UPDATED:No more deserts after Cupcake for G13
Android software engineer Dave Sparks said that the time is coming when the latest upgrade could not fit on the G1's internal flash. He said that the software team had trouble fitting the Cupcake upgrade onto the handset's memory. 40 to 50 apps can fit on the G1 and despite wishful thinking, Donut and Eclair upgrades will not allow owners to move these apps to microSD cards to free up memory space. So the bottom line is that the G1 will become obsolete less than two years from launch, forcing those cellphone fanatics who want the latest and greatest Android releases to upgrade their hardware.
T-Mobile G1 Specifications | Review
T-Mobile told Engadget Mobile that , "We plan to continue working with Google to introduce future softwareupdates to the T-Mobile G1. Reports to the contrary are inaccurate." Of course, that still doesn't mean that any future upgrades will be more than just some minor house cleaning. All of us know that full feeling and trying to eat that one donut when you've reached your limit usually makes you sick.