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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mbell75, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. mbell75

    Thread Starter

    Just saw my friend who owns a 3rd party sprint store and he said sprint just told him yesterday that the evo will not be getting the 2.2 update until dec. Guess I will be rooting and roming if this is true. Not going to play the waiting game again as I did with the hero.


  2. rdegk15

    rdegk15 Well-Known Member

    ehh dont believe it
  3. Dession

    Dession Member

    Me neither. I think a late summer release. August/September
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  4. edlex

    edlex Android Expert

    So who us actually responsible for creating froyo, google?
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  5. mbell75

    Thread Starter

    You actually believe that sprint is going to update it sooner rather than later? That's awfully optimistic
  6. teky

    teky Android Enthusiast

    God...Gingerbread will be out before then. I really think it'll happen before the end of summer. Sprint has had a beta version from Google now for quite a while...they should be able to cook up a new Froyo rom in short order after Google officially releases it.
  7. Dession

    Dession Member

    Lol. I try to be optimistic as often as I can :p
  8. teky

    teky Android Enthusiast

    This forum won't let me edit....I'll just add that this is going to be Sprint's flagship phone for quite a while. I'm sure they are aware that people will be watching how quickly they handle they turn around the new roms for it.
  9. mbell75

    Thread Starter

    Just remember we are talking about sprint here. They skipped two full android updates on the hero before finally giving users 2.1
  10. neodorian

    neodorian Android Expert

    Google just creates the OS. They give some basic specs and standards but they are only required for certain things like a license to use the market. Otherwise, they create the OS and make it available for manufacturers like HTC and carriers like Sprint to customize it and make it work with their unique bits of hardware and the specific features of their network.

    Typically this is why generic "vanilla" Android devices get the ports first. Dev phones and standard phones like the N1 tend to get them first since they are the basic hardware the OS is meant to work with. Other devices like Evo may need additional tweaking to support things like Wimax or two cameras. Carrier support means making sure it plays nice on the network, manages connections properly, and runs any software the carrier likes to bundle with the phone.

    Those manufacturer/carrier customizations are what makes official releases take longer.
  11. TheAndroidWorks

    TheAndroidWorks Android Enthusiast

    I suppose this will be a never ending loop until manufacturers get tired of people complaining and just stop updating phones altogether. Waiting for the next release sure beats the alternative of getting stuck with what you buy like pretty much every other phone out there, right? If you want Froyo sooner then root it and ROM it. :)
  12. VGPOP

    VGPOP Android Enthusiast

    Sprint can't allow this to happen with their best and most successful product.
  13. Geniuz650

    Geniuz650 Member

    Sprint better not mess this one up. Then they come out with some BS, oh sorry we ran into some problems, it'll be another couple of months. :|
  14. Since the Evo is Sprints flagship handset I think its going to be sooner than later myself.
  15. neodorian

    neodorian Android Expert

    Eh, whatever. I bought this phone as-is. It is working great as far as I am concerned. When they get things worked out and tested properly I will update. Until then I am cool with 2.1. If I really care I will install a third party ROM but they don't always support all hardware properly. If Sprint or HTC rushes this official ROM update, then you will end up with an equally buggy ROM. My advice is to enjoy your new phone and then when the updates come out, enjoy it even more.
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  16. emac

    emac Member

    That sounds like a very reliable source. :rolleyes:
  17. ryohei47

    ryohei47 Well-Known Member

    im hoping for October or November, most likely they will have versions without sense out by september
  18. sean76

    sean76 Android Expert

    I just turned off sense, and oh boy is It fast...I hope Froyo does something to help make sense a little faster
  19. avacomputers

    avacomputers Android Enthusiast

    I think it will be out before the summer is over. Sprint has too much riding on this.
  20. And you don't miss all the great HTC widgets?

    I tried Launcher for a while and my phone just looked kind of bland.
  21. rjjr2531

    rjjr2531 Android Enthusiast

    they already said we are gonna have 2 updates by years end....so i dont believe it....gingerbread will be around dec
  22. And Gingerbread will be what? 2.3?

    Froyo looks to be a pretty substantial update. Really looking forward to it.
  23. mbell75

    Thread Starter

    They did with the Hero...
  24. shadrap

    shadrap Android Enthusiast

    If it Sprint and HTC are smart, they will release it prior to the iPhone 4. This could help keep custmors and Evo plus 2.2 is a smack down to the iPhone.
  25. mbell75

    Thread Starter

    The iPhone comes out in 2 weeks. So there is zero chance of that happening.
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