With the Froyo rollout hitting the HTC Evo 4G and Droid this week, many Android users are beginning to wonder if and when their respective handset will receive the update. A quick check of the top manufacturers in the U.S. market tells us that there are nearly two dozen Android devices available to consumers. Though a majority of these are already running Android 2.1, some are lagging behind, and a select few will never see Froyo. Below I've listed the Android handsets that are currently sold by U.S. carriers and speculated when they'll get the Froyo upgrade.
The company's latest Galaxy S handsets are a near certainty to see Android 2.2. When Sammy announced the Vibrant, Fascinate, Epic 4G, and Captivate last month, Samsung was quick to point out that these 2.1-powered phones will see an update soon. And though it's not a Galaxy S device, the Samsung Intercept also has a high likelihood of getting 2.2 and beyond.
Unfortunately, I suspect that the company's older handsets like the Moment wont be so lucky. Of course, then there's the matter of the Samsung Behold II, which is stuck at 1.6 thanks to hardware limitations. Yes, while other phones are already dreaming of Gingerbread, others are three steps behind.
Meanwhile, Moto's entry-level devices like the Cliq, Cliq XT, and Backflip already are struggling to keep up with Android 2.1, so I have a difficult time believing that 2.2 is close behind. Motorola hasn't even made a decision as to what will happen with the Devour, so it's possible it won't even pursue Froyo. And as for Sprint's new i1 handset released earlier this month, your guess is as good as mine. The push-to-talk phone was launched with Android 1.5 over a year after Cupcake was initially released and arrived severely outdated.
Generally speaking, HTC handsets released in 2010 are all expected to see Froyo by the end of the year. This would include the HTC MyTouch 3G, MyTouch 3G Slide, and Aria and Droid Incredible. On the other hand, the future is unclear for the HTC Droid Eris and HTC Hero.
The LG Ally remains LG's only Android handset in the United States, but since it launched with Android 2.1, it is very likely to get the Froyo upgrade. T-Mobile's Garminfone should taste Froyo as well.