It’s getting harder and harder to keep track of which Android handsets are running on any given version of the platform — but if you’re making an effort to do so, we’ve got two impending amendments for you.
Yesterday afternoon, TmoNews got ahold of the memo above, confirming that the myTouch 3G (in addition to the myTouch Slide, which we already knew would be getting updated) will be getting Android 2.2. There it is, in good ol’ plain English: “Coming soon, we plan to update existing myTouch 3G phones — not just our new Slide — to the latest software version, Android 2.2”
But wait, there’s more! Our buddies over at Slashgear reached out to Motorola, who confirmed that the Droid (which just got bumped to 2.1 back in late March) will be getting the 2.2 update treatment “in the near future”. Straight from the Moto rep’s mouth:
While I can’t comment on specifics, we do expect DROID by Motorola users will receive Android 2.2 as a software upgrade in the near future.”
Of course, terms like “soon” and “in the near future” tend to have wildly different definitions throughout the mobile industry. To a customer, “soon” means next week; to a carrier, “soon” means “as soon as we’re done testing, patching, re-testing, re-patching, and then certifying the update for distribution.”