Well this isn’t good. Motorola’s apparently undecided on whether or not they’ll ever bring FroYo to the “European Droid” – otherwise known as the Motorola Milestone. In a forum post over at Motorola’s site, marketing director for the European region James King states that – due to all of the things that must be considered with any software upgrade – Motorola has yet to make a final decision on whether or not they’ll be offering Android 2.2 to their users.
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
Boo you shall, hiss you will. This doesn’t mean that FroYo is never going to come (in fact, I think there’s a very good chance you’ll get it), but Motorola has yet to even begin to put Android 2.2 through the adaptation phase for the device. For the time being, FroYo looks to be more distant in the future than we thought. It’s too bad you all can’t get past that pesky bootloader.