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You may remember yesterday I posted a video showing of the new Android build 1.6 (now with techno), and how I some of you thought I made an error and pointed out that Donut was coming out that night. Well, you were right, it was a mistake, but I was not mistaken. Seeing as our sources later told us that Android 1.6 was going to be pushed to a select set of G1 users that very night. Well, it is now about 12 hours after the fact and there have been confirmed reports (and a confirmation form T-Mobile themselves) that Donut updates have officially started. So, let me just take the time to point this out, donot (see what I did there) doubt us! Check out what T-Mobile had to say on the matter after the break and tell us what you think in the comments!
The rollout of Android 1.6 (Donut) to T-Mobile’s G1 and myTouch 3G customers is now underway, and provides new features and software enhancements. The update also includes an important fix for isolated instances of system reboots after dialing 911. We have worked with Google and HTC on a solution, and the rollout of Android 1.6 is being accelerated to ensure the system reboot fix is rapidly delivered to our customers.
The over-the-air update will be delivered to all G1 and myTouch customers in the coming days. Given the system reboot fix, we strongly encourage all users to install Android 1.6 when prompted to do so.
Regarding new and enhanced features, Android 1.6 includes:
* An improved Android Market experience that makes it easier to discover great applications.
* An integrated camera, camcorder, and gallery interface.
* Updated Voice Search, with faster response and deeper integration with native applications, including the ability to dial contacts.
* Updated search experience that make it easier to search various sources, such as browser bookmarks & history, contacts, and the web, directly from the home screen.
Additional details on Android 1.6 can be found at http://developer.android.com/sdk/android-1.6-highlights.html