Huzzah! While there’s no real confirmation that your old and rusty T-Mobile G1 will make the cut to Android 2.1, there’s lots of hope it will. According to AndroidandMe, all I repeat all, US Android phones would get version 2.1. Although some of the updated phones would be much like the Droid’s upcoming update — snazzy stuff like the live wallpapers and 3D app menu won’t make the cut, but you’ll still get all the awesome widgets and baseline features of Eclair. And to cut back on install failures, one of the rumored forms of upgrading your phone would be via a PC, which would ensure a safe and complete install.
Because this would be done on such a large scale, a sacrifice must be made: some phones will require an entire wipe. All of it. Your phone would be re-born again and you’d have to teach it all of your tricks (and stuff all of your junk) back into it. You’d have the latest and greatest version of Android though. While there’s no real confirmation on this, Google has admitted that Android versions are in a thousand pieces right now. Expect the first 2 phones to get 2.1 will be the G1 (if it can handle it) and the myTouch 3G. Confirmation and the like should appear in the coming weeks.