Froyo update for HTC phones by December
If you are a faithful Android user, your fate is being tested yet again. In the past we have brought you news on the latest updates out of the Google camp in regard to an update for the Android OS. If you have not been following along the version 2.2 code named Froyo, has had its butt shown off a few times. The news of Google releasing the source codes to its crony’s and then issuing the update to its beloved Nexus One, had pretty much the whole Android community eager with anticipation. Well the wait is not over.
This morning brings us news out of the Pocket-Lint camp, that the Froyo update to most Android phones will not be seen until sometime in December. Pocket-Lint had the chance to get some juicy details about the Froyo release from HTC’s own global PR and online community manager, Eric Lin. Eric went on to state that HTC would be done with the Froyo update by sometime before Christmas. Eirc then goes on to explain that porting all of HTC apps over to the updated Froyo OS is no easy task and will take some time. Eric was quoted saying ““It takes time to port all of our applications over to Froyo and then make sure that it is running well on each of our devices. That’s not like a one week kind of project”. Lin then goes on to state that after all applications are ported to the new OS, they need to run them through their hardware (phones) and double check functionality ensuring that the apps are running up to the caliber that is expected from an HTC phone.
So it looks like most HTC users running Android OS version 2.1 will be waiting a little longer for the goodies that Froyo has to offer. This is putting Sprint EVO 4G users and Verizon’s Droid Incredible users in the good old fashioned waiting game. Eric also stated within the interview that the world would most likely not see the already famed Gingerbread until 2011.
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