January 23, 2009 | by Andrew Kameka
The highly-anticipated “Cupcake” update to the Android platform will not be released to T-Mobile G1 owners in the near future, according to a post by the T-Mobile Support Forums administrator. Quoting a message sent to him by the T-Mobile Public Relations departments, he stated:
“According to the Android team, ‘Cupcake,’ which is the code name for an Android software build, is still a work in progress that is considered to be a development branch and not for general availability.
We will update you as T-Mobile G1 software updates are made available to T-Mobile customers. “
It seems Cupcake won’t be sent to G1 owners any time in the immediate future. This is especially disheartening for anyone waiting on the number of new features and product enhancements that Cupcake promised. G1 users will have to wait even longer as a strictly-development build is sure to take longer than the “late January” delivery that GoogleAndBlog claimed was confirmed by T-Mobile insiders.
In his post, the T-Mobile Support Forums Administrator went on to question the validity of an “internal memo” that fueled the rumors, saying, “Personally, I get e-mails, not memos. Memos are kinda Office Space.” He also stated that contacting in-the-know people yielded no more information about when T-Mobile customers could expect an over-the-air update of the Cupcake features.
The Android Roadmap still lists Cupcake as “very much a work in progress,” and coupled with the steps necessary for a carrier to test and approve an OTA update, this is not encouraging news for anyone eager to see improvements made to their G1 software.