For those of you not following the Android train there have been some happenings in the Google world these past 24 hours over at Google IO. Of the many Google announcements, Froyo aka Android 2.2 aka the next iteration of the Android platform will be released in the coming weeks. As expected in the Android world, there was instant uproar as to which devices would receive the update, which might and which certainly won’t. While we can’t answer the latter two, the boys at Android Central did the smart thing, went right to HTC, and inquired about their line of handsets and the Froyo upgrade. They received the following response and we’ll highlight the lone T-Mobile for you:
if your phone was launched this year, we will most likely offer an upgrade for it to the Froyo version. This includes popular models like the Desire and Droid Incredible as well as hotly anticipated phones like the Evo 4G, MyTouch slide and upcoming models. We will announce a full list of phones and dates once we are closer to launching the upgrades. We are working closely with Google and our other partners to ensure we have the earliest access to everything we need to provide a complete and solid Sense experience on Froyo. We expect to release all updates in the second half of this year but can’t be more specific yet.
Before the rest of you go up in arms, there is NO FURTHER information on what exactly will happen with the rest of the Android army. Rumors are afloat that the original MyTouch may get lucky as well but for the moment, it’s strictly a rumor. Rest assured when we hear, find out or get word of what devices will be getting what updates we’ll be posting with a whole lot of fanfare. Until then…enjoy what you’ve got!