Sprint says 'Us, too!' when it comes to Froyo

Not wanting to be left out, Sprint announced this morning that it's working on the Android 2.2 update, and that the Evo 4G will get it.

As work on finalizing the software is under way, Sprint expects to launch Android 2.2 in the near future. It also will be available as an upgrade on the recently launched HTC EVO 4G.With the Android 2.2 upgrade, customers can expect improvements to include the following benefits: updates to user interface, improved EAS Support, improved browser performance, including Flash 10x Support, voice dialing over Bluetooth and application storage on external memory.

No exact date on when we'll start seeing  updates roll out -- they say "in the near future -- so we'll all have to sit patiently and wait. Let us know how that works out for ya. [Sprint]

Phil Nickinson
  • Cool. The sooner the better.
  • I'm pretty sure FroYo will come to the EVO end of July. I would be surprised if it came any sooner. I personally could wait til the end of August as long as it comes with the mobile hotspot feature. I know the EVO already has the feature but for $30 a month. If it was integraded with Android 2.2 then it would be free and you wouldn't have to root it.
  • Yeah, that would be great, but wouldn't sprint just block it so they could keep charging $30.00?
  • would be great don't get me wrong but i don't ever see that changing. Only changes I could possibly see in the mobile hotspot could be a lower price but free, yeah that isn't going to happen.
  • Coming from a sprint hero, I was told id get the update in November, February, then March, April, and finally got it in may. The fact is Google is still working on froyo, HTC is busy integrating sense and sprint I'm sure is heavily mulling over every option on how they can block the free WiFi and ensuring their 3 & 4g radios are going to work with froyo. It's going to take a minute for each other to know what the others doin then its going to take longer to get them on the same page. So sit tight. I'm banking on late August early September, but since this is an official flagship phone hopefully theres a heat on sprints a_ _ to get this update out.
  • Give me some FROYO love for my EVO!!! Sweet!!!
  • Can't wait !
  • Give me NAAAAOWWW!!! I wanna experience how this updates stuff work on android :)
  • No FROYO for Hero and Moment
  • Might not get official,but im running froyo right now on my hero!!!
  • It's not a big surprise seeing that they were introductory devices. The moment introduced stock Android and the hero introed sense to Sprint users. They lack proper processors. The evo took the hero place and the moment is going to be replaced by the moment 2 (which might be the recently acknowledged galaxy S pro) I'm glad I sold my hero... id hate to be left behind.
  • I was ready to get reid of hero for evo,but now im happy i didn't.I fell back in love with my hero.It might be old,but its not left behind if you have root.lol I'd take a rom put together by me or anyother dev before stock.
  • This link made me laugh... JGatSprint (Sprint Employee) 20 Posts: No, it will not. 2.2 will not be available for HTC Hero or Samsung Moment First off, I doubt that Sprint will throw 2.2 out for the Moment or Hero, but this is a FAR cry from confirmation that it won't come out. HTC will control the Hero getting it, not Sprint. If HTC feels that the Hero's life span (given the fact that it's already being replaced) warrants another update, they'll do it. Samsung has already got the Galaxy S Pro coming in to replace the Moment (and by all accounts, it should be out about the time that everyone is a year into their Moment contracts.) Overall, 2.2 will be faster than 2.1 and allow SD app storage, but seriously, the jump from 2.1 to 2.2 isn't as life changing as the 1.5 to 2.1 jump that everyone got already. Maybe it's time to realize with Google throwing out updates every 2 months that every phone will not continue to be updated. Look at what Samsung did with the Behold 2 - promising 2.1 and just pulling out a 1.6 update... Not good... At least Sprint got those 'older' devices up to date with 2.1.
  • Can't wait to get froyo on my evo it's funny the evo is already faster then the iphone then when froyo comes it's not even going to be a comparable.
  • This kind of reminds me of when they said "Hey we're getting the Nexus One too!" I hope it doesn't turn out to be the same kind of "hey we're not close, but don't forget about us." As I am on Sprint and I have the EVO...but good of them to put something out there and at least keep us in the loop!
  • that would be cool...
    i wonder if they are going to fix the 30fps lack....??????????/
  • Well its to be expected. We can't be left behind and Sprint knows it.
  • Notice no mention of "native Froyo hotspot feature so you don't have to pay us additional money to use it". :)
  • I hope its limited to like one device. Keep the Sprint hotspot up to 8 devices for the charge and have the integrated hotspot only be able to have 1 device connect at a time. I would be super happy with that!
  • Keep dreaming. That will not happen.
  • Sprint will disable the 2.2 hotspot. That is a no-brainer
  • Remember the wait for 2.1 for the Moment & Hero? I hope they don't do that again.
  • true that, when I first seen Sprint, I thought oh great this isn't going to launch till June, 2012. Maybe Sprint actually is working on it to get it out before the next Presidential election.
  • My EVO is ready for Froyo....good to hear that the update is near
  • Just read that it's NOT coming to Moment or Hero --> https://blogs.computerworld.com/16411/htc_hero_samsung_moment_android_2_2 dammit!!!
  • Got Root,then you could have it already.
  • I was the Sprint store in the Flatiron building in NYC 2 weeks ago they told me that 4G Wimax would be lit up in NYC sometime in late July or early August. I've been able to pick up sporadic 4G in Queens and was able to get download speeds of around 3Mbps. 4G and Froyo...can't wait to see what the Evo can really do.
  • You don't have to have 4G to "see what the Evo can really do", just connect to WiFi. WiFi will be much faster than 4G.
  • Come on Sprint. Get'er done! Froyo will give my EVO WINGS!!!!
  • If its true that moment won't get 2.2, then that's the last push I need to root my phone. Could someone share a good link on how to get me started with rooting? I would greatley appreciate it, thanks. In the meantime, ill search around for the AC post about rooting.
  • If I root my Moment, will it run 2.2?
  • Im not sure if anyone has started working on it for moment i kind of dev for the hero so i know its got/getting it.There a lot of developers working on it for hero.
  • oooh please support HTTP proxies over WiFi! I can't surf at work without it! EVO is otherwise rad - the hardware is top-notch in my books.
  • I know this isn't the forum for this question, but since most of us are EVO users, figured I would ask. How do I copy a body of text, from an email message? For example, I sent my self a word document, via my gmail account, to my phone, I want to copy the text of the email and cut and paste to my notes, or in my calendar. However, there doesn't seem to be a way to actually copy and edit the text, within the email message. Any help would be appreciated.
  • "Give us source code or give us death (force close)!" We could have beautiful stock Froyo goodness if HTC would just release the source code for the Evo. I wouldn't be surprised if Sprint pressured them into delaying it.
  • Seriously on the source code! I'm fully rooted running a custom Eclair rom with the free wifi tether app but I really want some Froyo goodness! I'd flash a Froyo rom right now but the devs can't get the cameras working until HTC releases the source code. Same thing with overclocking kernels. I have no idea what they're waiting for. It's not like they don't have the source just sitting there.
  • This is very good news. Even if it takes awhile I'm happy they threw us a bone.
  • My evo is rooted now on 2.1 will I still be able to get update even if my phone is rooted?