There are strange things that companies do, then there’s what Sprint is doing with the Samsung Moment and Sprint Hero. Both devices yearn to be freed from the ever-so-old grasp of Android 1.6 and Android 1.5, respectively. But noooo, Sprint just keeps on delaying the update, again, and again, and again. Hopefully though, as according to Sprint themselves for the thousandth time, is hope:
According to a message posted on the Sprint Community Forums, all hope for th erumored May 7th Android 2.1 firmware rollout has been well, crushed:
“We wanted to let you know that Sprint continues to work closely with Samsung and HTC to deliver the highly anticipated Android 2.1 upgrade for Samsung Moment and HTC Hero. We are on track for the upgrade to be available in Q2. Sprint had hoped to have this resolved by now – we thank our customers for their patience as we work to bring them a positive experience with this upgrade.“
So while this is very unacceptable, there are benefits of the doubt for Sprint. For example, there could be some bugs that need thinning out (an excuse I made for them, yeah). But still, there remains the fact that for another month or so, since we’re in Q2 2010 now (April-June), users will be left with rusty 1.x versions of Android. Another sign that if there’s only one thing that will kill the platform as a whole: it’s fragmentation.