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While the owners of HTC Wildfires have known for a while now that their devices would be eventually receiving Froyo, and that it probably wouldn't happen until Christmas, they were still secretly hoping HTC wouldn't take over 6 months to accomplish the feat. At least it looks like the company is keeping its word, which is refreshing nowadays, to say the least.

Starting this week, HTC will be rolling out Froyo to European Wildfire variants, with the rest of the world following sometime between now and February 2011. Better late than never, I suppose, although by then, we could be seeing Honeycomb and forgetting all about Froyo, let alone Gingerbread.

Source: HTC Facebook

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  • vernon

    this is pathetic...if updates take so long whats the point of buying anything other than nexus...next time i buy , im getting nexus...bye bye htc...even if that nexus is made by samsung

    • Namesansenoy

      So you think it's HTC's fault the updates have to get delayed? They are the only outfit trully committed (and competent, to be honest) in keeping their phones up to date... Also even v2.1 of Sense UI has pioneered almost every user interface "innovation" found in Froyo & Gbread, beginning with the black notification bar, contextual searching, universal text selection, better keyboard and so on...

      • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

        HTC and carriers alike. They prioritized certain devices, like the EVO, which got the update only 1-2 months after the release. Wildfire is, as you can see, at the bottom of that list.

        • Namesansenoy

          European device updates are not carrier dependent, it refers to unlocked handsets; in my country, even the locked ones have free flowing updates. Device prioritization is dependent on the hardware itself, my Desire got the update before the EVO, being related to the Nexus One...

        • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

          So... are you answering your own question of whether it's HTC's fault in this case with a "yes" then?

      • vernon

        i like that htc unlike others does bring updates..but taking 6 months to bring an update is ridiculous..i waited from june for froyo on desire..and only got it a month ago...if wildfire is gonna get 2.2 next year when are we gonna get 2.3 if we'll even get it...forget abou honeycomb thats like gonna come in 2012

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