Android OS 2.1 upgrade coming soon for the Videotron Garmin A50

Ian Hardy

February 28, 2011 1:42pm


Videotron currently is the only carrier in Canada that sells the Garmin A50. This is an Android device that has been stuck at OS 1.6 for the longest time but a glimmer of hope surfaced today. Videotron noted on Twitter that they’ll be upgrading the device to OS 2.1 “for an optimal user experience”. No confirmed date was announced.

Source: Videotron

  • halo

    i hope wind buys them out in near future.

    • Marc

      Are you joking me. Wind buying out Videotron?! Videotron is a multi-million dollar company owned by Quebecor. Forget being bought out!

  • KUNG-FU-CELL

    2.1! Lol cant even read flash videos

  • cybik

    What? Vidéotron’s upgrading a device? Oh. My. God.

  • zorxd

    If you are on Videotron you should have bought the Nexus One to begin with. Cheaper and better.

    • Sined

      The Videotron Nexus one is stuck at Android 2.2 though. No word from Videotron about a firmware update to 2.3.

    • zorxd

      Of course. Everybody who thought otherwise forgot that Videotron was still a Canadian carrier.
      Fortunately, isn’t easy to flash a google stock ROM and upgrade to 2.3.

  • user

    Is Videotron Nexus One tampered by the carrier? I thought all Nexus One run stock Google ROM and 2.3.3 OTA for N1 is already available.

    • Sined

      Yes it was tampered with by Videotron. It’s running a custom build of Android 2.2 (not even 2.2.1 that fixes a wifi wake bug)

  • sad man

    i download the version 2.1 eclair on my garmin a50 and then after the phone jammed on the upload page (the first page)
    i try to contact vediotron for the problem they wash there hands and they said it is garmin issu and not for them to deal with i did with garmin and the same awnser just beawear from the bu….cht off the monopol company ….
    i have to pay new phone with contract and my garmin one ….