Last year, we saw T-Mobile release HTC’s Doubleshot as the myTouch 4G Slide, which followed 2010’s release of the QWERTY-less original myTouch 4G. Since they arrived, we’ve seen both models get their fair share of software updates, and most recently HTC has been adding them to its bootloader unlock program. Now T-Mobile has revealed that another maintenance update is on its way, and should be coming to both phones shortly.
Starting today, the new myTouch 4G software starts going out, bringing the phone up to system software 2.32.531.1. As is common for [...]
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 [...]
Besides “don’t download apps from sketchy sources”, one of the big rules of keeping your Android device safe is “think carefully about approving app requests for system permissions”. That latter one can be tricky to encourage, since it requires the user to do a bit of critical thinking at the time of installation; does that Sudoku-solving app you downloaded really need the ability to send SMS messages? The idea is, though, that if you are smart about granting permissions, you can stop malicious apps from taking advantage of you. Sometimes it’s not [...]
Last time the T-Mobile myTouch 4G got an update it was Gingerbread back in July. Now, despite some users already receiving refreshes since last week, T-Mobile is officially starting the update roll-out today, going all the way through January 23.
The over-the-air update is Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread with Software version bumped to 2.32.531.1. It should bring Google security updates, a new version of Swype as well as additional software improvements. The refresh will be only delivered over-the-air with no manual download option so make sure you apply as soon as you have the update [...]
We’re happy to inform you, and you’ll be happy to find out that your T-Mobile G2 and/or your T-Mobile myTouch 4G will get its official Google Android 2.3 Gingerbread update in-store too from August 6. The information comes from the carrier itself and can be trusted. The two phones already started receiving the over-the-air update on July 27 and July 21.
Your T-Mobile G2 will get Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread along with new applications, such as Tell HTC and Google Books. Notification bar color scheme is changed to black and the battery indicator is new; so is the one [...]
Earlier this month T-Mobile announced the Gingerbread update for the myTouch 4G would begin rolling out “after 7/20/2011”. True to their word, reports are beginning to roll in that the update has begun to reach handsets OTA.
The update reportedly brings latest version of Swype, Exchange 2010 support, Bluetooth fixes, a more responsive display, fixes for various roaming issues, and other software enhancements.
If you haven’t gotten the OTA yet you can either be patient (they’re rolling it out in waves), or you can grab the leaked version of the ROM [...]
We’ve already seen a leaked Android 2.3 Gingerbread test ROM for the T-Mobile myTouch 4G back in May but it appears that another, more recent one, has recently surfaced on the forums. This comes in context with T-Mobile rolling out the official ROM to select users starting today.
The version numbers are 2.19.531.1 for the ROM and 126.96.36.199_26.11.04.03 for the Radio. It is Gingerbread with HTC Sense 2.1 and a couple of bugfixes since the last leak back in May. It’s unknown whether this is anything close to what T-Mobile will be officially rolling out but according [...]
Progress has been kind of slow on getting Gingerbread to T-Mobile’s myTouch 4G. Leaked ROMs have been popping up since early May, but we’re still waiting for a final version to start going out OTA. That should all change tomorrow, with distribution beginning got the MT4G’s Android 2.3.3 update.
At first, only a select group of users will be getting notifications that their updates are ready. T-Mobile looks like it will be easing itself into things, with no plans to rush the update out. More users will start getting the update in early August, but [...]
The initial version of Hulu Plus that made it to the Android Market only supported a select number of smartphones: Nexus One, Nexus S, HTC Inspire 4G, Motorola Droid II, Motorola Droid X, and the Motorola Atrix. The recently updated version adds four more devices to the list of working handsets, bringing the total to 10 supported phones.
As of the new version of Hulu Plus, you can enjoy on-demand video streaming on your HTC EVO 4G, HTC Thunderbolt, HTC myTouch 4G and G2. And, as with the original version, Hulu is committed to adding more and more devices to the list of [...]
With the US taking the day off to celebrate its independence, things are understandably a little quiet in the world of smartphones. One thing we haven’t had a shortage of today is news about deals, be those chances to get unique hardware on eBay or the possibility for a $150 iPhone 4. T-Mobile doesn’t want to be left out on the action, offering some steep discounts of its own.
T-Mobile recently announced the myTouch 4G Slide, coming to the carrier later this month with its 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon and QWERTY keyboard. We’re excited to see it arrive, but if [...]
Some of you have said that it’s not a fair comparison to benchmark different devices to determine which one is faster if their processors don’t run at the same speed. I’ve made the argument that’s the primary reason why benchmarking utilities exist: to compare dissimilar products.
For those of you who have wanted to see how two devices with the same clock-speed compare, I’ve got just the video for you! The HTC Desire HD versus the T-Mobile myTouch 4G, both with 1GHz processors, but very different resolutions. Which will win? Will the huge screen on [...]
We knew the HTC Glacier aka T-Mobile myTouch 4G will be shipping overseas as the Taiwanese manufacturer wants to promote the once T-Mobile-only smartphone but hunches for Canadian carriers Mobilicity and Videotron shed light on the device called Panache.
HTC has confirmed the Panache for the above mentioned carriers as the myTouch 4G debuts — even if not overseas yet — but outside of the U.S., just a bit to the north. The Panache is your regular myTouch 4G sporting a Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255 1GHz processor, 3.8-inch WVGA screen, 786MB RAM, 8 GB microSD card [...]
We told you that HTC might be planning on bringing the HTC Glacier — T-Mobile myTouch 4G — overseas but before that the smartphone will make its way to Mobilicity in Canada as the HTC Panache. From a recent HTC Glacier Gingerbread ROM leak we find out that Vidéotron Canada will also bring on the HTC Glacier.
The ROM leaked is an Android 2.3 Gingerbread ROM similar to what we’ve heard in the Mobilicity story. The device will probably run HTC Sense 2.1 on top of Google’s platform and should be released soon as the ROM leaked appears to be an official, final [...]
The T-Mobile myTouch 4G is a great smartphone and received 4 stars out of 5 in our review. You might also know it as the HTC Glacier but it also goes by the name of HTC Emerald in Canada, with Mobilicity now renaming it to HTC Panache and adding it soon to its Android line-up.
The Canadian wireless telecommunications provider will soon add the HTC Panache renamed myTouch 4G to its offer going for $499.99 with no contract. According to Mobilesyrup, it should be launching later this or early the next week, with its 3.8-inch widescreen WVGA display, 1GHz processor, five-megapixel [...]
HTC may be planning to release the T-Mobile myTouch 4G internationally, we’ve learned. Evidence suggests that the UK would be a likely destination. Although it’s been on the market now for over four months, the MT4G — codename: Glacier — still possesses the spec sheet of high- to mid-end device, with a 1GHz processor, 3.8-inch WVGA screen, 768MB of RAM, and a five megapixel camera with flash, not to mention a front-facing cam for video calls.
In the render above, which we suspect is recent, all myTouch branding has been eliminated in favor of a slightly [...]
The T-Mobile myTouch 4G is a great smartphone that got 4 points out of 5 in our review and you can now have it for free over at T-Mobile with a web-only offer valid until May 5.
Released in November 2010, the T-Mobile myTouch 4G, made by HTC, operates on the carrier’s 4G HSPA+ network, is powered by Google Android 2.2 Froyo and packs a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 768MB of RAM, 3.7GB of ROM, 3.8-inch display with WVGA resolution, front-facing 0.3-megapixel camera for video chat and a five-megapixel camera at the back with LED flash and autofocus.
Free is a [...]
The Google Android 2.3 Gingerbread ROM leaks just keep on coming and the latest one to join the crop is the T-Mobile myTouch 4G which receives its Android 2.3.3 leak treat, meaning an official version should be pushed out soon.
It’s currently a Test ROM so unless you’re a ROM chef or an advanced user who wants to take a look inside and tear it apart you should hold back as an official release shouldn’t be that far now. The new feature here — aside from the platform number and your anticipated bugfixes — is a Quick Settings menu which you can pull [...]
HTC just released the sourcecode for the kernels on their Aria, Desire Z, Desire HD and myTouch 4G. These devices have had their kernels released previously so today’s release represents updates, bug-fixes, and improvements.
The kernel is “the central component of most computer operating systems; it is a bridge between applications and the actual data processing done at the hardware level. The kernel’s responsibilities include managing the system’s resources (the communication between hardware and software components). Usually as a basic component of an [...]
Today the CyanogenMod team made Release Candidates of CyanogenMod 7 available for the Nexus One, T-Mobile G2, myTouch 4G, and Evo 4G. CM7 is based on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread AOSP source, plus a bunch of tweaks, additions, and improvements.
A Release Candidate (RC) is just that, it’s a release of the code that could become final if no bugs are found. Generally a CM build will go through two or three RCs before it’s finally released. RCs should be usable as your daily driver, and in my experience, there’s no reason not to use CM7 RC1 on your [...]
T-Mobile has announced a two-day Valentine’s Promotion kicking in Friday, February 11 until Saturday, February 12, where all T-Mobile phones, including the latest and greatest, will be offered for free.
Signing up for smartphone qualifying plans on two-year contracts, customers will be able to choose from 30 phones in Magenta’s line-up, including the popular T-Mobile myTouch 4G, HTC HD7, T-Mobile G2 and Samsung Vibrant.
On the other hand, TmoNews ran a Rebate Form for the two days where T-Mobile lists the free smartphones, as well as those requiring a purchase [...]
For the last several days I’ve had the opportunity to review T-Mobile’s latest HSPA+ phone (which they’re billing as 4G): the myTouch 4G. I haven’t been particularly impressed with the older siblings in the myTouch family, and brought that scepticism with me. To my delight, the myTouch 4G has completely redeemed the family name! Let’s take a closer look at the myTouch 4G and see why it’s earned my respect.
Calling opening the myTouch 4G an “unboxing” isn’t really accurate, the phone doesn’t come in a [...]
A car dock would seem more useful than a “swivel dock” for your desk. Be that as it may, T-Mobile has announced the latter of the two for US$49.99. Just as we suspected, the gold-dots on the myTouch 4G function just like those on the Nexus One, passing power from the dock to the device, and I suspect letting the device and the dock communicate via Bluetooh.
Further details are unknown, and the T-Mobile myTouch 4G accessories page is disappointingly sparse.
Does this look like an accessory you’d buy for your myTouch 4G? What other accessories are you [...]
One of the more advertised “features” of the T-Mobile myTouch 4G is video calling via the built-in Qik app. Qik is supposed to be better than Apple’s FaceTime because you can make and receive calls anywhere you’ve got a data connection — not just over Wi-Fi.
How does it work in practice? When I say “not that well”, that’s a compliment. How bad was it? Watch the video below.
I took the myTouch 4G connected over T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network, and the Sprint Samsung Epic 4G connected to Sprint’s network, and tried to [...]