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When will T-Mobile myTouch get Android 2.2 Froyo update? Tomorrow!

October 12, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka

Firmware updates, HTC, T-Mobile

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Hey, there, myTouch owner. Almost didn’t see you there. Though I may have forgotten you (no, just kidding), T-Mobile USA hasn’t. The Magenta clan will finally deliver Android 2.2 to its original myTouch users beginning tomorrow.

Unofficial blog TmoNews obtained a screenshot of an internal T-Mobile announcement promising that beginning tomorrow, myTouch 1.0 users will begin receiving an update to the latest version of Google Android 2.2, nicknamed Froyo. The update will take place in stages over the next two weeks and will be assigned to users across the country, so there’s no need to obsessively check your phone tomorrow if you’re not among the first batch of recipients.

It’s important to note that that this update applies only to the original myTouch 3G, not the subsequent Fender LE edition or the version of the phone with the 3.5mm headphone jack. T-Mobile promises to update those devices, along with the myTouch Slide, at an unnamed date.

I know that there are T-Mobile employees who read this site, so allow me to take the time and say, “Thank You” for recognizing the importance of getting your customers off outdated software. It’s inexcusable for carriers and manufacturers to not support devices capable of handling Froyo without issue, and I’m glad that at least T-Mo and HTC are trying to keep its “No phone left behind” promise. The G1 is likely stuck on Donut forever because of hardware issues, but let’s try to maximize the number of folks capable of using Android’s many features.