Android 2.2 Froyo Update: HTC Release Date Plans in 2010

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Google’s new version of their Android OS 2.2, titled Froyo is now official and was given a detailed briefing at the company’s I/O event. We have word from HTC who are reassuring customers that they’ll get the 2.2 update on their new handsets soon.

As reported from BGR, the announcement of Android 2.2 Froyo means that handsets such as the HTC Incredible on Verizon and HTC Desire and Legend are all running outdated software, despite being relatively new on the market.

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Furthermore, the upcoming HTC EVO 4G on Sprint will release with Android 2.1 Eclair, with owners starting to panic on whether or not they will receive the update to Froyo or not.

HTC has issued a statement, in which they reveal that phones released in 2010 will all most likely’ be getting the update to Android 2.2 along the way. Specific handsets mentioned include the HTC Droid Incredible, HTC Desire, HTC EVO 4G and the upcoming MyTouch Slide 3G.

They quoted a Q2 release period in 2010 for the update, but didn’t go into specifics on a date. Let us know your thoughts on this. It doesn’t look good for those of you with slightly older HTC handsets, or those which have only just received the 2.1 update – i.e, the Sprint Hero.

  • Dominick

    I really hope that there is an Android 2.2 update for the HTC Incredible soon! In my opinion , I think it should be around mid to late June.

  • Lew

    Anyone know whatever happened to the reported upcoming HTC Scorpion/Olympian with 1.5 Ghz Snapdragon, 4G WiMax and 2.2 Android OS? A leaked build file of such a unit was reported a few months ago. Lew

    • Martel

      it's gone to verizon and they trying to get a 4g network. Also the phone will be released some time this year. I just want the Froyo 2.2 update to mt HTC Evo 4G very soon

  • Patty

    New phone… old OS.

    What is the point?

    • Frank

      Eh, the point is that Google's releasing it now, but they started integrating it prior to it being finalized. Same problem for a lot of the other phones, they have to integrate it with a custom UI then test it.

      One of the main reasons for getting a Google experience phone rather than one with a custom UI.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1302818053 António Sousa Correia

    Hi guys

    Just bought an HTC Desire and loving it… I really don't care about the Apple fuzz on Adobe Flash, specially if I use the latest Flash even in my mobile set. Waiting for HTC update the Desire to Android 2.2.

    Engadget guys (& girls): keep on a great job!

    From the West Coast of Europe (I mean Portugal) to the World

    António

    • Tony

      Don’t you have problems when sending SMSs with accented characters?

      When you use accented characters, the SMS will only take around 80 characters instead of the normal 160. So you will pay 2 SMSs when you only needed one.

      That sucks :(

  • DON D.

    HTC ERIS!!!!!!!!! I think my eris should definitely get the 2.2 update because why would it be fair to leave slightly older phones in an outdated version while it is highly capable of running the OS. And it's just like the support for live wallpapers still hasn't been approved yet. COME ON HTC get with it before you lose a lot of customers!

  • Paul

    When I bought my HTC Hero from Telus, I was told that the 2.1/2.2 update would definitively be available sometime in May (that’s part of the reason why I went with the Hero). HTC seemed to be pretty upfront about my concerns when I initially called about it and said updates would be free and planned for the Hero. What’s changed?? My phone is 2 months old and I was looking for a long and productive life with HTC. Don’t mes this up for customers already committed to the HTC experience!!!

  • Topper

    You actually took the word of someone in telesales? Or even worse, a gangbanger that works in a Telus store? Why wouldnt they tell you what you want to hear instead of the truth? They got a sale, you got a "Shtupping". 2.2 is WinMo 6.5: they will say anything to get you to buy something NOW.

  • Guest

    Considering that the Incredible has been rooted by hackers for 2.2 recently, the new OS should be on that phone officially very soon.

  • Guest

    Last it was known the Incredible is not rooted yet.

  • Gueast

    Google really needs to take over the OS updates. Leaving it up to the service provider is such a BAD idea. Even if they charged $4.99 or something to cover some costs it would be better than letting the providers do it.
    The only way to supplant the iPhone is to take what they do and make it better.
    Could you imagine if it were up to ATT to send out iPhone updates?

    • Adam

      Absolutely not. This would break the idea of Android. When you buy an android phone, you are buying the custom android build as well. Think about it like this, if you were to buy a linux machine and I bought a linux machine, that does not mean they have the same flavor of linux, it just means that your we are running the linux kernel. You are then at the mercy of the developers of that specific flavor of linux for updates unless you know what you are doing. What I disagree with is not allowing users to root their device, but there will always be setbacks. Oh, and do you really think Google should be responsible for code written by non-Google employees?

  • Ali

    Hey guys. I rooted my htc evo 2.1 yesterday, and i was wondering when 2.2 comes public will i be able to update it manually ?

  • molly

    droid eris, reallly want froyo, one of the main reasons being the google chrome-to-phone app only runs on froyo :( release soon please!!!!!

  • Sally

    When is the update comimg out for HTC Wildifre!!!