When the Motorola Droid releases on Verizon Wireless in a couple weeks, chances are it will be the first Android phone running Android OS version 2.0. The fact that this has been rumored for quite awhile and that it appears to be coming true begs the question – are Verizon/Motorola getting an inside track?
That’s exactly what Sascha Segan from Gearlog asked reps from both Samsung and HTC. While Samsung – who recently launched the Galaxy and Moment with the Behold 2 coming up didn’t respond, HTC said they indeed have had Android 2.0 in-house for quite awhile and are working on some tasty treats for Android fans to consume.
As to which upcoming HTC Android phones would have 2.0 was unclear, especially considering they’re all rumored devices with nothing official at this point. HTC Desire (Droid Eris), Dragon, Passion, take your pick. If they ALL had 2.0 we certainly wouldn’t complain, but I’d bet that the higher powered devices run 2.0 while some lesser spec’d devices stick to 1.6.
Regardless, nice to see HTC already has some Android 2.0 phones in the funnel.