HTC says it's time to serve the Eclairs

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HTC says it's time to serve the Eclairs
With the Motorola Droid for Verizon looming on the horizon as the only upcoming Android 2.0 (Eclair) device, Gearlog wanted to find out if any of the other Android manufacturers were saying, "Time to serve the Eclairs". Samsung wouldn't confirm, but HTC said that they have had Android 2.0 around for a while, and they plan on using it for future phones. That naturally brought to light the interesting situation at Big Red where the carrier is not too far from launching the Android 2.0 powered Motorola Droid. If Verizon is launching a Eclair rich model from Motorola, why go backward with a older build for the upcoming HTC Android models on Verizon's plate? So it could be that the Droid Eris (formerlly the HTC Desire) or the HTC Passion will either or both be outfitted with the 2.0 copy of Android. Right after we reported that the HTC Passion could be an Android version of the HTC HD2, Verizon customers started making plans to get their hands on this full featured and super spec'd phone. Add Android 2.0 to the equation and, well, we can't be held responsible for the reactions of cellphone fanatics.

HTC Desire Preliminary Specifications
HTC Passion Preliminary Specifications
Motorola Droid A855 Preliminary Specifications

source: Gearlog via Slashgear, EngadgetMobile

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21 Comments

1. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

I thought donut was 1.5, Cupcake was 1.6, and eclair was 2.0... Am i mistaken.

16. distroy3d

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 27, 2009

I believe it goes 1.5 is cupcake, 1.6 is donut, and 2.0 will now be eclair

21. PhoneArena Team

Posts: 258; Member since: Jun 27, 2006

We apologize for the mistake. Android 2.0 is indeed "Eclair", while version 1.6 is "Donut". It's just that our brains stop responding sometimes when we eat too much sweets.

2. TheEclectic

Posts: 77; Member since: Sep 23, 2009

HTC HD2 errr Passion + Android 2.0 + (crossing fingers) 16 million color display + VZW = pure chaos. I'm talking camping-out-at-stores-a-couple-of-nights-before chaos.

3. knightwalker

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 15, 2009

Yes Android 2.0 = Eclair. Once again IPhoneArena brilliant journalism.The funny part is someone even spent time making that donut+Htc pic.

6. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Hey engadgetmobile has the same mistake too.

7. Y314K

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 26, 2009

I guess it's hard for them to fact check their stories on an Iphone...

10. rjt185

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 11, 2009

Burn, ouch. Very nice.

14. tonyc_42

Posts: 61; Member since: Aug 18, 2009

that's because PA just copies and pastes stories without reading them. i call it plagerism, they call it journalism

17. dubracer223

Posts: 46; Member since: Mar 16, 2009

hahahahah you guys kick ass!!i love it

4. Y314K

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 26, 2009

Eclair = Android 2.0 / Donut = Android 1.6 / CupCake = Android 1.5 ... This is what an Eclair looks like.. = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nwENZ388XY&feature=player_embedded Next major release should be the Flan = Android 3.0... Wonder if Churro = Android 2.5, lol

18. dubracer223

Posts: 46; Member since: Mar 16, 2009

rofl awww shit you have me in tears man! you just pwned the entire post in my book...im still dying.

5. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Are Flan and Churro the Spanish version of android? LOL! I was thinking Cannoli or Cheesecake for 2.1 or 2.5 or whatever could be next.

19. dubracer223

Posts: 46; Member since: Mar 16, 2009

ehh ohh fuhgetaboutit

8. 0157h7

Posts: 6; Member since: Jun 14, 2009

I embarrassed FOR you phonearena. Are there no editors here?

9. rjt185

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 11, 2009

And apparently your editors were not around either.

11. dandirk unregistered

lol they updated the article but still forgot some homer fuel references.

12. vzwman

Posts: 385; Member since: Oct 26, 2009

i want some chesecake

13. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

very exciting.

15. Illyich

Posts: 167; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

Cheesecake is certainly a taste celebration.

20. PhoneArena Team

Posts: 258; Member since: Jun 27, 2006

We apologize for the mistake. Android 2.0 is indeed "Eclair", while version 1.6 is "Donut". It's just that our brains stop responding sometimes when we eat too much sweets.

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