Software update for the G1 tomorrow?


Wow, not a day after the launch T-mobile and Google are prepping an OTA update for bug fixes and “working out the kinks.” I’m not sure if I am impressed by the rapid application of this OTA update or disappointed that one is ready not 24 hours after launch.

  • What does this update do? This update will include enhancements (I don’t know what is termed an “enhancement” and one bug fix that is visible to customers makes all songs from Amazon available for listening (Which apparently has not worked?)
  • Why do I need it? So your device will perform better long term and you don’t have to worry about corrupt files from Amazon. Expect all software updates to be pushed out by the end of the month.
  • Ummm, I didn’t get mine yet. Checking your software version will help as you probably have had the new software all along and were waiting for nothing.
  • How do I check my software version? From the main screen hit Menu > Settings > About phone > Build number.  Look for where it says RC##  The initial release is RC19.  The Updated release is RC28

Expect to be notified via text message that the update is available and you will allowed to accept the update and proceed or be reminded again later. T-mobile warns that this only the first update and its going to be small to ensure that “…updates download, install, and just plain work as designed before we expect them to overhaul your experience.” Great, now where is Pac-man????


via T-mobile