myTouch Slide Software Update Coming Tomorrow?

We received word late last night that the myTouch Slide will be receiving a maintenance update starting August 4th and running through August 19th. The usual set of bug fixes is expected here (battery life, software feature updates etc…) but unfortunately this has no relation to an expected Froyo 2.2 update sometime down the road. I guess some fixes are better than no fixes so Slide customers sit back receive that update.

“Beginning August 4, T-Mobile will send an over-the-air (OTA) update to myTouch 3G Slide customers, which will provide a number of benefits, including increased battery performance and enhancements to software features such as Faves Gallery and Genius Button. The update will be sent to customers in staggered waves beginning August 4 and we anticipate all customers will receive it by August 19.
Improvements and enhancements included with this update are

Battery Life:

Updates to the T-Mobile online contact backup connection, which will improve battery life.

Wi-Fi:
Ability to send MMS messages when connected to Wi-Fi.

Genius Button improvements:

Ability to turn GPS on and off using your voice, such as “Turn GPS on.”
* Will announce Caller ID for incoming voice calls and allow you to “Answer” or “Ignore” using your voice.
* Will announce incoming text messages and allow you to “reply” with dictation.

Faves Gallery improvements:

The Faves icon will be displayed beside notifications that appear while the device is locked to indicate that the communication is coming from one of your Faves.
* Fave photo display speed will be enhanced.
* General stability will be improved, including more seamless scrolling and consistent display of photos.

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  • kp

    WTF! I got the update yesterday, and now my battery completely sucks!! Has anyone noticed WORSE battery performance after this update?

    • Melissa

      Yes! My battery will now only last 3 hours on standby. I fully charge it before i go to sleep and use my phone as an alarm and it’s now dead in the morning.

      Before the update, my battery was ok.

      • Fresco

        THE UPDATE REALLY SUCKS. I AM NOT FEELING IT AT ALL… MY BATTER DRAINS IN 2 HOURS

    • Kerry

      I got the updated on Sunday. For me my battery lasted a bit longer than it did before, but not a huge improvement. I keep my display brightness pretty low and only turn it up when I have to.

      I haven’t noticed any other improvements… Genius button is still a waste of space.

  • Jake

    I also did the update and after 2 hours my battery drains. This update completely ruined my battery life

  • mlb1906

    Did the manually update this afternoon and I have seen some pretty impressive improvements. And I don’t see big issues with the Batt.

  • http://www.tmonews.com/2010/08/mytouch-slide-software-update-coming-tomorrow/ Mr.best

    can anyone tell me how to download the 2.2 update on the mytouch slide

  • Michele

    Received the update this morning. Battery life seems slightly improved, but I still cannot send mms messages when connected to wifi. I had to turn wifi off to send. Anyone else have this problem? It’s really annoying.

  • http://msjazz79.blogspot.com Jasmine

    This morning it stated that the firmware to my device was available. First time was 7:15am, it was still showing the icon by 7:30am, then again at 7:50am but now its 8am, I don’t get it on the G1 it downloaded and no issues, what is the deal with this phone? Is there certain amount of memory needed to download the firmware? I’m starting to regret more and more that I bought this phone, should have stayed with my G1 until something more dependable came out.

  • taylor

    got the update today and im not seeing much improvement… ill charge it today and see about the battery ill get back to you on that

  • Matt

    I did not get the update now will I since I’m already running 2.2 with the new OTA installed… anyone want 2.2 so bad, go to xda-developers.com

  • Kerry

    I find that I get about 1.5 hours more of battery life before I have to put it on the charger. I’m using the phone just as much as I did before the update. Instead of throwing it on the charger at 1:30, I can go until about 3:00. I’ve got touchdown running all day and getting e-mails every 20 mins (it only runs from 7AM-6PM).

    It will be interesting to see how it does over a weekend when touchdown is off for 2 days.

    I’m looking forward to getting the 2.2 update! I like this phone a lot, I wish it was a 1Ghz phone. I bought this to tide me over until I know what monster I want. I looked at the Vibrant the other day; it seems nice but I think I’d miss the keyboard. I’m going to stay tuned for the next batch of keyboard phones in the 1GHz and up range.

  • dubya504

    I got the MYTOUCH 3G and I’m waiting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://812fm.com KBone

    I’m still waiting for mine too. Is there a way to do a manual update??? I’m new to teh Mytouch 3G slide phone and only had it 3 weeks.

  • CeceBabyyy

    Just got the update, wish it would’ve done alot more for the phone, but the myFaves gallery certainly does run alot smoother, battery life for the phone doesn’t really change. It depends on what your running and all the settings you have. Froyo update needs to happen soon though.

  • misslxw

    i uploaded the update and my ph crashed. it constantly reboots itself, never passing the mytouch logo. grrr. wtf!

    please fix it.

  • Michael

    I still haven’t recieved my update… but spoke with t-mo customer care 2 days ago. He informed me that the update had been extended until the 31st of Aug. and that I should see a 2.2 update in the fall… though I’m not holding my breath for that to happen… he also claimed that my wife’s mytouch 3g 3.5mm will be updated as well in the fall.. wishful thinking on his part i think b/c he told me he had a mytouch 3g and customer care usually doesn’t have that information ahead of time…

  • Hannelore

    Ok I don’t c any changes except bad….y when I gt a text message no ringtone but vibrates but when I receive a call it rings and vibrate…didn’t happen til I gt the update..so angry

  • Anabel Lee

    Damn all these people need to STOP bitching here and call customer care or something lol.

    I got the update and my battery lasts like 3 more hours and my phone runs smoothly!

    I am completely satisfied with the updates I love my MyTouch Slide <3 Thank you T-Mobile ;D

  • DPBSJH06

    Anyone having issues with receiving pix msg..i’m getting an “message failed, download error” msg…called customer service, have had tickets filed and serivce inspected and no issues found yet…help please

  • Rubyebay

    I just got my damn update – and my phone looks nicer – but I get Force Close messages all the time and I too am having issues with sending picture messages.

  • Jessier405

    Takes picture message an hour to finally download, everytime I try to make a call it tells me to turn off airplane mode (my phone is NOT set on airplane mode) and friend stream hasn’t opened for a month. Constant force close. I hate tmobile

  • WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot

    The Update is horrible! Serious lag and constantly freezes. The extended battery life is not worth this crap I have to put up with to use my phone. Oh and this “we can store all your passwords and information on Google servers” (Which is the default option selected for you already) is shady. Hmmm…must be a Government run update! LoL

  • Cndy0072

    can someone tell me about a maintainse, or software upgrade that was not an ota but a website i have to go to for my touch slide 3g 

    • guest

      search andriod 2.2 froyo and u can do it through usb

  • guest

    i havent got a update and its pissing me off and froyo is gonna be an ota update. its gotta be downloaded through usb