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Blanket Android phones update proposed

Blanket Android phones update proposed

An upcoming firmware upgrade will bring Android 2.1 to all smartphones based on Google's platform in America, although the limitations of certain mobiles will mean that features will be reduced for some.

Even the ageing T-Mobile G1, which was the first smartphone to support Android back in 2008, will be getting the 2.1 upgrade, bringing it bang up to date from version 1.6 which it currently supports.

Android owners are being advised to back-up their stored data before they perform the upgrade, as in some instances the replacement firmware will wipe the phone's memory clean to start afresh.

Depending on the make and model of the phone, a PC connection may be required, although over-the-air updates will be coming to some customers.

The news was broken by community site Android and Me and it suggests that US customers should start to see the 2.1 update coming in the second quarter of 2010.

So far there is no news as to whether the update will be arriving in the UK at a similar time.

However, given that the update has been implemented on multiple platforms, there is no reason to believe that it will not make the trip across the pond in the coming months.

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