March 11, 2009 | by Andrew Kameka
Tell me if you’ve heard this one before: a T-Mobile rep claims that Cupcake is coming soon, blogs report on the story, and then it turns out that things weren’t as cheery as they seemed. Well, Android users who haven’t tired of this story will get a kick out of hearing it retold to them yet again.
Pocket Lint reports that a spokesperson for T-Mobile has “confirmed” that a “Cupcake” firmware update will hit the T-Mobile G1 next month. The blog quoted the spokesperson as saying “We will be offering G1 users the firmware update sometime in April…We can’t say whether this will be connected with the launch of the HTC Magic as we aren’t aware of what alternations if any they are making to the operating system.”
The previous circus of Cupcake promises means that there isn’t a mountain of salt big enough to stress caution concerning this news. We’ve all heard it before and been disappointed. However, it does seem more plausible this time around because the HTC Magic requires the most popular “Cupcake” feature, the on-screen keyboard. The device cannot be released without it since it lacks a physical keyboard, and we’ve already seen a couple other features from the development branch revealed lately. It would make sense for T-Mobile to create a firmware that delivers the same feature to the G1 users who have been salivating for Cupcake for months.
According to Pocket Lint’s source, the new features that will appear on the next firmware update also include:
- Video recording
- Voice recording
- Stereo Bluetooth
The wait and see game continues.