T-Mobile MyTouch 3G to get Android 2.1 and Sense UI Blessing

by Antony on May 11, 2010

Good news for T-Mobile customers owning HTC Magic (MyTouch) 3G Android handsets, users will soon be blessed with Android 2.1 update. Currently, T-Mobile is actively working to port the Android 2.1 OS to MyTouch 3G anytime soon. The Android 2.1 software update for HTC Magic (MyTouch) 3G will provide exciting new widgets, wallpaper functionality and a security upgrades.


Andrew Sherrard, VP of Production Innovation for T-Mobile had stated that myTouch 3G  will be upgraded to Android 2.1. The update is under testing and will be released after the testing is completed. The upgrade will include the up-gradation of the vanilla Android UI to Sense UI which is build for “T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide”. 

It is being reported that the HTC magic aka MyTouch 3G will also support features like “Genius Button” which was supposed to come in “T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide” in which there is a physical button present on the handset that acts as a voice-command interface, enabling translation of speech-to-text of text messages and email, as well as allow some software to be accessed via voice. 

Now, here we have a mystery that how this feature comes to MyTouch 3G upgrade without a physical button on the handset. There is no specific information available as to how the genius button will be implemented but it is rumored that a Virtual Genius Button will be provided in the upgrade instead of a real hard button.

Android 2.1 update bring following goodies to your HTC Magic (myTouch) 3G

  • Speech to Text , within virtual keyboard
  • Animated Wallpapers and multiple home screens
  • Facebook App and Widget
  • Google Maps Updates with Multi touch support
  • Support for Bluetooth headset multi function for initiating voice calls
  • Ongoing battery life optimization

Currently, there is no ETA available yet. So the MyTouch 3G users have to wait for the 2.1 update. We will keep you updated on this. Stay Tuned!

Via – TMO news

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