When will we get Froyo, is EVO the left out Stepchild?
We just heard that Droid and Droid X will get Froyo in July or August. Does that mean, because of Sense, we possibly won't get Froyo until September or October? Oh, yeah, Incredible owners also will probably be waiting. I feel like I am the nice boy(EVO) next door that never gets the girl(FROYO).
What does everyone thinks? Should we be patient and good things will come to those who wait, or should she start ranting and raving?
I guess I am on the side of being patient and wait till whenever it gets to us. But it would be nice if we got Froyo by the end of July(wishful thinking).
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Another reason why i think late summer like august is because the EVO is sprint's flag ship phone. It will probably be there best phone for awhile at least for the next 6 months. So they need to make sure it compete with the newer phones like the Droid X and stuff. So i'm sure sprint is on HTC back to get it down soon.
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I wouldn't worry too much. Right now they need to focus on supply and demand and Q&A to fix initial problems before they launch a full scale OS update.
There will be some other launch handsets that will get it first, we will get ours within weeks, not months.
Besides.. Nobody buys Frozen Yogurt in the fall anyways
- 06-23-2010, 11:43 PM #11
Although its mainly Palm's fault, not to mention they pretty much Tanked due to all the issues they had with stock, then the verizon fiasco before they were bought out by HP.
Lesson here is, just because its the flagship phone dosen't mean they will spend an endless amount of time on it. They will move on to the bigger and better 4g smartphone in October/November.
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In other words, I have more faith in HTC than I do/did in Palm. We've seen HTC come out with 2.1 for the Hero; I don't see why Evo won't have it.
- 06-24-2010, 12:05 AM #14
It has already been announced that the Evo WILL get it, it's just a matter of when. I agree with everyone else probably by August. HTC will want to push it out as soon as they get it. Also, the version number is not a huge jump from the previous version. Usually, the first number changes when a major upgrade occurs. 2.2 is suppose to bring dramatic changes but I would guess the core pieces of the OS didn't change. Sense would probably install correctly on 2.2 but would have bugs. So instead of writing a new Sense UI, it would be more of fixing broken pieces.
Be patient young grasshopper.
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But I do have more faith in HTC than I do in Palm (being a launch day Pre owner). I think HTC would want to get Froyo on the EVO at least when the Droid X gets the update. (same with the Incredible)
- 06-24-2010, 12:59 AM #17
I know, I know.. HTC and Android are doing WAY more than Palm ever did, it just makes me laugh knowing i bought a Palm Pre and they said the "camcorder will come soon" and it ended up taking them 8 months lol
I dont think the same thing will happen with HTC and the EvO but then again you never know
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As much as I try to convince myself that the 2.2 update will be coming by the end of the summer I just don't believe it. The headache and aggravation I dealt with in regards to the 2.1 update for the Hero was unbelievable. To call it frustrating would be a gross understatement. I've seen a lot of people say that the Evo is Sprints flagship so they're gonna get it done, well so was the Hero for a while and it still took what 6-7 months to come out? That's ridiculous. I can only hope that because this phone is miles ahead of the Hero in every fathomable way that they will high tale their asses and get the update done within a reasonable time. I can also only hope that because this phone will probably be the top phone for at least the rest of this year they will have a sense of urgency with bringing the update given the other competition out there. I hope that I'm wrong. So far I'm VERY happy with my phone despite the slight screen lift and the back cover not closing flush. I think it'll hold me off for a while. But if by August there's no update, as much as I love HTC phones this will be my last HTC device and I will start raising absolute hell.
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