The old T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide and G2 are now eligible for a new software update that will bring some improvements to the security and stability of the operating system.
T-Mobile G2 and myTouch 3G Slide were launched in the US back in October 2010 with Android 2.1 Eclair and Android 2.2 Froyo, respectively.
However, they both received major updates, so now the G2 runs Android 2.2 Froyo, whereas the myTouch 3G Slide is powered by Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread platform.
and T-Mobile USA announced that new software updates are available for download for these two obsolete smartphones.
As expected, this is nothing big, but at least the Taiwanese handset maker did not forget some of the second-generation of Android phones.
It is also worth mentioning that due to the low hardware configuration, T-Mobile G2 and myTouch 3G Slide won't be receiving major software upgrades. Still, Android enthusiasts in the know will surely find ways to flash better ROMs onto these handsets.
Anyway, the new software updates will bump myTouch 3G Slide firmware
to version 2.15.531.5, while T-Mobile G2's software will be upgraded to 2.16.531.6.
Unfortunately, details on the updates' changelog are a bit scarce as HTC only mentions that they both bring the following changes:
- Security patch;
- Improved software stability.
Keep in mind that these updates are not available OTA (over the air), so you will need to download and save the file on a computer. Make sure you back up any sensitive data on your phone, as the update has been confirmed to remove all personal data from the device.
In addition, the latest drivers for the G2 and myTouch 3G Slide are needed in order to successfully connect the smartphones to computer.
For more details on how to manually download and install these minor updates for T-Mobile G2 and myTouch 3G Slide, head over to HTC's support site