So why has Froyo not already landed on HTC’s Desire, Legend and Wildfire handsets? In an interview with Pocket-lint at the Qualcomm Uplinq convention in San Diego, USA, HTC’s global PR and online community manager (Eric Lin) explains why.
In short, it is because every HTC application requires a port to Froyo. The saving grace is that the update from 2.1 to 2.2 is less servere in terms of coding required changes.
“It takes time to port all of our applications over to Froyo and then make sure that it is running well on each of our devices”, said Lin. “That’s not like a one week kind of project. We need to make sure that our applications are taking advantage of the Froyo features. To make sure that they’re all running properly on the OS now that it’s a new version. And then to make sure that it’s running on our hardware as well as we expect”.
HTC also hinted that they believed Android 3.0 aka Gingerbread would not launch until next year.