Android 2.2 Froyo finally available for Motorola Milestone in UK!

Motorola has finally released an official Android 2.2 Froyo for Motorola Milestone in United Kingdom! It’s not available on OTA (On The Air) update in T-Mobile UK, and can be installed using MSU (Motorola Software Update) tool only. Before updating please read Motorola Advise about this update.

Update takes about 25 minutes and the only thing you have to do is to follow simple steps in update wizard. My mobile works fine after the update. First thing I noticed is slight update to user interface, ability to move apps to SD card (hurray!) and 3G Wireless Hotspot (no more tethering tricks!).

Current configuration of my mobile is:

Firmware version: 2.2.1
Firmware configuration version: GAS_EMEA_USAMS1FRYORTGB_P009
Baseband version: 3GSMEPU91A_U_91.09.04I
Kernel version: 2.6.32.9-gafbfc43 w21529@il93lnxebld12#1
Build number: SHOLS_U2_05.26.0
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Importing phonebook to Android

It’s been almost a week since I got Motorola Milestone. It’s an Android based phone and I absolutly love it. Actually I’m using it to write this post. And since it’s running on an open source platform, it will provide many hours of fixing and twicking.

First quirk you’ll notice soon after booting your new toy is that you can’t import your contacts from old mobile. Android do not accept contacts sent by bluetooth nor can read them from sim card. So to copy your contacts you need a pc (or mac if you are gay or female).
I was able to make my old sony-ericsson k750 send all contacts directly to my outlook. This wasn’t what I really wanted – I hoped for a file, but still it was a step in good direction.
Gmail can import contacts from various formats, including csv and this was a format I’ve chosen when exporting from outlook (file -> export -> follow the wizard).
If you think it was too simple, you’re right. Somewhere during the process all phone numbers lost + sign from the country code. Still… 140 +s to edit is better than 140 contacts to add ;)

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