G1 update process – an example for everyone else

I woke up late this evening because I couldn’t sleep, and I noticed my new G1 phone wanted me to allow it to upgrade to a new version of software.  Since I bought my phone, I was running RC19, and had been waiting for this upgrade.
I was really impressed how fast it was to upgrade – I assume the files were already pre-downloaded since it immediately rebooted when I clicked “Allow” and started the process.  It seemed that there were three major steps, and things were up and running again.
I went directly from RC19 to RC30 – bypassing the RC2x versions that were out there.
I’m sure there are other phones out there that do over the air upgrades, but none of the big smartphones I’ve used before.  The method that the G1 and Google Android has come up with should be a model for others out there.  Well done.

About Steve Mitchell

I live in Seattle, WA and love sailing, technology, & playing and composing music. I started playing the piano when I was 3, and ended up figuring out many other instruments along the way. I’m an avid sailor and have a 2000 Beneteau 311 named Grace, and sail it whenever and wherever I can.

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