HTC Will Complete Android 2.2 Upgrades By Christmas

Waiting for the Froyo upgrade on your Desire or Legend? Well the team over at Pocket-lint got some one-on-one time with Eric Lin, HTC's global PR and online community manager, at the recent Qualcomm Uplinq convention and got the low down on when Android 2.2 will arrive for HTC Sense devices.  


Mr. Lin said:

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. We need to make sure that our applications are taking advantage of the Froyo features. To make sure that they’re all running properly on the OS now that it’s a new version. And then to make sure that it's running on our hardware as well as we expect.  I would believe that we would be done with our Froyo updates before Christmas.


Indeed, he suggests that the updates are going quicker than could be expected: "I don’t think you’re going to see that really long six month, seven month lag, like you saw in the updates from 1.5 to 2.1, simply because it’s a less severe change.

With Android 3.0 (Gingerbread) expected before the end of the year, could it all be in vain?


Lin continues:

I don’t think so. I don’t know what Gingerbread involves, but I would believe that we would be done with our Froyo updates before Christmas. And since Google hasn’t made any announcements as to when Gingerbread is going to come out, I’m not going to make that guess, it could be Q1 of next year.


It looks like HTC will leave a nice gift under the tree this Christmas. Let me know your thoughts in the comments!


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