HTC Confirms its Involvement With Android 2.0
We find ourselves being a little perplexed at Google’s system of releasing updates to its Android OS platform. Perplexed, because there’s no rhyme or reason to it, and different handsets are being released with different versions on them.
With this said, we learned today that HTC is officially speaking out about its involvement with Eclair, the anticipated Android 2.0 update, that they have had it around for some time now and plan on releasing it on future phones.
Yet we see brand new handsets such as the Samsung Moment currently being released with Android 1.5, while 1.6 is currently out and then devices like the Motorola Droid will come out very soon with version 2.
What the heck is going on? Different carriers are getting different versions of Android, or so it seems.
Gearlog wrote about this very issue today, questioning whether or not Google is playing favorites by letting certain manufacturers have access to Eclair before others. Certainly it’s difficult to confirm because officially Samsung hasn’t come out with any word as to whether or not it currently has Eclair to play with.
At least now we know for sure that it isn’t just Motorola playing around with V2, but there are still a lot of unanswered questions. But one thing’s for sure — if Google isn’t being open with its “open platform”, there will be some serious issues to be addressed soon.