The headline tells most of the tale here, but HTC has stated that most of their Android devices released in 2010 will be getting an upgrade to Android 2.2 sometime in the second half of the year.
Currently available or soon to be available devices that get a specific mention:
- HTC Desire
- Droid Incredible
- EVO 4G
- MyTouch Slide
“Upcoming models” are also in line for the upgrade, but whether that means all upcoming devices or just some of them is a little unclear. If your device is not on that list I wouldn’t smash it quite yet as HTC will be getting a complete device list out later along with a more concrete timetable. If we use the Android 2.1 announcement to release timeframe as a guide that would place the target somewhere around late September to early October.
Nexus owners we all know that you are expecting your update in early June so please keep your gloating to a minimum.
The relevant portion of the HTC statement is below.
…if your phone was launched this year, we will most likely offer an upgrade for it to the Froyo version. This includes popular models like the Desire and Droid Incredible as well as hotly anticipated phones like the Evo 4G, MyTouch slide and upcoming models. We will announce a full list of phones and dates once we are closer to launching the upgrades. We are working closely with Google and our other partners to ensure we have the earliest access to everything we need to provide a complete and solid Sense experience on Froyo. We expect to release all updates in the second half of this year but can’t be more specific yet.HTC