What a glorious day. After months and months of waiting, T-Mobile is beginning to push out Android 1.5 aka Cupcake to G1 users in the US and UK. After seeing Cupcake made available to Android Dev Phone users we knew that it'd only be time for it to reach us regular G1 folk. No longer will we have to scour youtube for Cupcake demo videos or drool over photos--we'll all be getting our own Cupcake very, very soon!

Our own G1 hasn't gotten to taste the goodness of Cupcake yet but we're hoping yours is a different story. Let us know if you got the Cupcake update in the comments or in this forum thread!

 
There are 18 comments

Munted says:

You say "officially" but don't include a link to some sort of source. Is there a press release or something?

shootingblue says:

Now there is misinformation out their that "cupcake" will break all your apps. This is just not true. I've been running atleast some version of cupcake for the last month and 95% of the apps I use work just fine. There is a story on android community that Big Japan (makers of shopsavy) is upset because cupcake is breaking their app and they will have to fix it. I've looked into this a bit closer. It seems the apps that are breaking are the ones that "backdoor" the system and manipulate hardware without your knowledge (kinda like how shopsavy activates your wifi without your permission). Flashlight apps don't work because they "backdoor" the display setting. These Dev's were told long ago not to do this because it would be fixed in the future. I think this is a good thing because if will force Dev's to code their apps correctly and make your phone more secure from malicious apps.

shootingblue says:

sorry meant to reply to the post below

Anonymous says:

so will this make most of the market applications I use unusable? I'm thinking I may just wait bc I don't need cupcake that badly to give up some the apps that I now rely on like astrid and calorie counter. Anyone else can weigh in on this?

Munted says:

"Anyone else can weigh in on this?"
hohoho, I see what you did there. Although Google said that the most popular apps failed when they did their testing, it shouldn't be too bad. But it might be worth holding off on the update and see what others say, like you said.

Anonymous says:

Yeah, what's the source on this?

BrewCrew says:

Got the update saturday, overnight.. The camera feature is a ton better, and the keyboard is cool, but not real sure what else it did. Oh it did change the style of contacts..

Anonymous says:

Uh...where are the "downloaders"???
I havent seen one poster on BGR, Engadget, or here talk about receieving this update...something is messed up....

Harry says:

They must have heard from somewhere. I am excited. Can't wait. Give it time. Not even half the day yet. I remember when Chrome came out it came out 3pm est. You could always call them and they could force push it to you...

Chad says:

I have not gotten it, nor have I heard about it being released from any other news source. However, I am eagerly awaiting it's release. I called T-Mobile for the previous release RC-33 and they said they won't push it - that it isn't up to them. So you'll have to wait for it!

Anonymous says:

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE Do not call I work for t-mobile in the pda and g1 tech support and am a dedicated G-1 user myself. I have not recieved the update nor have they told us its rolling out but the previous poster was absolutely right we have no way to push the update through the OTA doesn't come from us it comes from google (and if you can find googles number more power to you). I am waiting for the update too hopefully it will be out soon. Please don't call, my job is hard enough already hahaha.

Anonymous says:

I don't know where the information came from either; in fact, either does T-Mobile. I found this on the official T-Mobile Android G1 Forum:

http://forums.t-mobile.com/tmbl/board/message?board.id=87&thread.id=29667

shootingblue says:

take a look at the date on that post. Its from January

DP says:

I just got off of the phone with a T-Mobile rep and i asked them about the cupcake update for the G1 and she said...

"Unfortunately, G1 update is only available for UK customer but we are working on the updates now. Please stay on track"

I asked for a date and she said...

"As of this moment there is no particular date as to when it will be available but we will post in once we have the updates."

We've been "staying on track for months now" hahaha.

Anonymous says:

They must have heard from somewhere. I am excited. Can't wait. Give it time. Not even half the day yet. I remember when Chrome came out it came out 3pm est. You could always call them and they could force push it to you...

Anonymous says:

I just came to know abt 1.5 update firmware. However, do I need to wait for update from my phone (my phone asking me to download) or I use the us/uk update. I bought my phone in singapore and wondering if I use the us/uk update, will it work on my phone? Also, I'm eager to get the 1.5 update and mine is 1.1 I'm a g1 user too..

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