HTC Dream! The T-Mobile / Desire Z version is brought to your courtesy of Koush (NOTE: only an Alpha version.) Next there's the HTC MyTouch 3G's version done by seo - this version is also an early mod, so early, in fact, that only the data, radio, and Wifi work so far.

T-Mobile’s date for Distribution of FroYo for MyTouch 3G extended

When word was received that T-Mobile would be upgrading the MyTouch to Android OS 2.2, people were ecstatic. They could almost taste that FroYo in their mouths, but now they will have to wait just a bit longer. T-Mobile originally planned to release Android OS 2.2 for MyTouch 3G users by October 25th, but T-Mobile gave an update on the status in their official forums. The date has been officially pushed back until December 15th. There was no specific reason for the push back, but T-Mobile must have had a good reason for it. Oh well, MyTouch 3G users will just have to wait another two months or so, but until we'll keep you updated on a change of date or if it comes out before December 15th. Via [tmonews]

HTC myTouch 3G’s Upgrade to Android 2.2 Happening Now

It was a week ago today that we last talked about the upgrade to Android 2.2 for the HTC myTouch 3G. The original myTouch 3G, the one that came out a year ago, is finally getting its just time in the lime light, as the Over the Air upgrade for the device is finally making its way out. It's a little behind schedule from those initial rumors we heard a week ago, that suggested the main part of the roll-out would begin on the 13th of October. But, it looks like that was just an initial wave.

HTC Magic Gets a Little Taste of Froyo [Video]

So, officially, the Dream and Magic (or G1 and myTouch, if you're local) aren't getting Android 2.2. But, thanks to the fact that there's a huge group out there that focus on creating all the goodness for HTC devices, official doesn't mean anything. As you can see here in this video, an HTC Magic does indeed have Froyo on it, and there's some things working. Though, there's a lot more that's not working (but everything can be fixed in time, right?).

Android 1.6 going OTA to G1 and myTouch 3G

Android 1.6 is currently being pushed out to T-Mobile USA subscribers, the carrier has confirmed, with myTouch 3G and G1 users told to expect a message on their handset alerting them to the new OS version.  Delivered as an OTA (over the air) update, OS 1.6 brings with it a refresh of the Android Market - complete with screenshots and more information - and a new, universal search feature.
"The rollout of Android 1.6 (Donut) to T-Mobile's G1 and myTouch 3G customers is now underway. The over-the-air update will be delivered to all G1 and myTouch customers in the coming days." T-Mobile USA statement
OS 1.6 also supports more screen resolutions, beyond the native HVGA of current handsets, as well as CDMA devices.  However those improvements won't make any difference to either the myTouch 3G (aka the HTC Magic) or the T-Mobile G1.  The update comes shortly after HTC updated their developers' handset with a build of 1.6, intended for coders to test their wares on the newly refreshed OS. Unfortunately, there's no way to prematurely trigger the new software, owners can only wait for their phones to flag up the update.  We'd be interested in hearing how Android Community users are finding OS 1.6, so let us know in the comments if your device has updated. [youtube][/youtube]

T-Mobile myTouch 3G pre-orders taken now: $199.99

Remember the T-Mobile myTouch 3G?  The phone we were excited about before spotting the HTC Hero?  Well, T-Mobile have launched their pre-order site for the upcoming smartphone, reminding us that there's a little over 27 days until it'll arrive in stores.  Existing T-Mobile customers can also choose to pre-order the myTouch 3G, priced at $199.99 with a new two-year contract, up until July 28th.  Be warned, though, there's our old friend the T-Mobile $18 upgrade fee, and up to $200 early-cancellation fees (though it's not clear whether that refers solely to the new contract or to any existing one you're locked into). The myTouch 3G itself - also known as the HTC Magic - has a 3.2-inch capacitive touchscreen, Android OS 1.5 Cupcake, HSPA and WiFi.  You can find our review of the smartphone in its Vodafone Europe guise here.

T-Mobile myTouch 3G gets official

As expected, T-Mobile USA have announced the myTouch 3G, their second Android handset and the follow-up to the T-Mobile G1.  Recognizable as the HTC Magic - which Android Community reviewed in back in May - the phone has a 3.2-inch HVGA resolution capacitive touchscreen, 3.2-megapixel camera and the usual array of Google applications. That includes YouTube, Google Maps (with Latitude and Street View), GTalk and GMail, support for IMAP, POP and Exchange accounts and one-touch media uploads.  However, for the first time on an Android device, T-Mobile have loaded an app called Sherpa, featuring GENIE (Geodelic ENgine for Interest Evaluation), onto the myTouch 3G, which promises to recognize patterns of use and offer suggestions based on past behaviours. The T-Mobile myTouch 3G is expected to go up for pre-order on July 8th, though initially only for existing subscribers to the carrier.  National availability is expected in early August, with the handset priced at $199.99 with a new two-year agreement.  Three color options will be release: black, white and merlot. [gallery]
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