We covered the changes to Motorola's timeline for updating the Android OS of their devices on Monday, and now it seems that Motorola already has a new addition to the list. The Canadian Motorola Milestone has been listed to receive the Android 2.2 update in Q1 2011. The other Canadian Motorola devices continue to remain "under evaluation."
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Phandroid notes that this latest development brings good and bad news:
That is at least a solid 3-4 months of waiting at this point, and any added delays serve to only push that date back. Of course, Moto may just be erring on the side of caution and providing a much later date so as to make sure they meet the deadline. There is always room for the update to be moved up, though that is pretty unheard of in the world of Android upgrades.
Androinica comments on the Q1 2011 release timeframe:
The earliest you can hope for a new firmware upgrade is four months, and it could be as long as seven months. By the time Motorola finally gets around to delivering the Froyo update to Milestone users, Google and other members of the Open Handset Alliance may have already delivered Gingerbread.
It seems that Motorola are giving themselves quite a cushy window to get the release out, especially since Europe is supposed to be getting the Milestone update in Q4.
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