HTC confirms Android 2.3 will be coming to “some phones”
When it comes to rolling out Android updates, HTC certainly has a better track record than most other manufacturers out there. Over the past year, we’ve seen HTC push out Android 2.1 to the majority of their first generation Android handsets and the majority of their second generation of Android phones have been updated to Android 2.2. While it’s nice to have a good track record, we’re pretty sure most you are are wondering if HTC phone you currently own will be getting a taste of Gingerbread (Android 2.3). HTC has not released any specifics quite yet, but did state: “We are excited about the OS update coming for Android, and while HTC will definitely have some phones running this OS, we do not have a specific timeframe for new phones or updates at this time. Please stay tuned for more details.”
Our best guess if that HTC will be rolling out Android 2.3 to their newest phones first. We’re nearly 100% confident that the HTC Desire HD and Desire Z will be the first to receive the update, followed by the T-Mobile G2, myTouch 4G, EVO 4G, DROID Incredible, and the original Desire. While Google has no specific hardware requirements for Android 2.3, we would certainly not be surprised if HTC decides not up update any phone that does not have 1GHz or second generation processor.
For now, all we have are our educated guesses. Let’s hope HTC decides to give us a few more details on what the Android 2.3 upgrade strategy will be in the next few weeks.