T-Mobile G1 may get Android 2.x update

I picked up a T-Mobile G1 back when T-Mobile launched the device in late 2008 and wrote my most extensive review ever on the device. I still have my G1 and after using lots of different Android devices I still like it because the keyboard is one of the best on mobile phones and the device is still very capable. I just read some great news for those of us who still own a G1 and that is we may see an Eclair Android 2.x update soon.

I picked up a T-Mobile G1 back when T-Mobile launched the device in late 2008 and wrote my most extensive review ever on the device. I still have my G1 and after using lots of different Android devices I still like it because the keyboard is one of the best on mobile phones and the device is still very capable. I just read some great news for those of us who still own a G1 and that is we may see an Eclair Android 2.x update soon.

I know there are ways to get this now on the G1 through ROM cooking and rooting, but it will be nice to see an official T-Mobile OTA update come to G1 owners. I do have to wonder how well it can run on the G1 given the limited amount of memory and the 528MHz process on the device. I have been happy with the 1.6 update that gave us Google Maps Navigation so this would be even better to see first generation Android owners getting the latest operating system, similar to iPhone user experiences. I actually had a few relatives showing me their G1 over Christmas dinner and they were very happy with their Android device.

I will update this post if we can get some official T-Mobile confirmation of this upgrade.

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