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myTouch 3G to Get FroYo Update?

There’s a bit of information circulating across the web right now related to a pending FroYo update for the myTouch 3G.  The update, coming ONLY to the original myTouch 3G, is said to be a protracted rollout between now and 25-Oct-10.  The myTouch 3G Fender Edition, 3.5mm Headphone Jack edition and the myTouch 3G Slide are still slated to get an update, but just at a later date.  I would think that they wouldn’t be too far behind the myTouch 3G.

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The T-Mobile myTouch 3G

 

The update is supposed to include the following functionality for the myTouch 3G:

  • New Fully Integrated Exchange Client
  • Improved security: Numeric pin and alpha-numeric password options have been added to unlock the device. Exchange administrators can enforce password policy across devices.
  • Remote wipe: In the event a device is lost or stolen, Exchange administrators can remotely reset the device to factory defaults to secure data.
  • Exchange calendars: Exchange calendars are now supported in the Calendar application.
  • Auto-discovery: With just a user name and password users can easily set up and/or sync an Exchange account (available for Exchange 2007 and higher).
  • Global Address Lists look-up: This functionality is now available in the E-mail application, enabling users to auto-complete recipient names from an entire directory.
  • Faves
    • Faves Gallery gives customers quick access to the 20 people who matter most.
    • Customers can scroll through their Faves Gallery and instantly see the most recent communication from their top 20 Faves – calls, texts, emails, instant messaging, and social networking updates – and respond in a flash.
  • New Home Screen Features
    • Home screen Tips widget provides tips on how to configure the home screen with shortcuts and widgets and how to make use of multiple home screens.
    • Market widget lets you keep on top what’s hot on Android Market, showing featured apps right on the home screen.
    • Live wallpapers are available on Android Market, such as Aquarium, Google Maps and many others.
    • Phone, All Apps and Browser now have dedicated shortcuts on the home screen, making it easy to access them from any of the five home screen panels.
  • Improved Communication Features
    • Gmail app enhancements:

Include quoted text from the body of an e-mail message Navigate quickly using on-screen previous/next buttons Identify e-mails using colored labels See inline images in messages

  • Calendar app now supports multiple Google and Exchange accounts
  • Google Talk app lets users search for buddies from the Search key
  • Google Voice app now uses Inbox Synchronization so new messages are received in a matter of seconds
  • Quickcontact is now available in Gmail, Google Talk, and Google Voice, right from your device. Users tap on a contact image to access various ways to reach that person, such as call, SMS, e-mail, etc.

Other:

  • Improvements to the camera and camcorder,
  • ability to add multiple languages to the keyboard,
  • enhancements to Google Maps,
  • YouTube app,
  • Facebook app, and
  • Twitter app.

If you get the update, please give us a shout and let us know what you think of it.  I’d love to hear some feedback on the update process for you and on the improvements.

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