So why are some HTC devices slow to upgrade?

by: James TromansJuly 7, 2010
HTC Update to Froyo explained

HTC Update to Froyo explained

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.

[Via Pocket-link]

  • DEC

    Or the fking HTC Hero!@#!$@#%

  • Lyndon Boychuk

    Yeah….let’s not forget the HTC magic. It has already received an upgrade to 2.1 in France. Would be nice to see it arrive in Canada on the Rogers network. Too many of these earlier phones that are capable of running 2.1 and up are for some reason being left behind while the newer ones are receiving upgrades within months of being released….not fair ‘yall.