Finally, after so many months in the dark, it looks like the T-Mobile myTouch 3G will get an update to Android 2.1. Hip hip hooray! According to Andrew Sherrard, T-Mobile's VP of Product Innovation, the myTouch 3G will receive the update to 2.1 and the updated UI that we've seen in the myTouch Slide. Features like the 'Genius' button will also be put into the myTouch which means the myTouch 3G will pretty much become a brand new device.

As great as this is, it's not too surprising. Rogers has planned an upgrade for the Magic for some time already, so it's more like a confirmation. T-Mobile is currently doing internal testing to fix out the bugs so everything will be in working order. Sadly the timeline is the ever so vague "soon". Check out the myTouch Slide UI in action to get an idea of what your myTouch 3G will look like in the future. [techland via tmonews]

 
There are 5 comments

kek0000 says:

WOOOOHOOOOO!!!! I will unroot my phone to get this update ... test it out ... then probably root it again. **shrug** Once you root, anything else just kinda seems like a step back, even with an update.

DVNO says:

This is huge! Now i don't have to buy my girlfriend the slide when it comes out. Her mytouch will be just fine now! Awesome. Now to get my N1 the 2.2 update......

forward this news to my friend, who owns mytouch 3g and always jealous of my 2.1 on nexus one.

sonaligrawal says:

Please do something for us G1 users as well..I so envy the new models now :(

flizz says:

FINALLY!!!!!!!!!1