Android 1.6 (Donut) Update Will be Rolled out to T-Mobile’s G1 and myTouch3G Customers

Written By Sam on 5 October 2009

All the T-Mobile’s G1 and myTouch 3G users will be getting the latest Android 1.6 (Donut) update very soon. The over-the-air update will be delivered to all G1 and myTouch customers in the coming days. The latest Android 1.6 platform introduces many new features and improvements. The update also includes an important fix for the issue where the device reboots after dialing “911“. T-Mobile have worked with Google and HTC on a solution, and the rollout of Android 1.6 is being accele6rated to ensure the system reboot fix is rapidly delivered to the customers.


Android 1.6 Platform Highlights

Quick Search Box for Android: Android 1.6 allows users to search quickly, effectively and consistently across multiple sources like browser bookmarks & history, contacts, and the web.

Camera, Camcorder, and Gallery: The updated user interface provides an integrated camera, camcorder and gallery experience. You can also quickly toggle between still and video capture modes. Android 1.6 also provides a much faster camera experience which is now 39% faster, and there is a 28% improvement in the time from completing one shot to the next.

VPN, 802.1x: A new Virtual Private Network (VPN) control panel in the settings allows you to configure and connect to different VPNs like L2TP/IPSEC pre-shared key based VPN, L2TP/IPsec certificate based VPN, L2TP only VPN and PPTP only VPN.

Battery usage indicator: The new battery usage screen allows the users to see which apps and services are consuming battery power. You can use this information to determine which service or application is using too much power.

Accessibility Services: Users will be able to download new accessibility services built on the new accessibility framework and enable them in Settings.

Android Market Updates: The latest version improves the overall user experience and makes it easier for users to discover great apps and games in the Android Market. On the homescreen users can choose among Apps, Games, and Downloads. Users can also see screenshots submitted by developers in addition to reviews from other users.

The New Android 1.6 Platform Technologies include Expanded Search Framework, Text-to-speech engine, new gestures framework, Telephony support for CDMA, New version of OpenCore and 2.6.29 Linux kernel.

One Response to “Android 1.6 (Donut) Update Will be Rolled out to T-Mobile’s G1 and myTouch3G Customers”

  1. rick says:

    How do you get the vpn client to recognize certificates?????

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