Uploaded on Apr 23, 2010
This is PART 1 of my video PREVIEW of what to expect on T-Mobile's upcoming Mytouch Slide.
For download links watch Part 2 of my video or go here:
Binary over on XDA got a hold of the system dump from the Mytouch Slide and Domenuk was able to port it to his Mytouch 3G/G1.
I am SO surprised that even in its early state you can see how well this runs on my very limited G1. This may very well be the first SNAPPY 2.1 ROM for the G1 =)
The Mytouch Slide (Mytouch 3G but with a physical keyboard) will be T-Mobile's FIRST phone with Android 2.1 and HTC's updated Espresso Sense UI and should be released sometime in June.
T-Mobile went to great lengths to make Android a little more user friendly to mainstream customers and not just power users like myself. Its also more appealing to currently displaced Sidekick users and I feel like this is who T-Mobile is trying to target with this new version of their Mytouch 3G.
T-Mobile had a LOT more influence with this Android phone than any others before it. You can see their apps strewn about this phone and although most are pretty useless, I can see how some Android virgins may find them useful. One I particularly liked was the Mytouch Music app which is essentially a streaming radio station with the top 100 hits and you can even skip ahead to tracks. Nice!
Most of the others were apps that overlapped with a lot of other fuctions already found on Android (like Settings). Some even seemed like T-Mobile trying to cash in on some of the more unsuspecting Android newcomers.
I did like how Swype came preloaded as well as HTC IME =)
Overall, this ROM on the G1 is faster than ANY other 2.1 Sense UI (Hero, Legend, Eris etc.) ROMs I have tried. Its crazy. Especially given the fact the Mytouch Slide is much more powerful than the G1. This Sense UI is a little different than traditionaly Sense in that its technically a new version called Espresso. You can see some of the graphical changes such as the bubbles around the apps. Again, I can see what HTC was going for with this and trying to get a more uniform look to the app icons. Either you love it, or hate it. I personally don't mind it at all.
If you want this ROM, head over to http://www.AndroidAndMe.com and I will provide links there.
As of now, the only things not working in this ROM are Browser and Gmail. Although, I'm sure all of these will be fixed before I even finish this sentence. =)
The Android community has been really great in pulling together and getting everything up and running. So much progress in so little time!
(See Part 2 of my review for download link if you wanna try it out on your G1/Mytouch 3G)
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