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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by shadrap, May 17, 2010.

  1. shadrap

    shadrap Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Guys I know we are all excited about the Evo. I know it will be a great phone with it's current 2.1, but I also know that Sprint sucks at updating phones. 2.2 will take this phone into hyper drive, it has showed to be 450 % faster. This is a major update and one that I want for every Evo owner. We need to make sure we stay on top of Sprint and we receive this update. I for one think the phone should have launched with 2.2 considering Google will be announcing it on the 19th of May.

    As of now, it is rumored the Evo will be the second phone to receive 2.2 behind the Nexus 1. But we should make sure Sprint walks the line.

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  2. Rigmaster

    Rigmaster Android Expert

    I believe Sprint commited to bringing Froyo to the Evo within 6 weeks of release. That said, I think Sprint will update this to Froyo right away because Froyo's a direct way to take the wind out of iPhone OS 4.0 features just as that phone's released. I also think getting Froyo on Evo was so anticipated, that Sprint wants it there. Wouldn't be surprised if they tried to get Froyo on Evo prior to release but just didn't have the right timing. Yup, timing. I think they had time to include Froyo, but I don't think Google wanted Froyo released outside a Google event. Though N1 isn't widely sold, Google will be able to OTA very soon. I've wondered whether the functionality for Froyo is already in Evo (thus you can turn Sense on/off) and is simply awaiting Froyo and future updates.
  3. Fazz

    Fazz Newbie

    You want it quicker? Root + install 2.2 once its leaked and available...

    It's only a matter of time before the Evo is doing more than it was intended out of the box.
  4. twospirits

    twospirits AF's janitor
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    I agree. The first few (thousand) EVOs' sold will not have the 2.2 OS, thereafter they will. Isn't the Google conference this week. Thats 2 weeks before the ship date of the EVO. It would be sweet that the minute you get the phone, activate it, that it asks you that an update is available and starts downloading it.

  5. mkampy

    mkampy Android Enthusiast

    Waasnt there speculation that future Android updates would be available via Google, and would not rely on the carriers?

    If I misunderstood that, then apologies
  6. Android 17

    Android 17 Android Enthusiast

    I haven't even tried 2.1 very much and I already can't wait for the supposed 450% performance increase. The EVO is supposed to already be blazing fast. With this update, nothing should slow it down or cause any sort of lag on it :)
  7. cabbie

    cabbie Android Expert

    don't forget not 'everything' on the phone will run 450% faster
  8. Rigmaster

    Rigmaster Android Expert

    I hope so but will have to see it. Seems like it'd require more things to work better to get 450% improvement. That's an astounding figure and would make introducing 1.3ghz and better processors almost not needed until the bandwith/pipelines catch up.
  9. KiLo11

    KiLo11 Well-Known Member

    450% increase in performance is not exactly how it will work read this quote from the original story

  10. jonorjonathan

    jonorjonathan Member

    i'm not optimistic that we'll get the froyo update quickly to be perfectly honest... but hopefully we'll hear at google i/o a time frame to expect the update. it would be awesome if they announced we could get it right away but i'm not getting my hopes up.
  11. SoFLO

    SoFLO Guest

    My guess is that we'll see Froyo update sometime during this summer, hopefully sooner rather than later.
  12. Android 17

    Android 17 Android Enthusiast

    My hope is someone will quickly root the EVO and also provide a 2.2 rom for it. I'd prefer an official release, but I'll take what comes first.
  13. Rigmaster

    Rigmaster Android Expert

    There's always hope, even if it gets crushed. That said, I'm pretty sure Google said Evo would be 2nd in line after N1. I think this will come out by July because there are a bunch of fall release phones that should have Froyo before release. With N1 not being widely owned, Google will have to have phones like Evo and Incredible to demonstrate/intro the updates going forward.

    I read a lot of rumors that Evo would have been released with Froyo had the release date not been bumped up to early June and that some of the test units out there had Froyo already. These were just rumors so I never saw any proof. But I do believe Froyo's been on test Evos and just wasn't ready for release. I don't think Google wanted to spend this week's IO conference fielding a bunch of questions around when's Froyo for Evo coming.
  14. koolhand79

    koolhand79 Well-Known Member

    sprint hasnt even even pushed out the 2.1 update for the hero. They are taking their sweet time about it, which is why i rooted and got a custom running 2.1. If sprint keeps with their normal trend we wont be seeing this update til sometime this winter unfortunately. I hope not tho, kuz that would suck
  15. aliveon2legs

    aliveon2legs Android Enthusiast

    I could swear that I read on here that Sprint announced a July release date for Froyo on the EVO. Did I dream that?
  16. NiCK Crush

    NiCK Crush Well-Known Member

    I never heard a month, I just heard by the end of 2010. So who knows.
  17. SprintFun

    SprintFun Android Expert

    Yes, you dreamt it :)

    I wouldn't expect FroYo to have a widescale release until around the beginning of July, and not on the Evo by August/September at the earliest. I anticipate that new versions of Android would break HTC Sense, so HTC needs to get their end figured out, then Sprint needs to do the same. So FroYo really needs to pass from Google to HTC to Sprint to Us. It's not just Google to Us. Although for some it will be :)
  18. pinoy724

    pinoy724 Well-Known Member

    That would be a dream come true.
  19. tmaxey1

    tmaxey1 Android Enthusiast

    I have not read where either HTC nor Sprint has guaranteed EVO the 2.2 upgrade ever.
    We will have bugs and issues somewhere with the 2.1 on the EVO just like the Moment and Hero both had. It will take sprint a long time just to get the regular bug updates out before we can look for 2.2. I am trying to be optimistic that it wont take as long as the hero update to 2.1 but i have not seen anything from HTC or sprint saying this update is easier and will take less time or be a higher priority.

    Hopefully we dont need it any time soon.
  20. GeneralPatton

    GeneralPatton Well-Known Member

    No you didn't dream it. I remember reading that in another Froyo 2.2 thread regarding the EVO as well, however, nobody knows for certain so I wouldn't take any credibility to that statement for a July release.

    The one thing you did dream though is Sprint announcing it. There are no sources with this info, it was just apart of the EVDOinfo article about Froyo 2.2


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  21. seretogis

    seretogis Member

    I'm honestly not that concerned about the 2.2 update. The EVO itself will keep me occupied just fine, and then in a couple of months BANG, an upgrade. :D
  22. cmanbrazil

    cmanbrazil Well-Known Member

    the only thing I won't like about the update is going through the process of reinstalling apps, customizing the phone, etc. Like many, I am going to do a lot with the phone once I get it and I am not looking forward to redoing it.
  23. aliveon2legs

    aliveon2legs Android Enthusiast

    Bleh. I was really hoping that wasn't the case. I've been using a jailbroken iPhone for 3 years now. It sucks losing all of my cool apps everytime a new version comes out. The only time it's really been worth the upgrade was when iPhone OS 3.0 came out, and I finally got the copy/paste feature.
  24. seretogis

    seretogis Member

    I totally agree and am coming from the same jailbroken-iPhone-for-three-years experience. This is a little disappointing, and I'm surprised that no one has remedied it yet like Rock has for jailbroken apps.
  25. vengo97

    vengo97 Newbie

    So if you have purchased apps, will you need to pay a second time when you upgrade, or is there a record of your purchase??

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