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Old December 15th, 2009, 07:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Android 2.1 confirmed for the tattoo (ish)

Guys

Android 2.1 upgrade has been all but confirmed for the Tattoo over at XDA.

Dont know if i can link to the post at XDA but here it is

Android 2.1 Confirmed - xda-developers

Dont have too many sleepless nights :-)

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So, available for UK Vodafone users in about February.........................2013
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It's nice, if the update will come soon....
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Android 2.0 for Tattoo already exists?
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Only v 1.6 as far as i'm aware
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Old March 23rd, 2010, 08:22 AM   #6 (permalink)
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1.6 is only available version
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Old March 23rd, 2010, 12:14 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I have heard, as it is written here that there is the Android 2.0 available for HTC Tattoo, i guess this is not correct information since nobody knows anything about this.
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Lots of speculation, 'proof' and rumour, but nothing really confirmed.

Maybe sometime in the future we'll hear one way or the other....

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We will get custom 2.1 rom soon
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Those ROMs don't have GPS, accelerometer, or camera working yet, and we'll have to reverse engineer the drivers ourselves, so if there's no official release, it's going to take a while.
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Hi! im just wondering, are there any news about this yet? is it possible to get android 2.1 for tattoo? I've been surfing around, but i can't seem to find anything.

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Hi! im just wondering, are there any news about this yet? is it possible to get android 2.1 for tattoo? I've been surfing around, but i can't seem to find anything.

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No news.

And, don't believe all those reports about it being confirmed in a letter from HTC. It is a stock HTC support line answer from some of their supprot centres and means absolutely nothing. There is some really poor journalism out there.

HTC themselves are completely quiet and in fact their quietness is putting me off buying another HTC phone in the future. They have no consumer dialog unless it is something they want to boast about.

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Unfortunately I don't think that Tattoo will receive an update. Here a Dutch spokesman of HTC said that HTC Tattoo, Magic or G1 won't receive any kind of update.
I can't imagine how ignorant can HTC be about it's clients. I am seriously reconsidering about buying another HTC phone.
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Unfortunately I don't think that Tattoo will receive an update. Here a Dutch spokesman of HTC said that HTC Tattoo, Magic or G1 won't receive any kind of update.
I can't imagine how ignorant can HTC be about it's clients. I am seriously reconsidering about buying another HTC phone.
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Unfortunately I don't think that Tattoo will receive an update. Here a Dutch spokesman of HTC said that HTC Tattoo, Magic or G1 won't receive any kind of update.
I can't imagine how ignorant can HTC be about it's clients. I am seriously reconsidering about buying another HTC phone.
That's an interesting article. Thanks.

And, one that seems rooted in actual conversations with HTC themselves, not the various support lines.

What is most annoying is that HTC do not communicate (unless it is to boast how quick they are growing -- how does this fit their 'humble' brand positioning?). We don't need to know definetly if they are planning to release a later version of Android for the Tattoo (though it would be nice!). Or if they are working on it. We just need to hear something, even if its "We don't know, or its unlikely, or we have no plans at present or we can't tell you".

I guess they are concerned that it will affect sales of the Tattoo or some other commercial reason, but all they are doing is damaging the HTC brand.

I bought into the Tattoo on the basis that it would be updateable. I didn't expect that to be forever, but I certainly didn't expect it to be just a couple of months into a long contract before I felt it was missing out on apps because of an older software version. There are issues in the current software like Bluetooth and Exchange support that are problems for me. I'm very disappointed in how HTC behave and communicate -- there have been numerous issues since I bought the Tattoo, not just this 2.1 problem. It is unlikely that I will buy HTC again unless this changes.

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Hi.
I did send email to HTC couple of days ago and today they reply to me and wrote like this:
"Thank you for your enquiry about HTC Tattoo. Unfortunately we do not have any information about the update to 2.1 for Tattoo at the moment. Keep you updated on our website for more information. Best regards, Jan R HTC Tech Support HTC - Mobile Phones, Smartphones, Cell Phones, PDAs Tel: +44 8458900079"

So it seems that Tattoo will not get 2.1 update.
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I did send email to HTC couple of days ago and today they reply to me and wrote like this:
"Thank you for your enquiry about HTC Tattoo. Unfortunately we do not have any information about the update to 2.1 for Tattoo at the moment. Keep you updated on our website for more information. Best regards, Jan R HTC Tech Support HTC - Mobile Phones, Smartphones, Cell Phones, PDAs Tel: +44 8458900079"

So it seems that Tattoo will not get 2.1 update.
Hi,

They seem to give different answers depending on the contact center that replies (although they never clarify wether there'll be an update or not).
This is the answer they gave me (translation from "something" supposed to be Portuguese): "Regarding your question about the Android update, you should contact your carrier to obtain that information. We appreciate your understanding".
I'm still waiting for my carriers answer, but I bet they know nothing about it...
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Hi all,
Maybe i can add something to this subject.
I too sent an e-mail to the Dutch HTC and they said the following to me:
"Only when this update will be available we can confirm it will be there (DUH!). We can not confirm something to be coming when we HTC hasn't confirmed it them selves..."
Then I also found an article on androidworld.nl wich said that there would NOT be an update... Here is a translation of Google Translate: Google Bericht
Hope I helped you guys out!
(I am still hoping some day the update will be available)
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 05:39 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Yet another contradictory reply from HTC's customer service:
An Italian guy, who's been pretty active in HTC Tattoo's Facebook page, has posted this yesterday, regarding an Eclair update for Tattoo:
"Last mail from HTC I translate it for you ;-)
" From June there will be a small update then we will release the Eclair ROM. For the Eclair update we recommend to use an hotspot Wi-Fi free. "
I wish that will be true and not only an e-mail :-(
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Yet another contradictory reply from HTC's customer service:
An Italian guy, who's been pretty active in HTC Tattoo's Facebook page, has posted this yesterday, regarding an Eclair update for Tattoo:
"Last mail from HTC I translate it for you ;-)
" From June there will be a small update then we will release the Eclair ROM. For the Eclair update we recommend to use an hotspot Wi-Fi free. "
I wish that will be true and not only an e-mail :-("

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That sounds like the standard reply to the HTC Hero update queries, so I just wonder if HTC have sent the wrong email out. It certainly wouldn't be the first time.
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Another variant, this time from the customer service in India:
"Reply from HTC regd upgrade : You want to upgrade ROM of HTC Tattoo. Regarding this we would like to intimate you that currently some of the phones in our Android line up will receive an upgrade, but the schedule for your phone has not yet been released. If your phone receives an upgrade, we will notify you via our website and on various social media networks including Twitter and Face book. If the above steps do not resolve your issue, we invite you to visit the support area on our Web site. "

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Fresh news:

"HTC has announced that all of its current Android-based smartphone range will be getting version 2.2 at some point, but the Desire is set to be the first of the bunch."

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But if the new HTC Wildfire gets Froyo as well there's a chance that tatoo will get it, right? They have the same processor, the same screen resolution and so on. The only thing is that wildfire have more ram and a capacitive screen.

Hopefully we'll get it! At least 2.1 I really hope!
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I believe it when i see it. I am deeply disappointed in HTC and their behavior with customers.
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Fresh news:

"HTC has announced that all of its current Android-based smartphone range will be getting version 2.2 at some point, but the Desire is set to be the first of the bunch."

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I'd like to believe that, but I do wonder if the news has been misreported. In other articles it says all 2010 phones will get the update. The Tattoo is a 2009 phone. So maybe "current" should be "2010 released" -- who knows whether the reporter has it right or not.

:-/

I think the only things I would believe would be an annoucement on the HTC website, or 2.1 / 2.2 being on my phone.

And, like a lot of people, this experience with HTC (poor communication) has really put me off having a HTC phone again. Unless I see a change in attitude during the rest of my contract, I think I will be looking elsewhere.

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I receive this today in my mailbox:

Thank you for contacting HTC. Well, we are working on an Éclair update for the HTC Hero. Because Éclair is a significantly enhanced release, it will require some time to update Sense for this new version of the Android OS. Please be patient while we work to provide you with a tightly integrated experience like the one you are already enjoying on Tattoo. However, we haven't received yet any information that the Tattoo will be upgraded to Andriod 2.0. Kindly check on our official website for latest updates and new releases. If you have any other inquiries, don’t hesitate to contact us again.

Please note that my question was regardless Tattoo.
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After all that words...
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However, we haven't received yet any information that the Tattoo will be upgraded to Andriod 2.0.
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New (1-6-2010) release for tattoo orange....is it possible that it's the Eclair update?
http://www.htc.com/uk/SupportDownload.aspx?p_id=292&cat=2&dl_id=948
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Interesting. I notice that the readme says you have to "back up all your settings" as it will wipe all customisation.

How exactly do you do a full phone backup/restore? Is HTC Sync required?
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there isn't any ROM update on italian HTC website.

I just got a reply from HTC support, saying that they will release the list of phones that will get the update, but they don't know if Tattoo will be in the list
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Default htc have confirmed 2.1 for all 1.6 devices

i made a call to the uk support line and they told me there, i also emailed them both the phone call and the email said we should have prep installments all through this month and then the full update should be done by start of july if you dont believe me cal the support line so happy days for tattoo users
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people people jus ****** ring htc they will tell you
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If you kidding me .. it is a very bad joke. Are you sure that's true?
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louiscburr, I'm in no way trying to question what you wrote, but just for the record, someone posted this today over at xda's forum:

"Got this message this morning:
Good morning Martijn, The tattoo does not get updated to 2.1, I've just been following this prompted whether this now confirmed and I have had a positive response. Tattoo gets no 2.1. Sincerely Inge v G HTC "

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Hi all, i spoke to HTC Uk on the phone Saturday morning and they informed me that there would NOT be a 2.1 update for the Tattoo !! I'm gutted !!
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Finally got an objective answer from HTC, in one of their Facebook sites, but it's not good...
"HTC Singapore - The HTC Tattoo will unfortunately not be eligible for an upgrade to Android 2.1 & above as its specifications does not meet the upgrade requirements."

I won't buy HTC again, that's for sure.


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I can't believe what a stupid explanation.. "its specifications does not meet the upgrade requirements."
What is essential difference between Tattoo and Wildfire. Have the same CPU, RAM size, screen resolution. This explanation is for 10th years old boy. They lie that the Tattoo does not meet the needs of Android 2.1 and because this is my first and last HTC device.
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Those people over at HTC need to make their minds up way way or another about this. They're a bunch of incompetent liars !
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i found something intresting...maybe you will like it [ROM]Abyzou 2.1.9[ikxdf] 3rd step is made! Youtube full working!!!!!!!!!!!! - xda-developers
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Thumbs down HTC just took advantage of Tattoo buyers

Face it, we (Tattoo owners) have been used to boost HTC Android smartphones, that's why it's the cheapest Android phone around, if you can call cheap the 280 euros i payed for my carrier free Tattoo.

I bought mine 2 monthes ago as a new cellphone, Vodafone Portugal just released the Tattoo a few days ago and it's already discontinued by HTC...
My 2 month old android smartphone is already old and discontinued???? You gotta be kidding me.

I asked HTC about a month ago if i would get a Eclair update and they said they had no plans to do it.

At that moment i felt betrayed and used (and i still do) by HTC.

I do understand that 2.1 may be too much for Tattoo (dont know about 2.2) but i did expect to see some updates to fix issues like bluetooth file transfer - i'm using an old 20 buck cellphone (some obscure brand) with bluetooth and a 2mp camera (much better than the 3.2mp Tattoo cam)

What makes me nervous is that if you visit HTC support website, you will only see the lonely HTC Sync update (so you can sync in windows 7) well this update is useless for me as i uninstalled the old HTC Sync when i found out i had about 6 or so HTC services running on my windows, anyway i'm still able to transfer files in storage mode (not always...).

I know i wont have 2.1 but i do hope to see some issue fixing updates for my BRAND NEW DISCONTINUED HTC TATTO.

HTC just "forgot" about Tattoo (owners) and in a few monthes everyone will too, well, everyone but us.

Someone mentioned HTC Wildfire as beeing similar to Tattoo, well it isn't and if Wildfire is a cheap choice (dont know prices) it's a good choice:

- Tattoo has an old resistive screen with no multitouch (gotta admit its one of the best resistive screens)
- Wildfire has Capacitive screen with multi touch (this diference is kinda huge)

- Tattoo has the worst 3.2mp camera i ever saw with no autofocus and no flash (worst than most 2mp cameras)
- Wildfire has a nice 5mp camera with autofocus and a great flash

- Wildfire has some more less important stuff that Tattoo does not like a proximity sensor, light sensor, speech-to-text...

So watch out HTC you might get burned if you despize your customers like that.
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Face it, we (Tattoo owners) have been used to boost HTC Android smartphones, that's why it's the cheapest Android phone around, if you can call cheap the 280 euros i payed for my carrier free Tattoo.

I bought mine 2 monthes ago as a new cellphone, Vodafone Portugal just released the Tattoo a few days ago and it's already discontinued by HTC...
My 2 month old android smartphone is already old and discontinued???? You gotta be kidding me.

I asked HTC about a month ago if i would get a Eclair update and they said they had no plans to do it.

At that moment i felt betrayed and used (and i still do) by HTC.

I do understand that 2.1 may be too much for Tattoo (dont know about 2.2) but i did expect to see some updates to fix issues like bluetooth file transfer - i'm using an old 20 buck cellphone (some obscure brand) with bluetooth and a 2mp camera (much better than the 3.2mp Tattoo cam)

What makes me nervous is that if you visit HTC support website, you will only see the lonely HTC Sync update (so you can sync in windows 7) well this update is useless for me as i uninstalled the old HTC Sync when i found out i had about 6 or so HTC services running on my windows, anyway i'm still able to transfer files in storage mode (not always...).

I know i wont have 2.1 but i do hope to see some issue fixing updates for my BRAND NEW DISCONTINUED HTC TATTO.

HTC just "forgot" about Tattoo (owners) and in a few monthes everyone will too, well, everyone but us.

Someone mentioned HTC Wildfire as beeing similar to Tattoo, well it isn't and if Wildfire is a cheap choice (dont know prices) it's a good choice:

- Tattoo has an old resistive screen with no multitouch (gotta admit its one of the best resistive screens)
- Wildfire has Capacitive screen with multi touch (this diference is kinda huge)

- Tattoo has the worst 3.2mp camera i ever saw with no autofocus and no flash (worst than most 2mp cameras)
- Wildfire has a nice 5mp camera with autofocus and a great flash

- Wildfire has some more less important stuff that Tattoo does not like a proximity sensor, light sensor, speech-to-text...

So watch out HTC you might get burned if you despize your customers like that.
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hello pplz i think its still possible we will recive update we might. just got answer from htc today


Dear Shahid,

I understand how important it is to have the latest updates for your device. At this point in time, I have not heard any announcements about new updates for the HTC Tattoo. This does not mean there will not be any, just that nothing specifically has been announced recently. Usually the updates are not announced until they become available. While I do not have any information about updates right now, I can at least help you a bit for the future. I know you state the device was made in Taiwan, but I'd like to make sure we can get you to the exact page that you would go to for any updates to your device. I could best assist you with this if you could reply to me with the serial number of your device. You should be able to find the serial number by removing the battery and looking in the battery compartment on the back of the phone. With this, I can point you in the proper direction for updates.

To send a reply to this message or let me know I have successfully answered your question log in to our ContactUs site using your email address and your ticket number .......

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hello pplz i think its still possible we will recive update we might. just got answer from htc today


Dear Shahid,

I understand how important it is to have the latest updates for your device. At this point in time, I have not heard any announcements about new updates for the HTC Tattoo. This does not mean there will not be any, just that nothing specifically has been announced recently. Usually the updates are not announced until they become available. While I do not have any information about updates right now, I can at least help you a bit for the future. I know you state the device was made in Taiwan, but I'd like to make sure we can get you to the exact page that you would go to for any updates to your device. I could best assist you with this if you could reply to me with the serial number of your device. You should be able to find the serial number by removing the battery and looking in the battery compartment on the back of the phone. With this, I can point you in the proper direction for updates.

To send a reply to this message or let me know I have successfully answered your question log in to our ContactUs site using your email address and your ticket number .......

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Wow, thats very nice! Do you mind if I post this around the web, so people will get some hope again?
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nop not at all.... spread the word as you like
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nop not at all.... spread the word as you like
Oke, nice, did you already sent them your serial number? And so, did you already got a respond? Please keep us updated!
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i have sent to them just waiting for reply

n sure i will update here
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another positive and hoping msg i got from htc... soo still im having high hope

sorry for late reply

Dear Shahid,

Thank you for your reply. It is a zero in the serial number; we don't use the letter O to avoid confusion. According to the serial number you provided, the device came from Hong Kong and is an English/Multilanguage device. As such, any updates for the device would be found at HTC Tattoo - Software Download. At this time there are not any except for the Sync software, but hopefully there will be some in the near future.

To send a reply to this message or let me know I have successfully answered your question log in to our ContactUs site using your email address and your ticket number...

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Sorry for being a party pooper but I don't see why you guys think that response is so positive. They're not even saying they're working on an update, let alone saying when it might be released. All that CS guy said was "I don't know a thing".
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This is what I got back on 25/06/10


Dear pat Thank you for contacting us. About the problem that you have mentioned with the rom upgrade I can gladly help you with that: Regarding your enquiry about Android 2.2: We cannot comment on what devices may or may not get an update just yet. Any announcements will be made through our Website, Facebook page and Twitter feed. Please keep an eye on these channels for any updates regarding your handset. I trust that this will resolve your query, please do not hesitate to contact us again if required. Thank you for contacting HTC. Best regards, Patricia D HTC

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The other day I went into Carphone Warehouse (in the UK) with my HTC Tattoo about a problem with the SD card, he was unable to fix the problem, but he mentioned that I should wait for the 2.1 upgrade, which was coming to all of the HTC phones next month.

This was the first I heard of this, I read about a 2.1 upgrade, but no information on when, so I wont hold my breath for the 2.1 upgrade.
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