According to Engadget and HTC's China site, HTC will be shipping all of their Android phones to China with Android 2.2. The phones on the list include the HTC Wildfire, Desire, Tianxi, and Tianyi. Engadget claims they also received word that HTC Android devices currently in consumers hands will be receiving Android 2.2 "very soon."
Our very own Fabien got on the phone with HTC earlier today, who are saying that Europe is still on target for Q4. We did see the Android 2.1 release for the HTC Hero release in Asia early, and there are often delays in pushing software to different regions of the world, so a release of Android 2.2 before North America or Europe wouldn't suprise me.
Assuming that just because Chinese handsets will ship with Android 2.2 "very soon" shouldn't make you overly excited. In addition, "very soon" doesn't sound specific to me, especially since I haven't seen a specific date mentioned for the release of the handsets onto the market in China.
Engadget writes that they believe Android 2.2 for the high end HTC phones is right around the corner:
HTC has also reiterated that a 2.2 update for its phones already on the market will be delivered "very soon," so if all goes well, we should be looking at a Froyo-dominated August in the land of High Tech Computers.
Hold on guys. It is coming eventually.
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