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Here's Why Your G1 Android Phone Hasn't Updated To Cupcake 1.5 Yet

If you're like me, you've been anxiously awaiting the arrival of Android 1.5, otherwise known as Cupcake. Despite T-Mobile's statement that the firmware would be rolled out "late this week," it looks like the update really doesn't start until next week.
If you're like me, you've been anxiously awaiting the arrival of Android 1.5, otherwise known as Cupcake. Despite T-Mobile's statement that the firmware would be rolled out "late this week," it looks like the update really doesn't start until next week.The blogosphere has been buzzing about Cupcake since November 2008. Here we are, six months later, and the update for the Android system is finally on the cusp of reality. T-Mobile USA announced last week that the firmware would be sent to HTC G1's over the air starting late this week. If you were hoping you'd already have it by now, prepare to wait just a little bit longer.

According to a tipster, the release schedule is a fairly cautious one:

  • 5% of Android Devices will receive the Android 1.5 Cupcake Update on Monday, May 18th
  • 15% on Tuesday, May 19th
  • 30% on Wednesday, May 20th
  • 45% on Thursday, May 21st
  • 60% on Friday, May 22nd
  • 75% on Saturday, May 23rd
  • 90% on Sunday, May 24th
  • 100% on Monday, May 25th
That's disappointing. The majority of users won't see their devices update to Cupcake until Memorial Day weekend. So if you were waiting with bated breath for your phone to update today, get over it. You're going to need to be a little more patient.
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