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    Default 2.2 rolling out on Nexus now? Evo hopefully soon?

    I'm hungover ha ..

    But I just saw this post on techcrunch. He's claiming that he got the 2.2 update late last night. Sooo.. evo should get it sooner than later?




    Edit: I found the same thing on the Engadget site. They're actually confirming (via twitter) that some people are getting it. Still possible for the Evo to get froyo at launch, or soon after?

    Last edited by dre3k2; 05-22-2010 at 08:24 AM.
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    We can only hope. Could be a good reason for the retailers doing pre sales to set appointments. Help people with the update at activation.
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    So on an Android phone, they just send the update to the phone while you're sleeping? You don't have to do anything? Is this like automatic updates in windows?
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    The Evo will be my first Android phone, so im new to this but since 2.2 is out...Couldn't everyone(regardless of phone type) just manually update and not have to wait for the OTA update?
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    we want it all and we want it now! sheesh the phone isn't even out yet!
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    no shot of us getting 2.2 anytime soon
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    Ihighly doubt the EVO will get froyo at launch and that is because they have already put them all out to ship and ready to go ... there will be a update most likely with in 2 3 months so dont worry people us EVOers will get it soon enough : )
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    Quote Originally Posted by justinsaneeee View Post
    Ihighly doubt the EVO will get froyo at launch and that is because they have already put them all out to ship and ready to go ... there will be a update most likely with in 2 3 months so dont worry people us EVOers will get it soon enough : )
    I would like to point out that 2-3 months is by no stretch soon enough for an update that will make our EVO's 2-5x faster and just smarter all around. Moving apps to SD natively for example. This update needs to be rolled out quick as **** since it will breathe new life into all phones, especially the slower ones. This is, in my opinion, the one flaw with Android. I wish they found a way to make updates universal like they are with regular OS's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by justinsaneeee View Post
    Ihighly doubt the EVO will get froyo at launch and that is because they have already put them all out to ship and ready to go ... there will be a update most likely with in 2 3 months so dont worry people us EVOers will get it soon enough : )
    I would not say that, just b/c they have shipped them already does not mean they wont have a OTA update waiting when we first turn them on, The Palm Pre's had one that updated OTA at purchase. I'm not saying that they will, im just saying that just b/c they have shipped to the store already makes no diff on when we get the update.
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    I thought it was already covered at Google IO that the Incredible, Droid, and Evo would be later this year. I know that June 4th is later but if HTC was that close to having Froyo ready I think they would have been screaming it from the roof tops. We just have to be patient and wait. As far as I am concerned it will be nice if it happens at all in 2010.
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    I understand it'll take a while to get Froyo on the EVO, and I understand why. But I hope it doesn't take too long. I'd hate to get it just as Gingerbread comes out for the Nexus One.
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    I think we will probably see a few custom roms out for the EVO with 2.2 within a month of launch. I do not expect HTC to make an official rom until 2-3 months after launch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anish3232 View Post
    I think we will probably see a few custom roms out for the EVO with 2.2 within a month of launch. I do not expect HTC to make an official rom until 2-3 months after launch.
    As a veteran of three generations of Windows Mobile devices, I can live with that.
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    honestly, this is the #1 reason I am struggling over the decision to buy an EVO. After the fantastic update experience I have had with my Palm Pre I can't imagine waiting 3-6 months for an update to sft that is on other phones. Especially when the phone is a brand new! I don't know how Hero, Eris and Moment users have been able to wait. I would have sold my phone.

    I wish the Evo was a stock Android phone.
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    I seriously doubt EVO will have Froyo when it out. Besides, HTC will make a few modifications for their own particularities.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ky1e.YC View Post
    I seriously doubt EVO will have Froyo when it out. Besides, HTC will make a few modifications for their own particularities.
    my guess is that HTC has had it for a while (or at least the beta) since they are a preferred partner.
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    IMO, Froyo is not gonna make or break the purchase for majority of buyers. Most of us buy it for what we already know. It's nice to have the update available later, Google already said 2nd half of 2010, so it's not that far ahead. Even if we don't get it soon, just enjoy the phone. I know I will!
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    Quote Originally Posted by apexi350z View Post
    IMO, Froyo is not gonna make or break the purchase for majority of buyers. Most of us buy it for what we already know. It's nice to have the update available later, Google already said 2nd half of 2010, so it's not that far ahead. Even if we don't get it soon, just enjoy the phone. I know I will!
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    Quote Originally Posted by apexi350z View Post
    Even if we don't get it soon, just enjoy the phone. I know I will!
    You're right. It's not a "make it or break it" kind of deal... but there is enjoying the phone and there is enjoying THE latest, greatest, newest, most up-to-date gadgetry and software out there. I will enjoy it with 2.1, but I WANT 2.2 the day after I get the dang phone!

    If we weren't all gadget geeks who want the latest stuff, we wouldn't be on this forum
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    I agree that it won't make or break it for the average user but there is a high percentage of geeks using Android and it will bother us.

    and "in the 2nd half" could be more than 6 months. Judging by HTC's history it could be closer to 4-5 months. Maybe they will do better then that because this is a flagship phone and they have more experience updating sense now. IDK but I am not used to waiting months for updates that are already available.

    I know I will be miserable watching other phones with the same specs get newer software with new features while I wait. That is not a pleasant feeling and is seriously making me think long and hard about the EVO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Homie View Post
    honestly, this is the #1 reason I am struggling over the decision to buy an EVO. After the fantastic update experience I have had with my Palm Pre I can't imagine waiting 3-6 months for an update to sft that is on other phones. Especially when the phone is a brand new! I don't know how Hero, Eris and Moment users have been able to wait. I would have sold my phone.

    I wish the Evo was a stock Android phone.
    Yea it was nice to see PRE updates every month, however the phone was unfinished when released it took about 8-9 months before the PRE was where it should have been when it was released. I think with the EVO we will see a more polished product. Also, there will be custom roms out within 2 weeks after launch.
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    The problem I see with Froyo on the Evo is keeping Sense and having JIT enabled. So far, none of the Hero ROMs can keep sense running and have JIT going because it doesn't play nicely with Sense apps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anish3232 View Post
    Yea it was nice to see PRE updates every month, however the phone was unfinished when released it took about 8-9 months before the PRE was where it should have been when it was released. I think with the EVO we will see a more polished product. Also, there will be custom roms out within 2 weeks after launch.
    The "updates" aren't the same on both OS systems....so it's not like comparing apples to apples.

    I have a Pre as well and avidly watched each month for "the update". The changes that were realized in webOS over each update were far less significant than each new rendition of Android. Even from 2.1 to 2.2 we're already seeing major differences (in a positive way), not just enabling something that should have been there from the start.

    I truly believe it is a multi-party effort to roll out an update, and for Sprint, the were less focused on getting the Moment/Hero updated when they had the Evo right around the corner. I think (and hope) the opposite will be true for the Evo and we'll see 2.2 hit the device much sooner since it will be their "flagship" device.

    Just my $0.02.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beecee View Post
    The "updates" aren't the same on both OS systems....so it's not like comparing apples to apples.

    I have a Pre as well and avidly watched each month for "the update". The changes that were realized in webOS over each update were far less significant than each new rendition of Android. Even from 2.1 to 2.2 we're already seeing major differences (in a positive way), not just enabling something that should have been there from the start.
    That may be true some months but not for many. How about enabling 3D gaming? Adding Video Recording? Those and others were pretty major updates.

    I agree that the OS was pretty immature at launch but "should have been there when released?" That is ridiculous. Compare the state of WebOS to either iPhone the first year or Android on the G1 (it's first year). WebOS was more ready and improved faster than either.

    But that is all a side argument. I am just saying if the EVO gets 5 or 6 mos. behind on updates just like all the Sense phones have then I will be very unhappy and I think a lot of others will too.

    They have got to figure out a better way to keep devices updated within a shorter window. Maybe a month or two. Three is pushing it.
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    This is the problem with Android. Google develops the new version of the OS then has to send it to the manufacturers for them to figure how to make it work with their devices and their customizations. Then it has to go to the carriers for their testing and approval.

    HTC has so many android devices already out that it takes them forever to develop these ROMs for each device. They also have tons of devices in the pipeline that have yet to be released so they focus most of their development on getting those out with the latest greatest (2.2).

    I would be willing to bet that the EVO does not get 2.2 until December and not only that I would be willing to bet that HTC releases 3-4 devices before then that are released with 2.2 already installed. So in essence you will be using your EVO for 6 months while reading about all kinds of apps and features that wont work on your phone and also reading about new HTC devices that are even better than the EVO from a hardware perspective that already have these apps and features included.

    To make things even worse, the Nexus 1 will be getting 2.3 (or the next version of Android) about the time the EVO finally gets 2.2

    Essentially your device will be outdated before you even activate it.

    Prepare for the HTC Hero debacle version 2.0
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