It looks like the sale of smartphones with locked bootloaders isn’t going away anytime soon, at least so long as the wishes of carriers continue to influence manufacturer decisions. While the reality of the situation may be disappointing to developers, at least we’re seeing a growing number of phones that can be unlocked with manufacturer blessing (at the cost of their warranties). We got news last month of HTC bringing such unlock support to another half-a-dozen of its Androids. Today we learn of the next series of handsets to come to HTC’s unlock service, with a [...]
Little by little, carriers continue to push out updates to those Android models that have yet to make the jump to Froyo. While we anxiously await Android 2.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich?), and with Gingerbread still a rarity, many of us are still hanging onto phones running older editions of Google’s operating system. Owners of the myTouch 3G, its Fender Limited Edition, and soon the Samsung Fascinate, are joining the world of Android 2.2 with newly-available updates.
T-Mobile is sending out Froyo to the myTouches, bringing them up to Android 2.2.1. The OTA update that has just [...]
According to an “official statement” from T-Mobile, the “Fender” limited edition of the myTouch 3G as well as the myTouch 3G “3.5mm Jack” versions will be getting an update to Android 2.2 Froyo starting later this week.
This means that new apps will become available to users with these phones, corporate email via Microsoft Exchange will be more “native” to the device, and other Froyo-dependent enhancements will be available.
UPDATE 1/10/11: We are working hard to make sure all myTouch 3G 3.5mm Jack and myTouch Fender LE [...]