EVO 4G to launch with Android 2.1, no Flash 10.1

EVO 4G to launch with Android 2.1, no Flash 10.1
With the June 4th launch of the nation's first 4G enabled handset, many assumed that the HTC EVO 4G would come with Android 2.2 under the hood. After all, Google is expected to show off Froyo (Android 2.2) May 19th with the opening of the Google I/O show. But you know what happens when you assume something, you make a donkey out of yourself. We reported last night about the EVO 4G's Big Apple soiree and it seems that the handset will launch with Android 2.1. One major reason for this is the time it will take HTC to revise it's Sense UI to 2.2. No Froyo means no Adobe Flash 10.1 support, although the handset does run Flash Lite 4.0. In case you are wondering, the top two devices in line to get Android 2.2 are the Nexus One (remember that model?) and the Motorola DROID. Meanwhile, the EVO 4G will be showing off its speed whenever possible, although it ironically will not have Google's best OS under the hood-at least not for the first few months.

HTC EVO 4G Specifications | Hands-on
HTC Nexus One Specifications | Review
Motorola DROID Specifications | Review

source: androinica

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