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