HTC Confirms The Reason for The Delay in Updates Android: Custom Interfaces

The truth is that we won’t discover anything with statements of HTC made yesterday to the people of Pocket-lint, or it will not speed up the controversial process therefore, but it is always important to listen to the reasons for the delay in updates from mouth of the Taiwanese company.

Outside the official upgrade to Android 2.2 in Nexus One, the rest of the phones in the market continue to play with Android 2.1 in the best of cases, but to avoid falling into the same stone, leading manufacturers do not stop to announce that they will be updateable in the medium term, so do with their latest phones Samsung, Sony Ericsson and Motorola.

Eric Lin, as a representative of HTC, wanted to skip to step to make it clear that they also work on it, but also to justify the tardy with something that we already knew: customizations of phones.

“ It takes time to port all of our applications over to Froyo and then make sure that it is running well on each of our devices ”, “ That’s not like a one week kind of project. We need to make sure that our applications are taking advantage of the Froyo features. To make sure that they’re all running on the OS properly now that it’s a new version. And then to make sure that it ’ s running on our hardware as well as we expect & #8221;.

Something that we could consider as a plus on the phones, it becomes a problem when updating the system, and that carry the interface and applications to Froyo ensuring that they work perfectly on all devices is not a matter of a week. In addition in the process is they should take advantage of the possibilities of the new operating system, It is a simple translation.

In the Nexus One, the process is clean, complete Google update and terminals receive it, is without a doubt one of the great advantages of the phone and by which many choose to the competition. A pity that Google does not have thought continue to make phones with your brand.

In the rest of phones, Google released the source code for the corresponding version, and manufacturers begin to work with it to customize it to your tastes, finally the operators also can get hand in the same sense in which the process may be delayed further.

“ Switching from 2.1 to 2.2, they made a lot of tweaks, but they didn’t make any changes, so it should be gigantic to much swifter process & #8221;.

The reality is that previous transitions that have been made have taken six months of development, according to HTC (too much time I think to my), but the latest update (2.1 to 2.2) will be more faster, Since the changes are not so important. But these words do not believe that they put content to anyone, since updates are going to sneak in Christmas, and yet it is clear that HTC phones will enjoy them (one speaks of Desire, Legend and Wildfire).

No news of Gingerbread

Another important point that touched very up in the interview was the actual output of Gingerbread, or Android 3.0, but argued that they are not who inform when the latest version of the Google operating system, will be leaving the date of the first quarter of 2011 as possible out of their first terminals.

After all the rumors that have been going on the subject, with fleeting denials, it wouldn’t be wrong a little official information.


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