There were rumors that Android 2.2 would be rolling out today for the HTC Desire in Europe, but that will likely not happen, as we have not yet heard anything, and HTC noted on their Facebook page a few hours ago that they are not yet finished with FroYo. In an effort to get more information, AndroidPIT's Fabien Röhlinger had a conversation on the phone with an HTC employee in Europe that had some things to say about the FroYo release.
There were rumors that Android 2.2 might be released today due to a Twitter post by Mark Moons saying:
We beginnen vanaf morgen met de upgrades naar Android 2.2 voor Desire, later meer devices
For those of you that are having a hard time understanding, he is saying that tomorrow (which is now today) will see the beginning of Android 2.2 for the HTC Desire, followed by more devices. However, today has begun, and I am not hearing anything that suggests a true rollout has begun.
So the question is: was Mark Moons lying, misled, misinformed, or has HTC sent out the upgrade to such a small amount of test users that no-one really knows yet? It is all just wild speculation at this point, but it does sound interesting, doesn't it?
I know a lot of you in the forums were asking about Android 2.2, and while this isn't going to satisfy you all, at least you know HTC is working hard and on track for their previously stated timeframe, and possibly even sooner.
Here is how I translated Fabien's words:
I just called HTC Germany:
"We are close to a release. A real software update will not release in the next one or two weeks. We are still on target for delivery in Q4.
Reading between the lines spoken, I think that the release will come before Q4, but absolutely not as soon as others were thinking. Remember that all bugs have to be dealt with, as HTC doesn't want to risk a repeat of the HTC Hero update disaster. That is in the best interests of everyone.
[UPDATE]: HTC sent out an email that we covered here, detailing a launch to begin this weekend.
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