Word out of Canada is that Rogers feels for those early adopters of the HTC Dream. In the wake of the news that the device won’t be upgraded past Android 1.5, Rogers has unofficially announced that they will offer an upgrade to Dream users to switch to the HTC Magic, which will receive at least Android 2.1. No word yet on any details including whether or not users will have to succumb to a new multi-year contract or not.
The official statement from Rogers is this:
“It’s great to hear that everyone is pleased by HTC’s agreement to upgrade Magic to 2.1. We pushed hard on your behalf and are pleased with that part. When it comes to Dream, we share in your frustration that the device does not have the required on-board memory for an upgrade. We’ve reviewed this internally and believe that Dream users should be able to have the same HTC Android experience as those who purchased the Magic. So, we are offering our HTC Dream customers a limited time opportunity to upgrade from their current HTC Dream device to the HTC Magic.”
This is surely great news to Rogers customers and a fresh and welcomed idea for other carriers worldwide to follow. With 2.1 being such a large leap over 1.5, the upgrade would be hard not to take, even if one had to get used to the lack of a physical keyboard. Tell us what you think.