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myTouch Slide maintenance update starting today (NOT Froyo)

August 4, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka

Firmware updates, HTC, T-Mobile

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The myTouch Slide isn’t getting any Froyo love today, but it is getting some over-the-air goodies. Reader Cris gives us the heads up that T-Mobile is sending out an update designed to improve the current performance of the Slide.

The most important and welcome update is Battery Life, which will be improved because T-Mobile is updating its contact backup connection. The new update will also make it possible to send MMS over Wi-Fi and Faves photos will appear faster, scroll more smoothly, and display icon in notifications. Anyone fond of the Genius Button will also enjoy these additions: toggle GPS with voice commands; hear Caller ID announcements and respond with “Answer” to take the call or “Ignore” to end it; have text messages read allow and reply with voice.

When exactly will the Slide get Froyo? Your guess is as good as mine, but you can expect to see this current update sometime between today and August 19. Thus, I’m guessing Android 2.2 won’t make an appearance as soon as it has for other devices. Here’s how T-Mobile explains the update process.

The update will be sent to customers beginning August 4 and we anticipate all customers will receive it by August 19. Customers will be notified of the OTA via a free SMS text message from T-Mobile.

The timeline for receiving the OTA cannot be expedited. T-Mobile will be unable to manually push the software to customers who ask to receive it before August 19.

T-Mobile [Thanks, Chris!]