T-Mobile USA releases G1 software update

Now that the hype has subsided, T-Mobile USA's G1 is, in some sense, just another smartphone on the market. And like all smartphones, it has software updates.

The website TmoNews is reporting that T-Mobile plans to push a software update for G1 users. The OTA update will allow users to have full access to songs from Amazon.com and provide other unspecified "enhancements." A T-Mobile spokeswoman could not be reached for comment. Analysts are also wondering how the phone will catch on in the marketplace, with eyes on comparisons to the explosive growth of Apple's iPhone 3G.

The New York Times quotes Carolina Milanesi, a research director for the Garner Group, as saying, "The iPhone is still a point of reference," but notes that T-Mobile has said that about half of customers who pre-ordered G1s upgraded from basic handsets.

For more:
- see this TmoNews post
- see this NYT article

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