If you had any doubt that the much-anticipated T-Mobile G2 was the HTC Vision, we’ve got your confirmation here. An Android 2.2 Froyo test ROM for the G2 has been leaked, and while you can’t install the ROM on any device right now, it did yield some interesting information nonetheless.
In the image above, which is found in the zip file containing the update, an excel spreadsheet was found, and it contains all the info that we really need to know. The file gives all the information of the test release, and drops both the names T-Mobile G2 and Vision. We knew that they were practically one and the same, but this is the best confirmation yet that the HTC Vision will indeed be the G2. While doing some more digging, you can find references to “2.2 Froyo” scattered around quite a bit. So the rumors of the HTC Desire Z running Android 2.1 don’t seem to translate to the G2, and we’re very thankful for that.
Even if someone was to package this into a flashable update for a phone, the ROM probably wouldn’t work perfectly. But, with the expected launch date is just a month away, we’d imagine it would run great on a G2/Vision. We’re not sure if we’re going to be seeing some T-Mobile customizations on the UI, as we’ve seen with the MyTouch Slide, but given that the G2 will be vanilla Android, it may not be as heavily customized as we’ve previously seen with HTC’s Sense UI.
The T-Mobile G2 may not be shipping with the dual-core CPU we were hoping for, but it will still likely be one kick ass Android device. Maybe the MyTouch HD will come with a beefier CPU, if that’s what you were holding out for. In either case, if I can’t restrain myself to wait later this year to buy a smartphone that features a more powerful CPU, I think the G2 will be the one for me.
If you want to look through the ROM, let’s hope you know a little Chinese, or go to Google Translate first, but you can check it out here.Click the middle box, as the other two do not work.