Orange San Francisco owners are still waiting for an OS bump to Android 2.2 (aka Froyo), after the network delayed the scheduled update.
Orange originally announced it would be pushing out the software upgrade to its sub-£100, PAYG, branded Android phone before the end of June. But with that date now come and gone, alas there’s still no sign of Froyo.
Worse yet, Orange concedes it’s now not sure when Android 2.2 will be up for grabs at all, leaving owners stranded on the creaking 2.1 version of Google’s platform.
Responding to a customer enquiry on Twitter for information about the M.I.A update, Orange stated: “I'm sorry, we don't have any information on 2.2 for the San Francisco I'm afraid.”
Right now, it’s not abundantly clear what’s caused the delay. However, the most likely explanation is that problems have been encountered getting the newer edition of Android to work with Orange's services, as well as the network’s pre-installed apps.
A more optimistic reading might be that the network is manfully wrestling with the quandary of how to bring support for Flash 10.1 to the handset despite its relative lack of grunt under the hood. And that when the update does eventually drop, it'll bring with it a fully featured Froyo experience.