T-Mobile to Android Fans: No Cupcake for You

The Cupcake Nazi

The Cupcake Nazi

All those G1 fans frothing at the bit for an on-screen keyboard, video recording, stereo Bluetooth and the other goodies promised by the Cupcake update will have to hold their horses; a T-Mobile rep has dashed the hopes of anything coming out before the end of the month in a recent forum post.

According to the Android team, “Cupcake,” which is the code name for an Android software build, is still a work in progress that is considered to be a development branch and not for general availability.

We will update you as T-Mobile G1 software updates are made available to T-Mobile customers.

To be fair, that’s some pretty vague wording. Surely nothing gets out to the devices without going through T-Mobile first, so expecting feature updates as soon as Google makes them is a little unrealistic, but it’s hardly saying we won’t get any G1 updates. Rather, it might be more of a clarification: Cupcake is a whole branch rather than an individual update, and will actually be the source of new features. It’s hard to say though, since they call it a software build too. I dunno, what do you guys make of the T-Mobile statement?

[via Androidtapp]

UPDATE: Oh, hai. Here’s some more official-looking info on the Cupcake branch, which has merged with a larger master branch. Hrm. Colour me confused. Was T-Mobile PR simply misinformed, or is cupcake still operating independently?

  • nick

    its all terminology… branches almost always are dev builds. so if they merged the Cupcake ‘branch’ with the Master ‘branch’ this says nothing about being in the release build, only that it has been merge with the master branch under development… typically release builds occur when a branch is merged with a trunk. but again that assumes they are using the ‘typical’ trunk/branch terminology for their source repository.

  • AndroidTapp.com

    LMAO! Loving the Seinfeld “Soup-Nazi” slash “Cupcake Nazi” pic!!! :-D

  • Maruutah

    This is probably the most informative posting I have read regarding the infamous cupcake…
    And thankfully, no whining.. All I get with these forums I see everywhere is whining..and maybe 2 or 3 helpful posts…!

    Now I am whining…!

    I can be patient.

    Kudos on the Seinfield. Can never tire of that show.

  • THE PISSED OFF KID

    WTF MAN.. I’M GOIN ON SITES EVERYDAY FOR THIS SHIT AND THIS IS WHAT THESE FUCKERS DO? WHAT THEY GOT AGAINST US MAN.. FIRST THEY MAKE THESE SHITTY PHONES WITH NO FEATURES.. AND NOW WE GOT NOTHING AND WE SUPPOSED TO WAIT TILL SHIT HAPPENS. MOFOHOES

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