Motorola is undecided regarding Android 2.2 Froyo for the Milestone

So you have a Motorola Milestone that you’ve bought with Android 2.1 on-board and you’re thinking an Android 2.2 Froyo update will be eventually released for your device. But things aren’t that simple.

Motorola’s currently not certain if it will updated the Milestone to Froyo at all. That seems a bit strange (to me at least), because we’ve heard that the smartphone’s US version – Verizon’s first Moto Droid – would get Froyo as early as this month.

And yet, James King, Motorola’s Marketing Director for Europe, has recently declared the following on Facebook:

Next, European Milestone and 2.2 (Froyo). I have expressed over the last few days that the decision is pending. The team here has been collating key pieces of information and views from this community in the last month and providing input to relevant teams in Motorola so they are aware. I am pushing for that decision to be made as quickly as possible, and we can then all go from there. Some others ask why the decisions on upgrades take so long, and why does implementation then take much longer still.

What I can say and have stated recently is that upgrades are not a walk in the park. Sure there are shortcuts that people can take, but when you have to integrate software to a specific hardware, then test it and integrate with third party applications, let alone any innovation from ourselves, plus then get approvals to make this all official and safe… its is a big undertaking that requires planning and resource and third party coordination to see this all through. As I said, once we have a decision, we will inform.

So there’s not much that Milestone owners can do right now other than to wait for the company to make a final decision.

It’s not only Motorola that has problems with Android 2.2 updates: HTC is also slow in providing updates, while Samsung has been quite vague about updating the Galaxy S range (although it will surely do it sooner or later).

Via Android Guys

Author: Florin

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  • s2k52

    Like many others, I specifically bought my Milestone because it was advertised as Flash 10 ready. Only 7 months after its release in the UK market (more recently in other locations), Motorola are implying that they may not provide an upgrade to the latest OS – bad enough in itself, but also meaning that the Milestone would never be Flash capable.

    Unlike Droid owners, we can't upgrade our phones with custom ROMs due to the locked bootloader. I'm glad I kept screen shots of their adverts before the dropped the Flash 10 ready text. If an upgrade isn't forthcoming, it'll be interesting to see if the Advertising Standards Authority in the UK will be willing to get involved.

    Whatever Motorola decide, this is my first and last Motorola phone.