Future Android Update Status of T-Mobile G1 Unclear
Conflicting reports leave HTC G1 owners without a real answer with respect to the G1's ability to update to Android 2.0 and beyond. Android software engineer Dave Sparks recently said, "There will come a time in the near future when we won't be able to fit the latest release on the G1 internal flash." The G1 (which currently supports Android 1.5 — a.k.a "Cupcake") has 256MB of internal storage, and cannot run the Android operating system, nor applications, from the microSD expansion slot. When asked to corroborate Sparks' statement, T-Mobile issued a statement of its own, which reads, "We plan to continue working with Google to introduce future software updates to the T-Mobile G1. Reports to the contrary are inaccurate." T-Mobile did not clarify or explicitly explain what "future software updates" means, nor did it commit to releasing any new versions of the Android platform for the G1.
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You guys need to visit the XDA forums...
They have ported HTC Hero software and widgets to the G1 and MyTouch 3G.
Android STOMPS all other phone platforms... they just need better hardware for the OS to realy be able to compete with Apple.
I literally keep switching back and forth between my iPhone and my G1 because I love both and can't decide between the 2.
But yeah once there are better devices out there Android will be amazing.
Can't run applications from the expansion card?
Things like this are going to doom Android
The G1 isn't even a year old, and if it's treated as legacy hardware this quickly into its life span, Android is going to fail as a mobile platform.
Windows Mobile 6.1 can....