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MyTouch 3G Slide gets OTA update, no Froyo yet

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 03 Aug 2010 19:10 User comments (3)

MyTouch 3G Slide gets OTA update, no Froyo yet T-Mobile MyTouch 3G Slide owners will begin receiving an OTA update for their Android operating system tomorrow, but it is not the highly anticipated Android 2.2 Froyo upgrade.
Along with optimizations comes some nice bug fixes as well, including a fix for an issue that has been quite annoying to me as an owner; the inability to receive MMS when connected to Wi-Fi.

Says T-Mobile: "Beginning August 4, T-Mobile will send an over-the-air (OTA) update to myTouch 3G Slide customers, which will provide a number of benefits, including increased battery performance and enhancements to software features such as Faves Gallery and Genius Button. The update will be sent to customers in staggered waves beginning August 4 and we anticipate all customers will receive it by August 19."

The improvements to Battery Life consist of "Updates to the T-Mobile online contact backup connection, which will improve battery life."

Users will now be able to send and receive MMS messages when connected to Wi-Fi.

The "Genius Button" is now improved with the "Ability to turn GPS on and off using your voice, such as “Turn GPS on.” The button will also announce Caller ID for incoming voice calls and allow you to “Answer” or “Ignore” using your voice. Finally, the button will announce incoming text messages and allow you to “reply” with dictation."

Furthermore, the "Faves Gallery" is improved "the Faves icon being displayed beside notifications that appear while the device is locked to indicate that the communication is coming from one of your Faves. Fave photo display speed will be enhanced. Finally, general stability will be improved, including more seamless scrolling and consistent display of photos."

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3 user comments

13.8.2010 20:21
Unverified new user

For those of you who have not yet received the FroYo update - you can still watch Flash videos on your android device by downloading Skyfire Mobile Browser.”

215.8.2010 10:36
Unverified new user

That's funny because I can view flash content just fine on the default browser (2.1 stock)...

318.8.2010 9:40
Unverified new user

Yes! The MyTouch Slide can play some/many flash videos, I have vicited many websites, with umm say medium size flash video players and works fine!
I don't care about sucky-ass flash games, being able to play flash video content is more interesting.
But can't play Facebook, MySpace, Veoh, nor Hulu and others videos, Huli don't support the platform, while I don't know if that's the case for the rest of websites, I think is mostly a matter of flash video size, but mostly medium size videos players are ok.
The phone is currently the best lowend android phone! In my opinion.
¤I recoment to install the. LauncherPro and the Beautiful Widgets, combined, they give a good look of the Froyo and Sense Home clock. :P with this, I'm not imp atient for the Froyo update :P
Saludos :)

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