Sprint says we'll be getting Froyo in the near future

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  1. SoFLO

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  2. skpd

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    sweet, getting closer
     
  3. THEFORCE

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    It would make sense for them to support their flagship phone
     
  4. Rigmaster

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    I believe it will come in July because I believe Sprint hopes many of the performance and battery issues will improve with Froyo. I also believe the hangup is more about what Froyo features Sprint wants disabled that Google does not. I don't know how many have signed up for the $30 tethering and how much impact the combined usage is having on the network, but my guess is Sprint has enough info do decide whether to just drop the $30 fee and allow it. If they do, I'd bet it will only be free on Wimax signal.

    I also think Sprint will release in July for some other reasons. 1) Sprint was rumored to be testing Froyo before release but simply could not work out enough bugs to include it with release. I don't think that work stopped and the original target for release was thought to be mid-July with Froyo. That means Froyo in July may still be the play. 2) It would be another major + for Sprint and it's "First" campaign to be able to tout Froyo. That would put a lot of pause in people so ready to jump at Moto X and Droid2. 3) Introducing Froyo would be an excellent way to have subsequent Evo production releases hit consumers' hands. It would add more to what the phone can do than having people constantly focused on whether the new releases are any better than earlier releases particularly in areas of power use/management, app-integeration, and advanced Google App capabilities. 4) Sprint could immediately tie Evo/Froyo/Wimax into a great summer/fall marketing campaign that demonstrates that Sprint has the best phone-network combination first and now. 5) Sprint really doesn't have any major phone intro's that should stand in the way of putting Evo out front. There are a few phones coming, but they won't have near the sales or market impact of the Evo. The Sprint programming team should be all over releasing Froyo, and they should be paying HTC programming support if they have to. 6) Finally - Sprint will be behind Clear's movement into home service. That may not seem like much, but wouldn't Sprint/Clear now have a really good reason to partner with Google to help get Google TV into some markets. This is what cable ISPs and other carriers fear because they don't really have a way/reason to align so closely with Google.

    Come on Sprint - go BIG!
     
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  5. Droidone

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    lets see if they fumble the ball on the 1 yard line again. We can only hope they don't
     
  6. kkwus74

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    Really looking forward to it.

    Sent from my HTC Evo using Tapatalk
     
  7. igzekyativ

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    paragraphs plz
     
  8. Kelita

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    This is great news. I'm not even tired of my phone yet and have new stuff to look forward to soon. :D
     
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  10. ScorpDX

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    Just like the Hero getting 2.1, They promised "soon" for how many months...? Don't believe any of the rumors until your downloading it!
     
  11. Neitherfanboy

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    When that Sprint salesguy who sold me my EVO last week told me tethering would be free (without the $30 plan addition) "next month," he may have been telling the truth.
     
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    Sprint: EVO 4G users getting Android 2.2 'in the near future' -- Engadget

    Froyo Available on Sprint "In Near Future," Motorola Droid X in August

    "As work on finalizing the software is underway, Sprint expects to launch Android 2.2 in the near future. It will also be available as an upgrade on the recently launched HTC EVO 4G. With the Android 2.2 upgrade, customers can expect improvements to include the following benefits among others: updates to user interface, improved EAS Support, improved Browser Performance including Flash 10x Support, voice dialing over bluetooth and application storage on external memory."
     
  13. knowbody

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    Damnit, I just posted this story... didn't see it in the front page.

    Good news though, I hope "near future" means next week. :)
     
  14. J03

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    Edit: post doesn't make sense now that threads have merged...
     
  15. AndroidMax

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    Well, Sprint also promised Flash support on the Palm Pre back in October..... Pre owners are still holding their breath for that...
     
  16. mbell75

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    LOL at the Hero owners crying about not getting 2.2 update. No way the Hero's processor runs it, would barely run 2.1
     
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  18. answerman

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    Well, I take that as good news. That means that HTC is working strongly on getting Sense integrated into Froyo. Good for all current HTC Android phones, I would think (and I don't consider the Hero a "current" phone at this point in its life).
     
  19. fullhouse131

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    I see this as good news but I will retain some cautious optimism. I feel because that the EVO and Incredible are fairly close that that should mean Sense is ready on Froyo. The other variable in this is how quickly Verizon will pull the trigger. HTC doing their part is only the first step and VZW has to bless it before it is pushed.
     
  20. jbuck1984

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    I'm not sure what really happened with the publicity of the Inc. I think people are so upset that the phone are on backorder that they are just not putting out news on the phone. Unless its on a forum, I rarely hear about the inc. Kind of sad.

    So hopefully, since the software is basically the same and even the networks are similar this should mean Inc is close to 2.2 as well.
     
  21. tmaxey1

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    If the Hero fiasco is how sprint handles updates then i wouldnt hold my breath for the 2.2 update. Sprint kept Hero owners angry over 2.1 for a long time. They kept dangling the carrot but then kept pulling it away.

    I bought the evo with the idea that it would forever be on 2.1. I told myself that if i couldnt live with that then dont buy it.

    That being said. It will be interesting to see what 2.2 really does for us. Our browser is already so fast. Watch the iphone 4 vs evo video from tech buffalo. I was happy to see our phone is faster than the iphone 4 already.
     
  22. jamor

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    I still see the incredible commerical where it pops out of the floor.

    I always go - hey that's my phone. And smile like a little nerd.
     
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  23. neoshi

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    Define "near" in Sprint terms.
     
  24. jbuck1984

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    Oh yeah, the commercials are there, but the tech news sites are just done with the inc. No big deal really, I am happy, and it's no longer about the hardware. It's really about how great can you get the software.
     
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