Eric Lin @ HTC announces that Froyo for Desire not coming until Christmas
Sorry, but you appear to have *completely* misread the article!
At no point does anyone say the Froyo for Desire isn't coming until Xmas.
What is said is that Eric Lin believes that HTC will be done with Froyo updates before Christmas.
What does this mean?
Well, for starters, he's referring to HTC devices as a whole, and is not singling out the Desire. As a flagship device, you can almost certainly expect the Desire to get Froyo before other devices in HTC's portfolio.
Secondly, before Christmas could mean tomorrow (July 8th) or Christmas Eve (24th December), or any date in between.
Thirdly, he said:
I don’t think you’re going to see that really long six month, seven month lag, like you saw in the updates from 1.5 to 2.1, simply because it’s a less severe change
Switching from 2.1 to 2.2, they made a lot of tweaks, but they didn’t make any gigantic changes, so it should be a much swifter process.
I really don't expect to be waiting for Froyo on the Desire beyond September this year.
Edited by foxmeister, 07 July 2010 - 08:01 PM.