No Android 2.2 love for the T-Mobile G1

No Android 2.2 love for the T-Mobile G1
Yesterday we reported on how HTC intends on upgrading most of their 2010 models with Froyo before the end of the year is up, but for the forefather of Android, the game won't continue with Android 2.2. The T-Mobile G1 in itself brought on the onset of Google's presence in the mobile space, but it has somewhat faded of late due to the overwhelming amount top-tiered Android handsets taking prominence. During the events taking place at Google I/O, the Android team had the unfortunate task of letting people know that Android 2.2 Froyo would not be coming to the aging T-Mobile G1 due to the fact that there won't be enough space of the operating system to fit snug in the flash space. However, we wouldn't doubt that some hardcore fans will somehow manage to hack it for the device – which shouldn't come to be as a surprise with Android's nature.

T-Mobile G1 Specifications | Review

via Gizmodo

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9 Comments

1. Doakie

Posts: 2457; Member since: May 06, 2009

I'm shocked and appauled. You're telling me the handset that didn't get 2.0 or 2.1 isn't getting 2.2? Wow. This is amazing. We all saw this news coming 6 months ago. Why do you think my G1 is sitting in it's box retired?

2. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

Am I to also assume the Blackberry 7930 isn't getting OS 6.0?

6. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

No but I did hear that my Motorola Q is gonna run Windows Phone 7...

3. lookitdisguy

Posts: 32; Member since: Dec 09, 2009

Seeing as how the G1 has been stuck on 1.6 for a while now who the heck out there thought that we would go from 1.6 to 2.2?.... Whoever thought that is stupid...

4. wannacell

Posts: 3; Member since: May 21, 2010

my G1 runs 2.1 very well thank you very much. and cyanogen just posted this on his website: .. Google has confirmed that Android 2.2 (FroYo) will be available for ION phones, so it’s guaranteed that CM-6 will continue to support the G1 also when the source code hits AOSP. it might be older hardware, but where theres a will theres a way

7. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

You poor soul...actually purchased the G1? Hopefully you didn't and someone gave it to you.

8. pingpong

Posts: 145; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

I still believe the G1 to be a great phone mostly due to it's heavy backing with devs that continue to keep it alive. Although I'm using an N1 now, it's good to hear that there is still so much use that can still come out of our original Android device.

5. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

Is anybody surprised? Apparently not...neither am I. G1 sucks anyway.

9. shynepo

Posts: 39; Member since: May 21, 2010

R.I.P. T-Mobile G1......................................

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