Hot on the heels of the announcement by Google of Android 2.2, AndroidCentral is reporting that most HTC Android phones launched in 2010 will get the update to Android 2.2 in the second half of this year. No mention was made in the AndroidCentral article of handsets that released prior to 2010 receiving the Android 2.2 update, so take that as you will.
MobileCrunch tries to take an upbeat look at the release time frame by saying that "it’s not as specific as the update-hounds might want — but considering that the second half of this year begins in just a little over a month, it could be a whole lot worse."
Here is the reported text from HTC in the AndroidCentral story:
[...] if your phone was launched this year, we will most likely offer an upgrade for it to the Froyo version. This includes popular models like the Desire and Droid Incredible as well as hotly anticipated phones like the Evo 4G, MyTouch slide and upcoming models. We will announce a full list of phones and dates once we are closer to launching the upgrades. We are working closely with Google and our other partners to ensure we have the earliest access to everything we need to provide a complete and solid Sense experience on Froyo. We expect to release all updates in the second half of this year but can't be more specific yet.
As for how the community might react to Android 2.2 getting pushed back even farther than what we are hearing now, BoyGeniusReport mentioned that "If you thought people put up a stink about how long it took the Sprint Hero to get bumped up to Android 2.1, prepare yourself. There’s no telling what the Android Army is capable of."
The one phone that nearly everyone can agree will be receiving the Android 2.2 update will be the Nexus One.
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