By now, most people running Froyo are getting a little annoyed that OEMs and carriers are taking their sweet time to push the Gingerbread OTA update. Well, today there’s a bit of hope for you guys using the Thunderbolt or Evo 4G. According to TalkAndroid, one of their readers received an email from an HTC rep disclosing that both of these phones will receive the Gingerbread update anytime from now until the end of June. Here’s an excerpt from the email:
I’m happy to inform you that both the Evo and the Thunderbolt are definitely on our list to receive the 2.3 Android OS update. At this time, we don’t have an exact launch date, nor are we . However, we estimate that it will be available in the second quarter of 2011 (anywhere from the beginning of April, to the end of June), assuming that there are no major setbacks.
It’s kind of ridiculous that it takes OEMs and carriers longer to push out an update to one phone than it takes a couple of hackers to do the same for 30 phones. Gingerbread was released almost 6 months ago and nearly nobody has it yet. If people with high-end phones like the Evo 4G get an update 6 months after Google releases it, what’s left to say about those with low-end phones like the T-Mobile Comet? You’ll be lucky to get Gingerbread at all. The Android team needs to fix this mess yesterday. Do you guys feel as furious as I do about this? Let it all out in the comments, we’re here for you.