T-Mobile G1 users are clamoring for Android Cupcake update facts and information as T-Mobile itself provides little to no information and when it is provided it is often contradicting.
I posted on this site about an internal memo thats been collaborated privately to me by several senior T-Mobile personnel where it states the INTENTION to release an OTA update having elements of Cupcake for G1 users as early as the 11th but most likely by the 15th.
I echoed the frustrations of G1 users to T-Mobile today since the intended deadline for all intents and purposes has passed.
I spoke directly to a senior G1 PDA Specialist today, Dylan, below are the FACTS from that conversation as he himself will later comment at Google And Blog on:
FACT – There WILL be a G1 update shortly as it was INTENDED to be by mid-January so the next target is now by the end of January.
FACT – T-Mobile will not just provide Cupcake elements to the G2 and leave the G1 behind.
FACT – The next update will be called RC31 and include Cupcake elements.
FACT – The mass of calls lately for Cupcake is registering and causing T-Mobile to double their efforts in getting the update out.
FACT – NO ONE has received RC31 as of today.
FACT – When the update is released it will be done in stages “Over The Air” but it will be by region not when you purchased the G1.
FACT – The memo I was privy to is NOT distributed to Support personnel.
FACT – T-Mobile Specialists & Support are LAST to know when an update happens and are notified AFTER it is released as was the case with RC29 & RC30.
FACT – T-Mobile does have a battery improvement program in motion
FACT – T-Mobile’s plan for battery improvement will be one of OR a combination of efficiencies in an OTA update and an extended life battery replacement.
But, YOU, Michael Martin & Google And Blog said a Cupcake update was coming out on the 11th or by the 15th.
I passed on information that T-Mobile intended to release the update by now in order to give the public SOME inside knowledge as to what to expect and when – also no country was invaded due to this information.
I take responsibility in posting it as the information was reliable but T-Mobile missed the target so the positive result is that it increased public awareness and lighted a fire under T-Mobile to get their users some CUPCAKE.
In the end I hope T-Mobile provides its G1 customers reliable and prompt information as well a proper heads up on things to come.