HTC Says Your Soon To Be Purchased myTouch Slide Will Get Froyo

For those of you not following the Android train there have been some happenings in the Google world these past 24 hours over at Google IO. Of the many Google announcements, Froyo aka Android 2.2 aka the next iteration of the Android platform will be released in the coming weeks.  As expected in the Android world, there was instant uproar as to which devices would receive the update, which might and which certainly won’t. While we can’t answer the latter two, the boys at Android Central did the smart thing, went right to HTC, and inquired about their line of handsets and the Froyo upgrade. They received the following response and we’ll highlight the lone T-Mobile for you:

if your phone was launched this year, we will most likely offer an upgrade for it to the Froyo version. This includes popular models like the Desire and Droid Incredible as well as hotly anticipated phones like the Evo 4G, MyTouch slide and upcoming models. We will announce a full list of phones and dates once we are closer to launching the upgrades. We are working closely with Google and our other partners to ensure we have the earliest access to everything we need to provide a complete and solid Sense experience on Froyo. We expect to release all updates in the second half of this year but can’t be more specific yet.

Before the rest of you go up in arms, there is NO FURTHER information on what exactly will happen with the rest of the Android army. Rumors are afloat that the original MyTouch may get lucky as well but for the moment, it’s strictly a rumor. Rest assured when we hear, find out or get word of what devices will be getting what updates we’ll be posting with a whole lot of fanfare. Until then…enjoy what you’ve got!

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  • manus

    i likey a lot

  • 2FR35h

    Ooo now that brings up the worth of the MyTouch Slide…. but Nexus one will be better in my opinion once it sells in stores.

  • jerry

    decisions decisions.
    buy the slide,
    or switch to sprint and get the evo? hmmm

    • 30014

      Neither, the nexus one will be in stores soon. I say just wait and get that.

      • Ryan

        … yes… Tmobile is very excited to put the N1 against their precious MyTouch Slide. Maybe they’ll do a simultaneous release! Or maybe nobody will see an N1 in stores until September?

  • djdarkknight96

    No worries about rooted devices, code will drop and it will spread like wildfire! Ready for a brain freeze on my rooted Nexus!

  • David

    This works out nicely, for the people that said this is just a cheap upgrade of the g1 this adds more value to the slide. Im glad 2 hear that im not just buying a sense update :)

  • Galen20K

    Eclair(2.1) was mostly astetic and it was a nice change that I enjoy on my Nexus One currently BUT Froyo(2.2) is going to be more about functions, such WONDERFUL functions that will all be useful. I cannot WAIT! this is definitely the most highly anticipated update so far.

    I’ll have it in weeks! nice – D

  • Cybersedan

    Can’t wait to have my nexus flying 4 times faster, almost unimaginable.

  • Aston

    Well since google is saying that android devices will get a performance boost, then the mytouch slide is definitely worth it.

  • JBLmobileG1

    While I am still upset on the price of the Slide… the fact that its getting Android 2.2 is a plus. From my understading it will offer apps2sd and that’s what I really have been waiting for. Hopefully Tmobile will not require a mail in rebate to get the phone at the $179 price point. And hopefully that will be the price for eligible full upgrades as well. Also hopefully they let customers with older plans get it at that price and not have to switch. Anyone know if this phone can support the Android MyFavs app? You know…. the call any 5 numbers without using your minutes?

    • David

      it was always said its $179.99 after the $50 mail in rebate. and it does support the favs 5 one of my coworkers has it and he had his 5 on there ;)

    • Matt p

      Using myfaves doesn’t require the apparently, though it does provide handy shortcuts.

      You can manage your faces online. I had to use the cheapo Nokia prepaid phone for a while and myfaves worked fine on the account without support on the phone.

  • Housetek

    this makes me very happy. my slide is gonna get even better.

  • ccorbin

    Well, 2.2 is good but without a 1ghz or greater CPU and memory to match I’ll wait for something else or more to sprint or verizon.
    No thanks t-mobile

    • JaylanPHNX

      Here’s the thing, and I’m not trying to change your mind about waiting, but think about this: I’m sure we’ve all seen the video review of the MyTouch Slide and can agree that for a slower processor, that thing was running pretty darn smooth. Add to that the JIT Compiler from Froyo that can double or even quadruple speeds. With the extra speed of Froyo on an already smooth-running Slide, you might not notice it doesn’t have a Ghz processor. Just a thought.

  • SKA

    Hopefully the Org MyTouch will get some love.

  • Special K

    This is good news; T-Mobile has not been lucky this year when it comes to software on phones especially before releases (HD2 and no Windows 7).

  • D1

    i played with the my touch slide and I have to saw it is really fast! I know some of you are SO focused on it not having a 1ghz processor but it performs like it does. For the price it really is a great device. The average customer (not us tech geeks) will not know the difference at all, they will get a fast, feature packed device at a good price and that is what matters.

  • MagentaMagic

    The myFaves app does not show up on the myTouch Slide. However, you can still set those myFaves up on the website, in the store, or on the phone with care and still get the unlimited calling to those five numbers. The device does not have to have the “pawprint”; it’s all handled “in the system”.

  • CarlB

    Wow 2.2 is about to come out and still no 2.1 for the cliq motorola sucks a**

    • J-Hop2o6

      should be here next month..

      @MagentaMagic (above) it does have myFavs pawprint.. u might need the service for it to show.. but i seen videos of myFavs on the mT-Slide.

    • JaylanPHNX

      Here’s a real stretch of wishful thinking from a Cliq XT owner: the update chart from Motorola has it listed as Android 2.x. While that’s probably cause they were gonna do 2.0 and then 2.1 came out, wouldn’t it be awesome if the plan all along had been to work with Google as it was developed and be ready to drop 2.2 onto Cliq and Cliq XT? Fat chance, I know, but one can dream.

    • JaylanPHNX

      @CarlB Here’s a real stretch of wishful thinking from a Cliq XT owner: the update chart from Motorola has it listed as Android 2.x. While that’s probably cause they were gonna do 2.0 and then 2.1 came out, wouldn’t it be awesome if the plan all along had been to work with Google as it was developed and be ready to drop 2.2 onto Cliq and Cliq XT? Fat chance, I know, but one can dream.

  • PhillyG

    The question is whether T-Mobile will charge extra for the wifi hotspot feature in 2.2?

  • Andy G

    Why just limit it to either the slide or switching to sprint? I’m waiting till the end of summer… I want to find out what the project emerald is all about… ANd not to mention the Galaxy S and possible sidekick twist. Patience is a virtue… BUT HURRY THE F*#@ UP MAGENTA!!!

  • 100%ME

    ummmmmm. HOW ABOUT THE FREAKIN 2.1 UPDATE FOR THE ORIGINAL MYTOUCH!!!! COME ON! “ooooh, there appears to be rumors of 2.1 coming out for myto-” BS!!!!!! LETS SEE IT THEN!

  • shane

    If you have an original my touch your too cheap to buy a nexus Nexus rules My touch slide is hot and my co worker has one but I have briefly messed with it and it’s technically still a downgrade from THE N1. Q what do you get if you cross a nexus one and a sick pig?????????? A SWINE FLU

  • fastlerner

    @ 100%me: It’s not a rumor. Tmo has already said that the original myTouch is getting 2.1. They are already testing it and the update is supposed to be released AFTER the slide comes out on June 2. So we should at least see 2.1 update on the original myTouch probably sometime in June.

    Now I’m going to cross my fingers and hope we’re lucky enough to get 2.2 a well! :) If not, it might finally be time to root it when the eventual mod hits.

  • JBLmobileG1

    I can’t wait for the Slide and the future with the 2.2 I just called Tmobile to verify that I will be able to get the Slide come June 2nd at the full discount price and its a go! I know I had a few months left but the fact that I’ve been with them for so long and have had a good payment standing I am sure that all helped. Now the waiting game begins and its going tobe llllllllllllllllooooooooooooooooonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnngggggggggggggggg. Hopefully its worth the wait. It does give me time to choose the color that I want and so far I think I am going to go for the white this time. Who else plans to upgrade or pick up this phone… and what color are you getting?

    • Janet

      I have the Behold and the keyboard is not working anymore. The white slide looks nice and sleek. Can’t wait for a physical kb and to upgrad.

  • Chad

    What about the people who have the first mytouch? where is our update? T-mobile blows for not getting an update to the older mytouchs before they release their new mytouch. What BS, when my contract ends in November I am done with T-mobile

  • funkmaskter c

    Why do Tmo’s phones always seem 1 gen behind? People are already looking past the 1ghz mark and Tmo is releasing the mytouch slide with a whimpy processor? What gives? I guess you get what you pay for..

  • Abraun82

    As a tmobile sales rep ive had the slide for over a month now as a demo phone. the slide is insanely nice and a much better improvement over the original mytouch.. my main phone is the nexus one running froyo 2.2 and it is possibly the sickest phone ive ever owned. unfortunatly the nexus one is not yet slated to hit corporate retail stores, but will go to third party retailers.. but if you can still order one from google then go for it. you will NOT be sorry.

  • andrew fiedler

    Ok let’s clear something up here, you buy the slide, it gets froyo yay! But what you guys forget is in the next few months the 3.5 g network from tmo will offer 21+ mbps which blows away the top providers AND the slide will be one of few phones this year that will be able to run near home broadband speeds. PLUS froyo. My touch slide equals “higher end use” and full internet capabilities. So go right ahead and stick with ATT Sprint and Verizon while tmos network spanks you silly.

  • Jdhog

    Wow Ignorant people make me mad. First off the n1 was made by google,and it is a monster of a device,but has the worst gsm radio of any device. All that engeneering and the one thing it should do that it sucks at is holding onto a call. Let us also not forget that without tmobile we would probably not be talking about android os at all. Tmobile is great and the slide is too ive had 4 diffrent android phones all tmobile and great.
    Mytouch
    Mytouch slide
    N1
    Hacked hd2
    tmobile is the only operator that I know of that helps you root your phone in there forums that is freedom that no other carrier will give you.
    Ps no good roms for hd2 thats my one complaint why would anyone want a microsoft device now that we have android. MS suks

  • dubya504

    HTC talks Android updates, says Froyo should arrive before Christmas

  • http://www.mytouchslideforum.com Particia Credo

    My name is Cassie, I am 23 and from Virginia. I’m a Enormous technology freak. Each time a new mobile phone comes out I get it virtually quickly, I believe it really is an addiction. I got the new Sidekick LX 2009 final year, the MyTouch, the Cliq, and now the MyTouch Slide. The Motorola Cliq is a piece of crap lol sorry, it really is accurate. My old MyTouch I loved, nevertheless, lacked the keyboard that would have manufactured it best. TADA!!?!!!?!!!!!! Yay, I’m IN Enjoy with this new phone. I will honestly admit I will not want a fresh cellphone!!!!

  • Brodie

    I think I can wait until froyo gets released for the slide. I was gonna root my slide but…to be honest, I don’t have the balls lol nor patience to do it! I can’t run the risk of bricking my phone then having to pay for another.

  • Nita

    I need help in downloading the Android dog on my phone which is an HTC HD2…I really need some services.

  • Brian

    i got my MyTouch3G Slide when they where first introduced its still running android 2.1 HTC Sense UI its november now and no froyo update. :( please let me know when google is actually releasing froyo 2.2 for the MyTouch3G Slide. (bigb10728@gmail.com)

  • Yohan

    Left behind as usual… Guess I will risk bricking the phone…