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T-Mobile G1 Android 1.5 update gets delayed

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 19 May 2009 21:42 User comments (6)

T-Mobile G1 Android 1.5 update gets delayed T-Mobile has announced today that the anticipated rollout of the Android 1.5 update for the G1 smartphone has been delayed at least one week, from the end of May to the first week of June.
The carrier did not say much but did say the delay is necessary to "ensure optimal functionality and smooth delivery."

The most anticipated addition is the the on-screen keyboard. Users will be able to enter text while the phone is in portrait mode instead of having to rotate to landscape mode and open the keyboard. The new update will also add more Home Screen widgets including a widgets for the user's calendar, a music player, and a picture frame.

The addition of video recording, as well as the addition of video playback support for MPEG-4 and 3GP, is a welcome addition for many whose biggest complaint is the lack of video recording using the built-in camera.

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6 user comments

120.5.2009 2:08

I have the jf 1.5 like a lot of people do, and I've noticed a lot of more stability, it's more fluid, and no more blank screens after closing an application. Very pleased after update.

220.5.2009 12:04

i just ordered this phone, hopefully the update fixes all the bugs people were talking about.

not a bad deal with tmobile, you can get it with unlimited internet for 65 a month. all my friends are paying close to 100 with other companies

320.5.2009 15:42

I don't know about the on screen keyboard being the most awaited thing in Cupcake. I have aHome, so i have the on screen keyboard, have for a while now. I myself have been waiting for a video recorder. How they missed that one in the initial release is beyond me.

422.5.2009 18:14

the initial release didnt even let you post pictures into sms's from what i heard. its their first phone, so its expected to takes while before good software becomes available.

i just got my g1 yesterday and am completely impressed with it after i figured it all out. one drawback is the 3.5mm jack is missing.

also video playback has yet to be developed other than 3gp and low quality crap. That will all come in time though.

522.5.2009 20:11

I've had the G1 since day 1 of release. I remember going into the market on my handset, and there being less than 25 apps in the store. I have been anxiously awaiting this update since I first heard about it a couple months ago.

Now, if they can somehow make the ability to use my mobile as a modem.....without either taking the app off the market, or making me pull my hair out from not understanding what I have to do to use the 3rd party software, then I will be happy!!

622.5.2009 21:36

I got my G1 in Feb, but only cause I couldn't find an iPhone for less then $400. I'm relatively happy...wish the games were a little better. But that said, if I find an iPhone for like $150...goodbye G1.

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