The launch of the Google Nexus S may only be a day or two away, but that doesn’t mean that you need to get rid of your old Android phone just yet. Hot on the heels of T-Mobile USA’s Android 2.2.1 update for the myTouch 3G, Vodafone UK has just unveiled that they will be releasing the same update for the HTC Magic.
Vodafone will be gradually rolling out the Android 2.2.1 update to the HTC Magic over the next few weeks. While the hardware on the HTC Magic may seem a bit dated at this point, it’s nice to see HTC is still rolling out an update to a handset that was released nearly 20 months ago. We’re hoping a few other manufacturers will take note as to how long they should be supporting their handsets with new Android updates, but we won’t be holding our breath.
Android 2.2.1 will give customers a number of improvements including: latest Gmail and Android Market clients; ability to save applications directly onto an SD card; support for USB tethering so the phone can be used as a modem; improved support for Active Sync Exchange (email, contacts and calendar sync); enhancements to Bluetooth; and enhancements to the camera. The update also includes the latest Google security patches. Vodafone