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  1. BiGMERF

    BiGMERF Extreme Android User
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    well i just got home with my new mytouch3g and as a former iphone (on ebay for sale) user, im still trying to get used to it. Loved the iphone by the way, but didnt love att's plans. they rape you.
    Anyway i have looked allover trying to see if this phone will receive the 2.0 android update. cant find anything anywhere, any insight.. i still have 14 days to return it so i would like to know if i got the right phone

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  2. BiGMERF

    BiGMERF Extreme Android User
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    another question, who should i be following on twitter to get the latest info on android, and mytouch 3g?
  3. kingtermite

    kingtermite Lurker

    Doesn't it already have android 2.0?

    If you go in to settings you can get to software versions and software updates.
  4. Im in the same boat as you. the phone ships with 1.5. within 24-48 hours you should get the 1.6 update. The 1.6 update give you access to the new Market and new version of google maps to get turn by turn navigation.

    I tried the Droid (dud) on V. and the Hero on Sprint. Neither service offers simultanious voice/data. Needed IMO for Nav on a cell phone.

    The headphones via adapter is a Major fail IMO with this phone. Can pod cast through my car audio and charge at the same time.

    The Samsung behold II is the only other option. Its running 1.5 with no update time scheduled. The touchwiz also sucks on it. I could handle going from 2.0 Droid to 1.6, but could not got to 1.5 and give up the maps. Tomorrow is my 14th day. I'll probably just keep it. I won't give up my iphone though.
  5. BiGMERF

    BiGMERF Extreme Android User
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    i did receive the 1.6 update within the 24hrs and the market and navi is cool.. but still i miss my iphone tremendously. i try to make myself feel better by saying that i will be saving 40 dollars a month for the next 2 years but it doesn't comfort me. the my touch is decent and perorms for the most part well.. its just when you drive a bmw for the past 2 years, driving a honda just isnt the same.
    All i know is we better get that damm 2.0 update or im gonna kill someone
  6. From what I've read on various boards, The MyTouch shouldn't have an issue getting the 2.0 update. When It will get it is what isn't known.
  7. BiGMERF

    BiGMERF Extreme Android User
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    I ve been searching online like crazy prior to picking up the mytouch and came to the conclusion that out of all the tmobile available phones the mytouch had the best chance of receiving the update..I went and sent a tweet to mytouch3g and received the following tweet in return

    how would you take this? does it sound like a hell yea to you?
  8. Sounds like: "We will have the fender edition out first with 2.0, BTW that won't come out till we reduce the regular mytouch inventory."
  9. niteryder

    niteryder Member

    I came from the iPhone a few months ago.. I had every gen of the iPhone and I finally got tired of paying $100+ per month for it.

    I switched to the Mytouch 3G and have not looked back since. I had the same concerns when I was in my 14 day window, but I decided to keep the MyTouch.

    As for 2.0. It's not out yet for the MyTouch and G1 so unless you do the developer thing, you likely will not get the 2.0 before your 14 day buyer remorse period is up. I can't imagine that T-mobile will release 2.0 by then anyway. The MyTouch will eventually get the update, just a question of when.

    What's in 2.0 that you just need to have right this second? I think the secret here is root your phone and apply the Cyanogenmod. It makes the phone amazing.
  10. BiGMERF

    BiGMERF Extreme Android User
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    not really looking for anything specific but i know its supposed to make the phone smoother and run more efficient. i hav noticed alot of force closures and lag on my touch. i would imagine that future apps that re released would be more likely to have enhancements only found on 2.0, example being google navigation.. not able to speak the direction to the phone but on 2.0 powered droid you can do it. i can only imagine most future apps will be like this as well
  11. niteryder

    niteryder Member

    At this point, for the MyTouch, the Cyanogenmod really helps. Things are flashy, fast, and the force quit happens fairly rare. For me anyway. You get alot of things that should be in the phone already. Multi touch, file xfer over bluethooth, tethering, and quite a bit more.

    I actually canceled my iPhone over a year ago and moved to the G1. At the time, it was horrible compared to the iPhone, so I moved back to the iPhone. I must say that the MyTouch is much more comparable to the iPhone. I also save $40+ per month. It's worth it.
  12. BiGMERF

    BiGMERF Extreme Android User
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    i agree with what you say about the tethering and the 40 dollar saving,, def both a big plus
  13. noonehereyet

    noonehereyet No One...

    Rooting is definitely a plus and your phone has a lot of potential just need to get used to it... as far as who to follow might want to follow Shivers316 another Senior mod he has the MT3G rooted and is pretty well versed as far as roms and what can be done with it....
  14. jasnmb

    jasnmb Well-Known Member

    I know it's not exactly the same, but you can still do a google voice search for where you want to go, and then click on the "get directions" link in the search results to open the google nav app. Same with the WHERE app voice search.
  15. ClintJones

    ClintJones Newbie

    If u really miss the iphone why don't you just unlock it and use it on tmobile 25 a month data. Or you don't even have to get the data.
  16. BiGMERF

    BiGMERF Extreme Android User
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    iphone would be useless without data and if you unlock doesnt it give you 2g only? yuk
  17. ClintJones

    ClintJones Newbie

    Ya any phone that is unlocked on tmobile can't receive 3g :(. But still the data plan is only 25 a month which is not that bad. But soon. enough android will come out with a new update for this phone and everyone ll be happy
  18. BiGMERF

    BiGMERF Extreme Android User
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    thats wishful thing my friend...
  19. justjimjpc

    justjimjpc Premium Member

    My MT is supposedly unlocked ... not verified with and carrier SIM ...

    But I definitely get 3G even out of the box with 1.5 and also now with 1.6

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