- 05-22-2010, 08:33 AM #2
- 05-22-2010, 10:09 AM #3
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?Kyo 6035 > Kyo 7135 > Palm 800W > HTC EVO 4G > HTC EVOLTE > HTC One (M8) + EVO View 4G
- 05-22-2010, 11:19 AM #4
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- 05-22-2010, 03:33 PM #10
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.
- 05-22-2010, 03:58 PM #11
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- 05-22-2010, 04:46 PM #14
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.
- 05-22-2010, 04:48 PM #15
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- 05-22-2010, 05:35 PM #17
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!
- 05-22-2010, 05:38 PM #18
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If we weren't all gadget geeks who want the latest stuff, we wouldn't be on this forum
- 05-22-2010, 09:59 PM #20
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.
- 05-22-2010, 10:59 PM #21
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- 05-22-2010, 11:32 PM #23
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.
- 05-24-2010, 09:01 AM #24
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.
- 05-24-2010, 10:03 AM #25
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
Last edited by rc46; 05-24-2010 at 10:08 AM.