May 7, 2009 | by Andrew Kameka
T-Mobile began the Cupcake roll-out for some users April 30th, but many others wondered why they had yet to receive the Over the air update to unlock many of the features that have had them salivating for months. T-Mobile USA today officially confirmed that Cupcake updates begin next week, starting Monday, May 11.
Though some users reported receiving the updates late last week, and even more installed it themselves, the firmware changes seemed to be isolated incidents rather than regional or random roll-outs. But an official announcement posted at the T-Mobile support forum reveals that the updates will BEGIN taking place on Monday. The message stated:
T-Mobile is delighted to announce the upcoming release of Android 1.5 with “Cupcake” coming soon to the T-Mobile G1! We plan to begin sending out the update starting the end of next week. As with previous software maintenance releases, the update will be randomly sent “over the air” to T-Mobile G1 customers. We expect everyone will have their update by the end of May.
T-Mobile also expects to post a video showing the updated features, though we’ve already seen plenty of walkthroughs and previews of what Cupcake offers. Either way, the end is almost in sight.
UPDATE: Here’s the official video added to the Android YouTube channel.