T-Mobile myTouch 3G gets Froyo tomorrow, T-Mobile G2 gets OTA update that brings tethering
It’s T-Mobile-related software news time. First off, T-Mobile’s original myTouch 3G (not the myTouch 3G Slide, Fender or 3.5mm jack myTouch 3G) is set to receive an update to Google’s latest version of its mobile operating system, Android 2.2 Froyo.
This update will roll out between tomorrow and October 25th, so you might still need a bit of patience if you have a myTouch 3G. But hey, it will definitely be worth it, since Froyo will probably make your device feel like new.
T-Mobile’s G2 has apparently begun receiving an update of its own today (or at least a small subset of G2 owners have). It’s likely that this is a limited test release and not a full roll out of this update.
Nevertheless, those happy few that did get it report that wireless tethering (a strange omission from the G2’s shipping ROM) is now working, as is Wi-Fi (UMA) calling. These seem to be the only features added to the G2, and alongside them the update may of course contain unspecified bug fixes and enhancements.
Since this wasn’t officially announced, don’t be too hopeful that you’ll receive it, at least not yet. Also, if you’ve ‘soft rooted’ your G2, it’s best you avoid this update for now, as it unroots the device.
This test may indicate that an official update or full roll out is imminent. And it should be, since the missing tethering option has been less than well received by the first owners of the G2.