October 1, 2014

T-Mobile G1 to Get Donut After All?

intro_android_16Remember those concerns about whether or not the T-Mobile G1 would see any more updates to the OS?  We’ve got a little something that just might make you feel better – and hopefully put the issue to bed.  An eagle-eyed tipster noticed on the Android 1.6 Platform Highlights page something that indicates you early adopters won’t be left out in the cold after all.

Android 1.6 features a multi-lingual speech synthesis engine called Pico. It allows any Android application to “speak” a string of text with an accent that matches the language. The engine supports the following languages: English (American and British accents), French, Italian, German and Spanish. If you’re using a T-Mobile G1 or Dream device, you’ll need to download the SpeechSynthesis Data Installer from Android Market, which includes the “voices” needed by the text-to-speech engine.

The above quote is from the section called New Platform Technologies.  So take that however you want it.  For now, we’re taking it as the G1 will see the update.  We wait for the Google guys to stop by and correct.  Let’s pray they don’t!

Thanks for the tip Ben!

Android 1.6 Platform Highlights

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