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Droid getting 2.2 Aug 2nd, will HTC retaliate?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by chriscrasto, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. chriscrasto

    chriscrasto Well-Known Member
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  2. zombdroid

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    I guess Sprint should take back there press release...

    "Sprint will be the first wireless carrier to bring1 the latest version of Android to its customers."
     
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  3. blu3g

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    Well, as far as this is concerned, HTC already won. They had to integrate froyo into sense, while MOTO could have released froyo for the Droid already, since it's vanilla Android. Tbh, I am surprised HTC is getting froyo out as soon as they are. Considering what us hero owners went through with 2.1.
     
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  4. heavychevy

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    That is a lot of speculation there in terms of actual pushing the update through. The week of Aug 2nd seems firm. Everything else is guess work. Sprint would need to start pushing to make sure they can back up their claims though. Not that it's a big deal.
     
  5. tqlla

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    Many of us got Android 2.2 last night. So technically, they wont have to take back their press release.
     
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  6. ericshmerick

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    I disagree. Sprint and HTC pushed out an over confident promise which they then scaled back. The 2.2 was "leaked" and only the techie world had shady access to it (mediafire, rapidshare, etc).

    It was not released and Sprint will not be the first to officially release it as they said they would be.

    Fail.
     
  7. DarkNeo

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    Who cares? They are releasing it for the crap droid.
     
  8. jcthorne

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    Not quite.

    It was an official release from a real HTC web site and HTC download. It was a release candidate but a release none the less.
     
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  9. ericshmerick

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    I don't care at all but it would be nice to not be mislead.

    I'm running 2.2 now anyway, but when an company makes such a confident promise that doesn't materialize, it annoys me.
     
  10. shawheim_a

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    shouldnt matter at all. there isnt an android vs android race. im just happy that android has progressed so well. ive been an android fan since the mention of google phone years ago. when the G1 hit i was so ready to get it, but i had to wait almost 2 years for sprint. everyone should try to get along with other android peeps. we are a community!
     
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  11. tqlla

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    I got my 2.2 from htc's website. Not from some fileshare site
     
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  12. ericshmerick

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    Ok, I see what you did there.

    You know what I mean though.
     
  13. heavychevy

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    So has verizon actually pushed through anything yet? If not nothing had failed. Feel free to come back and complain then
     
  14. zombdroid

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    I did not take it as anyone was complaining, just that if this happens Sprint will NOT be the first carrier to release an official Froyo release. If the Droid does get it first then I would agree that Sprint's announcement was premature, or as it has been called a "Fail".
     
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  15. wubbie075

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    some people take this stuff wayyyyyyy too seriously.

    stop worrying about if and when other people get stuff and you will be much happier. really.
     
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  16. hawkijustin

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    So many levels of wrong. Not a official release. HTC clearly made a mistake somehow and it got on the website. It was pulled asap and HTC asked other servers to pull it. For all we know that could have been a build they stopped working on a month ago and it somehow got leaked on the website.
     
  17. DarkNeo

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    :rolleyes:
     
  18. twospirits

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    Ding Ding Ding, give that member a cookie. Spot on. +1

    I agree.

    HTC does not have to retaliate, since they already made the announcement of Aug 3 for the general public, but Sprint did say that the oTA will go out to a select few on July 30th which did happen, so for all intent and purposes Sprint and HTC were the first to produce a Froyo update from a major company and major carrier.

    of course if one wants to be totally technical, then it was Google that came out with the first Froyo update with teh Nexus a few months ago.

    TS
     
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  19. whtge8

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    Um, who the hell cares...?
     
  20. thunder18

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    Exactly! The Droid should have been easy to have a port of 2.2 for this reason. What took Motorola so long? I did a quick google search and the Froyo source was released June 23rd. Motorola merely needs to make sure 2.2 works with the Droids drivers and doesn't mess up Verizon's network.
    HTC actually has to re-integrate Sense into Froyo as well as carry out carrier testing. It's a fair bit more work.
     
  21. CriticalCritic

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    HTC (and google fwiw) is not a wireless carrier though. Sprint and Verizon are the carriers. So in order for sprint to honor its press release, it does need to push out the OTA before Verizon.

    That said, do I care? No.
    But the responses here were all about who is technically first and if sprint will honor its press release. It hasn't yet... So I guess time will tell.
     
  22. BetterMost

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    Good Let them brick the Verizon Droids with there faulty early release software. Im not downloading it for at least a month anyway. I know its going to be buggy and not work right with the aftermarket apps made for 2.1. No Thanks, not before its been properly tested for me.
     
  23. system60

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    How is sprint supposed to know what Verizon was planning? They didn't mislead, they were just one upped.
     
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    the internets is serious bizness
     
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  25. dr g

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    Are there videos and reviews up about Evos running Sprint 2.2? Yes? No fail then.
     
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