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Following Mytouch on twitter, 2.0

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by BiGMERF, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. BiGMERF

    BiGMERF Well-Known Member
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    `Well i follow Mytouch on twitter aqnd check all the time. I also look to htc, tmobile, etc to see if there are any announcements about 2.0 comming to the mytouch.
    If you follow also have you seen the latest entries? Its giving me some hope, look at these entries

    myTouch (TMobile_myTouch) on Twitter
     

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  2. justjimjpc

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    Will be interesting to see if MT gets a form of 2.0 or 2.1 ... also if the G1 might even also get some advance in the flavor of 2.0

     
  3. rick00770

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    i thought it was 2.1 , but 2.0 will be welcome , theyre still talking but i believe it is coming soon, they said spring, thats all i can find out, theyv got to know they need to keep up with other phones as far as firmware, other wise people are going to be switching to droid, or nexus etc, im keeping fingers crossed ,
     
  4. BiGMERF

    BiGMERF Well-Known Member
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    tmo still hasnt it found it in there heart to even adress the mytouch when it comes to making some announcement. thats so sad
     
  5. Eaglesfan9106

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    i feel bad for the mytouch users i really do i hate companys who take advantage of the little guy i mean i got lucky with the hero i had no idea even what it was i walked into the sprint store and said i like that one haha sad but true i felt like i was on one of those commercials advertising a product like which one would u prefer product A or product B
     
  6. BiGMERF

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    lol, hey luck is a big part of everyday life. sometimes you get good luck but sometimes bad
     
  7. jfritzs2

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    I still and probably never will see the excitement and talk around the Mytouch getting 2.0 or 2.1. Everyone that knows about technology, and hopefully so does everyone buying a smartphone, knows that there are going to be improvements on it in the future. However, phones are different from computers, they are mildly upgradeable. So if a certain phone cannot work with a higher operating system version, so be it. The Mytouch has half the processor of the Nexus, a third of the ram of the Nexus, and half the internal memory of the Nexus, and what is the only Android phone running Android 2.1 - the Nexus One. It would be exciting for Mytouch to run 2.1, but then again, would it really be that great?

    Back in early 2005 I bought a computer with 1GB of ram, and like a 2.1 duo processor, that was the top of the line and it ran Vista, it didn't have trouble because it met the system requirements of Vista, like the Nexus One, my friends had slower computers with maybe 512 MB of Ram and single core processors. They were jealous of Vista and intense games that ran on my computer, but did they say, I wish that they would downgrade the capabilities of those programs and operating systems to work with their computers? No they realized it as a part of the progress of technology. Their next computers would get Vista, or the next OS coming out later on and I would still have my computer which in the future would suffer and struggle with new programs coming out later on.

    Now if my friends thought, you know I think that I can run Vista on my computer, and they went and bought a copy and ran it with only 512 MB, what would happen, it would run a little, but if you were to open a few too many windows or programs - boom, it would blue screen. And that they'd have to restart and try again.

    Yes there are new OS for computers with great capabilities like Windows 7, that can do everything Vista can on less processing power, but thats with lots of optimization and time. I'm now running 7 on a netbook with a single core processor but with 2GB of ram. I still don't think that 7 could have worked on those old 512MB computers.

    Times change, technology moves on and improves, but we can't do that for our Mytouchs, but there are ways to still use parts of 2.1 on a Mytouch. Its called rooting. Go root and try out 2.1, it works, but it isn't perfect. So, how can the official Android 2.1 be put smoothly onto a G1 or Mytouch v1.0? It can't. They'd have to do the ram hack, but wait, then that isn't appealing for people who want to game with their phone. So no, that solution just won't work. There are hardly any solutions that will work. Android 2.1 will probably never be officially released on Mytouch 1.0. Oh well, that's the way of the world of technology. You decided I need an Android phone right now, so you got the Mytouch, it isn't perfect, but what technology is, now unless you want to pay the full price for a better phone, you are stuck with the Mytouch. Oh well, its still a great phone! Personally, I believe its capabilities pass up the iPhone for sure, speedwise, not so much, but with capabilities I make iPhone users jealous all the time.

    Moral of the story, because we bought an early Android phone, we will not get 2.1. Oh well. Root it and get a fast rom that has great features, even some 2.1 features. When your contract is up in two years from August 2009 or whenever Mytouch came out, there will be a ton of new Android phones to choose from, all running 2.1, 2.5, 3.0, 3.1, or whatever they come out with by then. Forget about when 2.1 coming to Mytouch 1.0, maybe even v1.2, because really it doesn't matter, you can get the same experience by rooting your phone. And if you don't like it, unroot it, take it back to Tmobile if you can. Sell it for money toward a phone that will make you happier. I don't care what anyone does with their phone, but just know that the reason 2.1 for most phones that came out before the Nexus One is because they can't handle them and they'll never get them, but HTC, T-Mobile, Android, and whoever else doesn't want to say so for fear of losing customers.

    Really it isn't a big deal. Sure talk about the next speculation of when 2.1 will be one the Mytouch or G1 or whatever phone, just so you know, I do not care. I suppose that's what this rant was about, I don't care about Android 2.0 or 2.1 right now. Good luck though, and have a great day!
     
  8. BiGMERF

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    great post! thats why i basically gave up on the mytouch and went with the nexus. there should still be some hope for the 1.2 version though
     
  9. eyerahland

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    mytouch is probably getting screwed out of 2.xx software. i hate it, but what can we do?
     
  10. BiGMERF

    BiGMERF Well-Known Member
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    what i did... lol, ef the mytouch
     
  11. InstantKarma

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    Then why are you here?!
     
  12. Daedalus

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    Just so you guys know, TMO has started a policy of allowing you to upgrade to a new SMARTPHONE once a year for a full discount. So you early adopters can get a new android phone later this year. I since I got the v1.2 will have to wait till Feb unless something really rocking comes out and my daughter needs to go from a BB 8320 to my used MT3G :)
     
  13. cigar3tte

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    If they can bring in 2.0 then we'll be able to get the video drivers from that. AFAIK that's the only thing missing from having a perfect 2.1 ROM running on MT3G/G1.
     
  14. jfritzs2

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    I wouldn't call any 2.1 rom on Mytouch perfect, they would then be complete, but definitely not perfect, they are still very laggy.
     
  15. TexasPriest

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    Sadly that was a temp promotion. Now it's a prorated discount price. Just as an example, right now at one year into my current contract, the HD2 would cost me $380.
     
  16. BiGMERF

    BiGMERF Well-Known Member
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    Really?! That sucks

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