T-Mobile reportedly pushes Android 1.5 update

T-Mobile USA reportedly has begun pushing an over-the-air update of the Android 1.5 OS to T-Mobile G1 users, according to reports on multiple blogs. The new features in Google's OS include on-screen keyboards, more home screen widgets, video recording and stereo Bluetooth.

T-Mobile neither confirmed nor denied that over-the-air updates were occurring. "T-Mobile USA will confirm details of Android 1.5 availability for our T-Mobile G1 customers in the near future," the company said in a statement.

The on-screen keyboard is now available to G1 users in portrait mode, not just landscape mode. The OS update also adds widgets to the home screen to display the user's calendar, a music player and a picture frame. Additionally, users can now take advantage of video recording and have support for the MPEG-4 and 3GP video formats. Users also can upload videos to YouTube as well as still images to Picasa, two services owned by Google. 

Google offered developers their first look at the OS 1.5 update last week by releasing an early-look software development kit. T-Mobile recently trumpted that it has sold more than 1 million G1 devices during the past six months.  

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