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Android 2.2 coming to Evo 4G; no Froyo for Hero, Moment

Good news for Sprint's Android users. The carrier says work is under way to release an Android 2.2 update in the "near future."

Sprint says the HTC Evo 4G will get a helping of Froyo soon.
Sprint says the HTC Evo 4G will get a helping of Froyo soon.

Editors' note: This post was last updated June 25 at 10:42 a.m. PT.

Sprint might have dragged its heels on updating its devices to Android 2.1, but it's wasting no time on Android 2.2. Sprint spokeswoman Michelle Leff Mermelstein told CNET in an e-mail that the carrier is finalizing work on the software and expects to release an update in the "near future."

This helping of Froyo will bring such features as Flash 10 support, improved Exchange ActiveSync support, voice dialing over Bluetooth, the ability to save apps on external memory, and an improved user interface.

The HTC Evo 4G is in line to receive the update, but Sprint is not commenting on its other Android devices--the HTC Hero and the Samsung Moment--at this time. Of course, we'll let you know as soon as we have any information, but in the meantime, get ready for some Froyo, kids.

Update: Uh-oh. Sprint just tweeted that the Froyo update won't be coming to the Hero or the Moment. Future devices launching on Android 2.1 will be upgradeable to Android 2.2, however.