HTC Desire, Legend and Wildfire to get Android 2.2 Froyo by October

Google [GOOG] just rolled out Android 2.2 Froyo to the Nexus One yesterday. HTC are now working on launching Android 2.2 Froyo on to the HTC Desire, Legend and Wildfire although it appears the update wont be available till Q3 this year.

“We are working hard with our partners to update the HTC Sense experience on Froyo [2.2] and distribute it to our customers as fast as possible. We expect to release updates for several of our 2010 models including Desire, Legend and Wildfire beginning in Q3.”

Although the updates are just a few months away, it really is a pain having to wait months after an official launch of a new Android build. The HTC Hero is one example. Just this week the HTC Hero is getting Android 2.1 after waiting several months. Yet again, they are still a build behind. The primary reason for the Nexus One getting updates so fast is that it runs the Android 2.2 build as it is. HTC on the other hand install their own user interface that they need to spend time testing, programming and making sure that it works well with the new Android build.

Google is planning on slowing down the rate at which it releases updates which should help with fragmentation. Also with the next Google Android update (perhaps Android 3.0) we hear that Google is working on the UI bringing it closer to the iPhone in how responsive and easy it is to use. Lets hope the fragmentation lowers soon and that HTC and other manufacturers can push out new Android builds far quicker.

Via: Pocket Lint

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