These updates might not amount to much, but it's always nice to see official updates to older devices. I'm talking really old, like the myTouch 3G Slide and the G2, both released all the way back in 2010. If you're in possession of said devices and are not yet running a custom ROM with something more fresh than Android 2.2 and 2.3.4 respectively (why not?), here's what's coming:

  • Security patch
  • Improved software stability

Descriptive, isn't it? Here are the details of each update:

MyTouch 3G Slide


Again, these may not be very big, but something is better than nothing at all.

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  • Anthony

    For me, the why not for the G2 is the locked bootloader. For a followup to the G1, it's not very open! It was supposed to be the next best thing to a Nexus with its vanilla Android and all.

    • http://robert.aitchison.org raitchison

      That's why I waited until the bootloader was unlocked before I bought mine.

      • Nipqer

        Or you could have gone with the XDA method, which provides are far better unlock than htc's 'official' one.

        • http://robert.aitchison.org raitchison

          Sorry I should have been more clear, that's exactly what I did (used gfree), but I still waited to buy the phone until there was a method to unlock the bootloader because no way in hell was I going to be stuck with the stock ROM (even if the G2s was much better than most stock ROMs)

  • David Rosen

    that is hilarious :-)

  • CeluGeek

    I remember the MyTouch 3G Slide had an unrestricted Hotspot feature. I wonder if T-Mobile asked HTC to block the Hotspot is a way so only customers paying for tethering can use it.

    There has to be a reason why a phone this old is getting an update now, and it can't be a reason that works in favor of the customer.

  • glitchsys

    What's hilarious was these were the exact 2 phones my wife and I had for almost a year. I had the G2 and she had the MyTouch 3G Slide. (Later I upgraded to the Galaxy SII on AT&T and she went to the MyTouch 4G slide on T-Mobile, followed later by the Captivate Glide on AT&T). But still, the G2 is an awesome phone, I still miss it. The MyTouch 3G slide, meh, not so much. I have CM7 on it now and the mother-n-law still uses it.

    • CJ Walker

      Agreed. My G2 was a monster. I just put it to rest last week and upgraded to the nexus.

      • sp

        same here upgrade to a gnex a month ago.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Karl-Blessing/1471181089 Karl Blessing

    Oh that's nice... (continues to use ICS on his G2).

  • http://robert.aitchison.org raitchison

    I don't think you can say a phone is "really old" if the people who bought them are still under contract.

  • Heriberto Cantú

    What they should do is release the camera's library source code instead