T-Mobile has begun to roll out Android Froyo for the MyTouch 3.5mm and Fender Editions according to multiple reports and images, with the roll out to be completed by February 1st.
The update includes a new home screen, improved Exchange e-mail and the addition of the Faves Gallery along with other Froyo enhancements.
The updates to Froyo for the myTouch 3G series represent a continued committment by both T-Mobile and HTC to provide updates for their Android devices in the face of other manufacturers that insist on hardware updates for new Android versions, with the biggest culprits being Motorola’s US GSM lineup and Samsung with the Vibrant 4G.
The original, 2.5 mm variant of the myTouch 3G was updated over a month ago. Barring any other manufacturers offering late-breaking updates, the 3.5 mm version of the myTouch 3G holds the record for the longest update cycle to Froyo of any handset that was promised the update. Following consumer outcry, HTC and T-Mobile agreed to update the myTouch 3G to Android 2.2 in the middle of last year.
The identical Android Developer Device, offered exclusively at Google I/O, remains stuck and Android 1.6, aka Donut.