On Monday February 2nd the RC33 OTA update from T-Mobile was sent to a select few G1 Android phone users.
I noticed it when it was first reported in the T-Mobile message boards Monday afternoon as a man claimed his wife had received an RC33 update but he did not.
At first glance it looks like a joke or plain ignorance, but it was reaffirmed by both a T-Mobile moderator and an actual screenshot.
Why is it not the RC31 update?
My sense is that RC31 was the release name that was aiming for mid January until it was scrapped and then RC32 was the release for end of January, so instead of calling the release actually sent 31 T-Mobile continued with its internal naming progression.
Looks like only a few Cupcake crumbs or perhaps sprinkles made it into this release.
Of course this was all put out in a T-Mobile MEMO … here we go again!
The MEMO states:
- Updates will be rolled out from February 5th to the 15th
- No details to which order who or what regions will actually receive the update
- New G1s purchased at that time will get the update up to three days after its been activated
- Will have the ability to save text message MMS pictures or files by long pressing the item
- Be able to check for system updates
- Use of Google Voice Search
- Fixes the Reminder option in the Calendar
- Fixes Comcast failure to download more than one email
- Fixes WiFi disconnects from forcing IM service to log out
- Fixes the device from locking up or sticking at the G1 start up screen when initially powered on
- Plus other bug fixes
*** Also added to the release is a way to call out spam comments in the Android Market – From the Home screen, open the Applications menu. Tap Market. Browse to and view an application’s comments. Tap and hold the offending comment. Tap Mark this as SPAM. ***
So maybe the crystal ball does Work! So lets shake it again and throw it to get FLASH on the G1.