First I’d like to say I am glad to be back! I’ve been on a bit of a unexpected hiatus, but now back to the grind. And I can’t think of any better way than beginning with some real big news for the all of you first generation Android owners out there. It has been a long, long wait but the biggest update to drop since Android 1.6, is finally here!
I’m sure some of you have heard the rumors for months, and the more recent rumors, the wait is over. As of late yesterday, only original MyTouch 3G owners have started to see the official android 2.2 Froyo update being pushed out via over-the-air update (OTA). It seems that a lot of users have already been reached, with the rest being updated by the end of the month.
The update brings some long awaited and big improvements. The biggest being the new integrated Microsoft Exchange client, which supports email, calendar and contact sync. There is also T-Mobile’s new Faves Gallery, which gives users quick and unique access to about 20 of their most favorite contacts. Some of the smaller improvements you might notice include changes to the camera and camcorder software, and more language support. Also improved and updated Google Maps and YouTube apps, and the most up-to-date versions of Facebook and Twitter.
The one big addition that is missing is Adobe Flash support. Unfortunately the MyTouch 3G doesn’t meet the minimum CPU requirement, but don’t worry I’m sure the Devs are working on that issue as we speak.
As I said earlier this OTA update is only for the original MyTouch 3G, but those of you with the Fender or MyTouch 1.2 editions (3.5mm), don’t worry you should be seeing the update “in the coming weeks”.