Most owners of HTC Android smartphones launched in 2010 will be able to update their devices to Android 2.2 Froyo later this year. The news comes directly from HTC (via Android Central), which said: “if your phone was launched this year, we will most likely offer an upgrade for it to the Froyo version.”
The upgradeable handsets include Verizon’s HTC Droid Incredible, Sprint’s HTC EVO 4G, the HTC Desire, and T-Mobile’s myTouch 3G Slide. No word yet about HTC Wildfire’s Android 2.2 update (the Wildfire has a 528MHz processor, and this might not be enough to support Google’s new OS).
HTC says Android 2.2 updates will be rolled out starting the second half of the year.
The first Android smartphone to get Froyo is most probably the Google Nexus One – according to this Tweet, Froyo will be available to Nexus One users “in the next few weeks”. No surprise here, really, since the Nexus One was also the first handset to come with Android 2.1.
Google hasn’t confirmed (or unconfirmed) anything related to the next version of Android, namely Gingerbread, however, this should come in the fourth quarter of 2010.
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