Here’s a heads up for you T-Mobile users out there: the much anticipated Android 1.6 update is now available.
According to Mobile Crunch, T-Mobile has begun rolling out this latest firmware today. The Android 1.6 SDK has been released to developers since mid of September, and it’s only fitting that an appropriate update be now made available for T-Mobile G1 and myTouch 3G users.
Here’s the official statement of T-Mobile regarding Android 1.6:
The rollout of Android 1.6 (Donut) to T-Mobile’s G1 and myTouch 3G customers is now underway, and provides new features and software enhancements. The update also includes an important fix for isolated instances of system reboots after dialing 911. We have worked with Google and HTC on a solution, and the rollout of Android 1.6 is being accelerated to ensure the system reboot fix is rapidly delivered to our customers.
The over-the-air update will be delivered to all G1 and myTouch customers in the coming days. Given the system reboot fix, we strongly encourage all users to install Android 1.6 when prompted to do so.
Regarding new and enhanced features, Android 1.6 includes:
* An improved Android Market experience that makes it easier to discover great applications.
* An integrated camera, camcorder, and gallery interface.
* Updated Voice Search, with faster response and deeper integration with native applications, including the ability to dial contacts.
* Updated search experience that make it easier to search various sources, such as browser bookmarks & history, contacts, and the web, directly from the home screen.
Additional details on Android 1.6 can be found at http://developer.android.com/sdk/android-1.6-highlights.html
You can also check out T-Mobile's forums for additional help on the Android platform.
So, have you been blessed with an Android 1.6 Donut update already? How’s it going for you so far? Love it? Hate it? Do share with us your thoughts on it as we’d love to hear your take on Google’s latest Android firmware.