T-Mobile rolls out Android 1.6 Donut to G1 and MyTouch 3G

T-Mobile releases an over-the-air update that brings Android 1.6 'Donut' to T-Mobile G1 and T-Mobile MyTouch 3G owners.

T-Mobile MyTouch 3G
T-Mobile MyTouch 3G James Martin/CNET

Just a couple of weeks after Google released its Android 1.6 SDK to developers, T-Mobile began its official roll out of Android 1.6 (aka Donut) to T-Mobile G1 and T-Mobile MyTouch 3G owners on Thursday.

The update will be delivered to customers over the coming days, and though it's not considered to be a major upgrade to the operating system, Android 1.6 does bring a number of new features and enhancements and fixes a bug that would reboot the phone after dialing 911.

Highlights of Donut include:

  • An improved Android Market
  • Quick Search Box, which lets you search across various apps, such as browser bookmarks and history, contacts, and the Web, right from the home screen
  • Updated voice search
  • Integrated camera, camcorder, and gallery
  • Battery usage indicator
For a full list of features and fixes, you can check out the Android Developers site. As always, let us know about your experience with the update below.
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