Pocket-lint.com scored a chat with Eric Lin (HTC’s global PR and online community manager) recently at Qualcomm Uplinq in CA, and they got him to spill the beans on some of HTC’s plans regrading updating devices to Froyo 2.2. Please keep in mind that this is not the final word. PR reps are always sure to be as vague as possible, so that you can’t blame them when something doesn’t go quite as smoothly as they would have liked. When questioned about the new generation of HTC devices recently launched and the time-frame in which an update to 2.2 would go live, Mr. Lin had this to say:
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.
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.
I would believe that we would be done with our Froyo updates before Christmas.
What can we take away from all this? Froyo is coming, and hopefully before Christmas. That does not mean that come Christmas time, all of HTC’s devices will be seeing an update to 2.2, they should be done by then. Just keep telling yourself, “I would believe”.
What did Mr. Lin have to say in regards to Gingerbread updates in 2010? There is no real time frame because Google hasn’t made anything official. One thing at a time. He says “it could be Q1 of next year”, but in the context of the conversation… well it’s a guess that he is reluctant to even make. So far HTC has been pretty good about updating their devices. We should start seeing those updates just in time for summer to start winding down, but don’t hold your breath.
Via Android Central