There's a bit of confusion in Australia and Asia around the launch of the HTC Dream slated for February 16. The Dream (known to us as the G1) will be launched on Optus, yet a G2 is said to be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on the same date. Hmmm.

So, the million dollar question is, should customers pass on the G1 and wait for the G2? According to an Australian tech site, Smarthouse, the answer is: "It emerged that the answer may lie in the fact that G2 may possibly be a software upgrade that may be downloaded to the launched Google phone."

I don't know about you, but my skepticism/confusion meter (it's a dual-function meter) starts pegging in the red when I see "may", then "may possibly" in the same sentence. Will G2 be a new T-Mobile smartphone or will it be a software upgrade, or both? Will it be available to G1 owners? What do you think?

Thanks for the tip, Yoshi!



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Is G2 a New Phone or G1 Software Upgrade?


Hello I'm new to the g1 google and I keep getten messages for the new 9 free upgrades but it never doea it y I'm really loven my phone but damn the probs I keep getten is not worth this damn phone so what's up with this g2 I really hope its an upgrade bc the upgrades I have are great now so I geuss will see lovw ya g1 users

I recieved a new G1 phone last week that replaced my old one. the new phone has really old software, and the phone is not updateing like tmobile said it would. can I go get an update somewhere since my phone is not recieving any from tmobile? Thanks