It’s been nearly a month since the rollout of Froyo 2.2 for the original myTouch was completed, and since everything has gone smoothly enough, T-Mobile will now be moving on and pushing the update to the myTouch 1.2 (or 3.5mm headphone jack edition) and the myTouch Fender LE. The T-Mobile forums in which the information is posted says that the update will begin on January 12th, finishing by February 1st. The full list of features included in the update are as follows:
1. New Fully Integrated Exchange Client
Exchange calendars: Exchange calendars are now supported in the Calendar application.
Auto-discovery: With just a user name and password users can easily set up and/or sync an Exchange account (available for Exchange 2007 and higher).
Global Address Lists look-up: This functionality is now available in the E-mail application, enabling users to auto-complete recipient names from an entire directory.
Improved security: Numeric pin and alpha-numeric password options have been added to unlock the device. Exchange administrators can enforce password policy across devices.
Remote wipe: In the event a device is lost or stolen, Exchange administrators can remotely reset the device to factory defaults to secure data.
2. Faves Gallery
Faves Gallery gives customers quick access to the 20 people who matter most.
Scroll through your Faves Gallery, and instantly see the most recent communication from your top 20 Faves – calls, texts, emails, instant messaging, and social networking updates. Respond in a flash!
3. New Home Screen Features
Home screen Tips widget provides tips on how to configure the home screen with shortcuts and widgets and how to make use of multiple home screens.
Market widget lets you keep on top what’s hot on Android Market, showing featured apps right on the home screen.
Phone, All Apps and Browser now have dedicated shortcuts on the home screen, making it easy to access them from any of the five home screen panels.
4. Gmail app enhancements:
Include quoted text from the body of an e-mail message
Navigate quickly using on-screen previous/next buttons
Identify e-mails using colored labels
See inline images in messages
Other: Improvements to the camera and camcorder, ability to add multiple languages to the keyboard, enhancements to Google Maps, YouTube app, Facebook app, and Twitter app.
While the myTouch 1.2 may not seem like it’s that old, in update support years it’s ancient. It’s always nice to see a carrier still updating their older handsets and supporting loyal customers. Anyone out there with a myTouch excited for the update?
For more information on the update, check out the T-Mobile forums.