Canadians rejoice! Remember a few weeks back when Rogers took the HTC Magic and DreamÂ off the shelves and issued a mandatory 911 software upgrade for allÂ deviceÂ owners. Eventually the issue was fixed and specifically for the Magic the was rejigged Magic to OS 1.5 with Sense UI.
So where does this put future sales of the Dream and Magic. Well, back for sale for customers to purchase, but you’ll notice something different when you go for the Magicâ€¦ it’s been re-branded as the HTC â€œMagic+â€. All the same features such as the 3.2-inch touchscreen display (resolution of 320 x 480), 3.2 megapixel camera with video,Â AndroidÂ Market and can hold up to 16GB with a microSD cardâ€¦ and the addition of Sense UI that has multi-touch capabilities.
But the really exciting news is that Rogers is planning a mid-year upgrade for second oldest Android:
After posting news that Rogers (NYSE: RCI) has rebranded the HTC Magic as the Magic+, I was promptly contacted by a rep at Rogers giving me a little insight on their plans with the â€˜new’ device. Turns out they are planning an upgrade to version 2.1 of Android by â€˜mid-year’. After some brief prodding I was unable to obtain any other details, but I think we can assume it’ll bring most, if not all of the Android 2.0 goodness we’d expect to see. Sense UI will no doubt be part of the package, which, for my money, is far and away the best way to experience Android.