HTC EVO 4G To Get Froyo Update, HTC Hero and Samsung Moment Excluded by Sprint

Here is some good news and bad news for Sprint customers. HTC EVO 4G is set to receive and update in near future. However, the bad news is that HTC Hero and Samsung Moment will not be getting a Froyo update, from Sprint at-least.

Sprint Mobile

Also any future devices which are launched with 2.1 will receive an Android 2.2 update too. So if you are a HTC Hero or Samsung Moment user, you can kiss goodbye to Flash 10.1 and other goodies packed in Froyo, unless of course you root your phone and install the Froyo ROM yourself.

The announcement to this effect was made by a Sprint employee on their community blog. It reads as such (emphasis added):

Sprint expects to launch Android 2.2 in near future

As work on finalizing the software is under way, Sprint expects to launch Android 2.2 in the near future.

Sorry for any confusion created when we initially made this announcement.   HTC EVO 4G will receive the 2.2 update, Samsung Moment and HTC Hero will not.   Future devices launching with 2.1 also will be updated to 2.2

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.

So that’s about it then, Sprint has officially kicked out HTC Hero and Samsung Moment users out of their update radar. What do you think about this announcement.

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  • What is the news on Legend? HTC should break the ice here and hint atleast something about the Legend! I do not want to get stuck with 2.1!

  • miss313

    I think that its good that hero and moment aren't getting the update then you have no reason really to upgrade to a new Android phone if all the older models got the same updates if you want quality you have to pay for it

    • ZachG

      so you think its ok for a company to abandon a product you have purchased and are bound to by a contract just because its not the newest thing on the block. You must be really stuck up or work for sprint….It should seriously take like a week to get it to any phone they wanted. i have an Evo and i think its pretty screwed up the other phones are getting abandoned

      • majorE

        It's not that they are to old in a fashion sense. They are to slow, and ya can't do crappy about phone hardware.