Generally speaking, you don’t need to leave your Wi-Fi turned on when your screen is turned off, and Android has a settings area where you can set your Wi-Fi sleep time accordingly. It’s buried pretty deep in the settings, so some people may not even know it exists.
To make sure your Wi-Fi radio is set how you want it (to maximize battery life, or to maximize convenience), open up Settings, Wireless & networks, Wi-Fi settings, press the menu button, Advanced, Wi-Fi sleep policy, and make the change.
These settings can be set and customized by your carrier [...]
What apps come pre-loaded on the T-Mobile myTouch 4G? Glad you asked! Let’s take a look!
The first thing you’re going to notice on any phone is the user-interface, or UI. This iteration of the myTouch comes pre-laoded with a customized version of HTC’s Sense UI. In all honesty, this is the first version of Sense that I’ve used that didn’t irritate me in use. There are still some things that I think the stock Android OS and app suite does better, but I’m glad that HTC is continuing to push their UI forward and make improvements that are more [...]
This morning, HTC released the sourcecode to the T-Mobile myTouch 4G’s kernel. This doesn’t mean much to the average Android user, but to developers and modders it means that ROMs and tweaks can be developed to enable all sorts of customizations and optimizations.
Along with the myTouch 4G kernel, HTC also published a pair of “Maintenance Releases” for the T-Mobile G2 and Droid Incredible.
This isn’t the entire sourcecode for the device as some other news outlets are reporting, it’s just the kernel, not any proprietary, closed-source [...]
The T-Mobile myTouch 4G is fast, but just how fast is it? In this video we’ll take a look at how it performs in Quadrant, how fast the wireless is, and why having 802.11n on a phone is important.
These tests were all run with a recently factory-reset device, no rooting, over-clocking, or other “shenanigans” were applied. The apps needed to run the tests were installed (which required supplying Google credentials to the Android Market), and a WiFi location was added.
To start with we fire up Quadrant to benchmark overall device performance. The phone [...]
T-Mobile’s at it again in its attempts to show the world that its sort-of-but-not-really 4G network is superior to AT&T’s 3G network. A follow up to its first TV spot called “Piggyback” (where the AT&T network, played by a balding middle-aged man, is causing undo stress to an iPhone by riding on his shoulders), the new ad features the AT&T network toting around an iPhone on a small bicycle, while the faster T-Mobile network — represented by an attractive female on a speedbike — is emphasizing how the myTouch 4G can do video chat [...]
T-Mobile’s myTouch 4G hasn’t been out for very long, but it’s apparently similar enough to the G2 that what was learned in permanently rooting the G2 was applicable to doing the same on the myTouch 4G.
Rooting the myTouch 4G and installing a custom ROM carries with it the same warnings and disclaimers: attempting to do either or both could brick your phone, cause it to function poorly, or not at all. Any damage done is on your shoulders. You’ve been warned.
1. Head to the Android Market, download and install the latest version of [...]
The T-Mobile myTouch 4G comes with a video camera that does HD right out of the box, all you have to do is launch the camcorder app and change the settings up to 720p and you’re recording.
It uses the same camera app as the HTC Desire HD which provides are very smooth and fluid recording experience. I held the camera at arm’s length, trying to record some motion, fine detail, color contrast (yes, I found some flowers), and didn’t take the video through any processing or editing. I just copied it to my laptop and uploaded it straight to YouTube. What do you [...]
I got a package from FedEx and inside was the T-Mobile 4G! What can you expect if you decide to get this killer Android phone? Let’s take a look!
First off, this phone comes in some packaging that’s unusual for an Android phone, but not that unusual for a myTouch phone from T-Mobile. The phone comes packed in its very own carrying case that holds everything securely and provides a very elegant presentation. The cables, wall wort, headphones, and even the rubber bands that hold them all together are uncharacteristically white. The headphone and USB cables have a very [...]
T-Mobile is really pushing hard to inform the world of its “4G” network. As a reminder, T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network is not a true 4G technology as is LTE (coming soon from Verizon and AT&T) and WiMax (currently available from Sprint). The reason that T-Mobile can get away with touting its network as “4G” is because it can achieve 4G-like speeds of around 12mbps down to start (if you remember, we got our EVO 4G cranking at around 5mbps down on Sprint’s WiMax network) with much higher theoretical speeds in the future. To the consumer, it [...]
We’re now about a day away from the release of the high-end myTouch 4G on T-Mobile, an HTC phone that rocks Android 2.2. It’s got a multitasking-friendly 768MB of RAM, a 1GHz Snapdragon CPU, a front-facing camera for video calls, and support for T-Mobile’s fast HSPA+ network. For those of you interested in learning more about the new smartphone, T-Mobile has released four official videos showing several of the features of the myTouch 4G. There are about fifteen videos in total, but we’ve posted the most interesting ones here, showing the Genius button, which [...]
Referred to – up until now – as the “new myTouch” “coming soon”, we’ve had pretty good indications that the myTouch 4G will be hitting T-Mobile stores on November 3 and as we were getting closer to the date, more details emerged.
T-Mobile is officially referring to the device as the myTouch 4G now as the handset will deliver “blazing fast access to websites, applications, videos, downloads and more” on T-Mobile’s rapidly expanding HSPA+ network. The magenta carrier also publicly announced that the myTouch 4G is expected [...]
There’s not much mystery left to the T-Mobile myTouch 4G, seeing how it was already given an official launch by Verizon, and unofficial — but probably accurate — release date by the rumor mill; really the only questions now concern price and performance. Well with the likely ship date of November 3rd fast approaching, pricing can’t remain a secret for long, and the device is already being put through its paces as evidenced in several hands-on videos already popping up around the webs. Below you’ll find a solid example of such footage courtesy of [...]
The highly anticipated T-Mobile myTouch 4G will arrive in exactly one week from now as the release date has been confirmed for November 3 and T-Mobile has started a sneak preview of the upcoming accessories for the handsets.
Pouches, holsters, desk holders and multi-color protective skins are pictured in a Facebook album so you can make up your mind starting now as per what accessories you will buy together with your myTouch 4G. According to TmoNews, there’s also a teaser video on T-Mobile U.S.A.’s Facebook page and you can watch it by clicking the video [...]
Back in the day when we referred to the T-Mobile myTouch 4G as the myTouch HD – before we had a confirmation of its official naming – we posted about a rumor according to which the device, manufactured by HTC, will be launched on T-Mobile on November 3, 2010. Late last week we’ve seen pictures of the four color flavors the myTouch 4G will be available in and today we have a confirmation for its launch date.
According to a screen capture TmoNews published, the T-Mobile myTouch 4G will be available on November 3 in one particlar retail store that got the e-mail [...]
The HTC Glacier knows previously as the T-Mobile myTouch HD and more recently, T-Mobile myTouch 4G, was rumored to be launched on the magenta carrier on November 3 according to a trusted tipster back in September.
Officially announced by T-Mobile on October 4, the Android 2.2 device is expected to feature HD video recording, video chat, 4G-like HSPA+ internet speeds and you can register to be the first to find out about the device over at the carrier’s webpage. If rumors about November 3 are true and let’s not forget about the Project Emerald from the leaked roadmap, [...]