Various upcoming TELUS OS upgrades: Android, BlackBerry, WP7

Ian Hardy

March 15, 2011 3:49 pm


Curious when your TELUS device will be seeing the next OS upgrade? We asked TELUS where various Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone 7 devices are in the upgrade process… here’s what we were sent:

In terms of OS upgrades – Updated information on:

- Shine Plus: early this winter – Android 2.2 –> Actually going to Gingerbread directly and skipping Froyo, should be launching early summer
- Milestone : this winter – Android 2.2 –> just finished testing and should be on its way very soon. Early spring
- Apollo: this winter – Android 2.2 –> launching not too far into this spring

And more Android:
- HTC Desire to Gingerbread – this spring
- HTC Desire HD to Gingerbread – this spring

And some BlackBerry:
- BlackBerry Curve 3G to BB 6.0 – launched
- BlackBerry Bold 9700 to BB 6.0 – launched
- BlackBerry Pearl 9100 to BB 6.0 – next few weeks/early Spring

And of course Windows Phones:
- LG Optimus 7 – NoDo update – next few weeks
- HTC Surround 7 – NoDo update – next few weeks

More soon!
(Thanks James!)

  • Corks

    Keep this up telus and you’re gonna be the new go-to carrier for android!

  • Burner

    Milestone – Isn’t Telus giving this phone away now as it’s so out of date with or without the upgrade to 2.2?

    • KingK

      Nothing really much better at Telus right now anyway.

      OG OC Droid blows anything away that telus has.
      Canada for teh suck.

    • monsterduc1000

      Get it for free (on a 2 year contract right now) when the update comes out, root it, overclock it to 1ghz and you will have a phone that is fantastic. I can’t wait!!!

    • Sub-Joker

      @ monsterduc1000, the milestone has a mediocre battery life with it’s 550 Mhz processor. you wanna over-clock it to 1Ghz?? good luck on having the battery to last more than 3 or 4 hours.

    • monsterduc1000

      I’ve had mine rooted and overclocked to 1ghz for a while now (tentative to do custom rom though) and it is not about processor speed, but how much voltage is needed to run the phone at that speed. Stock voltage at 550mhz is 56 vsel. Through trial and error I got my phone to run stable at 1ghz at 60 vsel with milestone overclock and the battery lasts very near as long as it did before, being a charge a day for heavy use, every 2-3 for moderate to light. Big performance hike, minimal loss in battery life!

    • monsterduc1000

      Also, to save battery on an overclocked milestone you need an app killer, cpu tuner (root only) and a 3g and wifi on/off widget. I would say my biggest battery savers are the 3g and wifi toggles so apps that I don’t use the app killer on can’t send background info without my permission.

  • Lance W

    HTC Desire hell yeas

  • Jon

    Very nice Telus. Keep it up.

  • Todd

    .. I like to b***h about Telus, but I thank them and MobileSyrup for some worthwhile info. I hope Telus can iron out a few of the bugs that the European rollout for Milestone seems to be having

  • Dino

    Woo I can’t wait till my desire gets updated to gingerbread, might a well take off my root so I can get the OTA update.

  • MER1978

    Meanwhile Virgin still has no date for the HTC Legend Froyo update… even though they previously promised mid January + everyone else on the planet got updated 4 months ago.

  • monsterduc1000

    SWEET MAMA!!! I have been checking for the milestone update daily so hopefully this is true. I also hope I can still use universal androot after the update because I read that one of the versions of 2.2 for the nexus one fixed the kernel bypass that was used for the app.

  • JG

    What about the LG Optimus One gingerbread update? LG promised 2.3 for the Optimus line.

  • Gideon

    I want to believe! Not sure I can.

  • Unknown

    Do you think the desire will also get the new sense UI?

  • Sean

    Sweet The sine Plus is a really good (cheep) phone
    300 No contract and the contract does not need a data plan so it’s even better

  • SeanT

    Finally, some 2.2 Froyo action for the ol’ Milestone. The year wait may finally be over. Next time I’ll get the current iteration of the Nexus series. Hopefully more variety of stock Android units will be available the next time i get to upgrade the phone.

  • Matthew

    Good to see that the Blackberry 9100 will be upgraded to OS 6 still… but it should have been updated when the curve and bold were done..

  • Delaney

    This is ridiculous. Wheres the gingerbread update for the fascinate.. Every phone they have except the one I own come on! This is ridiculous..

    • MikeyD

      I agree. But I guess that’s what you get with Samsung. Wished I waited and got the Desire HD!

  • MikeyD

    *Wish

    • MikeyD

      This should be towards my previous reply on Delaney’s comment haha

  • phew

    is there any chance of LG IQ getting WM7? And is this handset capable of running WM7?

    • Jack

      @Phew, Sorry to say the LG IQ doesn’t meet the min spec required by MS to use WinPho7. Although I use the Optimus 7 and like it alot…

  • ChemicalTree

    Glad to see better news for the milestone then when i asked at my local telus, I can’t belive it till I see it thought.

  • SeanT

    The European Milestone is already getting the update. Argh! I can’t hold out much longer. Telus, please flip the update switch ASAP!!

  • Tomudei

    I hope everyone remembers the Hero update fiasco before getting too excited!

  • cbstryker

    @Sub-Joker I have the milestone and I have it running at 1Ghz beautifully. I get a solid day out of it with no issues. I know some guys over at xda running CM7 @900Mhz and they get 36+ hours on average on a single charge.

    • Dawn

      I’m running the FroyoMod 2.0.5 on my Milestone.
      By default the phone is overclocked (@800MHz) and undervolted.
      I’m getting 48h on one charge and I use it a lot.

      BTW: In Canada a 2G/3G switcher is worth having only if your Milestone is on Rogers. Bell and Telus are 3G only.
      I think Milestone was the 1st phone to get the Gorilla glass.

  • Dawn

    I’m running the FroyoMod 2.0.5 on my Milestone.
    By default it overclocks (@800MHz) and th ephone gets also undervolted.
    I’m getting 48h on one charge and I use it a lot.

    BTW: In Canada a 2G/3G switcher is worth having only if your Milestone is on Rogers. Bell and Telus are 3G only.
    I think Milestone was the 1st phone to get the Gorilla glass.