Motorola Undecided About Bringing Android 2.2 Froyo to Milestone

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Motorola is still uncertain on whether it would bring the Android 2.2 Froyo build update to the GSM-based Motorola Milestone, a device that resembles the US CDMA Motorola Droid for Verizon Wireless, also called the Droid 1. According to Motorola,

Next European Milestone and 2.2 (Froyo). I have expressed over the last few days that the decision is pending. The team here has been collating key pieces of information and views from this community in the last month and providing input to relevant teams in Motorola so they are aware. I am pushing for that decision to be made as quickly as possible, and we can then all go from there. Some others ask why the decisions on upgrades take so long, and why does implementation then take much longer still. What I can say and have stated recently is that upgrades are not a walk in the park.

Sure there are short cuts that people can take, but when you have to integrate software to a specific hardware, then test it and integrate with third party applications, let alone any innovation from ourselves, plus then get approvals to make this all official and safe… its is a big undertaking that requires planning and resource and third party coordination to see this all through. As I say, once we have decision, we will inform. JK

With major OS upgrades, manufacturers have to weigh the business decision of offering such an update as it requires a lot of time, resources, and commitment. Manufacturers would then have to work with carriers on testing the OS before deploying the OTA upgrades to devices.

(via: Phandroid)

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