Early adopters of the HTC Dream on Rogers will be more than pleased to hear this news. It wasn’t that long ago Rogers announced the HTC Dream OS ‘will not be developed beyond the next Android 1.5 update’. I know if I had a Rogers Dream in-hand, I’d be seeing red. I mean, I didn’t join the Android ‘Revolution’ only to have my carrier stop OS updates on me! Not cool!
However, it looks like Rogers is trying to do their best to appease angry Dream owners. According to various reports, Rogers will at some point offer a free upgrade to the HTC Magic. The Magic WILL receive OS upgrades (namely Android 2.1!). In order to make the upgrade, current Dream owners will be required to sign-up for a new 3-year contract. Kind of sucks, I know, but this is nothing new for Rogers.
It’s important to note here that the reason the Dream can NOT make the upgrade to Android 2.1 is memory. There’s simply not enough memory on-board to make the upgrade possible.
I can’t believe I’m saying this, but good on Rogers for providing the free upgrade. Hardware limitations and OS requirements are beyond Rogers’ control… So a *hat tip* goes out to them for providing Android users with a new device capable of handling the latest and greatest in Android goodness. We should hear more details on this one at some point this week. I’ll keep an eye out for more details as they emerge.
Any Dream owners out there? Your thoughts?