T-Mobile customers who own a myTouch 3G should begin receiving an upgrade to Android 2.1 this spring, according to a Fender press release from earlier today. Other carriers like Rogers Wireless recently announced a similar upgrade to their HTC Magic (which is the same phone) so this news comes with little surprise, but this is the first time we have heard T-Mobile talk about it.
The last time we looked at first generation Android phones, T-Mobile was the only carrier that had not revealed their upgrade plans for all their devices. Since that time, Motorola has confirmed the CLIQ would receive Android 2.1.
We have contacted T-Mobile and are still waiting to learn the fate of the G1, which was the first Android phone ever launched. It appears the device will not be able to receive the update due to certain limitations, but maybe Google has a surprise for us.
Rogers Wireless announced that their HTC Dream (same as G1) would not be receiving Android 2.1 and began a special promotion to provide those customers with a new Android phone.