European Motorola Defy owners are destined for disappointment with today’s announcement that the Motorola Defy will be updated to Android 2.2 (Froyo) sometime during Q2 of 2011. We were a bit disappointed that Motorola chose to launch the Defy with Android 2.1 nearly four months after the release of Android 2.2. However, waiting until Q2 of 2011 to release the Android 2.2 update is certainly a slap in the face to Motorola’s customers.
To put things into perspective, Google is expected to unveil Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) within the next few weeks and may even unveil Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) early next year. To add insult to injury, Google will most likely be unveiling the next big update to the smartphone platform at Google I/O, right around the time that Motorola plans on updating the Defy to an OS that’ll be nearly a year old.
T-Mobile USA customers who picked up the Motorola Defy may be in the same boat, but there’s no guarantee. Hopefully T-Mobile may be able to twist Motorola’s arm a bit and convince them to release the update a little sooner, but it’s doubtful considering that the Motorola Cliq XT is still waiting for its Android 2.1 update nearly 11 months after it was made available to manufacturers.