Information leaking out of T-Mobile shows that it will soon release an Android OS 2.2 upgrade for the T-Mobile myTouch 3G.
Android OS 2.2 is required for devices to run Adobe Flash Player 10.1, which allows the web browser to fully make use of websites that use Flash for navigation, games, and showing video.
The latest version of Google’s mobile operating system is the first to include tethering and portable hotspot software. It’s possible this feature will be stripped out or modified, as not all wireless carriers allow their subscribers to use their smartphone as a modem for another computer, but T-Mobile has a history of allowing its customers to tether without hindrance.
This operating system upgrade is also supposedly going to bring some of the features that T-Mobile debuted in the new myTouch 3G Slide to the original myTouch 3G. This includes the Faves Gallery, which has been designed to make it easier to communicate with friends and family in a wide variety of ways.
In addition, the smartphone will get voice recognition software that allows the user to control many of the standard functions with spoken commends.
Overview of the T-Mobile myTouch 3G
This model has tablet shape with a 3.2-inch HVGA Touchscreen and a trackball on its front. For text input, it depends on a virtual keyboard, which can change orientation automatically from portrait to landscape mode, depending on how it is held.
With the name “myTouch 3G” it’s no surprise that this phone supports T-Mobile’s high-speed network; it also has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
Other features include a 3.2-megapixel camera, a GPS receiver and an 8 GB microSD memory card.
The T-Mobile myTouch 3G sells for $100. Naturally, getting this price requires a two-year service contract.