Android 1.6 'Donut' Coming to Vodafone UK October 19th

T-Mobile US has already begun its rollout of the Android 1.6 'Donut' update to T-Mobile G1 and myTouch 3G users but what about the rest of the world? It looks like Vodafone UK customers will be able to enjoy their 'Donut' on October 19th because according to a Vodafone Forum Moderator (opens in new tab), that's when Vodafone is going to start pushing out the update. Enjoy UK HTC Magic owners!

We still haven't heard official word from Rogers in Canada, so if any of our neighbors to the north hear anything 'Donut' related, be sure to let us know so we can pass it along!

Though it's very convenient to have Android OS updates pushed OTA to our handsets, we're wondering if a manual option would be more efficient. Instead of relying on carriers to decide when we can update, couldn't they offer users the option to download the update off their website? Makes sense to us. What about you guys?

Thanks Carl C for the tip!

Casey Chan
  • My wife's new myTouch was updated last Saturday morning. I got tired of waiting for my G1 to get updated. So I did it myself.
  • Android should be released manually first so geeks can do it, then pushed out later over OTA. I have an email in with Roger's asking about Donut... two days later and no word yet.
  • Just got a response from Rogers today... they say they don't comment on when software updates are available for mobile phones. Lol. Can't wait for competition to arrive in Canada later this year.
  • I have a Magic in Australia on 3 (The Carrier). No word on Donut update yet. HTC's twitter Account peeps replied saying that They will update there when its available. pathetic thing that 1 country gets update while Every other country does not. :( No sign of Sense Ui update for my Magic either.
  • does donut provide multitouch to the mytouch like the hero?
  • I don't think so. Multi touch on the Hero is added by HTC. And as standard the multi touch on the Hero is limited. Google won't be adding multi touch to Android until Eclair (December I think). I own a "with Google" HTC Magic in the UK and I can't wait for Eclair. I don't think Android will come into its own until then.