This week saw several announcements regarding the Android 2.2, Froyo update from various manufacturers and carriers. According to Google's Platform Versions page, Froyo is already running on nearly 50% of all Android phones, with 2.1 running on another 40%. The remaining 10% are still stuck on older versions like 1.6 and even 1.5. On that sad note, we'll start with the bad news.
Motorola updated their release timetable this week, and it's not good. The poor Devour on Verizon is still listed as remaining permanently on 1.5, while the Cliq XT on T-Mobile has had its 2.1 update pushed back yet again. This means that it's safe to assume that the Cliq XT may never receive the 2.1 update, and any updates to 2.2 or 2.3 are out of the question at this point. Very sad.
Moving on, the LG Ally on Verizon will be receiving an update to 2.2, Froyo sometime in February. That's still much, much later than other devices which have been running Froyo for months, but it's definitely better than nothing. The Ally was never one of Verizon's popular devices, despite being fairly capable, so it's good to see it continue to be supported.
Next up is a rumor from Android Central that the Samsung Fascinate on Verizon will be receiving the Froyo update by the end of the year. As you're no doubt aware, the end of the year is less than a week away, so it's highly unlikely to happen at this point. Anything is possible, though, right?
And finally, Samsung brought some very good news to Europe this week by announcing that Froyo is now available for the Galaxy S right now, on all carriers. Meanwhile, all four variants of the Galaxy S in the US are still running 2.1, with updates to 2.2 "under consideration."